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School Educational programs

School education programs designed to help student achieve educational outcomes. Programs available for high school, primary and university groups. Group sizes can be from min 6 people.

What activities do we offer?

What is the duration of the school education program?

Programs for snorkel and SUP can be min 1 hour if enrolled in 10 week term for sport. Otherwise programs can range from min 1.5hrs to full day and over night custom programs

How do you book?

Get in touch with out office to provide details about student learning outcomes and group sizes. All quotes based on duration and size of group.

More information about the school educational activities

1. Manly snorkel tour

Join Ecotreasures on the Advanced Eco Tourism Certified Manly Snorkelling Tour of the Cabbage Tree Bay (NO TAKE) Aquatic Reserve. First your experienced and passionate local expert Sydney Snorkel tour guide will give you a great idea of what native marine life to keep your eye out for as well as educate you about native wildlife, Australian environments, heritage and the culture of Sydney on your headland nature walk. All equipment and wetsuits included.

Location – Shelly Beach Manly, Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve

2. ASI SUP WISE Schools recreation program

Customised SUP Wise school programs are also offered for school recreation activities / school sports, that can be structured over a school term or for special experiences.

Students receive a student workbook, with a range of questions and projects that can be completed by the student, combined with on water practical sessions. Participation certificates are issued on completion of the course.

Learning is aligned to VET competencies.

Locations – A range of spots on Sydney Nth Beaches.

What do teachers say about ECOTREASURES?

“Hornsby Girls High School , Year 9 PASS Elective had an amazing experience with ECOTREASURES. 17 students ( over half, of whom had very limited experience and skill in open water) experienced the beauty and thrill of participating in the Manly Snorkel Walk and Talk tour at Shelly Beach. All abilities were very professionally catered to and staff couldn’t have been more engaging or helpful. Hornsby Girls would definitely look at future excursions of this kind with this company.
 Jan – Horsby Girls HighSchool 

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How to get there Catch the breathtaking Fantasea Palm Beach Ferries or water Taxi across Pittwater waterway from Palm Beach Wharf to the Basin Campground. Ferry timetable. The 1.5 hr L90 bus ride from Sydney CBD will drop you off directly at the Palm beach Wharf. If you are driving to Palm Beach there is free parking available on the street. 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 camp ground on a 2.5 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.