Choose Coach Hire in Sydney to Explore Top Eco-Tourism Spots!

Some of the best eco-tourism experiences are concealed in and around the city of Sydney, with natural treasures and coastal areas that promise to provide leisure experience as you gain some valuable insight into the local culture, environment, heritage and wildlife. Discover Sydney’s wide diversity of flora and fauna, and get involved in some exhilarating activities with day trips and long walks. If you are looking to dive yourself deep into nature, make sure to opt for Sydney coach hire for a comfortable ride to some of these top eco-tourism spots.

Blue Mountains

Hardly a couple of hour’s drive from the Central Business District of Sydney, the Blue Mountains is not only one of best eco-tourism destinations in Australia, but in the world.  This region is formed by a conservation reserve and 7 national parks, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Extending to an area of more than a million hectares, the Blue Mountain region is an exciting mix of bushlands,forests, canyons and rainforest, which combine a total of 8 conservation reserves, namely, Jenolan Caves Karst, Thirmele Lakes. Kanangra Boyd, Nattai, Blue Mountains, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi and Yengo.

If you are a nature lover, this is a paradise for you, with a huge diversity in flora and fauna, as well as the breathtaking landscapes.  You can indulge in a wide range of activities including canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing, bushwalking, and a number of tours that combine local culture with the natural beauty. You’ll learn about the local geology, the diverse eucalypt forest and the iconic Australian kangaroos and koalas.  The accommodations in this precinct are also built, keeping in mind ecological criteria and sustainability.

Lane Cove National Park

Sitting pretty on the entrance of Australia’s largest city, the Lane Cove National Park offers an excellent opportunity to experience the best of nature, as you spend a wonderful time in an eventful daytrip.  With activities likes kayaking, boating, biking and bushwalking, this place will leave you to crave for more. The best part about this eco-destination is the bush camping in an urban setting, and for that, you need to head towards the River Tourist Park on the south-western side.  

You’ll be amazed to witness the beauty of the background scenery which is nicely set in an urban environment. Home to a wide assortment of flora and fauna, this region has some of the best saltwater wetlands, casuarinas woodland and eucalypt forests. If you are lucky enough, you may spot the nocturnal Echidnas which venture out during the day time in a mild weather. However, make sure to maintain a pin-drop silence or else you’ll see them curling up back into the ball for shield. As you walk along the river, watch out for the eastern water dragon with enlarged spiny scales and distinctive black stripes.

Bouddi National Park

Spanning across an area of 1500 hectares, the Bouddi National Park is situated south-east of Gosford, and it also includes the Marine Extension Area. The Park also boasts of panoramic coastal views offering diverse marine habitat and pristine beaches.  It’s a complete package with a number of Aboriginal sites outlining the area, with rocks shelters engravings, native art, middens, archaeological structures, grinding grooves and some great adornments that make this place worth a visit.

There’s a huge variety in birds and animals inhabiting the area with diverse vegetation and climate. You may also spot the tree frog, sea-eagle or the echidna, if you are lucky enough to get a glimpse.  The fascinating rock formations of the region are a treat for the eyes. The Marine Extension stretches over an area of 300 hectares, and it preserves some of the diverse marine wildlife, with a huge variety of aquatic species. The park has a number of lookouts offering great whale watching opportunities, especially the humpback whales during the spring, or mostly between May and July.

Sydney Harbour National Park

Dive into a paradise of nature at the Sydney Harbor National Park, as you explore the varied landscapes, rocky foreshores, sandstone cliffs, bushland and pristine beaches. Absorb the breathtaking enormity of the harbor from the headland lookout, or plunk under the huge Sydney Red gums. With more than 150 bird species on offer, you are sure to spot at least one, maybe a honeyeater or a white-belly sea eagle.

If you come across webbed footprints on the shoreline, they belong to a water rat out in search of seafood along the shoreline. Within the park, there are 5 iconic harbor islands, where you can discover some rich heritage with panoramic views from all sides.  There are dedicated picnic areas on the Shark and Rodd Island offering great opportunities for daytime eco-tour.  

The exceptional landscapes are perfectly set to soak up the views, as well as to get involved in scuba diving, swimming and fishing.  And if you are looking to experience some Aboriginal culture, head towards the Clark Island, and enjoy the city skyline as you dine at Fort Denison.

Ku-ring-gai Chase Park

Situated 20 km towards the north of Sydney CBD, the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is located within the city’s metropolitan area, and the park stretches from the Hawkesbury River in Brooklyn to St Ives. The area offers convenient access with multiple entry points, and you will find everything from walking tracks to whale watching opportunities and loads of outdoor activities.

The majority of Sydney’s waterways is also preserved in this area, which include Cowan Water, Pittwater and Hawkesbury River, along with a number of coves and creeks.  You’ll find some really good spots for waterfront picnic and breathtaking coastal views at the Barrenjoey Head. More than 160 bird species inhabit the park, and you surely wouldn’t want to miss a chance to sight the pelicans, wedge-tailed eagles, crimson rosellas, and wood ducks. If you are looking for some kookaburras, the Basin Campground is the place to be.

Remember though, it’s always a good idea to book Sydney coach charter, if you are looking to venture out in a group to explore different eco-spots in this beautiful city.

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