EcoTreasures - Manly

EcoTreasures specialises in Eco Tourism experiences of Sydney's surrounding National Parks and coastal areas. Discover some of Sydney's natural treasures with expert local guides.

EcoTreasure's mission is to provide you with an unforgettable fun, relaxing Australian experience while increasing your knowledge about Australian wildlife, environment, culture, heritage and fun things to do in Sydney.

Discover Sydney's wildlife on their Advanced Eco Tourism certified tour experiences. Their unique adventures include Sydney snorkelling tours, Sydney paddle boarding and kayaking tours, and self guided tours, day tours, private touring, Indigenous guided tours, Blue Mountains day tours, and coastal walks.

For more information: www.ecotreasures.com.au
Tours

Sydney to Ku-ring-gai Wildlife Tour

Tour inclusions; friendly experienced local guide, one hour stand up paddle board or kayak safari in calm estuary, 5.5 kilometre guided bush walk, ancient ocean rock platform walk, Aussie morning tea and picnic lunch, National Park fees, pick up and drop off in comfortable air-conditioned transport.

Tour highlights; learn how to stand up paddle board or kayak, search for fish species in the clear waters while you paddle, view birds species flying overhead, bush walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park identifying native plants and Australian local wildlife including wallabies, sea eagles, kookaburras, goannas, lyre birds and more. Investigate an ancient ocean rock platform for tidal creatures, explore and discuss the natural environment of Sydney, and discover the indigenous and early settler heritage of the area.
Start Location Sydney central business district, Circular Quay, Central Railway, Kings Cross, Sydney Manly Wharf, Manly
Highlights Palm Beach Kuringai National Park, Church Point Narrabeen
Travel by Car, Coaster, Kayak, Walk
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $109.00-$165.00 Price Range Expert local guide, city pick and drop off in comfortable air-conditioned transport, morning tea and picnic lunch included, small group tour.

Manly Snorkel Walk and Talk Tour

Tour inclusions; interpretive guided tour with an experienced local, one hour guided snorkel tour of Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve, all equipment and wetsuits included, safety brief and snorkel tips provided, headland nature walk with great view of the Northern Beaches.

Tour highlights; learn about the diverse wildlife of the Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve, search for the endangered species like famous Blue Gropers in their natural habitat, swim and snorkel while you try to identify the 200 plus other fish marine species, discover the Australian coastal culture, and visit famous Manly Beach and Shelly Beach.
Start Location Shelly Beach, Manly - Meet at Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve sign near the barbecues and grass area, Manly
Highlights Shelly Beach, Manly - Meet at Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve sign near the barbecues and grass area, Manly
Travel by Walk
Duration Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $40.00-$95.00 Price Range Two hour group tour: Adult AUD65 per person, Child AUD40 per person, Family (two adults and two children) AUD170. Two hour private tour: Adult AUD95 per person, Child AUD79 per person. Expert local guide and all gear included.

Customised Private Day Tours

EcoTreasures Sydney will help you design your own day experience or extended stay using Damien's experience and knowledge of Sydney, Australia. Living and breathing Sydney for 29 years, Damien has many friends and business alliances throughout Sydney. Spend the day with an expert local guide hearing stories about the environment, culture and heritage of Sydney while discovering the unique landscape of Sydney. Discover Sydney at your own pace and tell Damien your wishes and he will design your perfect authentic Aussie experience.

Options include; snorkelling, bush walking, swimming at beaches, kayaking, surfing, stand up paddle lessons/tours, indigenous guides walks, coastal walks, visiting main attractions and locations you have always dreamed to see and a variety of dining options from fine dining to meat pies.
Start Location Sydney
Highlights Customised tour, Sydney
Travel by Car, Coaster, Four Wheel Drive, Walk
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less, Night, Tailored.
Price $500.00-$2000.00 Price Range Use Damien's local Sydney knowledge to plan your custom private experience with a local guide.

Coastal Whale Walks

EcoTreasures Sydney will take you on a relaxed stroll with your expert guide along an amazing part of the Australian East Coast. Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean while searching for whales. Your guide will share their knowledge and stories of the local environment, culture and heritage, and will educate you about Australia's unique natural and marine environment.

Tour includes; expert local guide, whale watching (in season), binoculars to share provided, a walk through Sydney Harbour National Park, National Park entry fee, coastal nature walk along headland, beaches and North Head Sanctuary. Help clean up rubbish on the walk (voluntary), and learn about water catchments and ways to minimise your individual footprint. Search for, and identify, native flora, fauna, and marine life.
Start Location Manly Wharf, Manly East
Highlights Manly Wharf, Manly East
Travel by Walk
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $40.00-$65.00 Price Range Expert local guide to guide you along the coastline. Other coastal location and trails available by request.

Northern Beaches Cultural Heritage Tour

EcoTreasures Sydney will take you on a journey from Sydney City or Manly to stunning West Head within Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park on a unique Indigenous guided cultural experience.

Tour includes; expert Indigenous cultural guide, authentic Acknowledgement to Country on arrival in National Park, guided bush walks to cultural sites, rock engravings, hand stencils caves (easy gradient walks), make your own souvenir of your own hand stencil to take home, touch, feel and play with clapping sticks, appreciate and learn about Kevin's and others Indigenous art work, learn traditional native bush medicines and bush tucker, understand the local ecosystem and the native wildlife of the area, search for native animal tracks and the local wildlife on bush walks, catered lunch and drinks included.
Start Location Sydney City, Sydney
Highlights West Head Ku ring gai Chase National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase
Travel by Car, Coach, Coaster
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $109.00-$165.00 Price Range Expert Indigenous guide and picnic lunch included. 5.5 hour tour. Can be customised to suit group. Minimum number or charge of eight people is a requirement for bookings. Please allow advanced notice to organise this special interest tour and check availa

Aboriginal Heritage Harbour Walk

EcoTreasures Sydney offers the unique Aboriginal Heritage Harbour Walk. The tour begins at Circular Quay where guests will meet their expert indigenous guide. The small group will be guided across the Harbour Bridge on the train to a nature reserve to visit native Australian bushland and ancient Aboriginal cultural sites.

Tour includes; expert Indigenous cultural guide, authentic Acknowledgement to Country, return train ticket included (15 minutes each way), morning tea snacks provided, visit Indigenous cultural sites including middens and rock engravings, your guide will interpret Indigenous culture and Dreamtime, touch, feel and play with clapping sticks, appreciate and learn about indigenous art work, understand the local ecosystem and the native wildlife of the area, learn about traditional native bush medicines and foods.
Start Location Sydney City, Sydney
Highlights Aboriginal heritage, Sydney Harbour
Travel by Train, Walk
Duration Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $55.00-$79.00 Price Range Minimum number or charge required for group bookings. Please provide operator with advanced notice to ensure they can organise your trip. Student group discounts apply

Basin Campground Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Safari

Tour inclusions; friendly experienced and informative local guide, one hour stand up paddle safari and 30 minute self guided tour or hire (total 90 minute experience), safety brief, all equipment included, photo packages available.

Tour highlights; interpretative eco tour in protected calm waters, search for local fish species in the clear waters while you paddle, view local bird species and iconic Australian wildlife including wallabies, sea eagles, kookaburras, goannas, lyre birds and more. Learn how to stand up paddle board while your guide provides you with helpful tips. Explore and discuss the natural environment of Sydney, discover the Aboriginal culture and colonial heritage of the area and the greater Sydney region. This is a great fitness and core work out (depending how hard you paddle).
Start Location The Basin Campground Ku ring gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach
Highlights The Basin Campground Ku ring gai Chase National Park, Palm Beach
Travel by Canoe, Kayak, Surfboard
Duration Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $45.00-$50.00 Price Range All gear included. National Park landing fee AUD3.00 paid on arrival to help keep National Parks beautiful. Ferry or walking access available to campground. No road access available. Transport information available on EcoTreasures website.

Sydney's Hidden Treasures Tour

Tour inclusions; friendly informative local guide, comfortable air-conditioned transport, picnic morning tea, lunch and drinks included by the beach, hotel pick up and drop off, complimentary photos available.

Tour highlights; interpretative coastal tour of Sydney Northern Beaches along Sydney's coastline, search for and learn about native wildlife, whale watching in season (May to October), identify protected areas and native flora, Long Reef headland walk, visit beaches off the beaten track, scenic drive exploring the coastal villages from Palm Beach to Manly, discover early settler and bushranger heritage of Northern Beaches, swim at Palm Beach and watch the waves roll in, amazing views from lookouts including North Head, option to hop out in Manly and catch the ferry back to city (at own expense).
Start Location Sydney CDB/North Sydney, Manly Pick up, Sydney Harbour
Highlights Northern Beaches, Palm Beach
Travel by Car, Coaster, Walk
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $109.00-$145.00 Price Range Expert Local guide, transport, morning tea and lunch picnic lunch included. Optional ferry trip Manly to City AUD7.60.

Pittwater Kayak Tour

EcoTreasures Advanced Eco Tourism Certified Pittwater Kayak Safari begins at the Basin campground.

EcoTreausres are very lucky to have exclusive rights to launch their kayak tours from the Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase, West Head. This allows you more time to explore the secluded beaches of Pittwater and West Head. Your experienced guide will lead your small group tour along the mesmerising Pittwater waterway.
Start Location Basin Campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase
Highlights Pittwater, Palm Beach
Travel by Car, Ferry, Kayak
Duration Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price $89.00 Price Range Adult AUD89 per person. Suitable for 15 years and above.