Host names, Michael and Sarah. We run the a hostel in Pittwater, part of the not for profit organisation throughout Australia and the World. The place is situated 30 km north of the Sydney city area, within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and looking over Pittwater Harbour. We are accessible by public transport from the city, with the last part of the travel by ferry from Church Point to Halls wharf and a 15 minute walk uphill on a track in the National Park
The National Park setting sparkles with abundant native wildlife, wallabys seen from the veranda, birds surrounding plus possums, bandicoots and reptiles in the warmer times.
Volunteers stay with other guests in the hostel and so share the tales of may fellow travellers. we offer use of the kayaks to explore Pittwater and information on the various bushwalks available from the front door.
located 30 km north of the sydney business district,
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
The hostel is part of the national and international network of hostels providing budget accommodation to travellers from all over the world and also including Australians. You will be with people of similar interests in travelling and socialising while staying at the hostel.
Our National Park setting gives travellers the opportunity to see and learn more of Australia's unique wildlife. Also included within the Park are the sites of Aboriginal rock engraving art. Lean mor on this from the library references available at the hostel.
Our usual plan is that you offer 2.5 hours of volunteer work to assist in the day to day workings of the hostel. so housekeeping, maintenance and gardening are the main areas of assiting.
Dormitory rooms are provided for the volunteer staying for a couple of weeks. A cozy, self contained cottage is available for those who can offer a moth or more to assist at the hostel.
In addition to the accommodation provided we offer use of washing machines, free wi-fi, assitance with travelling ashore. In the summer months volunteers can take up an offer to go sailing on the popular sailing races held on Pittwater during our daylight saving times.
The accommodation has the National Park on 3 sides and spectacular vies to the north looking over Morning Bay and Pittwater with distant vies to further parts of the Park.
Walking in the National Park includes reaching ancient aboriginal engraving sites, there are historical trails and tracks that reach some spectacular lookout points. go swimming in Pittwater, try fishing in the bays nearby.
Regular community events are held at sailing clubs and the local fire sheds to meet more people and have a great time.
Host, Michael, has been sailing for many decades and enjoys giving travellers a taste of sailing when joining in a local sailing race of up to 50 boats. This can be done on Wednesdays in summer and very second Sunday in winter,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
2.5 hours per day (meals not provided)