The Northern Beaches has a few sustainable tour or travel experiences that will help leave a light eco footprint on the environment. We’ve put together a list of experiences that showcase our region, with careful consideration for the planet as well.
Explore Cabbage Tree Bay and Ku-ring-gai National Park
Join ECOTREASURES on a guided snorkelling, stand up paddle tour and a headland nature walk of Cabbage Tree Bay. Search for blue groupers, giant cuttlefish, wobbegongs and a resident green turtle in their natural habitat. They also run Stand up paddle board lessons and tours in Ku-ring-gai National Park.
ECOTREASURES is one of three businesses in New South Wales to hold the advanced eco-tourism, climate action business and respecting our culture certifications. They have a very small eco footprint as they are a paperless business and don’t have any printed marketing material
Learn about the local area from a knowledgeable tour guide
Discover the wildlife at the Q station with Ecowalks Tours, an EcoTourism certified business through Ecotourism Australia. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of Sydney Harbour’s unique flora and fauna. They have small group sizes and explain the importance of leaving no trace behind while exploring the Sydney Harbour National Park.
Discover Pittwater from the water
Join Pittwater Eco Adventures on one of their kayaking or stand up paddle tours of Pittwater and Kur-ring-gai National Park. They teach you about local wildlife and threatened ecosystems throughout the day. They also offer all food and drinks served on the tour in plastic-free packaging to ensure they keep the oceans and bushland safe. All of their catered food is homemade, plastic free and consciously sourced.
Help the environment
The wonderful team at Pittwater Eco Adventure Crew advocate for a cleaner environment. Join one of their bi-monthly beach clean ups around the Northern Beaches. Book into their next clean-up here.
They spread awareness through their activities of “No place for plastic’ and “Preserve wild places”. Profits are put back into the not-for profit to upscale clean-up events and community awareness events or donated to Australian conservation organisations.
Stay in an Eco-friendly Hostel
Pittwater Eco YHA is tucked away in Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park. You will need to catch a ferry from Church Point, which means they are vehicle free! They reduce their eco footprint by using solar power to heat their showers, compost their kitchen waste, use rainwater tanks and recycle as much as they can.