Sydney’s Iconic Palm Beach Shines On The Big Screen

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Aug 27, 2019

Palm Beach, the iconic shoreline at the northernmost point of Sydney, is at the heart of the new uplifting Australian comedy of the same name, which follows a group of old friends who travel to Sydney’s Northern Beaches to celebrate a milestone birthday. Think the Big Chill meets Sydney’s north shore.

Palm Beach
The Boat House In Sydney’s Palm Beach

Directed by Rachel Ward, the movie features a stellar cast of some of Australia’s most-loved actors including Greta Scacchi, Golden Globe-nominated Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Oscar-nominated Richard E. Grant, Jacqueline McKenzie and Heather Mitchell. 

Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown
Rachel Ward, director of ‘Palm Beach’ and Bryan Brown actor and producer

Director and writer Rachel Ward says, “Palm Beach was the obvious place to show the extraordinary beauty of Australia.”

Located on a narrow peninsula with pristine waters of the Hawkesbury River to the north, Pittwater to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, nothing encapsulates the beauty and enviable lifestyle of Australia like Palm Beach. And only an hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, it is the idyllic getaway from the bustle of the city.

Sydney’s Northern Beaches are renowned for their casual ambience, natural beauty and abundance of world-class dining offerings. This paradise awaits your exploration – spend your days like a local and begin with a leisurely stroll or yoga on the shore, followed by a well-deserved coffee at the famous Palm Beach Boathouse, before heading up to the lighthouse to soak up the panoramic views. 

And if you are in need of some retail therapy, you won’t be lost for options in this region. Enjoy the range of local boutiques from bohemian fashion to luxury homewares.

 Wrap up your day and savour fine flavours of a seafood platter paired with locally produced wine, before resting your head at one of many accommodation options close by. 

Palm Beach can be seen at cinemas now. It will make you want to book your next weekend getaway to explore the locations filmed in Sydney’s picturesque Palm Beach.

About Destination NSW

Destination NSW is the lead NSW Government agency for the State’s tourism and major events industry and is responsible for devising and implementing strategies to grow the State’s visitor economy. Our particular focus is driving tourism and acquiring and developing major sporting and cultural events for Sydney and regional NSW. In addition, Destination NSW is the major investor in Business Events Sydney with the aim of securing more international conventions, incentive travel reward programs, corporate events and exhibitions.


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