Sydney Coast Walks, formerly known as Royal Coast Walks, are the Sydney walking people. We are a team of enthusiastic outdoors people who seriously love what we do – walking the coastline of the Sydney’s national parks. You’re invited to join us in experiencing something extraordinary as we create memorable hiking adventures.
The dream began when Ian Wells returned to his hometown of Sydney after nearly a decade of travelling the world. With fresh eyes he realised his own backyard was as extraordinary as the places he’d seen but with one difference – he had the advantage of local knowledge and a vision of authentic and environmentally sustainable adventure.
In 2009, Sydney Coast Walks became one of the first tour operators licensed by Parks to operate in Royal National Park, and a few years later, just the second company in the area to receive a 10 year Premium EcoPass license after passing a rigorous Advanced Ecotourism accreditation process.
Family Owned and Operated
Today, Ian is joined by his wife Tara, to proudly make Sydney Coast Walks family owned and operated, employing a dedicated team of guides and support staff who demonstrate the same passion and commitment to your experience Sydney’s national parks. Learn more about our team.
Sydney Coast Walks has been consistently recognized for outstanding tourism practices and receives wonderful feedback from those who have chosen to travel with us. Read more about our awards and testimonials from guests.
If you share a yearning to reconnect and truly experience the natural world we live in, then join us on an adventure to remember.
We believe a strong travel industry with highly professional operators helps ensure a commitment to guests and to the community in which the tourism business is based. For this reason, we’re involved in both industry and business organisations to advance our lifelong learning goals.
Sydney Coast Walks is a member of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), the peak body representing the tourism export industry, as well as local and state business chambers, and our local business development unit. We’re also members of the Tourism Industry Council of NSW.