Bush to Beach Returns

Bush to Beach Programme Returns!

Postponed due to floods in 2022 and Covid the previous 2 years, the Bush to Beach programme made its comeback this month, introducing 40 indigenous kids from rural NSW to the joys of the ocean. 

Imagine setting eyes on the magnificent expanse of the Tasman Sea for the first time! 

40 children between the ages of eight to fifteen are selected for each trip, as a reward for going to school.   The programme is packed from the day they arrive with beach activities many coastal kids take for granted. 

Huge effort goes into organising the event and we’re thrilled to be able to give each of the kids a sunshine yellow striped beach towel to use and take home as a memento of their visit!

Playing in the waves
Sheer Joy!  Captured by Maryan Heffernan
Catching a Wave
Wave of the Day!  Photo by Maryan Heffernan
Learning to snorkel
Kristen Wright, enjoying snorkelling with the kids. Photo: Michael Mannington OAM

Travelling through the night, a 10 hour journey from Brewarrina, Weilamoringle and Goodogoa ends with an introduction to the ocean at South Narrabeen Surf Club, a feast prepared by the Manly CWA and a weekend of new experiences, laughter and fun.

map showing the distance from Brewarrina to Narrabeen
The huge distance travelled from Brewarrina, Weilamoringle and Goodooga in north west NSW.
Whilst this is an annual programme Ecodownunder loves to support, the last time the programme ran was in 2019 pre the covid pandemic.
Turkish Style Towels
Turkish Style towels to take home.  Bush to Beach 2019
Read the full story about Bush to Beach 2023 in Pittwater Online News 

Bush to Beach 2023