Things to do

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64 km cruise up the hawkesbury to the cottage point inn & bobbin head

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take the ferry cruise to the patonga hotel

This has become a must do. 

hike up to the palm beach lighthouse

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play 9 holes at palm beach golf club

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take a Catamaran cruise to ettalong via wagstaff

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cruise around pittwater to the basin, currawong & makrell beach

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take in the stunning views of god's country at the bible garden

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conquor the 387 steps up the stairway to heaven

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browse the palm beach markets

Small but kinda quaint, held on the 4th Sunday of the month in Governor Phillip Park, right beside Dunes Restaurant. Stunning setting under the Pine trees.

hira a kayak, tinnie, party pontoon or sup at barrebjoey boating

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check out home & away filming locations at summer bay

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learn to surf at palm beach/manly surf school

Located towards the southern end of the beach, often called Kiddies Corner. Learn the basic skills of how to handle yourself and your surfboard.  All equipment supplied, suitable for adults or children,  Headed by Mat Grainger and a team of professional instructors. Take as many lessons as you think you need.

hire a surfboard at beach without sand and go it alone

Rent surfboards body boards or beach chairs by the hour, wetsuits included. BWS is a n iconic surf shop on the Northern Beaches since 1983

take a scenic seaplane flight, or get back to Rose Bay in 15 MINS

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just cruise around by car, bike or foot & check out the architecture

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anzac day two up at club palm beach (rsl)

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Have a Picnic just about anywhere

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Sunbake, surf, or do laps of the 50 mtr Pool

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just relax and take in the ambience of the local cafes

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go star spotting over dinner at the local restaurants

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coming by yacht or cruiser ? check out gonsalves for a mooring

Gonsalves has moorings available right beside the Ferry Wharf. 

take a drive through ku-ringai national park to west head

Head back through Mona Vale into the National Park just past Church Point (which is a trip in itself). Pay the $14 fee which is worth every cent. Head out to the lookout,  take lots of photos !!!  Head back, but not before turning off to Clippers Anchorage in Coal and Candle Creek. Google it, its an eye opener and has a cafe/restaurant, The Shed, at a Marina with a boat stacker facility. Easy to spend 1/2 a day on this trip.

bush walk all day in the ku-ringai chase national park

Catch the Ferry to the Basin Camping area and discover kilometres of walking trails and even see some Aboriginal rock carvings. Before you trek off you  might even be able to pat the wallabies that frequent the area but be a bit more cautious with the goannas that can be a metre long. 

have a game of tennis at the careel bay courts

Just 4 kms down the road at Avalon next to the playing fields and dog park.  There are 5 floodlit courts, once run many years ago by John Alexander. Scott Browne offers clinics, group classes and private lessons. Clubhouse with change rooms & showers, PRO shop, BBQ facilities, children playground, parking

stroll around avalon beach, our local shopping village

Avalon is our nearest shopping village just 6.2 kms back.  Small but very casual and quaint with a relaxed atmosphere … don’t honk your horn except when waving tp friends. There is a Woolworths, a few banks, cinema, numerous cafes, multi cuisine restaurants, chemists, butcher, bakeries, library, hardware, hair & beauty salons, lots of other stuff and a few clothing shops. 

Do the scenic walk to Rearl beach from patonga (or ettalong)

Catch a Fantasea ferry to Patonga and from the north end of the beach follow a bush track to Pearl Beach, (about an  hour). There is a picturesque lookout point along the way. Have lunch at Pearls Restaurant and return via Patonga OR walk Ocean Beach and come back on the Ettalong Ferry (2 1/2 hrs). Great day out

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