What a day out on the Magnificent Pittwater - a great place to get away from the city for the weekend, try bareboat sailing or charter a luxury powered vessel for an event or function.

The complex network of waterways and wilderness areas of the Hawkesbury River, Cowan Waters, Pittwater, Brisbane Water and Broken Bay form Sydney's most loved recreational areas for water sports. Enjoy the many miles of protected waterways, with over 30 great anchorages, most of them surrounded by some of Australia's most beautiful and interesting National Parks.

Just 20 kilometers north of Sydney - it takes just 45 minutes from the CBD to reach Pittwater and you are worlds away from the hussle and bustle. There are many good marinas with berthing facilities, notably the Royal Motor Yacht Club and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Akuna Bay also has a great marina with extensive facilities, fuel and supplies are available at these marinas and close to comfortable anchorages.

Some of the highlights of cruising Pittwater is the picturesque Barenjoey that extends from Palm Beach and the Broken Bay waterways that extend from Barenjoey to Woy Woy and the Central Coast of Sydney. For both the experienced sailor and novice Pittwater offers many options.

Perfect for sailing, kayaking, fishing and boating, Pittwater is a beautiful waterway between Australia’s second-oldest national park and the charming Northern Beaches peninsula. On the western headland are ancient Aboriginal ochre hand paintings in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

The 1881-built Barrenjoey Lighthouse is on the eastern headland, Sydney’s northernmost seaside point with a spectacular panorama. Follow a trail up to Barrenjoey Head from the northern end of Palm Beach, a popular golden sandy stretch only 90 minutes by public transport from the city centre.