10 kor 2007

Sydney and ecotourism

What can one write about ecotourism in Sydney? For one, there is the Sydney Wildlife World right in the heart of Darling Harbour. It houses a large variety of native Australian plants and animals, nine different habitats, exhibits replicating some Austrialian ecosystem and you can see Australian animals in their natural environment. You may even get the unique experience of holding a cockroach as big as your hand if that is your idea of fun. Get to see the Cassowary, a flightless bird that had been observed to attack humans and listed in the Guinness World Records as the world's most dangerous bird. Get to see the Rock Wallabies and the Koala, Australia’s cute national icon. Observe Australian birds such as the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Galah and Red Tail Black Cockatoo.

If you are prepared to travel approximately 100 kilometres, you can visit the Blue Mountains which is located west of Sydney. It got its name from the blueish tinge when viewed at a distance. This is caused by the release of volatile oils from eucalyptus forests. Blue Mountains has been included on the World Heritage list by UNESCO. You can go for day walks, overnight hikes and wilderness treks.

If you want to visit the Sydney Wildlife World which is in the heart of Darling Harbour, you may want to stay in Darling Harbour Hotels. If you do so, you can also enjoy other attractions of Darling Harbour like the Chinese Garden of Friendship which was a gift to Sydney from its Chinese sister city of Guangdong and was designed in China to celebrate the Australian Bicentenary. The Garden embody principles dating back to the 5th century. You can also visit the Sydney Aquarium which is one of the largest aquariums in the world. It display more than 5000 different Australian fish in their natural habitats. Experience "walking on the ocean floor" by going through 145m of acrylic underwater tunnels. Get to see Water Screen displays during the evening, hear music and see laser images projected onto water fountains.

If you want to stay nearer to Sydney City Center, try Central Sydney Hotels. You can also look for hotels in other part of Sydney from Sydney Accomodation.

1 koment:

Meredith tha...

Great blog Peter.

People may also want to try the Lane Cove River Tourist Park for Accommodation. We are only 10km from Sydney and are recognised as one of the leaders in eco tourism. We have been certified by Green Globe International, and Advanced Eco Tourism Certified by Eco Tourism Australia.
The park is carbon neutral (operates off solar power, accredited green energy) and we recycle and harvest vast amounts of water. There are heaps of other eco activities that anyone is welcome to undertake.
Visit www.lcrtp.com.au for more details.

 

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