Floating forest

Floating forest in Sydney

Floating Forest in Sydney

One of the cool concepts that I came across as part of the things to see in Sydney research was the Floating forest. Homebush, Sydney is home for a forest on a ship.

About Floating Forest

The forest is on a 102 year old abandoned ship, which has fully grown mangrove trees. As part of Canon collective, I visited the the forest to take some pictures. The ship is the SS Ayrfield and is about 1140 tonnes. It now has fully grown mangrove trees.

How to get to the Floating Forest?

  • Public transportation – The best way to reach the Floating Forest is by public transportation. There are trains that run between Sydney Central Business District (CBD) and Sydney Olympic Park. And then take a bus to Archery Centre, Bennelong Pwy.
  • Driving – The SS Ayrfield is around 19 kilometres (30 minutes drive) from Sydney CBD.
    • The route has toll roads.
    • There are ample parking places.

Closing Notes

Isn’t it a pretty cool idea? Grow trees on a ship wreck, which then becomes a floating forest. I wish every city or country could use such innovative ideas to use something that is a waste and do a sustainable travel points of interest.

My pictures

First visit

Second visit

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