This tour is such a fabulous experience for all the fans of the hit TV show Home and Away. It is exciting to see the location of Summer Bay located at Palm Beach and all the familiar places that are in the show. If you are lucky, you will see the show being filmed and perhaps see your favourite character (not guaranteed).
The tour is also suitable for people who are not fans as it takes you along the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.
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.
You will visit: Morning Tea Drinks Included
- Summer Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
- The Pier Diner
- Alf’s Bait shop
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).
- Breathtaking views of the Bush, Bay & The Northern Beaches
Travel with small groups of up to 10 people in our comfortable, modern vehicles. Your guide for the day is a local with local knowledge. We breathe everything Australia.
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.
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
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.
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 –
Please text 0438949876 ( +61438 949 876 ) to confirm your tour. Please include booking name, booking number and date of travel. Please note: If text confirmation is not an option, please email us at email@example.com
Pick up will be from ‘The McDonalds’ on Alfred Street at Circular Quay. (Where the ferries leave from.) 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.
Be sure to bring camera, bottle of water, hat, sunglasses, swimmers & towel in summer.
Jacket in winter.