Tag: Hiking tours Sydney

Tag: Hiking tours Sydney

BAREFOOT DOWNUNDER GRANTED COMPETITIVE 3-YEAR LICENSE TO THE FIGURE EIGHT POOLS, ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Barefoot Downunder has successfully won the tender for a 3-year licence to run their unique Figure Eight Pools day tour in the Royal National Park (worlds 2nd oldest National Park) on Sydney’s doorstep. “It is exciting to have created a new tour in Sydney that showcases the beautiful Royal National Park that is right at our doorstep,” Co-owner, Adam Hammond said. “Over the last year, we have worked really hard in providing a fun and safe experience for travellers to visit this incredible area and are gearing up for a bigger season ahead.”

The Figure 8 Pools Coastal Adventure and Hike Tour includes a hike along the Coast Track to the awe-inspiring Figure of Eight Pools, a walk through Burning Palms Beach to see the heritage listed ‘Shack Communities’, Garie’s Beach for a relaxing picnic lunch, swimming and exploring at Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach, Bald Hill Lookout at Stanwell Tops, and finishing with a drink back at Side Bar, Sydney’s local travellers bar.

Barefoot Downunder see themselves as an industry leader and practice ecosustainability on their tours, which includes recycling and picking up rubbish during the day to help keep the parks clean. They are becoming eco-certified this year, which has already been a big part of their business practice.

“We are very proud to have won the tender and endeavour to continue providing a well managed and safe experience. Not only is our tour about the figure Eight Pool, it is about increasing others awareness of respecting the environment and future users of the park,” Co-owner Debbie Hammond said.

Barefoot Downunder successfully trialled the tour for one year before being granted a 3-year competitive allocated license to continue operating the tours to the Figure Eight Pools in the Royal National Park following a competitive tender process.

MEDIA RELEASE – OCTOBER 2017

 

BAREFOOT DOWNUNDER LAUNCH SYDNEY’S NEWEST TOUR TO THE INSTA-FAMOUS FIGURE EIGHT POOLS IN THE ROYAL NATIONAL PARK

Specialist NSW youth tour operator, Barefoot Downunder, have launched a new day tour to the Figure Eight Pools in the NSW heritage-listed Royal National Park, located an hour south of Sydney.

Working closely with National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) on an initial 12- month trial, Barefoot Downunder have been granted approval to run tours to the popular Figure Eight Pools, offering a safe, fun and unique day tour for the youth travel market.

“The Royal National Park has great historical significance being the second oldest National Park in the world, and with its stunning beaches and walking tracks we believe the ‘Nasho’ is one of NSW’s best natural attractions,” Barefoot Downunder Co-Owner Debbie Hammond said.

“It can be hard for visitors to access this area safely without their own transport or knowledge of the area, so as an experienced and licensed tour operator we are delighted to be safely opening up this untapped area to both domestic and international travellers.”

Adam Hammond, Co-Owner of Barefoot has applied his 15 years of knowledge and experience in running outdoor adventure activities to the new Figure Eight Pools day trip.

“We take the planning and prep work out of it for travellers and apply our knowledge and experience, resulting in a fun and safe trip out to the pools that operates only during low tide, low swell and calm surf conditions which are checked by our team on a daily basis.” Adam Hammond explained.

“As the pools are located on a rock platform which is open to the ocean we talk to the group about basic ocean safety including the importance of always watching the waves and never turning your back on the ocean.”

The Figure 8 Pools tour experience includes a full day of hiking to the pools, including a walk through Burning Palms Beach to see the heritage listed ‘Shack Communities’, Garie’s Beach for a relaxing picnic lunch, swimming and exploring at Wattamolla Lagoon and Beach, Bald Hill Lookout and Stanwell Tops, and finishing with a drink back at Side Bar, Sydney’s local backpackers bar.

About Barefoot Downunder Barefoot Downunder is a husband and wife run company and an accredited tour operator providing new and unique adventure trips to youth and student travellers, backpackers or for the young at heart. Our tours currently explore the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains and the Figure 8 Pools in the Royal National Park. Passionately providing fun, personalised and informative experiences with an emphasis on hiking adventures and exploring the outdoors.

Media Release – October 31, 2016