Paddle Board, Kayak and Snorkel gear hire/self guided tours of the Basin, Pittwater & Ku-ring-gai
Explore the pristine Ku-ring-gai National Park area for wildlife from the Basin Campground
This upcoming Long weekend Dates 29th Sep, 30th Sep and 1st Oct paddle hire is open all day 9am-3:30pm(last hire). No bookings are available, just walk up bookings all long weekend.
Basin Estuary/Pittwater Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Hire – Self Guided Paddle Board Tours
Pricing: $25 Per Hour – 1 x Stand Up Paddle Board
$100 Per Hour – 5 x Stand Up Paddle Boards
- Stand Up Paddle Board and paddle
- Life jacket if required
- Safety brief
- Paddle demonstration & tips
Basin Estuary/Pittwater Kayak Hire – Self Guided Kayak Tours
Pricing: Single Kayak $25 per hour
Pricing: Double Kayak $35 per hour
Double Kayak 3hrs $99
*Discounts available for group bookings
- Kayak and paddles
- Life jacket
- Safety brief
- Paddle demonstration & tips
ECOTREASURES Paddle Board hire, Kayak hire, and Snorkel gear hire is available at the Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Choose how you want to explore Sydney’s natural treasures know as the “The Basin” and the majestical “Pittwater”. The Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai is located on the western foreshore of Pittwater on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We provide you with the perfect escape from your everyday life where you can relax and stay fit. Create your own self guided tour while you explore Sydney’s natural treasures for wildlife and spend time with your family and friends.
How to book:
Winter season May- August – During May to August we are only open for group hire bookings by request with a minimum charge of $250. If you have any questions please call Damien 0415 121 648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the check availability icon for paddle board or single kayak or double kayak to check available dates and time. Then you can complete your easy online booking online. If you need any assistance please email email@example.com or call 0415 121 648. Midweek bookings requires pre bookings.
Customers must present identification (ID) card on the day to hire gear. To hire gear you must have 1 adults 18yrs + to sign in anyone under 18yrs. Kids under 14yrs must be supervised by an adult at all times. When you sign the hire form you will agree to hire terms and conditions and sign each participant in.
There is NO need to haul your kayak or paddle board across Pittwater to the Basin, campground. Why not save the hassle? You can use our Paddle Board hire, Kayak hire, or Snorkel hire equipment to explore the calm waterway of the Basin estuary and venture into the majestic waterway of Pittwater for more experiences paddlers. You can paddle to the secluded beaches of West Head, Ku-ring-gai on your own self guided tour with our Paddle board Kayak and Snorkel hire equipment. ECOTREASURES experienced & friendly staff will provide you with a safety and nature brief to help you understand and not interpret your natural surroundings.
Snorkel Gear Hire: Available also at other locations
1 hour – $10 per hour for 1 snorkel set (Includes, mask and snorkel)
Full day – $30 full day for 1 snorkel set (Includes, mask and snorkel)
2 day Hire – $50 2 full days for 1 snorkel set (Includes, mask and snorkel)
SPECIAL DEAL – Hire 3 sets and get the 4th for free *(ask staff when you book)
We do offer paddle board and snorkel rentals at other locations and multiple day rental of paddle boards at other locations.
Please go to the EcoTreasures home page to view the other Sydney Eco Tours we offer
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 – $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.
Self guided Perfect activity for:
School groups, sporting clubs, social clubs, corporate groups, birthday parties, couples, individuals, fitness groups, church groups, scout groups, and families. Discounts are available for groups.
If you have ridden a paddle board at locations around Sydney including Palm Beach, Clareville Beach, Mona Vale, Manly, Rose Bay, Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour, Bundeena then your next adventure on the list must be to explore Pittwater and the from the Basin area. We have Maunalua and Sanctum Epoxy SUP and variety of safe foam SUP available for hire for all levels.