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  • Getting here by bus

    Direct buses from Manly Wharf (156) or from City (E86 - weekday afternoon service). Alternatively, L88 / L90 form city to Mona Vale, then change to the 156 to Church Point.

    Church Point Ferry Service timetable with bus connections.

    This hostel is only accessible by ferry/foot/bike

    Getting here by ferry: 

    From Church Point, catch a ferry/water taxi to Morning Bay and the YHA is a 15-minute uphill walk. YHA members receive 10% off full return ticket with Church Point Ferry Service.

    Getting here on foot/mountain bike:

    Via West Head Road/Towlers Bay Track. We recommend to pack lightly, preferably using a backpack. 

    Information and map to Pittwater YHA 

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Ku-Ring-Gai-Chase National Park
    • Barrenjoey Headland
    • Scotland Island
    • Upper Gledhill Falls
    • Pittwater Beaches
    • Hawkesbury River
    • Cowan Creek
    • Akuna Bay
    • Morning Bay

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises
    • West Head Lookout
    • Aboriginal Rock Carvings
    • Waterfalls & Picnic Areas
    • Twilight Sailing Tours
    • Bushwalking/Hiking Trails
    • Paddle Board Hire & Lessons
    • Windsurfing Hire & Lessons
    • Scenic Flights
    Find us...
    Address Via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel
    Pittwater, NSW 2105
    Email pittwater@yha.com.au
    Phone (+612) 9999-5748
    Hostel Manager Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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  • Sydney, Pittwater YHA

    Pittwater YHA hostel is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bushwalks to lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas from the hostel.

    This backpacker hostel is perfect for those wishing to get out of Sydney without actually leaving Sydney. Escape for a week or just a weekend.

    IMPORTANT: Bring your food supplies as there are no shops in the national park. Please read the Pittwater YHA Information & Map for how to get to the hostel and other important information.  

    • World Class lication for those who aren't looking for a shopping mall party experience. Just too good an experience to explain... Thanks so much.
      100%
      Gary K January 2017
    • Beautiful location, with great hosts. Really enjoyed our stay.
      97%
      Suzanne M December 2016
    • The Pittwater YHA is located in one of the most beautiful places I ever visited! The nature is outstanding! Sarah and Michael are lovely persons who really take care oft their guests. I wish I could have stayed longer...
      100%
      Elisabeth B December 2016
    • A forgotten paradise! Our mother and daughter group loved it and came back very relaxed but well walked. Thank you Michael and YHA, we'll definitely be back.
      92%
      Joanne L December 2016
    • An oasis in the desert.
      100%
      Hilary S February 2017
    • Beautiful location. Wonderful dining porch with wild birds and fabulous views. Helpful management and staff. Lovely.
      100%
      Alina M October 2016
    • Michael and Sarah made us welcome on our first ever visit to the bush... Thanks!
      85%
      Larry M January 2016
    • I can really recommend this hostel. Michael and Sarah are amazing. Sarah told us very enthusiastic about the hikes we could do in the environment of Pittwater. The environment only is really worth the trip to the hostel. But also the hostel is worth traveling to it. Michael took me, and some other guests, on an awesome sailing race in the bay. It was awesome to be part of the winning team: all of us were even asked to take control of the boat on a certain moment. The 'social time' after the race, completed with home-brew and really nice crisps, made the experience unforgettable.
      95%
      Marten N January 2016
    301 customers have rated this hostel

    Accommodation

    Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Boat/Canoe
    • Open Fireplace
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus

    Activities

    • Beach
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Fishing
    • National Park
    • Sailing
    • Swimming
    • Wilderness
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    Find us...
    Address Via ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf, then 15min walk uphill to hostel
    Pittwater, NSW 2105
    Email pittwater@yha.com.au
    Phone (+612) 9999-5748
    Hostel Manager Sarah Polomka & Michael Doherty
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
    Right now in Pittwater...
    05:48 AM | 18°C | Summer

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    8am - 10am

    Arrivals from 12pm and after 8pm by prior arrangement only

    Check in from 12pm daily
    Check out by 10am daily
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    Things to do in Pittwater

    Kayak and picnic around the beautiful Morning Bay. Bushwalk to lookouts, aboriginal engraving sites, and waterfalls. See native animals in their natural setting. Try twilight sailing or just doing nothing! The bushland and the azure backdrop of Pittwater's bays have attracted YHA hostel users since World War II.

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    FREE things to do in Pittwater
    1. Bush walk to lookouts, aboriginal engraving sites and other bays of Pittwater
    2. Wildlife spotting: Wallabies often graze around the hostel; possums and bandicoots are out at night; birdlife is abundant; and goannas are amble across the terraces in warmer months.
    3. Sunrise walk – see the making sun from a sandstone rock shelf overlooking Pittwater and beyond to the Tasman Sea
    4. Full moon walk when timing coincides
    5. Mountain Bike the trails of the National Park (Yes, you can get here by mountain bike from West Head Road)
    6. Fishing – bring a fishing line and try for a king fish, a bream or a flathead