Basin Kayak Safari – Small group tour maximum 8 people per tour
90 minute guided exploration of the Basin Estuary, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
The Basin estuary, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is located on the western foreshore of Pittwater on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. ECOTREASURES will provide you with the perfect escape from your everyday life. Join EcoTreasures small group (maximum 8 people) Advanced Eco Tourism Certified Basin Kayak Stay Safari with your expert local guide. Stay fit and healthy in the outdoors on a guided kayak tour with EcoTreasures in calm protected waters while you search for Sydney’s native wildlife. You can have fun, unwind, while you spend time with your friends and family in the great outdoors.
- Friendly experienced and informative local guide
- 1 hour guided Basin Kayak Safari Tour
- Extra 30 minutes Basin Kayak Safari (self guided tour)
- Safety and paddle brief
- All equipment included
- Photos package available
- Interpretative Basin Kayak Safari Eco tour in safe calm protected area
- Small group tour (maximum 8 people)
- Learn how to Kayak while your guide provides you helpful tips to improve your paddling stroke
- Paddle your kayak in the estuary to search for wildlife and the iconic White Bellied Sea Eagles
- Hear stories of the early settlers at the Basin and coasters retreat
- Search for local fish species in the clear waters and sea grass beds
- Local wildlife include Wallabies, Sea Eagles, Kookaburras, Goannas, Lyre Birds
- Discover the Aboriginal culture and view ancient midden site from the water
- Great fitness and core workout (depends how hard you paddle)
Meeting location: The Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Duration: 90 minutes
Pricing: Adult $55.00, Child (8yrs-14yrs) $45.00
How to book:
Click on the availability tab on the left side of this page to check group tour available dates and to book online. Private tours available by request. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 0415 121 648
What to bring:
- Swimming gear
- Re-fillable drink bottle
- Walking shoes
- Polarised sunglasses (with strap) to see through the water while paddling
Photo package available shot with GoPro:
You will receive 10 photos taken on the Basin Kayak Safari by your EcoTreasures guide while on tour. $30 for 10 x photos of you or your group. The photos will be sent via email file transfere. To confirm select photo package when booking your tour in the shopping cart.
How to get there:
There is no public car access to the Basin campground in the protected Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. You can come across the water or walk. Please read information below. Email or call if you need any help.
From Palm Beach: Catch the breathtaking ferry across Pittwater to the Basin campground, West Head with Fantasea Palm Beach Ferry service or Palm Beach Water Taxi from Palm Beach Wharf to the Basin Campground. Please click on Ferry timetable link to view departure time. The ferry ride from Palm Beach to the Basin is 20mins. Please note Opal cards do not work on the Palm Beach- Basin ferry service.
By Bus from Sydney: The 1.5 hour public L90 bus ride from Wynyard, Sydney city will drop you off directly at the Palm beach Wharf. Opal card have a Sunday reduce rate for cheap travel.
Driving to Palm Beach or West Head: If you are driving to Palm Beach there is free parking available on the street. Always check street signs. You can also drive to West Head via West Head road and park at the top of the Basin Trail and walk in to the Basin campground on a 2.75 km hike with a steep descent. Please always check NPWS website for updates and important information before entering the Park.
The journey is part of the experience so embrace the adventure which ever way you decide to come to the Basin.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 50 METERS FREESTYLE UN-ASSISTED TO JOIN THE TOUR
The Basin Campground area has picnic and BBQ facilities, Overnight camping, toilets, showers, bush walking trails to ancient Indigenous rock engravings and open space to relax under a tree with family or friends or play sport in the open grass area. Great place for Birthday Parties.
*Day entry – Please note you must pay National Park landing fee on arrival at the Basin Wharf Adults $3, Children $2 and entry fee by car is $12 per car.
Camping fees – All campsites – site fee – $32 per night (2 person inclusive); $16 per night per additional adult (16 years+); $8 per night per additional child (5-15 years); infants free (0-4 years). Overnight camping information and online booking.