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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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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 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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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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“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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