Sydney Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Safari
Paddle, Explore and Enjoy The Basin Ku-ring-gai
- Friendly experienced and informative local guide
- 1 hour Stand Up Paddle Safari + 30 min self guided (total 90 minute experience)
- Safety brief
- All equipment included
- Photos package available
- Interpretative eco paddle board tour in protected calm waters
- Small group tour
- Search for local fish species in the clear waters while you paddle
- View local birds species flying overhead
- Search for Australia local wildlife including Wallabies, Sea Eagles, Kookaburras, Goannas, Lyre Birds plus more
- Learn how to paddle while your guide provides you helpful tips to improve your paddling stroke and how to control your board
- Explore and discuss the natural environment of Sydney
- Discover the Aboriginal culture and colonial heritage of the location
- Great fitness and core workout (depends how hard you paddle)
Meeting location: The Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP.
Duration: 1.5 hr
Group tour pricing:
Adult $50.00, Child (8-14yrs) $45.00 (Maximum 8 per group)
SUP Safari Private Tour Cost:
Adult $95pp, Child $79pp
“The setting for this experience is so beautiful, tranquil and safe. The journey to get there – car to Palm Beach then a ferry to The Basin – a great experience in itself. Damien, our guide, is very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He also made us feel very much at ease – especially given my boyfriend and I had never done paddle boarding before, and I am not particularly comfortable in deep water.”
ECOTREASURES Advanced Eco Tourism Certified Sydney Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Safari is your gateway to relaxation is nature. The paddle boarding safari adventure is suitable for kids, adults and all skills levels of paddle boarders. Your expert Sydney paddle board eco guide will lead you through one of the most pristine, peaceful and protected pieces of water, The Basin estuary. Located on Sydney’s northern beaches in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The bay is sheltered from wind, waves, and boats, The Basin is the perfect environment to have fun paddle boarding with your family and friends.
Your fun and experienced local paddle boarding eco guide will help you learn the basics of Stand Up Paddle boarding in a safe and fun environment. If you already have some paddle boarding experience, we can show you new skills and provide unique and useful tips to help you improve your paddle techniques, turning, and board control. Once you have found your feet, we will search for local wildlife like the famous local White Bellied Sea Eagle Population, stingrays, and much more.
Pricing: Adult $50.00, Child (8-14yrs) $45.00 (min 4 people max 8)
Please note ECOTREASURES Basin Campground Paddle Safari ticket does not cover travel cost or NPWS entry fee to get to the Basin campground. Detailed information is listed below in extra information section on how to get there.
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:
We take photos for you $45: You will receive all the photos and clips taken on the Manly Snorkeling Tour by your ECOTREASURES guide. Download the GoPro app to your smart phone before the tour and you can download all the images and clips straight after the tour. No internet or data connection is required for the download on to the app. To confirm the photo package please select photo package when booking your tour in the shopping cart.
Gopro Hire $30: You can hire the GoPro and you can take as many shots as you like. You will need to download the Gopro app to your smart phone before the tour. After the tour you can use the GoPro app to download the image directly to your phone. Select GoPro hire when booking your tour in the shopping cart. No internet or data connection is required for the download on to the app.
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 take 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.
Please go to the EcoTreasures home page to view the other Sydney Eco Tours we offer
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 50 METERS FREESTYLE UN-ASSISTED TO JOIN THE TOUR
The Basin estuary is surrounded by the pristine bushland of Ku-ring-gai Chase National park. The Basin is very famous for being the best place to observe Sydney’s native wildlife in their pristine natural habitat. You can also witness an ancient aboriginal midden site during your paddle board experience. Ku-ring-gai is home to over 1000 Aboriginal cultural sites which makes it one of the best places in Australia to see a range of cultural heritage sites. The Basin is also very close to the Hawkesbury River which made the location very important to early settlers of Sydney.
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.
If there are no parks in the car park please head back south along Barrenjoey Road, including any side streets, to find available all day parking. Check local council street signs before parking.
*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 – $33 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.