The Original/Local Home and Away & Summerbay Film Set Tour operators. 5.30hrs.

$105.00

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.

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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 of Home and Away
  • Scenic tour of the Northern Beaches
  • Delicious morning tea and basic picnic lunch included (Subect to Conditions)

G’day and welcome to Sydney, Australia.
Jump on board for the trip of a lifetime.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 t
– Basic 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
Travel with small groups of up to 10 people in our comfortable 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. We breathe everything Australia.

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 just 20 minutes out of the city.

5. Is Summer Bay a real place?

Summer bay is the shows’ fictional name for Palm Beach, one of the most affluent suburbs in Sydney.

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 guests.

  • 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 5.30 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.

    We are unable to carry infants and children under 7 years of age due to the compulsory National Child Restraint Regulations.

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Home and Away ‘Summer Bay’ excursion

Excursion review of the original ‘Home & Away’ tour to ‘Summer Bay’

booked via: www.goexploreos.com

Photo credit: Emily Symons, taken on the day of our visit to the set.

Although I in fact watch very little T.V. I do have to confess that my daily dose of the Australian soap opera ‘Home & Away’ is my guilty secret! I have watched it from the very first episode, which I now discover was a staggering 32 years ago.

If you are a fan of the soap then you will love this tour, but even if you have never watched an episode in your life then I would still highly recommend it as the location is truly something special.

Summer Bay is actually a fictional town within the show, the beach and bay scenes are in fact filmed in a place called ‘Palm Beach’ in the northern beaches region of Sydney, Australia.

Palm Beach – better known to many as Summer Bay

Our tour started at 9am when we were collected from Circular Quay by our lovely tour guide Ross. Surprisingly Cameron and I were the only people on the tour that day so Ross drove us by car instead of the bus which he normally uses for larger groups.

This tour usually includes a stop on the way for morning tea, however as we were the only ones on the tour Ross asked us if we would rather skip the tea and have more time at the Bay as he knew they were filming up there that day, and we were more than happy to do this.

Palm Beach is around 43km from Circular Quay so we headed out over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and out towards the Northern Suburbs towards our destination which took around 90 minutes as Ross took the lovely scenic route along the Northern beaches through some very pretty villages and spectacular ocean views.

Ross was a wealth of information and told us lots about Home & Away on the drive up. I was actually surprised that so much of the action does not actually at the Bay itself but is filmed at 200 different locations in and around Sydney, with the Caravan Park being some 3hr drive away!

As we drove into Palm Beach Ross gave us a tour around pointing out the surf club, the beach and grass headland and bench where many scenes are shot.

The beach really has to be seen to be believed, the T.V does not come close to showing its true beauty or really doing it justice. Stunning turquoise waters, with strong surf set against the contrasting golden sand, and as the waves crash over it the sand turns to such a such a deep red colour that you may think it was shipped in directly from Ayres Rock!

Whilst one side of the beach is spectacular but also rough, once you get round the other side of Barronjoey head (or a quick walk from one side of the peninsula to the other) you are in ‘the bay’. Here the water is much calmer and views are breathtaking as you look across to Ku-ring-gai chase national park.

You can sit on the shore and look at the little boats, or watch the seaplanes as they take off and touch down right in front of your eyes.

On the day we visited there was a lot of filming action around Alf’s bait shop and the outside of the diner. We managed to catch a glimpse of the actresses who play Marilyn, Irene and Roo, as well as a couple of others I didn’t recognise as I haven’t been able to keep up with the show this last year while we’ve been travelling.

There is a real diner at the bay where you can sit and watch the world go by, but it is not ‘the’ diner where the inside scenes are filmed.

We didn’t get too close to the filming as I didn’t trust Cameron not to shout out something random in the background!!!! But we watched from a comfortable distance and had a swim in the calm waters of the bay which was surprisingly quiet.

Irene & Marilyn filming scenes outside the diner

After this Ross prepared a picnic lunch for us in a more shaded area, just a few yards away from where the cast were also enjoying their lunch break too. (Ross times your lunch with theirs so that you maximise your time watching the filming when it’s on). We were fortunate enough to also share our lunch break with some young kookaburras which Cam and I found very exciting.

After lunch there was more time to relax in the Bay so Cam and I decided to walk along the beach and explore the surf club area. It’s just as you see it on TV and yet very accessible for public use, with another beach side cafe attached to the surf club.

Then it was sadly time to leave. Ross took a more direct route back and the tour ended around 3pm at Manly Wharf. It is about a half hour ferry ride back from there to Circular Quay. We took the opportunity to walk down the main shopping precinct first and take a look at Manly Beach while we were there. It’s very pretty but a lot more crowded than some of the lesser known beaches we have discovered in the area.

The ever popular Manly Beach.

Ross was a fun and informative tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our excursion with him.

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MUM’S TRAVEL BLOG IS HAPPY TO RECOMMEND THIS HOME & AWAY TOUR and GO EXPLORE.