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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.

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 your 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)

Visit the Summer Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
The Pier Diner
Alf's Baitshop
Bilgola Lookout
Palm Beach Rock Pools... Just to name a few!

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: Is via 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. Take in Manly beach or a spot of shopping, or simply catch the ferry back to Circular Quay and enjoy panoramic views 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 Tours approximate time 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 the Northern Beaches suburb, Palm Beach. It is one of the most affluent suburbs in Sydney. Houses in Palm Beach are upwards of a million dollars.

6. What happens when they are filming? When do you find out when they are filming?
Filming in Palm Beach means 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, without getting in the way.
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 the schedule we have found most actors are happy to have photo's taken with our guest.

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

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Tour and activities 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.

  • 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

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