Palm Beach Walk
This is a journey of approximately 3.5 kilometres through a beautiful beachside suburb. It starts and finishes at the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf. You can get there by car or bus and, if you are coming from the Central Coast, take the ferry from Ettalong.
Walk north on the new pathway next to Barrenjoey Road, with views of Barrenjoey Headland, Lion Island and the Central Coast across Pittwater. Head east past Palm Beach golf course, then through Governor Philip Park to a grassed area overlooking the ocean. Much of the 'Home and Away' series is filmed at this location. Follow Ocean Road south past the public toilets and change rooms to the cafes on the right, for a drink and a bite to eat in a relaxing setting. You can have a swim in the flagged areas of the beach or in the tidal pool and the south end of Ocean Road.
Go back to the intersection of Ocean Road and Palm Beach Road and walk up the hill past the many impressive homes. At the top turn into Pacific Road and continue up the hill. The road veers to the left but instead go straight ahead around a white barrier. This is McKay Reserve. Follow the path as you walk past homes overlooking Pittwater. Continue along until there is another McKay Reserve sign. Follow the track as it winds down through the bush. You will arrive at McKay Stairs which takes you down the steepest part of the walk and back to Barrenjoey Road. Go to your right to the ferry wharf and bus stop.