This couple explored the Northern Beaches by enjoying a paddle with Pittwater Kayak Tours, not a bad effort at all for a woman in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
Just the drive up the Peninsular of Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a spectaclar tour in itself. Stopping at some of the beautiful beaches along the way including Palm Beach, Whale Beach, Avalon, Bilgola, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Collaroy, Curl Curl, Freshwater and Manly.
Throw in a kayak across Pittwater, bush walk in Ku-Ring-Gai National park, a swim at a beautiful beach and then sunset in Mosman watching the sunset over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and its close to a perfect day for a local, let alone a friend visiting from overseas.
Jarrod and Stef came along for a romantic kayak together on Valentine’s Day. After bush walking in Ku-Ring-Gai National Park, swimming at Resolute Bay and then paddling back to Pittwater Park. I left them with a bottle of wine and a cheese platter to enjoy. Nice work Jarrod, definitely earned you some brownie points with Stef.
Elizabeth and her team from EMC came along for a team building session at the beginning of 2015 to help get her team working together and experience a fun day out together. At the beginning of each year the EMC team has a corporate event. Despite the bad weather on the day, her staff enjoyed it thoroughly and said ” it was the best start to the year so far”. Due to the bad weather we were unable to cross Pittwater, so instead we kayaked to Barrenjoey Headland and walked up to the lighthouse.
Many of the staff had no experience kayaking before and were apprehensive before leaving. Once we were on the water they felt completely comfortable and had a great time.
These English expats came for a paddle with Pittwater Kayak Tours. Due to a howling Nth Easter we were unable to cross Pittwater so instead paddled up to Barrenjoey Headland where I anchored my kayaks with my assistant Jack and then we walked up to Barrenjoey lighthouse. Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales on this afternoon, but they are regularly seen from this spot. Barrenjoey lighthouse is 1 of only 2 lighhouses on the entire east coast of Australia that isn’t painted white. We had beautiful views out over both Pittwater and Palm Beach which is where they film the hit TV series Home and Away. This paddle is a must for any English backpackers who love Home and Away and all that “Summer Bay” offers.
Russell and Gigi came for a paddle on a bit of an overcast day, but we all still managed to have a great time. Gigi was only pint sized, but jeez she packed a punch. She set the pace for the paddle and after paddling over to Resolute Bay and hiking up to West Head, we then paddled to Barrenjoey Headland and then back to Snapperman’s beach making it a 6km paddle, plus 2.5km walk. Well done!!
I discovered a new track while hiking through Ku-Ring-Gai National Park last week that we will be incorporating into Pittwater Kayak Tours. The walk begins at The Basin which is a beautiful picnic area with BBQ facilities where you are guaranteed to see Wallabies. The wallabies are wild, but used to human interaction so are very tame and will allow you quite close to them.
I continued up the Basin Track where I saw a plethora of Native wildflowers beginning to bloom. There were all sorts of colours and varieties in this true Australian Bush.
There were also extravagant Aboriginal engravings along the way which have been preserved.
As I followed the track towards Great Mackerel Beach I was rewarded with breathtaking views looking over Great Mackerel and Pittwater towards Barrenjoey lighthouse. It was a truly magical way to spend a day.
3 university students made the early morning trip out to Palm Beach for the sunrise tour and were rewarded with some spectacular memories. Maria, Alex and Becca landed on the western side of Pittwater at Resolute Bay to watch the sun rise over Barrenjoey Headland. After a couple of quick photos we trekked up to West Head lookout to the expansive views over Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury.
A real highlight of the trip was on the way back when a lone dolphin swam up and said hello, surfacing repeatedly just metres from our kayaks before swimming directly underneath us and off on its merry way.
This is what Maria had to say “We had a great time Greg! Thank You :)”