The perfect day trip out of Sydney is 30km north to Palm Beach, and we were delighted when Liz said she would take us there. She was an enthusiastic guide with lots of local knowledge.
Palm Beach is a unique mushroom shaped isthmus, with the dramatic Barrenjoey Lighthouse at the end. The well-off live out here in their wooden houses surrounded by pine forests and deep-blue water.
From West Head Lookout in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park we got a wonderful view across to the isthmus. Then after lunch by the waterfront at Church Point, we climbed up the steep track to the lighthouse.