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.

Balls Head Reserve

Balls Head Reserve is a patch of natural bushland close to Waverton on the lower North Shore, with walking tracks and picnic areas with incredible views of the Harbour Bridge and the city. It is one of those places so cl...

Stony Range Flora Reserve

Located on Pittwater Road at Dee Why on the Northern Beaches, this reserve is dedicated to native plants, and has several microclimates particular to the region, such as the rainforest gully and sandstone heath. The gard...

Towra Point Nature Reserve

The Towra Point Nature Reserve and the Towra Point Aquatic Reserve is a fragile and essential ecosystem consisting of mangroves, saltmarshes and mudflats that supports many threatened and migratory bird species. Some bir...

North Head

North Head is a great whale watching location, but also has a lot more to enjoy, making it worthy of a half-day to a day trip. There are picnic areas and walking trails, including the hanging swamp – a wetland area on th...

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....