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If you love the TV show Home and Away as much as we do jump on board for the trip of a life time. We take you on a journey to the mythical town of Summer Bay which is located at Palm Beach, one of Sydney’s famous Northern Beaches.

• Tour Summer Bay
• Visit the well known filming locations
• Scenic tour of the Northern Beaches
• Iconic ferry trip from Manly to Circular Quay

Sit back and relax and let us take you on a journey to the mythical town of Summer Bay. Travel to world famous Palm Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches and surrounding areas to see where scenes of the show are actually filmed.

Where is Summer Bay?

The Summer Bay outdoor filming location is actually Palm Beach, in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, only 41 kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD. This gorgeous stretch of golden sands and clear blue ocean is situated on a peninsula between Pittwater and Broken Bay, allowing for spectacular views of the headlands and lush green hinterlands surrounding it.

We showcase the whole of the Northern Beaches. Even if you are not a fan of Home and Away, the Northern Beaches of Sydney are some of the best beaches in the world to visit

Please note: We do not guarantee you will see filming.

Your fun filled day consists of:

• On-site film locations (outdoor filming locations only, Palm Beach. No Studio.)
• Breathe taking views of the Bush, Bay & The Northern Beaches
• Coffee at Church Point
• Picnic Lunch at Palm Beach consisting of chicken & salads (bottled water provided)

You will visit:

• Summer Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
• The Pier Diner
• Alf's Bait shop
• Bilgola Lookout
• Palm Beach Rock Pools

Travel with small groups of up to 12 people in our comfortable air conditioned mini-bus. Some days we also have a larger vehicle taking up to 24 people. Your guide for the day is a local with local knowledge.

Return Trip:

You return back to Sydney via the Manly Ferry to Circular Quay. Please note ferry tickets currently cost $7.60 and are not included in the tour price. We drop you at Manly Wharf where you can choose to have a look around the famous Manly Corso, walk on Manly Beach, do a spot of shopping, or simply catch the ferry back to Circular Quay and enjoy panoramic views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Please note: We do not guarantee you will see filming


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How far should I book in advance?
We recommend you book as far in advance as possible. Our tours can fill up quickly. If availability permits you can book right up until 24 hours prior to departure.

2. What time do the tours depart?
Pick time is 9am at McDonalds on Alfred Street in Circular Quay. The bus will arrive between 9am and 9.10am. You must call/text us 24hrs before your tour to reconfirm these details. Contact information is provided in your booking documentation.

3. What time do we get back to the city?
We have you back to the Manly Ferry between 2.30pm and 3.00pm. The ferry ride is a short 30 minutes across Sydney Harbour to Circular Quay. The approximate duration of the day is 6 hours.

4. Can I meet the bus at Palm Beach?
All guests booked on the tour must meet at the designated pick-up location in the city, as we start sighting seeing 20 minutes out of the city at North Head.

5. Is Summer Bay a real place?
Summer bay is the shows' fictional name for Palm Beach, one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs.

6. What happens when they are filming? When do you find out when they are filming?
You may be lucky to see filming, however we can never guarantee you will see filming. As Palm Beach is a public place you are allowed close access, within reason and as long as you don’t get in the way of filming. If time permits in the filming schedule, most actors are happy to sign autographs and have pictures taken.

Filming schedules at Palm Beach are only known on the day or possibly the day before. We are not in control of filming schedules, as we are in no way associated with the Channel 7 Network.

7. Are the studios open to the public?
No, the studios are not open to the public. We can only take you to the exterior filming locations in Palm Beach.

8. Do we get to meet any actors?
We do not guarantee you will get to meet any actors. If they happen to be filming on the day and have time in their schedule we have found most actors are happy to have photo's taken with our guest.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Tour and morning tea & lunch are all inclusive. Please note the tour ends at Manly Wharf and does not include a ferry ticket.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Merchandise is available for purchase from the North Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. Hats, T-Shirts, keyrings etc. and also from Alf's Bait shop. Please note we have no control over what days the Surf Club are open to purchase merchandise.
    You can hire a Kayak or Paddleboard for an hour at Palm Beach from 'Alf's Bait Shop' and spend some time on the water - see our optional extras. Hire products are subject to weather/avaialility andf a full refund if unable to provide.

  • Duration:

    9.00am till 2.30pm; approximately 6 hours

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu

  • Return:

    We have you back to the Manly ferry between 2.30 and 3.00pm.

  • Departure points:

    Sydney and Circular Quay

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    All passengers to meet the tour at McDonalds, Circular Quay. If you wait outside the entrance to the restaurant your guide will collect you from there.
    Pick up time will be between 9.00 and 9.10am.

  • What to bring:

    Be sure to bring camera, bottle of water, hat, sunglasses, swimmers & towel in summer.

    Jacket in winter.

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Child price applies for children between the ages of 7 and 14 years.

    Tour not suitable for children under 7 years old due to child restraint requirements. If your child is able to use a lap sash seatbelt and does not require a booster seat, we are more than happy for them to travel.

  • Destinations:

    Sydney, Manly Beach, Palm Beach - (Summer Bay), Manly and Bilgola Lookout, North Head, Palm Beach, Long Reef

Optional Extras

  • Single Kayak

    Single Kayak

    Adults: $35.00

  • Double Kayaks

    Double Kayaks

    Adults: $45.00

  • Stand Up Paddle Boards

    Stand Up Paddle Boards

    Adults: $35.00

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