Pink touches down in Sydney

Pink arrives in Sydney - to the delight of local paparazzi.
Pink arrives in Sydney - to the delight of local paparazzi.
Fortress ... Pink's northern beaches rental home (foreground).

Fortress ... Pink's northern beaches rental home (foreground).

She stepped off a flight from Los Angeles just after 6am, but it didn't take long for international pop star Pink to be hunted down by Sydney's paparazzi.

By 11am, the exclusive $10,000 a week house on Bungan Beach on Sydney's northern beaches that she and her entourage will call home for the next month was surrounded by a dozen long-lensed paparazzi.

Just before midday Channel Nine dispatched its news helicopter to hover above.

Pink, and her husband, professional motocross racer Carey Hart, and their 15-month-old daughter Willow Sage Hart, spent the morning acclimatising to their new surrounds.

Hart ventured out, and was quickly photographed inspecting the surrounds with the couple discovering their new neighbours include such high profile types as Sunrise co-host David Koch, who bought the property next door for $4.85 million back in 2006.

Hart also waxed his surfboard before heading on to the nearby beach.

Following a spot of lunch, the family finally ventured down to the beach, with Pink donning a floppy sun hat and dark sunglasses, doing her best to evade the small army of photographers who were their to capture their every move, including meeting some of the other locals, namely a fluffy poodle and its owner.

The pop star's arrival this morning was three days ahead of schedule, with rumours sweeping across town she has been confirmed to appear on Seven's reality-talent show The X Factor tonight.

In May the star tweeted: "Hi Australia. What's been up. I miss your musk. Bringing my little Koala bear over there real soon. Can't wait."

Australia has long been a popular market for the singer, who has spent many months here in the past on extended tours. Her latest album The Truth About Love, has become her fourth to reach No.1 on Australian charts and is officially the fastest-selling album in the country this year.

This story Pink touches down in Sydney first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.