15 Cove Street Birchgrove

Barbara’s House

15 Cove Street
Birchgrove NSW 2041

In early 1989, Bobby Simpson was on a mission to find out the identity of her birth mother, clues to which lied in the diaries of Alf’s deceased wife Martha. Believing her mother may have been Alf’s sister Barbara, Frank took Bobby to Barbara’s city home in Episode 231. Though she wasn’t Bobby’s mother, Barbara … Continue reading Barbara’s House

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Church Kellyville

Summer Bay Catholic Church (1988)

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Kellyville
8 Diana Avenue
Kellyville NSW 2155

In Episode 55 we saw Lynn Davenport visiting Summer Bay’s catholic church (of which she had apparently been a regular member of the congregation) whilst having trouble dealing with her faith following recent events. As Father Rawlings welcomed the Barlow family on their arrival, Lynn couldn’t face entering. Later in the same episode she returned … Continue reading Summer Bay Catholic Church (1988)

Hills Shire Council, Castle Hill

Macklin Group HQ

129 Showground Road
Castle Hill NSW 2154

The Macklin Group was owned by Gordon Macklin and employed various characters in the first couple of years of the show, during the inception of the Macklin owned Sands Resort in Summer Bay. Gordon’s office was located at the company’s main headquarters in ‘the city’, and we caught our first glimpse of them in Episode … Continue reading Macklin Group HQ

15 Annangrove Road Kenthurst

McPhee House

15 Annangrove Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

In Episode 27, Neville and Floss McPhee decided to pay a visit to their estranged son Scott in the city in a hope to patch things up between them. When Floss arrived however, she was greeted by the housekeeper who mistakenly thought that Floss was there to apply for the job of a nanny to … Continue reading McPhee House

47 Jones Road Kenthurst

Morris House

47 Jones Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

The home of Carly Morris’ deceptive father George and her twin sister Samantha, this house was seen in Episode 7 when Tom Fletcher paid them a visit. Despite George and Samantha not living in Summer Bay, the real life location of the house couldn’t be nearer – being right next door to the location used … Continue reading Morris House

38 Jones Road Kenthurst

Celia’s House

38 Jones Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

The exterior of Celia Stewart’s modest home, which was actually her parents home before they emigrated to Tahiti, was first seen in Episode 36 of the show. Strangely, Celia’s house seemed to make it’s last appearance around June 1989 and was never seen again, despite Celia remaining in Summer Bay for a further 10 months … Continue reading Celia’s House

30 Jones Road Kenthurst

Fisher’s House (1988-1992)

30 Jones Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

First seen in the pilot episode of the show, this was the location seen as the home of Donald Fisher. It was used frequently for exterior scenes until, having learned the house was subsiding, Donald sold it to fellow Summer Bay resident Joe Bowman in early 1992. Joe then briefly let the house to his … Continue reading Fisher’s House (1988-1992)

49 Jones Road Kenthurst

Stewart House

49 Jones Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

The Stewart House was first introduced in Episode 3 of the show as the home of Alf Stewart and his daughter Roo, who had moved there from Summer Bay House a few years earlier following the death of Alf’s wife Martha. Eventually Ailsa moved into the home and the couple stayed there, with their son … Continue reading Stewart House

17 Ritchie Street Rosehill

Cassie & Macca’s House

17 Ritchie St
Rosehill NSW 2142

In the 2006 season finale, Cassie Turner moved to the city with boyfriend Macca MacKenzie, and we later saw their new home during Episode 4333 in 2007. The living arrangements weren’t to last however, as Macca’s true colours shone through once more leading him to hit Cassie again a few weeks later. Cassie promptly moved … Continue reading Cassie & Macca’s House

3 Braeside Street Wahroonga

Amanda’s Mansion

'Alvah'
3 Braeside Street
Wahroonga NSW 2076

In Episode 4199 (aired in June 2006), Amanda Vale breezed back into town to reveal herself as the producer of a movie that was applying for a permit to film in Summer Bay. Amanda wasted no time in making it known that she was a ‘changed’ person and was now rolling in money – which … Continue reading Amanda’s Mansion

44 Wellman Road Forestville

Angelo’s House (2009-2010)

44 Wellman Road
Forestville NSW 2087

Despite being a regular character on and off for the past few years, Angelo’s house has only made a few fleeting appearances. After a few interior scenes around the 2008 season finale and 2009 season opener, which were filmed elsewhere, Episodes 4886-4887 in June 2009 marked the first time we saw the exterior of the … Continue reading Angelo’s House (2009-2010)

Chinatown Kimber Lane Haymarket Sydney

Chinatown

Kimber Lane
Haymarket NSW 2000

Having been kidnapped by Suzy Sadiro in the 2009 season finale, Martha MacKenzie was driven to Chinatown by Derrick Quaid in the opening episodes of 2010. However Angelo Rosetta had also hidden himself in the back seat of the car, and knocked Dennis out, setting Martha free. When Derrick came to and shot at Angelo … Continue reading Chinatown

Jonah's Whale Beach Palm Beach

The Sands Resort (2007-Present)

69 Bynya Road
Whale Beach NSW 2108

The Sands Resort, built by Martha MacKenzie’s paternal family the Macklins, has been one of the recurring locations in the show since 1988. Though talked of more often than seen, a number of locations have been used over the years for the times when it did appear on screen. The latest incarnation, first used around … Continue reading The Sands Resort (2007-Present)

52 Dolphin Crescent Avalon Beach

Walker House (2009)

52 Dolphin Crescent
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

First seen in Episode 4918, this house was the temporary home of Sid Walker and his children Dex and Indi, during their five-week stint in Summer Bay in 2009. When the family returned permanently in 2010, they moved into the farmhouse recently vacated by Martha McKenzie. The location, which had only recently been built when … Continue reading Walker House (2009)

Newport Mirage Hotel

The Sands Resort (2003)

Newport Mirage Hotel
Queens Parade West
Newport NSW 2106

The Sands Resort, built by Martha MacKenzie’s paternal family the Macklins, has been one of the recurring locations in the show since 1988. Though talked of more often than seen, a number of locations have been used over the years for the times when it did appear on screen. This particular incarnation of ‘The Sands’ … Continue reading The Sands Resort (2003)

60 Dolphin Crescent Avalon

Bledcoe House

60 Dolphin Crescent
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

In Episode 4932 (September 2009), Ruby Buckton tracked down the home of her biological father Grant Bledcoe. There she met his wife and tricked her way into the house under the pretence of being a babysitter looking for work. It wasn’t long after Grant returned home that Ruby confronted him about raping Charlie and she … Continue reading Bledcoe House

2 Alexander Road Avalon Beach

Radcliffe House

2 Alexander Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

In Episode 4980 (2009), when it became apparent that VJ Patterson was being bullied by Riley Radcliffe, Leah and Miles went to visit Riley’s father Ian. When Miles was later beaten up by a gang of youths, he went back to the Radcliffe House and realised that Riley was one of the perpetrators. His resulting attempt … Continue reading Radcliffe House

17 Burrawong Road Avalon Beach

Patton House/Office

17 Burrawong Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

In March 2010, Charlie Buckton started seeing a counsellor, Michael Patton, over the commitment issues she was facing in her relationship with Angelo Rosetta. She kept these sessions a secret from Angelo, and as a result, he became suspicious of Michael – going so far as to follow Charlie to a session and spy on them … Continue reading Patton House/Office

34 Albert Road Avalon Beach

Palmer House (2009)

34 Albert Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

Episode 4828 in 2009 saw the introduction of the Palmer house, home to Trey and his parents John & Jenena. It was only seen on screen a couple of times, the last time being when Gardy robbed the house a couple of months later. After his divorce from Jenena, John was seen to have moved into a … Continue reading Palmer House (2009)

32 Albert Road Avalon

Jones House

32 Albert Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

The Jones household, home of Melody and her parents Christine & Edward, was seen in various scenes throughout 2008. The location is in the Northern Beaches suburb of Avalon, in an area used regularly for filming, and lies next door to the house used as the Palmer House. The most recent incarnation of Leah’s House is also further … Continue reading Jones House

12 Albert Road Avalon

Patterson House (2009-Present)

12 Albert Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2106

After 15 years on screen, and after nearly a decade of using an established location nearby, Leah’s House has now moved to its third filming location. Viewers first saw the latest incarnation of the house in Episode 4836, in a one-off appearance when Charlie’s car was vandalised during her relationship with Joey Collins. 9 months … Continue reading Patterson House (2009-Present)

61 Darley Street, Mona Vale

Mick’s Caryard

CarBiz
61 Darley Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103

In Episode 5033 (2010), Liam Murphy decided to buy a new car, and so accompanied by Martha, he paid a visit to Mick Morelli’s caryard. After much deliberation he ended up buying not a car, but a motorbike. The real-life caryard used for the episode lied in the Northern Beaches suburb of Mona Vale, on … Continue reading Mick’s Caryard

43 Adams Street Curl Curl

Peter & Zoe’s Flats

Flats 6&7
43 Adams Street
Curl Curl NSW 2096

In early 2006, Peter Baker returned to the bay to secretly await the anticipated return of Summer Bay stalker Zoe McCallister, who he’d found out had survived the factory explosion the previous year. When Zoe eventually returned, she was a lot closer to home than Peter realised – and through Zoe’s games (including a fake … Continue reading Peter & Zoe’s Flats

McCarrs Creek Reserve, Church Point

Blaxland Wharf (2004-Present)

McCarrs Creek Reserve
McCarrs Creek Road
Church Point NSW 2105

Having been used various times over the years, including in 1992 for Bobby & Greg’s wedding, this reserve started being seen prominently from 2004 onwards as the Summer Bay wharf where Alf’s boat ‘The Blaxland’ was moored. Numerous scenes have been filmed on the wharf and the area surrounding the creek, Leah & Dan’s wedding … Continue reading Blaxland Wharf (2004-Present)

Warnervale Aerodrome

Amanda’s Airfield

Warnervale Aerodrome
Jack Grant Avenue
Warnervale NSW 2259

In Episode 4152 (2006), fearing her imminent arrest for the suspected murder of Josh West, Amanda Vale fled from her apartment to catch a plane with her son Ryan. However only seconds after arriving at the airfield the police caught up with her, promptly taking Amanda into custody. In order to film the airfield scenes … Continue reading Amanda’s Airfield

33 Post Office Street Carlingford

Sarah MacKay Drop-in Centre

33 Post Office Street
Carlingford NSW 2118

In 2000, Mitch McColl and Hayley Smith found a homeless girl, Sarah MacKay, drowned in a stormwater drain in the bay. Having lived on the streets himself, it struck a chord with Mitch and he decided to set up a place in the bay for kids in their time of need. After some initial setbacks … Continue reading Sarah MacKay Drop-in Centre

Kangaroo Point Brooklyn NSW

Doyles Point Wharf

Kangaroo Point
Pacific Highway
Brooklyn NSW 2083

In early 2009, Aden Jefferies started work on Don Gibson’s prawn trawler, located at the previously unseen Doyles Point Wharf in Summer Bay. In reality the wharf is at Kangaroo Point in the Hawkesbury River town of Brooklyn, a town which was used for various locations throughout 2009. The wharf is located just off the … Continue reading Doyles Point Wharf

Dolphin Boatshed Marina Brooklyn NSW

Jack’s Boat Wharf

Dolphin Boatshed Marina
Brooklyn Road
Brooklyn NSW 2083

In late 2008, Martha MacKenzie purchased a rundown boat for husband Jack Holden, however he didn’t get a chance to enjoy it as only a week later Jack was shot dead. In the weeks following Jack’s death, Rachel grew suspicious of Tony’s sneaking out in the middle of the night. On one such occasion she … Continue reading Jack’s Boat Wharf

28 Delecta Avenue Clareville

Beach House (1990-1999)

28 Delecta Avenue
Clareville NSW 2107

With over 25 years clocked up on the show so far, the Beach House stands as one of Summer Bay’s most iconic locations. It’s debut on the show came in Episode 516 in 1990, when Adam Cameron and Matt Wilson rented the house from owner Ernie Jacobs. Ernie later sold the house to Marilyn Chambers, … Continue reading Beach House (1990-1999)

4/2 Myola Road Newport

Roman’s Townhouse

4/2 Myola Road
Newport NSW 2106

Making its debut in October 2007 in Episode 4523 (it’s exterior via a stock shot in 4526), the townhouse was first seen when Brad Armstrong rented it to make a proper home for himself and half-sister Tam. However a month later Brad and Tam left for Tasmania, and Roman Harris took over residence of the … Continue reading Roman’s Townhouse

Brooklyn Motel NSW

Liam’s Shop

Brooklyn Motel
7 Bridge Street
Brooklyn NSW 2083

In Episode 4944 (2009), having recently moved to the bay, Liam Murphy bought an old run-down restaurant with a view to renovating it and starting up a music shop. He enlisted Romeo to help him with the renovation, who ended up in hospital when he held a party there without Liam’s knowledge and drank a … Continue reading Liam’s Shop

16 Cliff Avenue North Wahroonga

Fraser House (2005)

16 Cliff Avenue
North Wahroonga NSW 2076

Following the death of Chloe Richards in Episode 4001, her daughter Olivia was placed in the custody of her paternal grandmother, the devious Diana Fraser. In Episode 4012, after a pleading phone call from Olivia who hated living with her grandmother, Irene travelled to Diana’s house to see her. Irene comforted Olivia briefly through the … Continue reading Fraser House (2005)

Jackeroo Ranch McClymonts Road Kenthurst

Summer Bay House & Caravan Park (1988-2002, 2015-)

138 McClymonts Road
Kenthurst NSW 2156

As the only house to still be seen on screen since the Pilot episode, Summer Bay House cannot be described as anything short of iconic. However there may be a few people who are unaware that the house seen frequently in stock shots for several years, was in fact no longer standing. In December 2002, … Continue reading Summer Bay House & Caravan Park (1988-2002, 2015-)

14 Chelmsford Avenue Epping

Michelle’s House

14 Chelmsford Avenue
Epping NSW 2121

In Episode 4924 (2009), after the shock of finding out her sister Charlie was actually her mother, Ruby Buckton turned up on her Auntie Michelle’s doorstep where she was able to find some answers. In reality Michelle’s house is located in Epping, a few doors down from the Nader House, and a minute or so … Continue reading Michelle’s House

Western Sydney Race Centre 81 Riverstone Parade

Old Tyre Factory

Western Sydney Race Centre
81 Riverstone Parade
Riverstone NSW 2765

In 2005 (Episodes 3951-3953) we saw the conclusion of the ‘Summer Bay Stalker’ storyline, with nurse Zoe McCallister (aka Eve Jacobsen) holding Sally hostage in an old tyre factory just out of town. It was believed that Zoe had died in the resulting explosion but she returned the following year to cause more havoc. Peter … Continue reading Old Tyre Factory

Colonial Motel Richmond

Liam’s Motel

Best Western Colonial Motel
161 March Street
Richmond NSW 2753

In Episode 4864 (2009), Liam Murphy ended up on the roof of his motel whilst high on drugs, Aden went up in an attempt to coax him down and nearly ended up plummeting to the ground following a scuffle. The motel is located in Richmond, approximately 60km northwest of Sydney and near the well used … Continue reading Liam’s Motel

2 Chelmsford Avenue Epping

Nader House

2 Chelmsford Avenue
Epping NSW 2121

In 2006, Martha MacKenzie started seeing local cop Ash Nader. Little did she realise that he had a wife and children, a fact that was learnt by viewers in the 2006 Season Finale when we saw the Nader family home. The real life house, also seen a few weeks later in 2007 when Martha visited, … Continue reading Nader House

North Epping Cellars

Yabbie Creek Cellars

North Epping Cellars
Shop 3
30 Roma Street
North Epping NSW 2121

In Episode 4862 (2009), Gardy forced Roman to take part in an armed robbery at Yabbie Creek Cellars, which ended in tragedy when an elderly customer had a heart. Despite the urgency of the situation, Roman stopped to administer CPR to the woman before making his escape. In reality the shop is situated not in … Continue reading Yabbie Creek Cellars

Camperdown Music Academy

The Rocket Club

Camperdown Music Academy
128 – 130 Pyrmont Bridge Road
Camperdown NSW 2050

In 2007, Martha MacKenzie met Cam Reynolds who offered her a job at his establishment – The Rocket Club. The club would end up being one of the most dramatic locations for 2007 as far as Martha’s storylines go – with her first getting caught up in a drugs bust, being spotted by friends and … Continue reading The Rocket Club

87 Level Crossing Road Vineyard

The Farmhouse

87 Level Crossing Road
Vineyard NSW 2795

In 2007 we were introduced to Bruce Campbell and his grandchildren Geoff and Annie, who lived on a farm a short distance from Summer Bay. The family became integrated into the show with several storylines playing out on the farm until Bruce’s death a few months later. The bank repossessed the farm, and Geoff and … Continue reading The Farmhouse

Annandale Hotel 17 Parramatta Road

City Pub (Sam & Noel)

Annandale Hotel
17 Parramatta Road
Annandale NSW 2038

In Episode 4599 (2008), Sam Holden visited a shady gentleman in a city pub. When he later turned up on her doorstep, it transpired that she was going to pay him to beat her up, in an attempt to remove suspicion of her for Johnny Cooper’s murder. The establishment she visited is, in reality, The … Continue reading City Pub (Sam & Noel)

3 Government Road Brooklyn

Collins’ House

3 Government Road
Brooklyn NSW 2083

In Episode 4790 (2009) we were introduced to Joey Collins. She lived with her brother Brett in a house near to the wharf, where she worked alongside Aden Jefferies on Don Gibson’s prawn trawler. After being raped by co-worker Robbo, she ended up moving in with Charlie Buckton and embarking on a short lived relationship … Continue reading Collins’ House

Hawkesbury River Fish Co-Op Life Boat Seafoods Brooklyn

Summer Bay Fish Market

Hawkesbury River Fish Co-Op
1 McKell Park
Brooklyn NSW 2083

In Episode 4953 (2009), Ruby Buckton commenced work at the Summer Bay Fish Market, where Detective Robertson later came to ask her questions regarding the murder of her biological father Grant Bledcoe. In reality the building is the Hawkesbury River Fish Co-Op, which sits at the rear of the Life Boat Seafood restaurant in Brooklyn. … Continue reading Summer Bay Fish Market

92 Evans Street Rozelle

Young St. Medical Centre

92 Evans Street
Rozelle NSW 2039

In Episode 4565 (2008), Henk Van Patten visited his old doctor in the city and found out he was HIV Positive. To make matters worse, he later discovered he had inadvertently transferred the virus to his girlfriend Cassie Turner. The building used for the surgery is in the Inner West Sydney suburb of Rozelle, on … Continue reading Young St. Medical Centre

Weemala Hospital, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Ryde

Boadle Rehabilitation Centre

Weemala Hospital
Royal Rehabilitation Centre
259 Morrison Road
Ryde NSW 2112

Following Belle’s collapse at Rachel and Tony’s wedding in 2009 from an overdose, she was admitted to a local rehab centre – where she later met the rock star Liam Murphy. The real life location is the Weemala Hospital, which is in fact part of the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, in the Northern Sydney suburb of … Continue reading Boadle Rehabilitation Centre

Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, North Ryde

Belle’s Funeral

Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium
199 Delhi Road
North Ryde NSW 2113

Episode 4917 in 2009 saw the funeral of the much loved Belle Taylor, following her battle with cancer. The funeral was filmed in the South Chapel of the Northern Suburbs Crematorium in North Ryde, with Aden retreating into the memorial gardens to collect his thoughts after the service.

9 Warrington Avenue Epping NSW

Kitty’s House

9 Warrington Avenue
Epping NSW 2121

In 2006, Belle Taylor headed to the city in search of her birth mother, only to instead find her grandmother Kitty Landsdowne. The house used as Kitty’s residence is in Epping, only a few streets away from the old ‘Home and Away’ studios in use at the time.

40 Nelson Street Annandale

Peter & Amanda’s City House

40 Nelson Street
Annandale NSW 2038

When Drew Curtis split up with Belle Taylor in 2008, he left the bay to stay with his dad Peter Baker and his partner Amanda. In Episode 4599, both Drew’s mum Jazz and friend Ric visited Drew at the house in an attempt to bring him back to the bay. In reality, the 1890’s Victorian … Continue reading Peter & Amanda’s City House

22 Birchgrove Road Balmain

Britt’s House

22 Birchgrove Road
Balmain NSW 2041

Following her husband Jack discovering the truth about Johnny Cooper’s death in 2008, Sam Holden took her son Rory to the city to stay with her sister Britt. When she later returned without Rory, she committed suicide in an attempt to set up Jack and Martha for her murder. Morag was determined to find out … Continue reading Britt’s House

The Riverview Hotel, 29 Birchgrove Road, Balmain

City Pub (Jack)

The Riverview Hotel
29 Birchgrove Road
Balmain NSW 2041

In Episode 4618 (2008), Jack Holden visited this pub to track down the guy his wife Sam had paid to beat her up, in order to clear his own name for her murder. In reality the establishment is the listed Riverview Hotel, located in the Inner West Sydney suburb of Balmain, and stands directly opposite … Continue reading City Pub (Jack)

Pittwater Ruby Park Warriewood

Summer Bay Stingers Ground

Pittwater Rugby Park
1472 Pittwater Road
Warriewood NSW 2102

In 2009, Aden joined the Summer Bay Stingers footy team, alongside Geoff and coach Tony. The ground was seen for a few weeks during which the rivalry between Lachie and Geoff reached a head, leaving Lachie temporarily paralysed after an awkward tackle. The ground is Pittwater Rugby Park, in Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and … Continue reading Summer Bay Stingers Ground

Sydney International Regatta Centre

Roman/Gardy Bridge

Western Bridge
Sydney International Regatta Centre
Penrith Lakes
89 - 151 Old Castlereagh Road
Castlereagh NSW 2749

In an attempt to cure Roman of his post-traumatic blindness in 2009, Episodes 4855/4856 saw Gardy take Roman to a bridge and push him off it – citing that the fall would shock Roman into seeing again, which after a small delay ended up working. The scenes were filmed at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, … Continue reading Roman/Gardy Bridge

Woolwich Dock

Mangrove River Wharf

Woolwich Dock
Clarke Road
Woolwich NSW 2110

In 2009, Gardy forced Roman into assisting in the armed robbery of the Mangrove River Storage Company between episodes 4871-4873, which eventually led to the departure of Roman. The real life location, Woolwich Dock, is renowned as one of great historic shipyards of Sydney Harbour. The dock is currently undergoing a big development to turn … Continue reading Mangrove River Wharf

Karala 83 Pacific Road Palm Beach

De Bono House

Karala
83 Pacific Road
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Episode #4882 in 2009 saw Donna De Bono arrested for the murder of husband Lou, with the police raiding the luxury hillside home she shared with him. The real life house of course, overlooks Palm Beach, and is one of the many houses available for holiday letting in the area. It’s very rare that the … Continue reading De Bono House

84 Evans Street Rozelle

Fletchers’ City House

84 Evans Street
Rozelle NSW 2039

In the Pilot episode back in 1988, we were introduced to the Fletcher family in their Sydney home. Tom was retrenched and so the family decided to move out of the city to the coastal town of Summer Bay. The house used as their city home, seen a fair few times in the Pilot episode, … Continue reading Fletchers’ City House

13 Edwin Avenue Avalon

Nash/Patterson House (2000-2009)

13 Edwin Avenue
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

The location used for the home of Leah Patterson-Baker over the last decade.

Bremon 27-31 Chilton Parade, Warrawee

Osbourne’s Mansion

Bremon
27-31 Chilton Parade
Warrawee NSW 2047

The grand home of Tasha’s father Ian Osbourne, as seen in 2004.

Waratah Park Earth Sanctuary 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest

Summer Bay Caravan Park (2007-2009)

Waratah Park Earth Sanctuary
13 Namba Road
Duffys Forest NSW 2084

After very rare appearances over the 2000’s, following the destruction of the real life Jackeroo Ranch in bushfires in 2002, Summer Bay Caravan Park started to make some regular appearances on screen again from 2007. And for those of you who have wondered why emus suddenly started appearing in the Caravan Park, then look no … Continue reading Summer Bay Caravan Park (2007-2009)

Mount Kuring-Gai Motel 705 Pacific Highway

Brad’s Motel

Mount Kuring-gai Motel
705 Pacific Highway
Mount Kuring-gai NSW 2080

Following the wedding to Sally that never was, Brad moved out to stay in a nearby motel, where he later brought half-sister Tam to live with him. The location is the real life Mount Kuring-gai Motel which stands on Pacific Highway, adjacent to the main Sydney/Newcastle freeway.

Dee Why Beach

2007 Opening Credits

Dee Why Beach
Dee Why Parade
Dee Why NSW 2099

2007 saw a new set of opening credits featuring the characters pictured in frames around the beach. Unusually, the producers chose not to the usual beaches seen in the show, Palm Beach and Fishermans Beach, and instead opted to use Dee Why beach. The headland seen in the distance is Long Reef, the other side … Continue reading 2007 Opening Credits

St John's Anglican Church Wilberforce

St James’ Church (2006-2009)

St John's Anglican Church
43 Macquarie Road
Wilberforce NSW 2756

First seen as the location of Kim and Rachel’s wedding at the end of 2006, this church in Wilberforce was used for Summer Bay’s church for a couple of years. During it’s tenure it was used for the wedding of Jack Holden to Sam Tolhurst, and was vandalised (on-screen) after the revelation that Reverend Hall … Continue reading St James’ Church (2006-2009)

Pitt Town Anglican Community Church

St James’ Church (1988-2006, 2010-)

St James' Anglican Church
110 Bathurst Street
Pitt Town NSW 2756

St James’ Anglican Church in Pitt Town has been used on and off for Summer Bay’s church, of the same name, since the very beginnings of the show. Memorable ceremonies from the early years of the show include Frank & Roo’s non-wedding, Frank & Bobby’s wedding and Tom Fletcher’s funeral service. In later years it … Continue reading St James’ Church (1988-2006, 2010-)

Barrenjoey Boathouse Palm Beach

Pier Diner / Bait Shop

Barrenjoey Boathouse
Governer Phillip Park
Palm Beach NSW 2108

This already famous location became even more iconic in March 2008, with it being the location for Summer Bay’s brand new Pier Diner. Bringing the Diner back to Palm Beach enables the crew to work more quickly, due to the fact that its predecessor was half an hour away in Collaroy. The Barrenjoey Boathouse has … Continue reading Pier Diner / Bait Shop

Warringah Surf Rescue Base, Fishermans Beach, Collaroy

Beachside Diner

Warringah Surf Rescue Base
Fishermans Beach
(off Anzac Avenue)
Collaroy NSW 2097

The Beachside Diner was first seen on the show back in 2000, when Alf and Ailsa were forced to find new premises thanks to Colleen’s culinary skills. In reality the building stands half an hour south of Palm Beach, on Fishermans Beach in Collaroy – the opposite end of the beach to where the location … Continue reading Beachside Diner

20 Etival Street Palm Beach

Bayside Diner

20 Etival Street
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Set up by Ailsa Stewart and Bobby Simpson, The Bayside Diner was first seen in Episode 226 in the final week of 1988 (the exterior seen in the first episode of 1989), and featured as an iconic location in the show for nearly 12 years. When Colleen accidentally started a chip pan fire in Episode … Continue reading Bayside Diner

12 Burrawong Road Avalon

Jefferies House (2008)

12 Burrawong Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

First seen in 2008, this house is the family home of Aden Jefferies and his father Larry. The house is situated just around the corner from the houses used for the Bachelor Pad and the Hunter/Holden house in the suburb of Avalon.

29 Beach Road Collaroy

The Palace

29 Beach Road
Collaroy NSW 2097

First seen in 2002, the ironically named ‘Palace’ was the first home for young couple Hayley and Noah. It was on screen until 2005 when it was partially destroyed due to a fire, however since then it has mysteriously disappeared. The building is located on the same beach as the Beachside Diner, albeit at the … Continue reading The Palace

49 Beach Road Collaroy

Josie/Amanda’s Apartment

49 Beach Road
Collaroy NSW 2097

Though not seen on screen often, this building was used as the exterior location of the apartment first occupied by Josie Russell. It was then passed on to Robbie and Tasha before finally being occupied by Amanda, during which time there were a few shots of the building (Episode 4152, 2006) when Amanda tried to … Continue reading Josie/Amanda’s Apartment

31 Whale Beach Road Avalon

Holden/Palmer House (2005-2013)

31 Whale Beach Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

This location was first seen in 2005, when the Holden family moved to Summer Bay into the house next door to the Hunters. When Tony and Lucas moved in with the Hunters, the house became known as the Bachelor Pad, before Tony’s sister Gina Austin eventually moved in with her family, later joined by her … Continue reading Holden/Palmer House (2005-2013)

114 Iluka Road Palm Beach

Norfolk Boatshed

114 Iluka Road
Palm Beach NSW 2108

The Norfolk Boatshed was first seen in 1990 in Episode 621, when Ben & Carly Lucini were looking to buy the business. However after much negotiations and a loan from Pippa, their hopes were dashed when newcomer Michael Ross offered the owner $10,000 more than Ben & Carly could afford, and he subsequently bought the … Continue reading Norfolk Boatshed

33 Whale Beach Road Avalon

Hunter/Braxton House (2005-2013)

33 Whale Beach Road
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

When the Holdens moved in next door to the Hunters, it called for a new exterior location to be found for the Hunter house, a place which had been seen on screen since 1998. Both of the houses were first seen in 2005 and are next door to each other like their on-screen counterparts. Home … Continue reading Hunter/Braxton House (2005-2013)

Station Barrenjoey Beach Palm Beach

Flat Beach

Station Beach
Governer Phillip Park
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Named in the show as ‘Flat Beach’, Station Beach (also known as Barrenjoey Beach) runs along the western shore of the Palm Beach peninsula overlooking Pittwater. The Barrenjoey Boathouse & Seaplane Wharf (used as the Pier Diner) stands as the main feature on the beach, which extends up to the base of Barrenjoey Headland where … Continue reading Flat Beach

West Head Lookout Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Stewarts Point

West Head Lookout
West Head Road
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ku-ring-gai Chase NSW

Though the location of the fictional Stewarts Point has always been a bit inconsistent over the years, it’s a safe bet to say that this is place which people think of when they hear the name. West Head Lookout was indeed named as being Stewarts Point when Shane Parrish collapsed and died on a rock … Continue reading Stewarts Point

North Palm Beach Surf Club

Summer Bay Surf Club

North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club
Governer Phillip Park
Palm Beach NSW 2108

The most recognisable feature of Palm Beach, other than the beach itself, we will be adding much more info and pictures on the club very soon!

Deep Creek Reserve Elanora Heights

The River

Deep Creek Reserve
Wakehurst Parkway
Elanora Heights NSW 2101

This location played a key part in 1996, with it being the very place where Michael Ross drowned whilst saving his foster son Sam Marshall during the great storm. The scenes were filmed on the nights of 13th & 14th February 1996, at this dog-friendly reserve alongside the river, which runs into the Narrabeen Lakes. … Continue reading The River

Waverley Cemetery Bronte

Viv’s Funeral

Waverley Cemetery
St Thomas Street
Bronte NSW 2024

Episode 3856 in 2004 saw the funeral of Alf’s childhood sweetheart Viv Standish (also known as ‘The Guv’), where he found out from her sister Hannah that his and Viv’s son would likely to have been adopted by a couple called the Marions. This eventually led Alf to finding out the identity of his recently … Continue reading Viv’s Funeral

The Centre Forestville

Yabbie Creek (2004-2009)

The Centre
Darley Street
Forestville NSW 2087

This shopping precinct in Forestville has been used since 2004 for the location of Yabbie Creek. During its first use on screen, Seb & Jade went into Mackinnon & Richardson Real Estate to look for a home. This very building later became the Coastal News offices in 2008 when Belle started working there. The shop … Continue reading Yabbie Creek (2004-2009)

Maitland Gaol

Dani & Ric’s Gaol

Maitland Gaol
6-22 John Street
East Maitland NSW 2323

When Dani Sutherland accidentally knocked down Kane Phillips with her car in 2003, she was convicted of attempted murder and sent to gaol. Unfortunately she ended up at the most haunted gaol in Australia – Maitland Gaol, located north-west of Newcastle in the Lower Hunter Valley around 100 miles north of Sydney. The section seen … Continue reading Dani & Ric’s Gaol

17 Boronia Avenue Beecroft

Fisher’s House (1992-1995)

17 Boronia Avenue
Beecroft NSW 2119

After his former home started to subside, Donald Fisher moved to a new home in 1992, which was first seen in Episode 956. Other characters to live in the house during it’s tenure include Nick & Shane Parrish, Lucinda Croft and Angel Brooks. Sadly for Fisher, this house also came a cropper when it was … Continue reading Fisher’s House (1992-1995)

Victoria Court Hotel Potts Point Sydney

Josie’s Brothel

Victoria Court Hotel
122 Victoria Street
Potts Point NSW 2011

In episode 3801 Irene and Dylan track down Angie’s cousin Josie Russell to her place of work – a brothel in Sydney named ‘Leather and Silk.’ In reality the building is Victoria Court, an elegant historic bed and breakfast in Potts Point, just east of Sydney’s CBD. See the Victoria Court website for more information.

Warriewood Blowhole Turimetta Head

Jump Rock

Warriewood Blowhole
Turimetta Head
Narrabeen Park Parade
Warriewood NSW 2102

Summer Bay’s Jump Rock is somewhat of a local landmark which has been seen many times over the years, however it’s probably most memorable as the place where Steven Matheson and Dodge went flying off into the water after their clifftop fight in 1995. Since then, both Edward Dunglass and Robbie Hunter have taken the … Continue reading Jump Rock

Balmain Courthouse

Kane’s Trial (2005)

Balmain Courthouse
368 Darling Street
Balmain NSW 2041

This courthouse featured in the final episodes of Kirsty & Kane in 2005, as Kane appeared at his trial for armed robbery.

20 Currawong Avenue Palm Beach

Nash House

20 Currawong Avenue
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Not to be confused with the Nash/Patterson House, which was the old family home of Travis & Joel Nash (and which Joel & Gypsy later moved into for a short time themselves), this location was the home that Joel and his family moved into on their return to Summer Bay in 1998. Located just a … Continue reading Nash House

West Head Road Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Old Yabbie Creek Road

West Head Road
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Ku-ring-gai Chase NSW

This 13km stretch of road in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has had a long history with the show. With it being the road which leads to the infamous Stewarts Point location, it has been seen numerous times over the years. One of it’s most memorable scenes came in 2003 when Dani Sutherland accidentally knocked … Continue reading Old Yabbie Creek Road

Palm Beach NSW Summer Bay

Palm Beach

Palm Beach NSW 2108

Looking for information on the fire that broke out near Palm Beach on Saturday 28 September? Click here to read the full story. The northernmost of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the real life home of Summer Bay could not be more different to it’s television counterpart. On screen Summer Bay appears to be a small town … Continue reading Palm Beach

Palm Beach Rock Pool

Rock Pool / The Rocks

Palm Beach Rock Pool
Ocean Road
Palm Beach NSW 2108

Seen quite regularly in the 90’s, Palm Beach’s 50m rock pool has in recent years made a welcome return to our screens. It sits at the southernmost end of Palm Beach, in the area known as Kiddie’s Corner. Further along from the rock pool lie the rocks. These have been seen quite regularly when a … Continue reading Rock Pool / The Rocks

Lily Pond Centennial Park

Sally and Flynn’s Wedding

The Lily Pond
Parkes Drive
Centennial Park NSW 2021

This bridge was the original location of Sally & Flynn’s 2003 wedding before it was rained off and moved to the hospital. The location was also seen in 2000 when Donald Fisher daydreamed about marrying Judith Ackroyd in the episodes leading to her departure. It lies in Centennial Park, about 4km south of Sydney’s CBD.

25 Ruskin Rowe Avalon

Beach House (Driveway 1994)

25 Ruskin Rowe
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

An incredibly minor location from 1994, this is one of a few properties that have been used as part of the Beach House over the years. Presumably due to the Clareville counterparts lack of one, this particular house’s driveway was used as the Beach House driveway in Episode 1514, when Rebecca Fisher put a brick … Continue reading Beach House (Driveway 1994)

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach
Campbell Parade
Bondi NSW 2026

Hayley, Noah, Kirsty, Kane, Dani and Scott visited the world-famous Bondi Beach in Episode 3779 in 2004. It was also seen more recently 2008 when Ric, Mattie, Martha and Cassie spent the day there.

Seven Network Studios (1956-2009)

ATN 7 Studios
Mobbs Lane
Epping NSW 2121

The former home of the ‘Home and Away’ studios. Opened in 1956, all of the interior scenes for the shows main locations were filmed here from the show’s inception in 1987. The studio buildings themselves have also featured on the odd occasion, including the canteen once standing in for the Northern District Hospital canteen in … Continue reading Seven Network Studios (1956-2009)

St Ignatius' College Riverview

Wentworth Grammar / Pippa’s OAM

St Ignatius' College, Riverview
Tambourine Bay Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066

Following Bobby Marshall’s death in 1993, her mother Morag Bellingham returned to town and put a scheme in motion to take Bobby’s adopted son, Sam, into her own care. Part of her plan involved enrolling Sam at the prestigious Wentworth Grammar School in the city, and whilst boys are usually enrolled at birth, Morag’s contacts … Continue reading Wentworth Grammar / Pippa’s OAM


Welcome

If you're visiting Sydney, why not make your trip even more exciting and visit many of the locations that Home and Away has filmed at over the years. From essentials such as Palm Beach (the real-life home of Summer Bay) to less well known locations such as the location of Josie's Brothel, we have details of 95 real life locations that any true Home and Away fan needs to visit. If you're not lucky enough to have the time or money to visit these famous locations, take a look around anyway and impress your friends with your improved knowledge of the workings of the show.

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