Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer

$219.00

Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer

We offer nature, Aboriginal and coastal tours to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, just 45 minutes north of Sydney. Enjoy West Head Lookout, a 3 hour scenic cruise through the National Park waterways, and visit many ancient Aboriginal sites.

  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
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Description

Introduction

Sydney Out offers nature, Aboriginal and coastal tours one of Sydney’smost picturesque and diverse landscapes, the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park,located just 45 minutes from central Sydney.

 

The Park is home to the world’s most concentrated areaof Indigenous sites (>1,500 sites) and you will enjoy interpretation atseveral ancient Aboriginal sites (some only accessible by water). Visit to WestHead Lookout with views of the Tasman Sea and Lion Island, and a 2.5 hourscenic cruise through pristine National Park waterways.  A gourmet lunch and on-boardcultural presentation is included.

 

 

 

We use a 23 seater bus and 50ftpower catamaran (64 pax) for our tours.

Overview

Visit Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park for a day full of fun in the great outdoors just north of Sydney. Learn about indigenous traditions, and see ancient Aboriginal rock carvings and sacred sites. Join a 3-hour catamaran cruise through scenic waterways that lead to remote beaches and hidden waterfalls. Then visit West Head lookout and learn about the park’s diverse plant and animal life. This small-group tour is limited to 22 people, ensuring an in-depth experience with your guides.

Highlights

8-hour tour of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, located just 45 minutes from central Sydney

Enjoy a 2.5 hour scenic cruise on pristine National Park waterways and access remote locations that can only be reached by boat on our 52 ft / 64 seat power catamaran

Visit West Head lookout and see views of the Tasman Sea, Palm Beach and the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Broken Bay, Lion Island, Pittwater, and more

Learn about the Guringai Aboriginal people and the fascinating ways they lived off the land

Visit one of Australia’s most significant rock art sites, and see more that can only be seen from the water

Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and samples of favorite Aussie snacks and bush tucker

Small-group tour with a maximum of 22 people allows for a more customized experience with your local guide

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, 3 hours by land (bus) and 3 hours by water (boat)
  • 2.5 hour boat cruise through the untouched wilderness of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on board Sydney Out Back’s private 50 foot / 65 person motor cruiser  –  imagine what Sydney Harbour looked like thousands of years ago
  • Insightful commentary emphasising local Aboriginal heritage, the natural environment and the contemporary Australian coastal lifestyle
  • Personal guided tour of a remote, sacred Aboriginal Heritage Site showcasing rock engravings
  • Insightful teaching about Aboriginal culture and heritage while on Traditional Lands
  • See Palm Beach, Lion Island and the Barrenjoey Lighthouse in the morning light from West Head lookout
  • Morning snacks of Australian favourites, with complimentary tea and coffee while cruising
  • Lunch featuring Australian bush tucker flavours, while cruising in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • A good go at making you laugh with wry, larrikin Aussie humour

Your experience

  • Surround yourself with pristine Aussie bush at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • See Palm Beach, Lion Island and Barrenjoey Headland in the morning light from West Head lookout
  • Access remote locations that can only be reached by boat during a 2.5-hour catamaran cruise
  • Enjoy eye-opening experiences at Aboriginal Heritage Sites – some water-access only, iconic destinations and out-of-the-way locations
  • Be inspired by culture, art and dreaming of traditional custodians, the Guringai Aboriginal people
  • See native birds and wildlife
  • Bush tucker inspired lunch as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • Enviable photos of must-do Aussie experiences, picturesque bush and scenic waterway scenery
  • Get familiar with the quirky Aussie “culture” and humour, and tick off some uniquely Australian top-10 experiences

Pick-Up Points

7.45am – 8.15am – City based guests : City based guests Sydney CBD hotel pick-up service

8.00am – Manly based guests: Sydney Ferry departs from Manly Wharf Transfer to Circular Quay for Sydney Out Back bus pick-up service.  Pick-up at corner of Alfred and Young Streets (adjacent Circular Quay Wharf 3)

8.45am  –  Pick-up at Chatswood by arrangement

9.15am –  Pick-up at Terrey Hills by arrangement

Drop-Off Points

4.00 – 5.00pm  –  Drop-off at CBD hotels and Circular Quay, or at Chatswood or Terrey Hills by arrangement

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