Proudly Locally Owned and Operated Family Enterprises
Welcome to ecoTekk, the premier electric (e-Bike) hire and tour service on the vibrant Sunshine Coast. Our story is a synergy of two distinct businesses, both locally owned and operated family enterprises: ecoTekk Noosa, the brainchild of Darren Walters, a seasoned tourism expert with a history of managing resorts in the Noosa region, and ecoTekk Sunshine Coast, founded and operated by the dynamic duo of Stuart Whitney and Tracey McKean.
In 2015, Darren embarked on a journey, leveraging his extensive background in managing tourism resorts. Recognising the disparity in fitness levels amongst guests exploring Noosa’s bike pathways, he envisioned a solution – electric-assist bicycles. These e-bikes emerged as a game-changer, levelling the fitness and skill divide. They enable both novices and those of average fitness to savour the beauty of Noosa and its environs effortlessly.
On the other end of the coast is @ecoTekkSC. Stuart and Tracey, a passionate husband and wife team, stumbled upon the e-bike experience through a providential win at a sustainability conference. Despite initial hesitations, a trial ride around Noosa rekindled their love for cycling, dormant for over two decades. Inspired by this reawakening and their dedication to environmental stewardship, they joined forces with Darren in 2018 to establish ecoTekk Sunshine Coast (@ecoTekkSC).
At ecoTekk, we strive to offer sustainable and unforgettable adventures across the Sunshine Coast region. As pioneers in electric bike rentals and guided tours, we present a distinctive approach to relishing the natural beauty stretching from Noosa to Caloundra and the surrounding Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Our core mission revolves around promoting sustainable tourism and reducing our ecological footprint. We proudly harness solar energy to power our electric bikes, exemplifying our commitment to eco-friendliness. With our advanced electric bikes, trikes, scooters, and delivery to your door, we seek to ensure your adventure is seamless and delightful.
Whether you’re a biking enthusiast or a first-time e-bike rider, our experienced guides aim to craft an extraordinary experience for you. From guided tours that unveil the essence of the Sunshine Coast to self-guided escapades granting you the freedom to explore at your pace, we cater to all preferences.
Join us at ecoTekk, where we blend the exhilaration of exploration with a steadfast dedication to sustainability. Let us assist you in crafting indelible memories while minimising our impact on the exquisite Sunshine Coast. Discover the wonders of this picturesque region, leaving only a positive mark on the environment.
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Meet the ecoTekk Team
Darren WaltersOwner of ecoTekk Noosa
Call Darren on 0426 246 342
Darren Walters: An Emissary of Business, Environment, and Community Advancement
With a versatile array of skills and experiences, Darren Walters has emerged as a key influencer in business management, environmental advocacy, and community empowerment. His journey, spanning over a decade in electrical retail and resort management, has been marked by his unwavering commitment to driving positive change.
Business Management Virtuoso
Bringing over a decade of expertise in electrical retail in Sydney and a successful period overseeing resorts in Noosa, Darren has honed his business acumen through hands-on experience. His leadership has steered numerous enterprises towards success, including the notable Ecotekk Electric bikes, Trikes & Scooter Hire, Tours & Sales. Darren’s knack for managing operations, logistics, and customer relations has been pivotal to his professional journey.
A Force for Sustainability
With an unwavering passion for environmental conservation, Darren has championed energy efficiency and sustainability. Notably, he played a vital role in securing the Earth Check Bronze accreditation for energy efficiency at Noosa Blue Resort, showcasing his commitment to marrying business with eco-conscious practices. His active participation in groups like ZEN TAG (Transport Action Group) and Noosa Community Biosphere Association (NCBA) reflects his advocacy for sustainable living.
Weaver of Community Bonds
Darren’s influence transcends business boundaries; his impact on community development is palpable. His engagement in various business and environmental groups underscores his dedication to fostering strong community connections. Serving as Vice President and Treasurer of NCBA, he actively shapes the destiny of the community. His presence in the Noosaville Business Association and Tourism Noosa Adventure Group underlines his commitment to community well-being.
Architect of Strategy and Growth
Darren’s contributions extend into strategic planning, where he’s been instrumental in shaping future trajectories. His involvement in crafting the Noosa Cycling & Walking strategy and aligning with Queensland Government’s EV strategy attests to his foresight in creating sustainable pathways.
In his diverse roles and impactful actions, Darren Walters exemplifies a fusion of business acumen, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. His collaborative ethos, strategic acumen, and commitment to holistic betterment make him a trailblazer for a more promising and sustainable future.
Stuart WhitneyDiscover the Wonders of the Sunshine Coast with @ecoTekkSC
Call Stuart on 0473 635 865
Welcome to the Sunshine Coast, a breathtaking destination where pristine beaches, lush hinterland, and vibrant marine life converge. At ecoTekk Sunshine Coast, we are proud to have Stuart Whitney as an integral part of our team. With his expertise in marine biology and commitment to sustainability, Stuart helps us provide unique and eco-friendly experiences that showcase the natural wonders of this stunning region. Join us as we dive into Stuart’s role at ecoTekk Sunshine Coast and the incredible adventures that await you.
A Passion for Marine Biology:
Stuart Whitney’s deep passion for marine biology is evident in everything he does at ecoTekk Sunshine Coast. With a wealth of knowledge about the marine ecosystems that thrive along the coast, Stuart brings a unique perspective to our tours. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant underwater world or discovering the diverse coastal landscapes, Stuart’s expertise ensures an immersive and educational experience like no other.
Sustainable Tourism Advocate:
At ecoTekk Sunshine Coast, we believe in the power of sustainable tourism. Stuart’s commitment to environmental conservation aligns perfectly with our mission. His expertise in sustainable practices and his dedication to minimizing our carbon footprint make him an invaluable asset to our team. With Stuart’s guidance, we strive to create experiences that not only showcase the beauty of the Sunshine Coast but also protect and preserve it for future generations.
When you embark on an adventure with ecoTekk Sunshine Coast, you can expect an unforgettable experience curated by Stuart Whitney. From guided tours that delve into the secrets of the marine world to eco-friendly bike rides along scenic coastal paths, Stuart ensures that every moment is filled with wonder and discovery. His attention to detail and passion for sharing his knowledge make each tour a truly immersive and educational experience.
Connecting with Nature:
One of the highlights of exploring the Sunshine Coast with Stuart is the opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level. Stuart’s expertise allows him to share fascinating insights about the local flora and fauna, the delicate balance of marine ecosystems, and the importance of conservation. Whether you’re riding through the forests in the Hinterland or cycling through picturesque coastal trails, Stuart’s guidance enhances your understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
Creating Lasting Memories:
Stuart’s warm and friendly demeanour creates a welcoming atmosphere for all guests. His genuine passion for the Sunshine Coast and its natural wonders is contagious, making every tour an unforgettable memory. Whether you’re a seasoned environmental enthusiast or a curious traveller, Stuart’s enthusiasm and knowledge ensure that your experience with ecoTekk Sunshine Coast will be truly remarkable.
Stuart’s expertise in marine biology, commitment to sustainability, and passion for the Sunshine Coast make him an invaluable member of the ecoTekk Sunshine Coast team. Through his guidance, we provide eco-friendly experiences that connect guests with the region’s stunning natural beauty. Join us on an adventure with ecoTekk Sunshine Coast and let Stuart Whitney be your guide to the wonders of the Sunshine Coast, where unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for nature await.
Tracey McKeanDiscover the Wonders of the Sunshine Coast with @ecoTekkSC
Tracey McKean: A Multidisciplinary Force Driving Value at @ecoTekkSC
In the realm of sustainable tourism and electric bike adventures, one individual stands out for her diverse skill set and ability to bring immense value to @ecoTekkSC. Meet Tracey McKean, a powerhouse with a unique combination of qualifications and expertise that elevate the experiences offered by this premier electric bike hire and tour service on the Sunshine Coast. With her Associate Diploma in Biology, Honours Degree in Creative Writing, and Graphic Arts background, Tracey brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to @ecoTekkSC.
A Fusion of Science and Art:
Tracey’s educational journey reflects her multidisciplinary spirit and her ability to seamlessly blend science and art. Her Associate Diploma in Biology equips her with a deep understanding of the biological world, allowing her to provide insightful interpretations of the natural environment during @ecoTekkSC tours. This scientific foundation serves as a strong backbone for her work, enabling her to deliver engaging and informative experiences to guests.
The Power of Words and Visuals:
Tracey’s Honours Degree in Creative Writing and Graphic Arts adds a unique dimension to her role at @ecoTekkSC. Her proficiency in crafting meaningful stories through words and images allows her to create a captivating narrative that resonates with guests. Through her illustrated books and storytelling abilities, Tracey goes beyond the ordinary, evoking thoughts, wonder, and joy in those who experience @ecoTekkSC’s offerings. Her talent for weaving sustainability and creativity together enriches the overall experience and leaves a lasting impact on guests.
Unleashing Creativity for Environmental Consciousness:
Tracey’s creative prowess extends beyond the pages of her books. At @ecoTekkSC, she channels her artistic abilities to raise awareness about environmental consciousness and sustainability. By combining her scientific knowledge with her creative skills, Tracey effectively communicates the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast. Her ability to inspire others to embrace eco-friendly practices and appreciate the wonders of the environment is a testament to her talent and dedication.
A Holistic Approach to Experiences:
Tracey’s multidisciplinary background enables her to take a holistic approach to @ecoTekkSC’s offerings. She seamlessly integrates scientific insights, captivating storytelling, and visually appealing elements to create immersive and unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s highlighting the intricate details of the local ecosystem, capturing breathtaking moments through photography, or crafting engaging narratives, Tracey’s abilities add depth and value to every tour.
Tracey McKean is a true asset to @ecoTekkSC, leveraging her Associate Diploma in Biology, Honours Degree in Creative Writing, and Graphic Arts background to bring a unique blend of knowledge and creativity to the forefront. Her ability to fuse science and art creates a powerful platform for promoting environmental consciousness and sustainability. With Tracey’s multidisciplinary skills, @ecoTekkSC continues to provide exceptional experiences that inspire guests to appreciate and protect the natural wonders of the Sunshine Coast.