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Sydney Out Back is the first tourism company of its type offering integrated, daily nature, Indigenous and beaches tours to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Sydney Out Back is the first tourism company of its type offering integrated, daily nature, Indigenous and beaches tours to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Sydney's Northern Beaches.

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World’s Largest Parasitic Cuckoo in Ku-ring-gai Chase.

The Channel-billed Cuckoo, sometimes known as the Stormbird, is rarely recognized by locals, despite having one of the most grating, persistent bird calls from late-September to February! This common migratory species has the notoriety of being the world’s largest cuckoo and largest parasitic cuckoo. But nothing is as it seems. Be warned, once you get to know the Channel-billed Cuckoo, you may not like it very much.

Sydney OutBack tours explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, by touring the land and cruising the pristine waterways in a full-day expedition. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

Learn more at Sydney OutBack’s Back Blog here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/worlds-largest-parasitic-cuckoo/).

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #ChannelbilledCuckoo #AustralianBirds #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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When is an owl not an owl? When it’s a Tawny.

Sydney OutBack monitored a Tawny Frogmouth family in Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park this summer, getting to know a new generation of the common Aussie nocturnal hunter – all under the watchful gaze of their round, piercing yellow eyes!

Sydney OutBack tours explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, by touring the land and cruising the pristine waterways in a full-day expedition. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

Learn more at Sydney OutBack’s Back Blog here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/when-is-an-owl-not-an-owl-when-its-a-tawny/).

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #TawnyFrogmouth #AustralianBirds #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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Sydney OutBack was a 2016 Finalist in three categories at the 2016 NSW Tourism Awards gala on 24 November, just after celebrating its second birthday five days earlier, receiving a Highly Commended in each category to cap of the company’s second year of operation.

Sydney OutBack was also Top Rated by Viator and received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2016, affirming the company’s commitment to excellence in tourism!

Sydney OutBack tours explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, by touring the land and cruising the pristine waterways in a full-day expedition. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

Learn more at Sydney OutBack’s Back Blog here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/sydney-outback-takes-home-three-awards-at-nsw-tourism-gala-2016/).

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #NSWTourism #NSWTourismAwards #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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The world’s smallest penguin, the Little (or Fairy) Penguin – Eudyptula minor, lives at the heart of Broken Bay on Lion Island Nature Reserve, which is the sphinxlike island – prohibited to people – seen from West Head lookout.
The busy and secretive lives of Little Penguins, which – despite being only 30cm tall and 1.5kg – are muscly and highly-active seabirds, surprises many young visitors with Sydney OutBack. Among our six fascinating facts, published on our blog (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/top-six-facts-about-little-fairy-penguins/), are that they swim up to 15km from the Island and feed their own body-weight worth of small fish, squid and krill… each day!

Sydney OutBack tours explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, by touring the land and cruising the pristine waterways in a full-day expedition. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #LittlePenguin #FairyPenguin #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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Beneath the Waterways of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

The pristine waterways of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park were created 10,000 years ago when ancient river valleys were flooded as sea levels rose 10,000 years ago. As visitors with Sydney OutBack journey through the region, many are surprised to discover that Broken Bay has the distinction of being the only place in the world where five waterways meet to meld with the tide: Pittwater, Cowen Creek, the Hawkesbury River, Brisbane Waters and the Tasman Sea.

Learn more about drowned river valley estuaries at our blog, here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/beneath-the-waters-of-ku-ring-gai-chase-national-park/), and about the isthmus of Palm Beach, here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/4-secrets-of-australias-most-famous-isthmus-palm-beach/). To learn more about Sydney OutBack’s Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise, just click (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/our-tours/wilderness-aboriginal-explorer-tour-cruise/). Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #DrownedRiverValleyEstuaries #Estuaries #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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Waratah Spotting in Ku-ring-gai Chase, NSW

The Waratah inflorescence, described as ‘the most beautiful seen from afar’, is one of the surprise gems found in Sydney Outback – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia’s oldest conservation reserve and third most biodiverse regions (after The Daintree and Wet Tropics).

Hope to see a Waratah in the wild? Learn more about the Waratah, and when it flowers in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, at Sydney OutBack’s Back Blogs here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/eye-spy-a-brilliant-sight-the-waratah/ or http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/wildflower-season-blooms-in-sydneys-out-back/). To learn more about Sydney OutBack’s Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise, just click (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/our-tours/wilderness-aboriginal-explorer-tour-cruise/). Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #Waratah #NSWFloralEmblem #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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Wildflower Season is on in Ku-ring-gai Chase, NSW

Wildflower season is one of Sydney OutBack’s favourite times each year. In addition to its crisp air and warmer days, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park’s ever-green and brown landscape (with its usual blue skies and hazel waterways) shows flashes of colour that are simply magical.

However, many of the familiar wildflowers are, in fact, clusters of flowers, rather than solitary blooms. In botanical terms, a flower is the single flower; when many flowers are grouped together on a stem, they are rightfully called an ‘inflorescence’. Think about these: The Waratah, NSW’s floral emblem; the red bottlebrush callistemon (pictured); the golden heath banksia and golden wattle. Each is a cluster of flowers that injects brilliant colour into the bush environment. Learn more at our blog, (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/wildflower-season-blooms-in-sydneys-out-back/).

Visit anytime between late-July and mid-November for your chance to see the National Park’s unique wildflower rainbow. To learn more about Sydney OutBack’s Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise, just click http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/our-tours/wilderness-aboriginal-explorer-tour-cruise/. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #WildFlowerSeason #WildFlowers #Inflorescences #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour

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Australia’s Superb Lyrebird (Menura novaehollandae) amuses many visitors to Sydney’s OutBack; nature’s impersonator is able to imitate sounds like chainsaws and a radio, as well as iconic bird calls like the laughing kookaburra, gurgling magpie and whip-cracking whip-bird.

Shy by nature, Superb Lyrebirds are most often sighted fleetingly as they dart across the road; yet they’re fascinating social and biological creatures. Discover Sydney OutBack’s top four curios about Sydney OutBack’s favourite songbird at our blog, here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/4-no-way-facts-about-natures-impersonator-the-lyrebird/).

Sydney OutBack tours explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, by touring the land and cruising the pristine waterways in a full-day expedition. Our tours are also part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #Lyrebird #NaturesImpersonator #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #AustralianTour
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The biodiversity of Ku-ring-gai Chase, Australia’s third most biodiverse region after the Daintree and Wet Tropics, is the perfect environment for more than 160 bird species to call home. To celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity (22nd May), Sydney OutBack lists our guests’ current five favourite birds that are found in the incredible landscape of Ku-ring-gai Chase, located 45 minutes north of Sydney CBD.

Our tours are part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

Learn more about the Park’s bird species diversity here (http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog/five-favourite-birds-found-in-australias-third-most-biodiverse-region/).
#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #Biodiversity #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #Nature #AustralianBirds
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Sydney OutBack on popular travel show, Sydney Weekender, 5 June 2016

“Yes!” Sydney OutBack did find something new to show Australian international cricket hero, NSW tourism champion and host of Sydney Weekender, Mike Whitney, who thought he’d seen it all in his 22 years with the award-winning travel show, especially after doing more than 20 tours in the region!

Mike Whitney, host of Sydney Weekender, and his team toured with Sydney OutBack recently to film for its weekly show, to be showcased in its Sunday 5 June 2016 episode at 5.30pm on the Seven Network in Sydney, and across N.S.W. and the A.C.T. on the PRIME Network. It's repeated a week later on 7TWO – so check your local guide or visit www.sydneyweekender.com.au to catch-up on recent episodes!

Our tours are part of Tourism Australia’s Indigenous Tourism Champions Program (ITCP), recognizing that we offer a quality experience that that meets the needs and expectations of international visitors.

Learn more about Sydney OutBack at sydneyoutback.com.au and flick through our blogsite at http://www.sydneyoutback.com.au/blog

#SeeAustralia #NewSouthWales #ILoveSydney #SydneyWeekender #KuringgaiChase #SydneyOutBack #SydneyTour #Nature #AboriginalTour #MikeWhitney
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