Destination Sydney, Australia: Looking for eco-friendly accommodation and travel activities in Sydney? Here are our favorite green Sydney hotels, hostels, ecotourism tours and activities. Missing something? Suggestions welcome!
Further down you’ll find info on healthy, organic and vegetarian restaurants, the current weather in Sydney, Australia, and other useful travel info. Enjoy!
Green, Global, Connected – City Destination Sydney
Green, global and connected, is how the city of Sydney wants to be by 2030, according to its ambitious Sustainable Sydney master plan. Sydney 2030 came to life after the city planners asked residents, visitors, workers and businesses what kind of city they wanted. (Hardly surprising), people wanted a city that cares about the environment, has a strong economy, supports the arts and that connects its people to each other and the rest of the world. Sydney 2030 is now the cornerstone of everything done in this hugely popular city destination.
New sustainability-focused, residential areas are being developed all across the city. Central Park‘s vertical gardens and stunning architecture are a must see. And of course the many beaches and parks greatly add to the appeal of Sydney as a green travel destination. Insider tip: After work drinks or dinner in Glebe: probably Sydney’s most charming, central neighbourhood.
Eco-Friendly Hotels in Sydney
Sydney Harbour YHA
“Stay at Sydney’s only backpacker hostel in the city’s historic harbourside precinct – The Rocks – and enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour. Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. Explore Sydney’s history and walk to all the major sights whilst staying in the heart of the city. Multishare and double/twin accommodation, all with ensuites and many with Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House views.”
Eco-Smart Luxury and Boutique Hotels Near Sydney
Old Leura Dairy, Blue Mountains
“Eco-friendly luxury accommodation and corporate retreat in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains, Sydney. As a 4 star Blue Mountains property, all of our 6 lodgings offer something special. Versatility is just one of the many features we offer. We have the perfect fit for a family or a friend’s escape, or as a Blue Mountains corporate retreat offering team building and facilitated seminars with all the amenities to meet your needs.”
Eco-Friendly Tours and Activities in Sydney
Sydney Coast Walks
“Sydney Coast Walks are the Sydney walking people. With some of the city’s best natural beauty only accessible on foot, we provide expertly guided half day, full day and overnight hiking tours through Sydney Harbour and Royal National Parks. Learn how Aboriginal people lived with the land for 30,000 years before Europeans arrived in Sydney.”
Bonza Bike Tours
“Whether you’re visiting Sydney for the first time, have friends coming to town or are setting up a group activity, Bonza is ready to show you a good time! Sit back on one of our super-comfortable bikes while our expert Bonza guides show you the way. We’ve carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal amount of time – instead, we take you through parks, harbour fronts, and sidewalks.” Website
“Discover some of Sydney’s natural treasures with expert local guides. EcoTreasures specializes in Eco Tourism experiences of Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales, Australia.” Website
Understand Down Under
“With the effects of global warming now widely recognized, it is up to us as global citizens to ensure our planet remains beautiful for future generations. Understand Down Under has achieved Advanced Ecotourism Certification for most of its tours.” Website
Life’s An Adventure Blue Mountains Tours
“Life’s An Adventure is dedicated to preserving the unique beauty, wildlife, and ecological significance of the environment in which it operates. Owners Mark and Victoria Norek share a passion for outdoor recreation and a concern for the preservation of the natural environment.” Website
Tread lightly Ecotours Blue Mountains
“Tread Lightly eco tours are specialists in the environmental and the cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains World Heritage region with tours that explore remote wilderness experiencing the natural beauty and ecology of this region. Tread Lightly eco tours are Advanced Ecotourism Accredited by following minimal impact and best practice touring and in 2010 are acknowledged as one of the top 50 responsible, ethical and sustainable businesses in Australia.” Website
Weather in Sydney and Other Useful Travel Info
Latest weather forecast for Sydney on weatherzone.com.au.
More useful information on Sydney as travel destination on wikitravel.org.
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