About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.

Lane Cove River

Lane Cove River flows from bushland and mangroves in Lane Cove National Park, through the urbanised areas of Gladesville, Longueville and Hunter’s Hill where it joins the harbour. It is another of those great places in S...

Sydney Harbour

There is a lot to explore in Sydney Harbour, and you could spend several days doing it. From the kayak hire place at Rose Bay, you can paddle up and down keeping close to the shore, or out to Clark Island or Shark Island...

Narrabeen Lakes/Lagoon

Narrabeen Lagoon is a huge body of flat water, and offers lots of water sports, including standup paddle boarding, windsurfing, kite boarding and kayaking. The waters are calm under most conditions, and the water is most...

Kayaking Middle Harbour

Middle Harbour, or Waring Ga, is the northern arm of Port Jackson, officially starting at Grotto Point. Kayaking on Middle Harbour is a pleasant experience, as much of the shoreline is rugged, and therefore fairly quiet....

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour, and has a rich history. It has been used as a penal establishment, an industrial school for girls, and dockyard. The buildings that are the remnants of this histor...

Shark Island

In the eastern part of the harbour is Shark Island, a perfect place for a picnic or spending a lazy day. There are few amenities on the island – just toilets and picnic shelters. There is a trail that runs most of the wa...

Bare Island

Bare Island is a popular place for diving in the south of Sydney – the most popular in New South Wales. Is it also an interesting historic island to visit. Access to the island is only by guided tour. The area on the mai...

Berry Island

This island on the North Shore is now accessed by a man-made ismuth, and is yet another spectacular point in the harbour for picnics and bushwalking. It is also an important Aboriginal site, and a thirty minute walk, nam...

Dangar Island

Dangar Island is a small populated island in the lower Hawkesbury River, north of the city. It is accessed by ferry, and offers the traveller a view of small town life in the tranquil environment of the Hawkesbury River....