- Destination NSW
Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Nature Based Tours

Nature Tours in Sydney

Sydney is famous for its outdoor lifestyle and there are lots of ways to make the most of it. Explore the trails and look-outs in the many National Parks. Learn to surf or ride a horse. You can also take a number of scenic cruises around the city's waterways. Nature-based tours make a lot of sense if you're new in town or simply looking for a new perspective on Sydney and its beautiful surrounds.

Good surf breaks aren't always at the most well-known beaches, and on a tour you can pick the brains of the locals in the know. Newbies will also find surf schools at Manly, Bondi Beach and Cronulla. And horse enthusiasts can get their kicks in Sydney's west and in Moore Park in Sydney's East – or by booking a horseback tour or trail ride in the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley or the Central Coast.

If you fancy sitting back and soaking up the views from the deck of a boat, daily cruises departing from Palm Beach travel up picturesque Hawksbury River. You'll also find cruises up the Parramatta River departing from Circular Quay.

From the shore, a range of nature-based tours offer insight into aboriginal heritage – from bush tucker walks and coastal discovery tours to guided Aboriginal experiences around the harbour and the Botanic Gardens. You'll find great guided walks in the Royal National Park and around Bondi Beach, too.

Explore more Sydney tours

  1. Sydney Highlights Tour

    Sydney Highlights Tour

    Highlights include Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie's Point, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay.Experience this H...

  2. Private Tours

    Private Tours

    Customised tours where you can choose where you would like to paddle - choosing from any of their tour routes or a variation on them.You can paddle under Sydney Harbour Bridge and explore th...

  3. Jenolan Caves

    Jenolan Caves

    Discover the World Heritage treasures of Blue Mountains National Park and the breathtaking natural wonders of the Jenolan Caves. Nestled on the western side of the Blue Mountains, this extensive netwo...

  4. Sunset Tour

    Sunset Tour

    This tour takes in the captivating experience of sunset in one of the world's most beautiful cities.Walk through the rare bushland of Manly's North Head as the sun sets through the t...

  5. Jacaranda Cruises

    Jacaranda Cruises

    See the most beautiful harbour in the world with breathtaking Jacarandas in full flower. Hear the stories about Sydney's early days on the waterfront from Graham Ross. Graham's passion for Sydney Harb...

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