By Ellie Schneider
Palm Beach, or "Palmy", lies at the end of a long peninsula, fringed by surf on one side and tranquil Pittwater on the other. Its golden sands and clear waters have inspired Sydney’s wealthy to build holiday houses on its leafy hills. But down on the ground things still feel pretty modest when there's sand between your toes.
HOW TO GET THERE
Palm Beach is 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Sydney, a little over an hour drive from the city centre. Buses depart from Circular Quay and Central Station to Palm Beach via all of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. See their beauty from above on a 20 minute scenic flight with Sydney By Seaplane, which travels up the coast from the eastern suburb of Rose Bay.
- Hike up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse
- Discover the area's beautiful beaches and parklands
- Eat at Sydney's most photogenic restaurants