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No Smoking in NSW National Parks

We’ve all seen it – a cigarette butt flicked carelessly away by an inconsiderate smoker. In a city, it’s ‘simply’ littering, but in a national park the effect can be devastating. A new NSW smoking ban aims to protect the environment from bushfire risk and rubbish by extending no smoking laws to cover national parks. […]

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Three ways to inspire a new generation

Once every ten years, the brightest minds in environmental issues get together for a global forum on protected areas – World Parks Congress 2014. One question the Congress was trying to answer is how to inspire a new generation to appreciate nature parks. I teamed up with Matt McClelland of WildWalks to present lessons learned […]

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Delta Sky April 2014

Years before people were talking about Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk, American in-flight magazine Delta Sky was exploring Sydney’s wild side. Sydney Coast Walks founder Ian Wells spoke to journalist Elaine Glusac about Sydney’s best natural beauty, while out on a full-day Spit to Manly Walk with her in 2014. This is some of Elaine’s take […]

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The New York Times Travel Sydney

Featured in The New York Times Travel

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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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 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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