Aerial of Lady Macquarie's Chair and Royal Botanic Gardens, Image Hamilton Lund
Aerial view of Port Hacking River, Courtesy of Sutherland Shire
Fort Denison, Image Hamilton Lund
Cockatoo Island, Image Hamilton Lund
Fountain at Hyde Park, Image David Druce
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Natural Charms, Tourist Attractions
Whatever gets you out into the great outdoors, whether it’s a picnic on the grass, a game of cricket, a bike ride through a leafy park, a stroll through history or a bushwalk in rugged surroundings, Sydney and its diverse suburbs have just what you’re looking for.
Some of these places are famous and well known, yet even in the very heart of Sydney there are quiet, green, natural, nooks where you’ll only hear the sounds of birds tweeting and leaves rustling.
Sydney Harbour brings its own special dimensions to the natural world. The foreshores and harbour islands are accessible places of secrets and mystery. They often come with a great story to tell, and only reveal their natural treasures to those who are prepared to strike out by combination of Sydney Ferries and by foot.
You don’t have to travel far from the city to put yourself into the Royal National Park or the fringes of the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage Area. These are wild and rugged tourist attractions where you can go on a real nature tour and bushwalk, hike and camp in rainforests, wetlands and eucalypt woodlands, all cradled by sandstone gorges.