A paradise in a city
Our Sydney Northern Beaches Tour shows a paradise within a city. Led by a Sydneysider who grew up there, you will be in for a treat. With stunning beaches, breathtaking waterways, mind blowing scenery and a laid back seaside culture, it is difficult to find a comparison anywhere else in the world. In fact, there are likely only a few modern cities with a population of 5 million or more offering beautiful safe swimming beaches in a climate where the city’s people can enjoy them.
Our Northern Beaches are linked to the rest of the city by only 3 access points (Spit Bridge, Roseville Bridge and Mona Vale Rd) making it a little secluded from the rest of our metropolis ensuring its unique culture remains. This northern sydney peninsular is a treat with sandy foreshores, beautiful bush, pure water and air so clean you need to breathe it to believe it.
A diversity of beaches and waterways
Asking which of our beaches is best is possibly only a question for people who have not visited the area. Some are better for surfing such as Long Reef with its great break, others are sheltered for swimming such as Freshwater and whilst some are relatively secluded, beaches like Manly and Dee Why have restaurants and cafes overlooking them.
In addition to the surf side beaches, the area is known for its splendid waterways and offers a lake, 2 lagoons and 2 major waterways in the form of Pittwater and Sydney Harbour.
Our Northern Beaches offers a city culture that revolves around water activities
The Northern Peninsula is synonymous with water activities. It boasts 30 kilometres of beautiful golden sandy coastline and picture perfect scenery. From the Norfolk pine fringed Manly beach-side to the palm trees of Palm Beach, the area is a recreational heaven. You will pass sparkling waterways where boats bob up and down in the calm sparkling waters. Moreover, people swim, surf, body surf, snorkel, sail, kayak, windsurf, boat and fish throughout the area. Furthermore, many people jog, run and cycle taking in the area’s clean salted air. What’s more, surf life savers patrol every major Sydney beach.
The insular peninsula, as it is known, is a great equaliser. Whilst some of the most expensive real estate is there and it is a popular place to live for some of the city’s movers and shakers, the people are really down to earth. The ex prime minister Tony Abbott was often interviewed coming out of the surf in just his Speedos. People from all walks of life go into the fish and chip shops in just their swimmers and thongs.
In addition to the wonderful water, the area has more than its share of bush in the for of national parks and leafy suburbs. Ku-ring-gai National Park at the Northern extreme of the Beaches offers stunning views and untouched bush. It offers small secluded beaches where at times you will be on your own after a long walk through the bush. Throughout our Northern Beaches Tour you will be surprised at the amount of greenery in the suburbs we pass.
Unique side of Sydney
A tour of this area is a fascinating way to see a side of this city that many people never experience. Visit the amazing beaches and bush of the north. Explore the beautiful flora and amazing fauna and maybe see a wallaby, water dragon (a large lizard) or even a goanna (a larger lizard). We are to our knowledge, the only private beaches tour that takes you to where the wallabies live. See the beautiful harbours and sandy shores. Walk around the small rock pools and possibly see small sea life (such as sea anemones and small crabs).
Beaches Tour Highlights
Some of the highlights of our beaches tour are:
- With luck and dependent on season, see some animals such as wallabies, whales, goannas and water dragons
- Walk along a suburban sandy beach
- Explore one of the city’s rock pools
- Experience the pristine wilderness of Ku-ring-gai National Park
- Walk to a lighthouse (if you wish)
- See Summer Bay from Home and Away
- View the city skyline from one of the city’s best vantage points
- Catch the Manly Ferry back to the city (or we can drive you back if you prefer)
Did you know?
Freshwater Beach was the birthplace of surfing in Australia when a Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku started showing off what he could do with a surfboard he’d made himself 100 years ago.
What to bring on your Northern Beaches Sydney tour.
Bring your swimming costumes and towel (if you wish to swim). Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water bottle and a jacket.
Please contact us for more information about our Northern Beaches tour or any other of our tours.
Come and tour Sydney’s Northern Beaches with someone who grew up there.