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.

Backyard Buddies

Backyard buddies is an initiative of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife to get everyone involved in caring for the nature in their backyards. Our backyard buddies are the native plants and animals that share ...

Manly to The Spit

This is a great walk that doesn’t require you to even leave the city. The walk show the beautiful side of Sydney as it follows the shoreline on the northern side of the harbour, passing through affluent suburbs, calm ref...

Forest Path (Royal National Park)

The Forest Path is an easy hike through temperate and subtropical rainforest. The path circumnavigates Forest Island which is actually a hill that is almost surrounded by the Hacking River and a tributary, Bola Creek. Th...

Palm Jungle and Burning Palms Beach

A coastal walk that takes in a lot. From spectacular views of the coastline, to coastal rainforest, towering forests of gums and Burning Palms Beach. It is a more strenuous walk, but very rewarding. Information Difficult...

Hermitage Foreshore Walk (Nielsen Park)

This is a nice scenic walk 1.8km along the harbour foreshore passing several small beaches including Shark, Milk and Queens Beach. Information Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour Distance: 1.8km Start and Finish: Nielsen P...

Boronia Park to North Ryde

This walk takes you to the north west of the city, visiting mangrove wetlands and eucalypt forests along the way. The walk winds through suburbs alongside the Lane Cove River. Information Difficulty: Easy – Medium Durati...

Bondi to Bronte Coast Walk

The Coast Walk from Bondi to Bronte is a beautiful short walk between two iconic beaches in the Eastern Suburbs of the city. It is ideal for those who only have a short time to take in a walk. The walk can be extended to...

Heathcote Pipeline

This is a reasonably easy, beginners-grade ride along fire trails and sealed tracks through the bush of southern Sydney. It is a great ride, with scenic views, a few swimming holes along the way, and the turnaround point...