Pittwater Eco YHA for an idyllic weekend
“Pittwater YHA is situated right in the heart of nature. It has awesome scenic views from its lounge area. The rooms and washrooms are very clean. Katie and Bergia are two very hospitable and helpful people recently taking over the management of Pittwater YHA. Both of them are nature enthusiasts. They offer ecotourist services and adventures! Many people have enjoyed kayaking at the Morning bay Wharf. Visitors and Tourists only need to take care of their food supply while visiting YHA. There are BBQ facilities available but watch out for the Possums and wallabies! The community kitchen facilities provided by YHA are excellent and there is always a ready supply of fresh drinking water..
*Vistors should be aware of the relative isolation of this destination and the Ferry charges of $25.00 per Return passage on the local ferry service so it is difficult to return to the mainland frequently,..but the Bus service to from Mona vale to McCarrs Creek (Get of at Church Point Ferry Wharf) is frequent and reliable!
Pittwater Eco YHA is nestled inside the Kuringai chase National park, a peaceful location surrounded by sunny bays and walking tracks, and home to beautiful species such as the endangered spotted gums, glossy black cockatoos, echidnas, and swamp wallabies.
The building itself was once a private property, owned by Espa Hall who just over 50 years ago, gifted the property to YHA, in order for them to preserve and maintain their work in sustainability, youth empowerment, and the opportunity for immersion in nature.
The property is boat access only, with a small public ferry taking guests to a nearby wharf, allowing them time to decompress and see the stunning waterways of Pittwater. The adventure continues, as you are led through the ferns and spotted gums, inside the national park to the Pittwater YHA. After the journey, you can put your feet up in a hammock, make yourself a cup of tea or order a barista-made coffee and soak in the sound of birdsong and the crackling campfire.
In November 2020 the management of the Pittwater YHA changed hands to Katie and Bergia, founders and owners of the Ecotourism business ‘Pittwater Eco adventures’, who now base their adventures from this beautiful spot. Their work in ocean and wildlife conservation, school educational and recreational activities, community events, and adventure activities has enabled them to work in harmony with Espa’s original vision of the hostel and they are driven to maintain this sacred and peaceful place by maintaining its simplicity and heart.
Pittwater Eco adventures run tours right here from Morning Bay to secret local sites, with a variety of fun activities including Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling, bushwalking, and Yoga. They offer healthy and exciting catering options to groups and offer a variety of games and activities for guests at the YHA.
The space is perfect for individual travellers, groups, corporate retreats, digital nomads, school excursions, and health retreats. It has a variety of booking options, from a private room, to a 6 share dorm room, to hiring the entire venue for your group or event.
Pittwater Eco YHA
Overlooking Morning Bay, this relaxed, lodge-style hostel is a 7-minute walk from the Church Point Ferry, 11 km from Akuna Bay and 18 km from the lighthouse at Barrenjoey Head.
Featuring wooden floors, the no-frills private rooms and mixed or single-sex dorms come with Wi-Fi (paid), bunk beds, and shared bathrooms.
Amenities include a communal kitchen, a lounge with sofas, a fireplace and dining tables, and a verandah with picnic tables. There are also BBQs and kayak rentals.
37 Bona Cres, Morning Bay NSW 2105