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Sydney Day Trips: Palm Beach Sydney

Do you find that you love to travel but when you come home you just get back to your normal routine? It’s so easy to do, but that’s exactly why Chris and I are making sure we get out and explore our home, Sydney. So expect some more articles coming your way about the best things to do, see and eat in Sydney! First up… Palm Beach Sydney.

Spending The Day In Palm Beach Sydney

View Of Palm Beach From Barrenjoey Headland

It’s the start of Spring here in Australia, the days are warming up, the sun’s out, so we thought we would make our way to Palm Beach Sydney.

Palm Beach is a beautiful area about 1 hour north of Sydney CBD. It has a Bay on one side, and a beach on the other. Beautiful homes, boutique shops and wonderful views.

If you’re in Sydney for a week, spending the day at Palm Beach will give you a look at another side to Sydney.

Things To Do

Here’s how Chris and I spent the day in Palm Beach Sydney…

Palm Beach Sydney

Lunch at Palm Beach Fish and Chips (we got them takeaway and took them across the road to the bay to eat). It’s a little more expensive than your regular fish and chip shop, but it’s delicious and probably one of the most cost-effective meals in Palm Beach.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Palm Beach

We then went and parked in Governor Phillip Park and walked up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse on the headland. It’s about 20 minutes each way, with two different paths you can take. One way is a paved sloping path, the other is stairs, called the smugglers track. We went the smugglers track which was great, but perhaps go the other way if you want a more leisurely stroll.

Chris at Barrenjoey Headland

The view from the top was absolutely stunning and well worth the walk up.

The Boathouse Palm Beach

To finish up our day, we stopped in at The Boathouse (they also have a cafe in Balmoral), which is pretty close by in Governor Phillip Park, for a coffee (and in my case, a chai latte!).

The Boathouse

Some Other Things To Do:

  • Go to Palm Beach (the beach side), and go for a swim
  • Go Kayaking
  • Catch a ferry to the Basin and have a barbecue or a picnic

Places To Eat

  • Palm Beach Fish & Chips $
  • Barrenjoey House $$
  • The Boathouse $$
  • Dunes Restaurant & Kiosk $$
  • Jonahs $$$

How To Get To Palm Beach Sydney

Palm Beach is located about 1 hour north of Sydney CBD.

Palm Beach Waters

You can get there by bus, hire a car and drive yourself, or for something a little bit fancy, you can also get a seaplane from Rose Bay to Palm Beach return.

For the bus, you will need bus route L90, which amongst other bus stops, you can hop on at Wynyard Station. For more information on planning your trip, this transport website is great. You will also need an opal card to pay for your public transport in Sydney. Find out how to get an opal card here.

What do you love to do in Sydney?

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