Our Northern Beaches Tour in Sydney shows a paradise within a city. With stunning beaches and national parks and a laid back beach culture, it would be difficult to find a comparison. In fact, one would say there would be possibly only a few modern cities with a population exceeding 5 million that offered beautiful safe swimming beaches in a climate where people could enjoy them. Sydney’s Northern Beaches are linked to the rest of Sydney by only 3 access points (Spit Bridge, Roseville Bridge and Mona Vale Rd) making it a little secluded from the rest of the Sydney metropolis ensuring its unique culture remains. The Northern Beaches are a treat with beautiful beaches and bush, pure water and air so clean you need to breathe it to believe it.
To ask which of Sydney’s beaches is best is possibly only a question for people who have not visited the area. Some beaches 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 that overlook them.
The Northern Beaches is synonymous with water activities. People are seen swimming, surfing, body surfing, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, motor boating, fishing. Many people are seen jogging, running, bicycling as they take in the area’s clean salted air. From the Norfolk pine fringed Manly beaches to the palm trees of Palm Beach, the area is a recreational heaven. The insular peninsular 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 Sydney’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 will go into the fish and chip shops in just their swimmers and thongs.
A tour of Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a fascinating way to see a side of Sydney that many people never experience. Visit the amazing beaches and bush of the north. Explore the beautiful flora and fauna and maybe see a kangaroo or goanna (a large lizard). See the beautiful harbours and beaches. Walk around the small rock pools and see small sea life (such as sea anemones and small crabs). If you want (and the season and weather permitting), we can snorkel in Shelly Beach where you can be lucky enough to swim with a groper (a big blue fish), a baby shark, skate or other fish. We can even take in a night view of the city skyline at one of the best viewpoints.
Some of the options for this tour are:
• See Aboriginal carvings
• Walk on a deserted beach
• See a suburban Sydney beach
• Visit some of the rock pools Sydney
• Walk to a lighthouse
• See Summer Bay from Home and Away
• Arrival or departure to Palm Beach by seaplane
• View Sydney skyline at night from excellent viewpoints
Did you know?
Freshwater beach was the birthplace of surfing in Australia when a Hawaiian swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku started showing off what he could do with a surfboard he’d made himself 100 years ago.
What to bring
Bring swimming costumes and towel (if you wish to swim). Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water bottle and a jacket.
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