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.
At the hostel
$7.50 Church point ferry
Visit other parts of the western shore and Scotland Island
Daily - refer to ferry schedule
Board at Church Point wharf
Kayak to the bays and beaches of Pittwater. Get lost in the mangroves. Kayak to visit other parts of the National Park and aboriginal engraving sites. Price is $18 for the first hour and $8/hour thereafter.
All daylight hours
Book at reception
$40 Palm beach ferry
Day tours over Pittwater, the Hawkesbury and Cowan waterway to Bobbin Head.Day tours over Pittwater, the Hawkesbury and Cowan waterway to Bobbin Head.
Friday to Monday & school holidays
Board at Palm Beach public wharf
Local sailing school, All Sail, offers introductory sailing courses and to join in on twilight races. Single twilight crew spot from $59 per person.
By arrangement - subject to availability call All Sail on (02) 9979 6266 for details
Pick up from ferry wharf at Church Point
FREE things to do in Pittwater
Bush walk to lookouts, aboriginal engraving sites and other bays of Pittwater
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.
Sunrise walk – see the making sun from a sandstone rock shelf overlooking Pittwater and beyond to the Tasman Sea
Full moon walk when timing coincides
Mountain Bike the trails of the National Park (Yes, you can get here by mountain bike from West Head Road)
Fishing – bring a fishing line and try for a king fish, a bream or a flathead
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