Kayaking in the Pittwater.jpg


  • Kayaking - 1 x adult & 1 x junior provided, or hire a Stand-up paddle board
  • Hire a boat and sail around the Pittwater 
  • Fish - drop a line off the deck and catch dinner (hand reels / tackle box provided)
  • Jump off the jetty or swim at nearby beaches or inlets (via boat)


  • Backyard bushwalk - in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - the Elvina Trail runs directly along the back of the cottage.  Take a short stroll to the South Elvina Wharf (12mins easy walk) or see Aboriginal engravings on the Elvina Track rock platform (30mins moderate walk).
  • Waterview dining - cook a BBQ feast and dine alfresco on the deck or in the living room with water views
  • Birdwatching - caretaker runs bird feeding from his balcony with visits by King Parrots, Kookaburras, Butcherbirds, white Cockatoos and if lucky, Owls
  • Board/card games, reading, drawing or hopscotch (games box provided) 
  • Yoga on the deck (2 mats and blocks provided)
 The Newport - Photo by: Jolene Cornford

The Newport - Photo by: Jolene Cornford


Catch the Church Point ferry to Scotland Island (4 stops) or the Western Foreshore which includes: Elvina Bay, Halls Wharf (access to Morning Bay), and Lovett Bay, made famous by Susan Duncan’s book 'Salvation Creek'.


  • Waterfront Cafe & Pasadena lawn pop up cafe van, Church Point Ferry Wharf (6 mins by boat) 
  • The Marina Cafe, Church Point (8 mins by boat) 
  • The Newport, (25mins by boat or 6mins by boat to Church Point & then 15min drive)