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Blue-tongued lizards, eucalypt forests and aboriginal rock engravings are familiar to Sydney-siders but it’s this natural abundance in the centre of Australia’s largest city that has won over the Americans. The New York Times travel section joined Chief Guide Ian Wells on a full day guided walk of Sydney on the Spit to Manly Tour. […]

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Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney

Proudly Supporting Oxfam Trailwalker

We’re walking for a good cause and proud to announce our support of Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney. Trailwalker is one of the toughest team challenges in the world, with teams of four using the 100km hike completed in less than 48 hours to fundraise for Oxfam’s work overcoming poverty and injustice around the world. Because we […]

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Phil Ashley and Emma Topham with the message in a bottle at Bundeena

Message in a Bottle

It took nine months and 50km of rough ocean travelling before guests Phil and Emma found the message in a bottle. It was washed up on Bundeena’s Shelley Beach in Royal National Park during their Jibbon Aboriginal Carvings tour last week. The letter, dated June 2012, reads; Hello, My name is Lakelan and my brother’s […]

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NSW Tourism Awards 2012 Winners

Sydney Coast Walks is one of the youngest businesses to win a NSW Tourism Award by being recognised with Bronze in the Ecotourism category. We’re proud to be a NSW Tourism Awards 2012 winner. The award acknowledges that Sydney Coast Walks is at the forefront of a growing demand for low-impact, highly sustainable and authentic […]

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Sydney Weekender film crew set up

Sydney Weekender visits Royal National Park

TV show Sydney Weekender loves sharing the best things to do in NSW and, last week, revealed the secrets of Royal National Park. Sydney Coast Walks has been guiding walks along Royal’s stunning coastline for nearly four years so we were delighted to share our favourite places during a full day walk along the Coastal […]

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Turning Your Passion Into Business

Turning your passion into a booming business

What would it take for you to give up the security of a full-time job? To tie your future to passion instead of choosing safety? Ian spoke to BRW about turning a passion into a successful business. He reveals what it took to get the business off the ground, lessons learned, and how we earned […]

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Shire Tourism Awards 2012

We’re so proud to have been recognised at the Sutherland Shire Tourism Awards 2012. We won the Shire Attractions category – with deserving co-winners Canons Shuttles – as well as the Eco Tourism category. Founder Ian Wells was Highly Commended for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Shire Tourism, in part for his work in representing tour […]

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Eco Tourism winner Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2012

Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2012

We’re proud winners of the Eco Tourism category in the 2012 Greater Sydney Tourism Awards, with the extra honour of being Highly Commended in both the Adventure Tourism, and Tour & Transport Operator categories. These awards recognise excellence in the tourism industry with detailed award submissions carefully evaluated and scored by respected industry judges. It’s […]

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Three years old; three pairs of boots

It’s Sydney Coast Walks’ third birthday today, which means it’s three years since founder Ian Wells first pulled on his hiking boots to guide enthusiastic guests through his backyard, Royal National Park. Ian’s on to his third pair of boots in that time and it’s no wonder when you think about the distance he’s walked […]

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Clean Up Australia Day 2012

Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up a beautiful Sydney autumn day to help us clean up Wattamolla for Clean Up Australia Day 2012. We collected 21 bags of plastic, glass, dirty nappies, clothes and sun shades that won’t be polluting this gorgeous stretch of coastline any longer. The most unusual thing we collected […]

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