Guided Walks and Tours
What's On in Pretty Beach
Experience a guided bush walk or cultural tour through the national park based on your fitness level and how far you would like to hike. Our walks are a complete sensory experience including information on local flora & fauna, medicinal plants, traditional bush tucker, storytelling and indigenous activities, including viewings of indigenous art and carvings.
See the extraordinary coastal sandstone cliffs, discover hidden beaches and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you meander along our stunning coastline.
We can pack you a picnic lunch, and there are plenty of photo opportunities around every bend. Wildflowers are blooming in Spring (September to November) and you may even see a migrating whale - May to July heading north or September to October heading south for the Summer. You may even like to take your bathing costume for a dip in the salty ocean which contains many vital elements for the human body including high levels of magnesium to reduce stress, relax muscles, induce calmness and promote deep sleep.
Guests meet and mingle with inspiring indigenous folk & hear traditional dreamtime stories. Visit one of the many Aboriginal sites that have been recorded in the park which include indigenous rock engravings and other fascinating archaeological deposits. Hear the history of the local Darkinjung culture and begin to take in the knowledge about Aboriginal people’s kinship with the ocean and the land. Learn about traditional bush foods and foods from our native plants that have been used for medicinal purposes in our region. Your expert guide will explain the significance of these amazing cultural sites and provide cultural content using traditional dreamtime wonder.
Or maybe, feel the spirit of the didgeridoo with a traditional dance performance under the stars at Pretty Beach House.
The following walks and tours have been formally approved by NSW National Parks and endorsed by the Darkinjung Land Council and the Guringai Tribal Link Aboriginal Corporation.
BOX HEAD HIKE
1–2 hour Guided Cultural Tour
Around the property and to Box Head and back
From $330 for 2–8 adults
TALLOW BEACH HIKE
2–3 hour Guided Cultural Tour
Around the property to Tallow Beach and back
From $440 for 2–8 adults
HIKE FURTHER AFIELD
2–4 hour Cultural Bushcraft Experience. This unforgettable experience includes viewings of Indigenous sites, information on edible/medicinal wild plants, a didgeridoo lesson and also a traditional fire-making session. This tour may include offsite locations, including the Bouddi Coastal Track. The Coastal Track runs from Putty Beach to MacMasters Beach. Boasting beaches, boardwalks and birdlife, it’s known as one of the most beautiful walks in the area. This relatively easy hike is characterised by sweeping views, shady rainforest and spectacular sandstone cliffs. This tour is tailored to suit fitness and ability and can be suitably personalised.
From $550 for 2–8 adults
WILDLIFE TOUR with your own Ranger at The Australian Walkabout Wildlife Park. Once in a lifetime experience and a must for our International guests. Only 40 mins drive from Pretty Beach House, you will pat & hold an Aussie animal in the Aussie bush with your own personal park Ranger. Get up close and personal with the emus, kangaroos, echidnas and koalas that are waiting for you at this fabulous animal sanctuary. Most of the animals at this park are not caged in so it’s an opportunity to experience the animals first hand - patting and holding is encouraged! Learn about bush tucker and bush medicine and sit amongst the animals whilst you enjoy your snacks including delicious damper, bush jams and refreshments.
2 hours private tour with ranger from $250 per person (min 2 pax)
GLENWORTH VALLEY Outdoor Adventure Park
– Horse riding (2 hours) $95pp
– Abseiling (2.5 hours) $90pp
– Quad bike (1.5 hours) $110pp
– Eco Kayak (2.5 hours) $75pp
TRANSFERS TO AND FROM THE ABOVE TWO PARKS
– Luxury car transfer to/from PBH (40 mins) / $200 return
– Luxury car transfer from Sydney hotel - to Glenworth Valley or Wildlife Park - then onto PBH afterwards / $550
– Helicopter from Sydney to Glenworth Valley or Wildlife Park, Car to PBH From / $1,600 (landing fee also applies)
– Helicopter from Sydney to PBH with stopover at Glenworth Valley or Wildlife Park / From $2,500 (landing fee also applies)
LOCAL KAYAKING + STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
– Kayak Hire $30 for 1 hour hire of single, $40 for 1 hour hire of double
– Paddleboard Hire $35 for 1 hour
Complimentary car transfers included
PEARL FARM TOURS
- Group Tour every Thursday and Saturday. Depart Pretty Beach House at 9.30am for morning tour or 12.30pm for afternoon tour - Allow 2.5 hours From $95pp
- VIP Private Pearl Farm Tour - Exclusive for PBH guests only 2 - 8 guests. Daily at a time tailored to suit. From $195pp
Day Trip to one of Australia's most iconic vineyards.
The Brokenwood Journey From $100 pp (1.5 hours by car or 20min by Heli, 2 hours onside, 1.5 hours return car trip or 20min Heli flight)
VIP Soil-to-Cellar Experience From $1099pp (1.5 hours by car or 20min by Heli, 4 hours onside, 1.5 hours return car trip or 20min Heli flight)
WINE COUNTRY DAY TRIP
(1.5 hours by car each way total of approx 8 hours offsite)
Hunter Valley Day Trip with a visit to Walkabout Wildlife Park. Drive via the old convict route, stopping at historic Australian Wollombi Pub. Lunch at magnificent Bistro Molines at Mount View (at own expense) and visiting 3 top Australian wineries for wine tastings, before heading back to the coast.
From $400 per person (minimum 2 pax)
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