Alan from EcoWalks Tours is a local tour guide in Sydney Harbour National Park and offers walkers an educational experience along the trails within the park. As an accredited NSW Parks Eco Pass tour guide he specialises in providing customers with informative commentary about the native plants and animals as well as the historic relics throughout the park.
Alan provides walkers with a unique experience to see and learn about the native plants and animals within Sydney Harbour National Park. The bushland has an abundance of endemic plant species of Eastern Suburb Banksia Scrub as well as Sandstone Gully Forest landscapes in which Alan will point out along the way. These plants may include the Acacia Terminalis, Xanthorrhoe Resinifera, Woollsia Pungens as well as Banksia Ericifolia, Banksia Integrifolia and Banksia Serrata and many more. For the bird lovers out there, Alan will point out for you the opportunities to photograph Sea Eagles, New Holland Honey Eaters, Galahs, Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Brush Turkeys and the charismatic, Water Dragons.
On an EcoWalks Tour with Alan you will also learn about yesteryear in Mosman. That is, the visiting excursionists and middle class residents of the past, local military history such as the construction of the Bradleys Head Gun Emplacements, the attack on Sydney Harbour and the Japanese Midget Submarines of WWII, the subminers of Chowder Bay, the construction of the Georges Head Armoured Casemate, the 1801 Fortification of Obelisk Bay as well as the impressive Middle Head Fortifications.
EcoWalks Tours offer two guided walks that begin from the Taronga Zoo Wharf. Georges Head Walk visits sites at Bradleys Head, Taylor Bay, Chowder Bay to Georges Head and finishes at Drift Cafe. The Middle Head Battery Walk includes all the same sites but continues to Obelisk Bay, Middle Head and finishes at Balmoral Beach.