IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that as of 23rd March 2020, the Official Home and Away Tour has ceased operation for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the tour provider is provided below:
SADLY THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL! It was just a matter of time until we had to close shop and announce the sad news that we are ceasing operation until further notice.
We FULLY PLAN to be operating again later in the year, but we just do not know when this will be.
If you have a booking with us in the coming weeks and months, please email [email protected] and we will willingly put your booking on hold for 12 months or more.
It can then be re-activated at any time in the future.
By doing this, you will significantly help towards keeping our business afloat.
To all our amazing customers, thank you for your support. Stay safe and healthy and long live Home and Away.
The Official Home and Away Tour is one of the easiest ways to take in some of the show’s key sights, while learning more about the locations and the show’s history. With hundreds of locations dotted around Greater Sydney, you could easily spend days working your way around the area, and a tour is the perfect option if you’ve only got a few hours to spare.
Tours cost just AUD $135 per person (around £73.60 GBP) and depart Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri at 1.15pm. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours.
Tours also now run on Saturdays at 10am, but please note that there is no filming expected on weekends. Instead, the tour is extended to around 5½ hours and you will have a Meet & Greet and lunch with a Home and Away star (lunch not included in tour price).
Use our form to place a booking direct through Flamin’ Galah Tours. Please note, when you place a booking, Flamin’ Galah will check availability and get back to you with confirmation as soon as possible after you have placed your order. Payment will not be taken from your card until availability is confirmed.
NOTE: Through the month of February 2020, there is also the option of a morning tour on Mondays and Tuesdays. The morning tour leaves at 8.20am from Manly Wharf, meeting at the sliding door entrance to the Hello Manly Visitor Information Centre. The tour concludes on George Street, the Rocks, Sydney at approx. 12.35pm
Since 2013, Flamin’ Galah have been Back to the Bay’s preferred tour partner, offering a unique tour of some of the most famous ‘Summer Bay’ locations throughout Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches.
In 2015 Flamin’ Galah were proud to join forces with Channel Seven to launch the Official Home and Away Tour.
Soak up the Summer Bay lifestyle and re-live your favourite scenes while you explore, photograph and discover the “home” of Home and Away – one of Australia’s finest beaches. As well as the golden sands of Palm Beach itself, you’ll see numerous other exterior filming locations such as the Summer Bay Surf Club, The Pier Diner/Alf’s Bait Shop, the Rock Pool and the iconic lighthouse on the headland.
As a bonus, you’ll learn lots about Sydney and the beautiful natural surrounding areas, taking in views of national parks, coastal inlets and multi-million dollar real estate.
The tour will be run by an expert Home and Away tour guide—ready to fill your tour with exciting stories, gossip and interesting facts about the show—and you may even be lucky to spot some filming. Die-hard fans will never forget the thrill of watching Home and Away being created and the possibility of being up close to their favourite actors.
Lasting approximately 4 hours, the tour departs Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri at 1.15pm from outside the Museum of Contemporary Art on George Street, The Rocks, Sydney. Please wait at the Museum entrance on the George Street side and NOT the waterside.
The tour finishes around 5:15pm in Manly, where you can get a ferry back to Circular Quay in your own time (and at own expense). The ferry takes about 30mins and costs approximately $7.40.
NOTE: Through the month of February 2020, there is also the option of a morning tour on Mondays and Tuesdays. The morning tour leaves at 8.20am from Manly Wharf, meeting at the sliding door entrance to the Hello Manly Visitor Information Centre. The tour concludes on George Street, the Rocks, Sydney at approx. 12.35pm.
Saturday tours depart from George Street at 10am, returning to Manly at approximately 3:30pm.
- Tours start from outside the entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art on George Street, The Rocks.
- The bus travels to Palm Beach Wharf via Terrey Hills.
- From Palm Beach Wharf, the tour drives around to Palm Beach itself. You then get some free time around the beach area and the Summer Bay Surf Club. If the cast are filming, you can watch, take photos and maybe even meet the cast.
- The tour then takes the scenic roads to Whale Beach, Avalon Beach and Bilgola Lookout, passing filming locations such as the Braxton & Palmer houses and many spectacular views along Sydney’s magnificent coastline.
- On the way to Manly, your tour guide will point out areas like Fisherman’s Beach where the old Beachside Diner is located and the River location at Deep Creek Reserve, where Michael Ross drowned whilst saving foster son Sam.
- At the final stop, you can explore the world-famous Manly Beach and enjoy one of Sydney’s finest tourist destinations. Soak up the bars, the restaurants, the shopping, the beaches, the lifestyle, and to top it all off, you can take the ferry back to Circular Quay across the spectacular Sydney Harbour (at own expense).
The tour runs on three of the most likely weekdays to see filming, Monday to Wednesday, as well as on Fridays. With filming schedules varying from week to week, it can’t always be guaranteed that you’ll see the cast in action on Palm Beach. However many tourists are lucky enough, and some even get the chance to meet the cast and get their autographs.
Please be advised that the tour includes exterior filming locations only and does not include a visit to the Home and Away studios—these are located on the other side of Sydney and are closed to the public.
I had an amazing time during the Home and Away tour. The coach took us on a pleasant scenic drive through North Sydney to Palm Beach (Summer Bay) on what was a beautiful warm and sunny day.
When we arrived we saw filming was already taking place, it was a scene involving Leah, Zak and Irene. It was quite an intense scene involving an argument between Zak and Leah about him cheating on her with a woman called Sam.
Raechelle Banno and Scott Lee (Hunter and Olivia) were also on set. They came over to where we were all watching and I managed to get my photo taken with them. Shortly afterwards I saw Emily Symons coming out of the trailer nearby! It was quite surreal actually seeing her and Lynne McGranger close-up after seeing them on Home and Away since I was a child.
It was great seeing the familiar landmarks such as the lighthouse and the pier as well as the iconic beach I’ve seen so many times on TV. Walking into Alf’s bait shop was pretty awesome and I had a wonder around the surf club too.
As we drove away from the beach we saw another scene up the road being filmed! This one appeared to involve VJ and Marilyn. As we drove past Emily waved at us as we left and I felt pretty chuffed to have seen the two scenes being filmed.
We then carried on down to the road where Marilyn’s and the Morgan’s homes are located. It’s nice and quiet around there so we were able to get a good look and take some photos. On the way back to Sydney we drove past ‘Northern Districts Hospital’ which is a real working hospital.
This tour was on of the highlights of my trip to Australia, I’d wanted to do it for a long time and really enjoyed my day out. Hopefully I’ll get to go back one day. Lee
We had a really good experience with Paul and Lisa showing us around the Northern Beaches and some of the H&A set. They were very informative and new their stuff.
Even though we didn't get to meet any of the actors, we did get to see a bit of filming from afar. They were up front from the start about not getting our hopes up as it is the luck of the draw, but they did their best to get the most out of the visit.
It was so exciting to see part of the set like the Pier diner and the surf club in real life. Being shown around this part of Sydney and seeing all the beautiful scenery was amazing and really added to the tour. I would recommend this tour to any H&A fan. Kylie Everest
Myself Laura, Husband Matthew and my sister Ceri are big fans and always watch home and away in the UK, so when we got the chance to travel Australia in November 2016 we had to do the home and away tour experience.
The tour guide we had was brilliant telling us lots of interesting facts about the show and cast.
It was a beautiful day at the bay and we got the chance to see some filming and even had some photos with some of the cast which made the day!
It was an amazing experience for us which we will never forget. Laura Tinsley
I would like to say a big thank you for the amazing experience I got when visiting the bay. I do love the show and when I decided to go on a trip to Australia that was the first thing that I looked into doing. It's didn't fail. The staff was lovely, with a good information on the set, the location was lovely just a shame the day I went was the only day that was Raining in 3 weeks being out there. I love the idea of dropping us off in manly and got the ferry back to see the sites. The whole experience was soo good.
I was upset that I didn't get to see any filming or the cast. I do understand that it depends on the filming times and when they are around. It would of been nice to see that and see how it is made but still was worth the experience. Rebecca