Explore beautiful Pittwater
Located about 45 minutes north of Sydney in the Northern Beaches, Paddlecraft is situated on Pittwater, “Sydney’s other harbour”! Bordered on the western foreshore by the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, paddling in Pittwater offers unmatched, world class kayaking and bushwalking adventures in a pristine natural environment in less than 20 minutes paddling time from our launching area. Popular kayak routes start from one hour up to a full day and vary based on the weather conditions. Allow an additional 30 minutes of preparation time in launching and returning from your adventure.
If you are getting to us by driving, we're located at the Bayview Anchorage Marina, at 1714 Pittwater Road. Coming north on Pittwater Road past Mona Vale, you will pass the Bayview Golf Club, Pittwater High School and the tennis courts on Pittwater Road. After a curvy part of the road, you will see a group of buildings on the right hand side in front of sparkling Pittwater. We are at the second marina and hard to miss with all of our kayaks in racks at the front of our shop. Immediately after our marina, there is a small parking lot and street parking that’s all free. (There is also a big parking lot at the Gibson Marina, located adjacent to our marina, but you do have to pay for metered parking there.)
From the centre of Sydney, catch the Palm Beach L88 or L90 bus or the new double decker B Line from Wynyrd Station on Carrington Street at Stand C to the bus stop at Warratah Road in Mona Vale. (As you get close, you will past a McDonalds on your left and start heading up and then down a hill into Mona Vale. Right after the petrol station, a dive shop and a set of lights is your bus stop, next to the sushi shop, Konnichiwa.)Transfer to the local Church Point 156 bus that drops you right off in front of our shop. An Opal card is required to pay for the bus fare and can be purchased at the Wynyrd Station before you board the bus.
Bayview Anchorage Marina has an outdoor licensed café, Stowaway Café on Pittwater located right on the water, as well as a Thai restaurant, the Blue Pearl located upstairs on the second floor providing spectacular views over Pittwater. The marina also has changing facilities, as well as an outdoor picnic area for its customer’s use.
NEARBY PICNIC AREAS
Within a short walking distance from the Bayview Anchorage Marina, there is a beautiful family friendly park, cafe and lawns at Roland’s Park Reserve at Winnererremy Bay with covered picnic facilities, barbeques and an enclosed play area.
Travelling a small distance by car, McCarr's Creek Reserve is another more rustic picnic option located at the start of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with some picnic and toilet facilities in a beautiful bushland reserve.
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