Era cabins in Royal National Park

Royal National Park cabins: Era

There are about 200 coastal cabins still standing, with Era being the largest community of the Royal National Park cabins. Most were built in the first half of the 1900s, many during the Depression era. Unless you catch the once-a-year Royal National Park Cabins Open Day, the photos below are your only chance to see […]

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Three years old; three pairs of boots

It’s Royal 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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Natural Choice for Tough Times

Is roughing it when you’re camping really that tough when there are so many reasons to love the simplicity of being amongst nature? We were featured in today’s Herald waxing eloquent about our favourite way to ‘get out there’. There’s nothing in the world as good as getting to your campsite, lighting up the campfire […]

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NSW Tourism Awards 2011 finalist logo

NSW Tourism Awards 2011

We’re proud finalists in the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards 2011 in the ‘Tour Operator’ category. At just two years old, we were competing against finalists that have an average 13 years trading experience. You could say we’re punching above our weight but as the park was our extended backyard growing up, we know how best […]

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Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2011

The Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2011 recognised Royal Coast Walks with Highly Commended in the Adventure Tourism category at last week’s gala dinner. It is welcome recognition of a year of hard work and enthusiasm, and is awarded via a rigorous assessment and judging process. Along with Royal Coast Walks, the Sutherland Shire was well […]

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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011

2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

We’re really proud of our 5-Star rating on TripAdvisor for our Sydney tours because it means we consistently receive excellent ratings from our guests. This Certificate of Excellence is recognition of the hard work we put in to making every tour an amazing experience for our guests and in maintaining our perfect rating. The Certificate […]

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Little Garie Shack Community

Just around the headland from Garie Beach in Royal National Park, is the quirky cabin community of Little Garie. It’s one of four shack communities in the park. Built by families mainly in the first half of the 20th Century – before this area officially became part of the park – they’re a fascinating piece […]

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“An outdoors job to dream of” Sydney Morning Herald

In 2009, Ian did what many dream of but rarely action – turning his favourite outdoor sport into a full-time business. Here’s his story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Another entrepreneur who harnessed his adventurous spirit to start his own business is Ian Wells, founder of Royal Coast Walks. Wells grew up in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire […]

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EcoCertified Advanced Ecotourism

Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation

If you know that caring for the environment means more than showering with a friend, then you’ll appreciate that we’re now an Eco Certified business. This means that you are guaranteed to experience a genuine and authentic tour that looks after the environment. Our most popular tours have also been awarded Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation by […]

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