Sydney's Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

Set out in search of Sydney’s sun, sand and surf on this full-day tour of the city’s famous Northern Beaches. Stroll the golden sands of Narrabeen; visit Palm Beach, where popular Aussie soap ‘Home & Away’ is filmed; and look out along the coast from The Spit and Long Reef. That’s not all: uncover Sydney’s fascinating Aboriginal heritage as you explore the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; admire the lavish villas along Whale Beach and ride the Palm Beach ferry from and back to Ettalong.


  • Full-day Sydney Northern Beaches Tours from Ettalong (Central Coast)
  • Marvel over Aboriginal rock art in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Visit ‘Home & Away’ filming locations like Palm Beach, Summer Bay Surf Club and Alf’s Bait Shop
  • Admire the views from The Spit, Narrabeen and North Head
  • Cruise past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House on the Manly ferry
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Your Northern Beaches Tours begins with a spectacular ferry ride from Ettalong to Palm Beach ferry wharf taking in the sights of the Hawkesbury and Pittwater waterways. Your  air-conditioned minivan will be waiting for you when you arrive at Palm Beach Wharf.

We start our tour by exploring famous Palm Beach, home to the rich and famous, where you will take a tour around the area’s many mansions. Plus visiting all the vital Home & Away filming locations, such as the Summer Bay Surf Club, Alf’s Bait Shop, the Palm Beach Pier and the Lighthouse.

Next, tour around Pittwater waterways breathtaking coastal drive over to  to Ku-ring-gai Chase. This is where you will learn about the local Aboriginal culture, whilst bush walking to ancient cave art, and sacred rock engraving sites.

Afterward, enjoy an included sit down hot lunch at Terry Hills with a choice of six delicious dishes, in its relaxed rural setting of Terry Hills.

Travel to amazing North Head and a enjoy a coastal bushwalk in the National Park which will reveal a breathtaking view of the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

Stop to soak up spectacular views of famous Freshwater Beach, which is where legendary Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku, who first introduced surfing to Australia.

Then, get away from the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl boardwalk

Enjoy superb photo ops from Long Reef Headland with its 70-kilometers of coastline views, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. .

Then, travel to Narrabeen Beach for a chance to view one of the best surfing spots in Sydney.

Wrap up your Northern beaches Tours with a return ferry cruise on the iconic Palm Beach to Ettalong Ferry. Sail past Pittwater’s protected Lion Island, and also the entrance to the mighty Hawkesbury River. See the expensive water front suburbs of both Pittwater and Broken Bay. Your tour ends when your boat reaches Ettalong Wharf (Central Coast).


  • Small-group tour
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • National Park fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Ferry Ticket (if option chosen)

Additional info 

A small amount of walking is involved

Tour Details

  • Name of Business
    Go Beyond Tours-
    The Home and Away, Palm Beach, Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour
  • Services Offered
    Northern Beaches Tours & beyond, beginning at Palm Beach Wharf for passengers on the Ettalong ferry
  • Details
    Tours begins from Palm Beach Wharf, after your Ettalong Ferry crossing
  • Tour includes
    Return Ferry trip across the stunning Broken Bay & Hawkesbury waterways, (optional inclusion)
    Home and Away filming locations,
    Spectacular drive around Pittwater plus tour of the areas amazing mansions
    Ku-ring-gai National Park with West Head Lookout and its Aboriginal engraving/ Cave Art plus Bush walks and Native wildlife
    Scenic lookouts & headlands all along Sydney’s Northern Beaches to Manly!
  • Pickup
    Optional Ferry to Palm Beach leaves Ettalong Wharf at 9:30am
    Ferry arrives at Palm Beach Wharf at 10:00am , where you are met by your Go Beyond Tours bus
  • Return
    Dropped back at Palm Beach Wharf at 4:45pm (for 5:00pm ferry to Ettalong)
    Arrive at Ettalong wharf at 5:30pm
  • Inclusions
    6 hour & 45 minute Tour
    Sit down lunch
    Morning Tea, bottled water
  • Options
    Return Ettalong to Palm Beach Ferry ticket
    River Cat Ticket
  • Experience
    40 Plus Years of Local Experience
  • Opening Hours
    7 days