Sydney Out Back offers day trips from Sydney and is the best way to see more of Sydney & the Northern Beaches where you will find the remote and beautiful areas of the Sydney outback. Of all the Sydney tourist attractions, our tours offer a unique opportunity:

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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MV Ku-ring-gai Chaser amid seemingly untouched wilderness of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: P.Pickering

Be wide-eyed at the peace and majesty of Australia’s second oldest National Park (gazetted in 1894 and protecting 154km2).

Only Sydney Out Back offers you the unique combination of road, foot and waterway experiences in this seemingly untamed wilderness.

Admire and by inspired by the views from one of Sydney’s best lookouts and, if time and weather allow, be inspired by ancient Aboriginal engravings of the traditional custodians at one of Sydney’s most concentrated, less visited sites.

Never forget your first glimpse of the unexpected, exclusive deep-water marina at the heart of the National Park at Akuna Bay; home to Sydney Out Back’s custom motor catamaran that is now yours to explore and enjoy as their guests.

Get an adrenalin rush as you spy rare native birdlife, iconic wildlife and illusive sea life from Sydney Out Back’s custom bow-riding viewing deck or open air lounges, and let the unpredictable Australian bush and seascape recharge your batteries (and invigorate your soul)!

Discover the secret locations of well-camouflaged Aboriginal Heritage Sites among the jagged sandstone rock outcrops, that are only visible from the water, and pause for a moment to pay respect to the traditional custodians, the Guringai Aboriginal people, who once kept this land and still play an important part in its protection.

Be among the few to see Sydney’s most inaccessible waterfall, watch for Bottlenose Dolphins who appear to flirt alongside, and watch for migrating whales or threatening bull sharks in season.

Wonder how Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), may have appeared to the first European settlers in 1788, as your eyes span the vast 17km2 port of Broken Bay as it opens to the Tasman Sea.

Palm Beach

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The unmistakable Peninsula, with Barrenjoey Headland and world famous Palm Beach in the foreground. Photo: C.Munro

As you arrive at one of Australia’s most exclusive suburbs on the Full Day Beaches tour, Sydney Out Back will show you where all the action happens.

Slip on your darkest pair of sunglasses and pretend you’re one of many celebrities vacationing in a million-dollar ocean-facing mansion nearby. Or, step onto the sandy set of Australia’s longest-running and best-known soap-opera, Home and Away.

Northern Beaches – between Palm Beach and Manly

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Visit highlights of the Northern Beaches, off the beaten path, including rugged headlands and reserves, and miles of golden sand. Photo: C.Munro

Bypass the beaches and attractions easily accessible by public transport to discover the more out-of-the-way and often secreted gems known only to locals; in fact, even locals living on this renowned 21km stretch of coastline may not have been where you’re about to go.

Visit a “forgotten” beach that even many Sydney-siders don’t know the name of, and follow well-trodden trails along headlands and nature reserves to breathtaking lookouts. Discover the passion behind surfing and why Australians love their world-famous volunteer surf-life savers, and learn why so many tourists risk their lives by just entering the water. Encounter the unshakable Aussie spirit visiting an iconic Australian institution where the ANZAC spirit and the love of our rugged coast are intertwined.

Sydney Out Back makes sure your day on the Northern Beaches is spent in beautiful locations enjoying things that make locals smile.

North Head Reserve in Sydney Harbour National Park

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Stand atop imposing sandstone cliffs at North Head, with breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline and south coast. Photo: P.Pickering

Let the salty and often icy blustery southern winds take your breath away as you digest the amazing view of Sydney’s Port Jackson including a stunning profile of the City skyline from this North Head vantage point.

Watch for whales in the unending Tasman Sea or, if you’re lucky, wave at passengers on a visiting cruise ship as it passes between Sydney Heads.

Birdlife is often at play in the spindly mess of branches; especially if visitors are quieter and observant – perhaps even a famous Manly Sea Eagle might cruise past with its attentions on something delicious nearby. Look out, pause, and look down. Endangered nocturnal bandicoots leave their mark by digging for grubs at the roots of shrubs that are characteristic of coastal heathland, and your experienced guide can answer your questions about the types of reptiles, wildlife and plants that call this ecosystem “home”.

For those on the Full Day Culture and Beaches Tour, so you don’t miss the sheer beauty of the glorious golden sandstone rock underfoot, Sydney Out Back takes you there nice and early as the morning sun shines on the eastern, ocean-facing wall of sheer, jaw-dropping cliffs and lights up Sydney Harbour for iconic must-have photographs of Sydney you’ll simply have to show off!

For those continuing to North Head after the Full Day Land-and-waterway Tour or Half Day Northern Beaches Tour, the afternoon light throws a golden hue over the reserve. Visiting at this time of day gives you spectacular views over Sydney as the sun sets and increases the possibility of seeing the often secretive, nocturnal native animals emerge at the end of the day.

MV Ku-ring-gai Chaser

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Cruise the heart of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on its pristine waterways. Photo: C.Munro

Move freely around Sydney Out Back’s custom motor catamaran, MV Ku-ring-gai Chaser, while you’re their guest to enjoy cruising through the pristine waterways of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in comfort. Laugh as the salt air whips your hair against your face riding the custom-built bow-viewing-deck or enjoy unobstructed views from semi-sheltered (heated) outdoor viewing lounges on the rear and upper decks. Recharge your batteries with refreshments, without missing a thing, from the comfortable, air-conditioned cabin inside.

Lion Island in Broken Bay

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The imposing Lion Island at the mouth of Broken Bay. Photo: P.Pickering

Ponder alternative names for the sphinx-like Lion Island and discover the secret of Sydney’s most majestic and guarded island that rises from Broken Bay.

Easily recognisable from land, sky and sea, Sydney Out Back offers a unique perspective on this remote landmark, from West Head lookout and from the water itself. Not accessible to the public, Lion Island is a protected habitat for one of Sydney’s most inaccessible colonies of an endangered native bird. At just 35cm tall, they are the world’s smallest of their kind.


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