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Sydney - Pittwater YHA

Halls Wharf, Morning Bay via Church Point, Sydney, 2105, Australia

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Unique retreat overlooking water and National Park – kayak, bushwalk to aboriginal engravings, chill out, meet wallabies and possums!

10 or more people?

Sydney Hostel

Hostel Sydney

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Pittwater YHA is a hillside lodge nestled over Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. This hostel is an easy escape from the busy city life of Sydney and ideal for groups. Attractions include bush walks to lookouts and Aboriginal engravings, plus from the hostel you can see native birds, wallabies, possums and goannas. Please bring all food with you to the hostel.
Due to limited water supply, guests are asked to supply their own linen. Alternatively, linen hire is available for a fee.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • No membership purchase necessary, it is included for this booking.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Charges Apply

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 09:00 to 11:00
From 17:00 to 20:00
From 12:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61-2-9999-5748

Fax. +61-2-9999-5749

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Ku-ring-gai National Park (500m to 1km)
  • Morning Bay (500m to 1km)
  • Palm Beach (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



might be worth letting people know of the very long trek up hill to the hostel from the ferry! especially the older members.


Avatar for Wendy


Sun 15 Mar 2015

Eine wunderschöne Jugendherberge mitten im Busch, umgeben von vielen Tieren, Wasser und Wanderwegen. Eine sehr gut ausgestattete Küche und sehr freundliche, hilfsbereite Herbergseltern. Sehr zu empfehlen, wenn man der Großstadt Sydney entfliehen möchte - auch im dortigen Winter möglich. Dann kaum Stechmücken, wenig andere Gäste und viel Ruhe!


Avatar for Ingrid


Thu 11 Sep 2014

This hostel provides a really nice break from the city, especially midweek when it tends to be a little bit quieter. There is a lot to do, bush walks (all levels), kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing.


Avatar for Claire


Sun 06 Apr 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Sydney Airport take train to Central Station then bus.
The most scenic trip from the city is by catching the Manly ferry from Circular Quay and then the 199 bus from Manly to Mona Vale then changing to the 156 from Mona Vale to Church Point Alternatively catch the B-Line from the city to Collaroy or Narrabeen then change to the 156 to Church Point.
From Church Point public wharf take a ferry or water taxi to Halls Wharf then 15 minute walk.
Alternate Transport
30km from Sydney CBD - Water access to hostel only via Halls Wharf then 15 minute walk on bush track uphill following YHA signs to hostel. If arriving after dark bring torch to see sign posts and reflective markers. VIA CAR: There is a public pay-and-display car park at Church Point. VIA FOOT/BIKE: Arrive by foot/mountain bike via West Head Road/Towlers Bay Track. We recommend to pack lightly preferably using a backpack.
There is a public pay-and-display car park at Church Point.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

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