Skate tour follows best city venues

 Riders show their skills on a previous Skate Park Crawl to Sydney sites.

Riders show their skills on a previous Skate Park Crawl to Sydney sites.

Young skateboarders will be introduced to "skate park tourism" during Shellharbour City Council's Skate Park Crawl on Thursday.

They will travel to several of Sydney's popular skate parks, including Bondi, Maroubra and Dulwich Hill parks.

Packed into a bus with their scooters, skateboards and BMX bikes, 11 young people aged between 12 and 18 will take the trip.

Shellharbour Youth Services worker Belinda Caruana said the council had chosen the locations based on the Australian Skate Park Guide.

"We bought the guide a few years ago ... originally we went through it with young people and got them to pick skate parks they really like," she said.

"They love Dulwich Hill . . . as it has a familiar layout but is larger than they are used to.

"They like going to the other skate parks for diversity of experience.

"It's about introducing them to that concept of skate park tourism in the safety of an excursion."

The Skate Park Crawl has been running for the past five years, with one or two trips a year.

Contact Blackbutt Youth Centre on 4295 3820 for bookings.

Tour participants require a permission note from carers.

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