Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Stand Up Paddleboard Tour

Ku-ring-gai Chase, Australia
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn how to glide across the water on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park's Basin Campground. Located near Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Basin Campground offers tranquil waters that are perfect for beginners. During one hour with your expert instructor, receive a SUP lesson and guided tour of Pittwater estuary's protected waters. After learning the basics, have an additional 30 minutes to SUP on your own. Learn with a small group limited to eight participants, which ensures individual attention from your instructor.
  • 1.5-hour SUP lesson, tour and rental, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
  • Have one hour with an expert guide to learn how to SUP and enjoy a guided tour
  • Master the basics of how to SUP before setting out to explore the estuary of Pittwater
  • Use the paddleboard independently for 30 minutes after the tour
  • Learn about native Australian wildlife in the region
  • Hear the history of Sydney's Aboriginal heritage and colonial times
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a customized experience

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

See more of the Sydney area in a fun way with a SUP lesson and free time on calm water.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • All necessary equipment and life vest if required
  • 1 hour guided lesson & tour
  • Extra 1 hour self guided paddle hire
  • Total 2hrs experience
  • Food and drinks
  • National Park entry fee ($4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Basin Wharf
    Ku-ring-gai Chase NSW 2083, Australia

    Meet your guide at the Ecotreasures paddle gazebo on western side of the Basin on the water. Walk across grass area of the Basin from the Wharf.

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your 90-minute stand-up paddleboarding experience by making your own way to Basin Campground in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located only 45 minutes by car from central Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park offers city dwellers the haven of a natural paradise not far from the city limits.

Your guide provides a safety briefing and rental equipment for your lesson, then teaches you the basics on land at first. Learn to handle your board and paddle, then grab your board and head over to the calm waters to practice standing up and balancing on the water, then paddling and steering.

Put your new skills to work on a guided SUP tour around the gentle waters of Pittwater, which is protected from wind, boats and waves, making it an ideal place for easy paddleboarding. Your guide also shares informative commentary about ancient aboriginal sites nearby and the region's colonial history during your tour.

After a 1-hour lesson and tour, enjoy an extra 30 minutes to SUP on your own. Look for wild birds such as sea eagles, kookaburras and lyre birds, in addition to native animals like wallabies and monitor lizards (goannas); the Basin is known as one of the best places in Sydney to see native animals in their natural habitat.

When you return your gear after your 1.5-hour SUP experience ends, you may want to check out nearby picnic and barbecue facilities, and walking trails that lead to sites with indigenous rock engravings.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You cannot drive to the Basin Campground. You can either catch 20min ferry from Palm Beach or 2.75km bush walk from West head road along Basin trail 30-45mins.
  • Please bring swimwear, sunscreen, hat and towel
  • All participants must be able to swim 50 meters freestyle unassisted, float and tread water, if not you can wear life jacket
  • All medical requirements must be declared to our staff once booking is confirmed.
  • Please note pregnant participants are not permitted to join the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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