Popular spots on Home and Away include the Surf Club and the Diner, but is Summer Bay a real spot?
The series, which airs on Channel 5 in the UK, is known for its blue skies, sunshine and surfboards, as well as its dramatic storylines.
Popular locations in the show are the Surf Club and the Diner, but is Summer Bay a real location and can you visit it?
Here’s everything you need to know about where Home and Away is filmed.
Where is Home and Away filmed?
Home and Away is filmed in two locations in and around Sydney, Australia.
The first spot is the indoor studio in Redfern, where most of the indoor scenes are shot.
The second location is Summer Bay, actually Palm Beach in Sydney, where the exterior scenes are shot.
Is Summer Bay real?
Summer Bay is a real area, but it’s actually called Palm Beach.
It is located in a suburb in the North Beach region of Sydney, New South Wales.
Known as ‘Palmy’ by locals, it is home to some of Australia’s wealthiest people and is a popular spot for celebrities in the warmer summer months.
All of the exterior scenes for Home and Away are shot here and the exterior sets include the beach areas of Summer Bay and the exteriors of some of the houses, the surf club and Alf’s Bait Shop.
What are the filming locations of Home and Away?
Home and Away is filmed both indoors at Redfern Studios and outdoors in Palm Beach.
While in Sydney you can visit many of the soap opera’s iconic filming locations.
Here are some of the filming locations from Home and Away:
Palm Beach – Palm Beach, NSW 2108, Australia
Visit the real Summer Bay by heading to Palm Beach, located in a suburb north of Sydney.
The Surf Club – North Palm Beach, Palm Beach NSW, Australia
The Surf Club is located on North Palm Beach, and Alf’s Bait Shop is also on the same stretch.
Summer Bay Diner – Boathouse, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
Why not stop in for lunch at the real Summer Bay Diner?
This real boathouse location in Palm Beach offers beautiful scenery.
If you want to go all out, check out Back to the Bay Home and Away here.
The site has over 100 locations listed on Google Maps including exteriors of apartments, houses and where the opening scenes are filmed.
Can I visit the home and away set?
Fans of the Australian soap can visit the Home and Away sets on an official tour.
You can visit Summer Bay and see the outdoor sets first hand.
No tours are available for Redfern Studios as public access is not permitted.
One of the exciting perks is the chance to catch a glimpse of the filming.
Although this can never be guaranteed, Home and Away is shot on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a two-week break in June or July.
The tour company quotes the odds as “50/50” if you come on a Monday or Tuesday and “one to three” if you leave on a Wednesday.
Tours begin at 9am on weekdays and last six hours. You can learn more about the home and away set tour here.