Experience World Heritage Wilderness
The Blue Mountains have been recognized as a world class nature destination for over 100 years, inscribed on the World Heritage List in November 2000 for defining examples of an unparalleled nature and as a unique laboratory of biological and evolutionary track – this recognizes the beautiful difference that nature and visitors can share and, with the help of an eco guide, accentuate your wilderness experience.
Tread Lightly eco tours operates Advanced Ecotourism Accredited interpretive guided tours in the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. 90 mins west of Sydney Tread Lightly eco Tours provide fully guided bush walks and 4WD tours to international visitors as well as domestic travelers for the past 12 years. They are specialists in the environmental and cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains World Heritage listed area and access remote wilderness, exploring the ecology, fauna and flora of the region.
Tread Lightly has a unique style of touring which provide guests with a sensory experience while experiencing the best of the region’s natural environment through nature based touring. Guests can visit some of the oldest rainforests, tallest waterfalls and deepest canyons in the World Heritage area, offering great photographic opportunities of the Blue Mountains while learning about the local history and indigenous culture.
Tours consist of small personalized groups of up to 6 people per guide with their Rocks to Rainforest 4WD Eco Tour offering the best options for boutique touring. Supported by luxury 4WD tour vehicles, it allows clients to maximize their visit and increase their experience of the Blue Mountains.
Incentives and conference groups can maximize their experience with 12 clients per guide, catering to all types of abilities and needs. Team building and rescue scenarios are also available or just totally relaxed nature walks.
The Wilderness Walking Tour which runs every day offers an experience of ecology and culture in an easy two hour time with a qualified eco guide for those wanting a short easy stroll.
Tread Lightly eco tours has achieved Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation with Ecotourism Australia. This accreditation guarantees clients receive the highest quality nature-based touring, by using the system of best practice and minimal impact. All guides are highly qualified ecological guides with extensive knowledge of the local ecosystem and region.
Tread Lightly eco tours have recently been acclaimed as the highest credible eco tourism company in NSW (Newcastle University) and has been acknowledged as one of the top 50 sustainable businesses in Australia as we head into 2010 as the year of responsible, ethical and sustainable tourism.
Tread Lightly eco tours have been independently audited by their peers and visitors to maintain a high level of conservation and respect for the beautiful Blue Mountains World Heritage area.
“Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural area that fosters environmental and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation”
Whenever possible seek out an ecotourism accredited business and experience for yourself the difference of “best practice” and know you are doing something for the environment that you are visiting.
Award winning head guide and owner-operator Tim Tranter has lived in the Blue Mountains for over 45 years and provides strong links to the local community and region.Tim assists with World Heritage and environmental presentations as well as knowledge on the local region and is a wildlife rescuer, fire and rescue team member and has been a Blue Mountains Tourism Ltd Board member, co-founder of the Community Alliance for Sustainable Tourism and assists Visiting Journalists.