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This trip visits the less touristy parts of Sydney, to uncover some of the area's finest and most breathtaking scenery. Just a short drive out of the City, you'll find yourself "off the beaten track" and experiencing the "real Australia". Enjoy Sydney's rivers and gorges, the wildlife and the bush and the mesmerising beach and coastal views that will enchant you as you enjoy quality time and the quality air out of the city and away from the crowds. Surround yourself with some of Sydney's spectacular beaches, so you can see what local Sydney life is like at the beach! Get an insight into beach culture, alfresco beach-side living, multi-million dollar properties and idyllic waterside settings.
Take the tourist drive through Sydney's Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park, featuring the Hawkesbury River and the beautiful Pittwater Inlet, surrounded by the great Aussie Bush and its wildlife.
Our first stop is at West Head Lookout at the tip of Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park for sweeping views of Pittwater, Palm Beach, Broken Bay and the Central Coast.
A unique 1 hour downhill bushwalk through the National Park and via ancient Aboriginal engravings to a remote and secluded beach. This walk is relatively easy, however there is one steep rocky section. Keep your eyes peeled as there is always the chance of seeing bush wallabies and goannas.
From the bushwalk, the views are magnificent and there is a true feeling of remoteness and being in the heart of the bush. A definite highlight is the unexpected turn in the road, as we descend to the beach via coastal properties perched on the cliffs. One of our all time favourite Sydney experiences away from the crowds!
The bushwalk finishes at one of Sydney's most remote, pristine and desert island like beaches - Great Mackerel Beach. There is time to explore here before then taking a scenic 15 minute ferry ride across Pittwater to Palm Beach. At Palm Beach, its lunch time and a chance to sit down, relax and take in the stunning views of Pittwater and Ku-ring-Gai Chase National Park.
After lunch, we then make our way round to the ocean for an insight into one of Sydney's most exclusive and beautiful beachside suburbs - Palm Beach. Palm Beach is also home to some of Sydney's finest real estate, some of which are worth $10 million! There's ample time to soak up the sun, sea and sand and appreciate the unique lifestyle that the locals have, as they wake up every day to this picture postcard, totally unspoilt gem of a place......and still in Sydney!
The beauty of Sydney doesn't end there! As we make our way south from Palm Beach, we enjoy a memorable road trip down one of Sydney's unofficial "Great Ocean Roads"! This road winds its way down Sydney's Northern Beaches and coming top of the list of classic beaches en-route is Whale Beach, followed by Avalon, Bilgola and the jaw-dropping Bilgola Lookout. Here you can appreciate the true shape and beauty of this coastline and enjoy far-reaching views towards North Head at Manly 25km away. Look out also for whales during the migration season as they commonly seen from these cliff top vantage points.
There is no doubt that we leave the best 'till last! The final viewpoint before then heading back to the drop-off point is the view down the length of Sydney Harbour from Manly's North Head. One of the most iconic sights in Sydney, but sadly only a fraction of visitors to Sydney will ever get to see it. A location that is often put in the "too hard basket", but we couldn't let you go without seeing it. A perfect way to end a unique, in-depth and comprehensive tour covering some of the finest bush and beach locations Sydney has to offer. We hope you enjoy the tour!
There are no minimum numbers to run this tour because it is booked as a private charter tour. We can take 1-24 people. The more people there are the cheaper it is per person.
This tour departs between 9-9.30am As this is a private charter tour, we ask you to request your own pick-up and drop-off point. To book this tour, please contact Flamin' Galah Sydney Tours directly so that we can provide you a quote based on the number of people in your group. Call 02 9977 7890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch is not included on this tour. We suggest you either bring a packed lunch or you can purchase lunch at the excellent take-away food shop at Palm Beach.
As this is a private charter tour, we ask you to request your own pick-up and drop-off point.
This tour lasts approximately 7 hours including travel time (if departing from the City) and approximately 6.5 hours (if departing from Manly). See the itinerary for more details.
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