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Spend an afternoon visiting Palm Beach, aka Summer Bay from the famous Australian TV show ‘Home and Away.’ Your expert guide shares the inside scoop on the people and places from the hit TV series, and you can snap photos at outdoor filming locations from the show. You may even get meet some of the cast and watch the filming in action. Visit the seaside town of Manly and see other renowned surfing beaches. Choose from four different tour options to suit your schedule and budget.
  • Day tour to Palm Beach to see the filming locations in the hit TV show 'Home and Away'
  • See the Summer Bay Surf Club, Alf's Bait Shop, the pier, the lighthouse and other outdoor locations in 'Home and Away'
  • Explore Palm Beach, the real-life location for Summer Bay, and maybe get lucky and catch the show being filmed
  • Hear inside stories about the show from your guide
  • Drive along Sydney’s coastal route and take in Whale Beach, Avalon Beach, and the Bilgola lookout
  • Choose from four different tour options to suit your schedule
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Expertly guided tour of Summer Bay & surrounding area
High chance of seeing filming and maybe meeting some cast (most Tuesdays)
Meet a high profile actor. Quality time for photos, autographs and Q&A (Wed, Fri, Saturdays only)
Opportunities to buy official Home & Away merchandise
Unique gathering of Home and Away fan community
Countless iconic photo opportunities around major outdoor filming locations
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Ferry from Manly to Circular Quay at the end of the tour
Lunch
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia , 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Outside the sliding door entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art, George St, The Rocks, Sydney. Please wait on the roadside museum entrance and NOT the waterside museum entrance.

10:30 AM
Manly Beach , Manly Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Concludes at Manly Beach at approximately 3:30pm

This ‘Home and Away’ tour departs from the Rocks in Sydney. You’ll travel by a climate-controlled coach bus to Palm Beach, also known as Summer Bay, which is the main filming location for ‘Home and Away.’ The TV show debuted in Palm Beach in 1987, and over the years has become one of Australia’s favorite TV programs.

During this tour, your guide takes you to numerous outdoor filming locations such as the Summer Bay Surf Club, The Pier, and Alf’s Bait Shop, while telling you fun trivia about ‘Home and Away’ and its cast. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the show’s filming locations, and you could even run into the real cast if by chance they’re filming on the day of your tour.

After your time on Palm Beach, follow your guide to Manly Beach, where you can see other filming locations before your tour ends. Here you can choose to explore the beach-side suburb on your own time, independently.

When you’re ready to leave Manly Beach, just take the Sydney Ferry (own expense) back to Sydney, and cross Sydney Harbour on the way to Circular Quay.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palm Beach
LOCATION TOURS TO HOME AND AWAY - 2 MAJOR OPTIONS 1) FILMING VERY LIKELY TOUR Want to see the drama of Summer Bay unfold right before your eyes? Book a “Filming Very Likely” tour to get a behind the scenes look at the action. Here's the CHANCE to watch filming take place, and MAYBE meet some of the Home and Away cast, as well as getting some awesome pics and visiting some of the major outdoor filming locations. Most Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the year are considered “filming very likely” days (some exceptions apply). PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS A GAMBLE. YOU MAY MEET ACTORS, YOU MAY NOT! 2) MEET AN ACTOR TOUR On days when filming is not expected (Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun) either Colby, Mackenzie, Robbo, Heath Braxton, Tane or Nikau will be present on part of the tour. You'll see all the same sights as the "Filming Very Likely" tour but you'll also get quality time with one of these actors, including opportunities for photos and autographs and some awesome Q&A time.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • OUR POLICY ON FILMING. The "Filming Very Likely” tour runs on MOST Tuesdays throughout the year. Very occasionally, filming is expected but it gets cancelled. In this instance, the tour reverts to being a "Meet an Actor" tour. The "Meet an Actor" tour has the same content as the "Filming Very Likely" tour, but instead of there being filming, a high profile actor will be present on part of the tour. In the event that an actor can not attend the tour, then $30 per adult and $15 per child will be refunded back to the customer. Please request your refund by emailing us.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please bring food, drink, sunscreen and a hat. Lunch is not included and there are limited options to buy food on the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 38 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CelebTime
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Location Tours to Home and Away?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Location Tours to Home and Away?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Worth it
Sharn_S
, Jun 2022
Ethan who plays Tane join the bus tour and he was one of the nicest guys and humble about his experiences and gave us alot of insight to home & away. Locations were amazing to acrually see and experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Sharn, we love being able to arrange for actors to be on the bus and to offer the "Meet an Actor" tour. Thanks so much for your positive feedback. I'll let Tane (Ethan) know how much you enjoyed it!
star-3
Very disappointed
John_T
, Mar 2022
We were very disappointed with tour. When we read behind scene tour, meet stars we didn't expect general public could do the same.- we thought we would be closer to stars, hear more of dialogue from stars and director ( for a small group head phones could be used)the only difference was we could get a signed photo. For length of tour we thought a beverage such as tea/ coffee/ water would be supplied as other tours we have done at similar price included a beverage. Driver and hostess friendly and answered our questions.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello John, I appreciate your feedback. Firstly the tour has never been described as a "behind the scenes tour". Secondly, the "Filming Tour", which you booked has always been described as a bit of gamble. On a good day we get lots of time with actors who have photos specifically with our group. Sometimes it just doesn't work like that though and that's why we offer the Meet an Actor tour. This tour gives guaranteed time with an actor and there are no uncertainties or gambles. I'm afraid that can be the nature of the Filming Tour. I'm sorry again, it wasn't what you expected, but I'm very glad you were happy with Paul and Tania, our driver and tour guide. Regards. Al
star-5
Ethan aka Tane made this tour
Pauline_R
, Jan 2022
Having the ability to explore Ethan Browne aka Tane Parata life within Home and Away and his outside life was fantastic. He was such a pleasurable person to talk too. The Actors contribution to these tours makes them awesome. Thank you to the Actors that are prepared to come on these tours, you make them awesome. Also thank you to our Driver and Tour Guide for giving us a great time.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Pauline, many thanks indeed for your review and all the encouraging words. We do all we can to provide the fans with the best experience we can. Thanks again.
star-3
Meet the actor is a must or give it a miss.
Michael_C
, Jan 2022
The only memorable part was getting to hear from Sarah Roberts first hand/in person with regards to her rather candid insights and views on her experiences on the show as well as a little bit about her life outside the show. She was absolutely delightful and a breath of fresh air! We also got to have a photo with her and she was extremely generous with her time in offering to send a video message to any fans known to us back home via our mobile phones. The remainder of the tour was badly organised, quite vanilla and uneventful to be honest.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome ❤️
jenelle_w
, Apr 2021
It’s was amazing I had the best time ever. I want to do it again but when their filming ❤️💜💙 Great weather and tour guide. Meeting Tim (Colby) was great.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Jenelle, really appreciate you writing your review. Getting feedback like this really helps us build our business back up again. Cheers.!
star-5
Worthwhile for any H & A fan
Robert_W
, Apr 2021
Seeing the locations was excellent and whilst the filming was viewed from a distance it was great to see how a scene evolved. Hosts were great, full of information and looked after us very well
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hey Robert, thanks a lot for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and especially the filming. Cheers!
star-5
Surprise
SARAH_S
, Apr 2021
Meeting Colby and we’ll, what can I say, the huge surprise that the tour guides were in on. They pulled off a surprise from a friend in the UK, with an engraved bottle of champers and afternoon tea at the Boathouse-very memorable day, thank you.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Cheers Sarah, it was a real joy to be able to make your tour a memorable one. Many thanks for taking the time to review. All the very best. The CelebTime team.
star-5
Loved it
Paul_C
, Apr 2021
Got to meet Tim Franklin ( Colby ) great guy , funny and made experience memorable, great place to visit, thanks
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hi Paul, many thanks for your review. Every little helps when it comes to running a tourism business right now, so thanks for taking the time to write and your kind words. All the best.
star-5
Great day out!
Kimberley_Y
, Mar 2021
Great day out! Lots of fun and interesting facts and stories. Tim (Colby) was very entertaining and a great host. Grant and Lisa were very accommodating and made sure everyone had a great time.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Kimberley, soooo glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for your review.
star-5
The entire tour was incredibly enjoyable
Mark_W
, Mar 2020
Great day had all round Lisa and Paul were out tour guides and they were excellent and very knowledgable. We were very fortunate to be at Summer Bay on a day when they were doing filming and we saw Alf, Bella and Tori and as we left the Bay Tori took the time to give us all a wave which was a nice touch. We then went onto the Morgan’s house and met with Jackson (Brodie) in the back garden who is a great down to earth guy who took the time to answer questions take photos and sign autographs and speak to all the people on the tour. Unfortunately it does not look as though Brodie will be returning to Summer Bay anytime soon as this very talented actor is looking to land a major part in a blockbuster movie in the US and I for one wish Jackson all the best Thanks for a very memorable day This tour is highly recommended
star-5
The pier and the bait shop
Keith_S
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour, great to see where home and away is filmed, knowledgeable and very friendly bus driver and tour guide, actually saw some filming, couldn’t meet any of the actors owing to corona virus, lovely part of the world and awesome to see the locations we see on tv in the show, we’ll worth it if you are a home and away fan
star-5
Loved it!
Kristi_B
, Mar 2020
Grant the tour guide was a legend and Tania was awesome 👏 Had a great time despite the heat and they went over and above so we could all get a photo with Colby! Highly recommend 👍
star-5
Fantastic
Vanessa_J
, Feb 2020
Great day out. Well organised and tour guides were so great with information. Summer bay experience was fantastic :) deffinatly recommend this tour. We travelled with an infant and everything was good. We got to meet robbo too...awesomeeeee!!!
star-5
Excellent tour
Mike_B
, Feb 2020
A perfect tour for fans and we were lucky enough to see both filming and have a surprise character meet and greet. Well organised and with an excellent driver and tour guide. Highly recommended.
star-5
Fun experience
Louise D
, Nov 2019
Lovely fun afternoon, the team were very attentive and made the experience a pleasure. The pick up was as described, the tour was as expected and the meet and greet was a lovely addition. All very welcoming.
star-3
For big fans only
Phoebejaijade
, Oct 2019
Not much to see as only outside locations are shown and most done in studios ages from summer bay beach, even pier and dinner or salt is very different to outside shown on tv, I went on Friday and saw robbo he was lovely but might have been more exciting if went during filming.
star-5
My Home and Away Experience
Jennifer_R
, Oct 2019
I found Grant our driver and Lisa our tour guide very informative and gave everyone doing the your a insight to how the show was put together. It was very nice to see the main points of interest in the show.
star-5
Home and away tour
Derrick_S
, Sep 2019
Totally recommend this tour, Lisa our guide was very knowledgeable about what we saw and took time to answer any questions we had and Palm Beach where the soap is filmed is amazing, we then went to a house used as the Morgans back garden and Jake Ryan who plays Robbo was there to sign autographed photos and take a question and answer session, was a really down to earth guy who took time to answer all questions asked and took any photos with people who asked, really top bloke and it was well worth the visit
star-5
Great tour
Ronald_M
, Jul 2019
Great guides very informative good food nice ride guide very proffional and new what she was talkinh about a good day
star-1
Disappointed
Sightseer11849613335
, Jun 2019
Flew from Perth for Home and Away tour , they cancelled 2 days before holiday ,with multiple request of money to be returned 7 days later still getting excuses,save your money catch a bus $10 per person.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, I am very sorry to read your review. 1. We provided you with about 5 days notice 2. I explained that my wife was having a baby and also had to have a post birth operation, so attending to admin and refunds was very difficult for me that week. 3. I did provide you with a full refund just 2 days after the date you had booked the tour for. 4. How can you suggest people catch a public bus if you have not actually done the tour yet? 5. There are certain times in life when it is respectful to be patient. I clearly stated that I was very pre-occupied and apologised I could not give you an immediate refund, but would attend to it as soon as I could. I think you have been incredibly unfair.

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