Wildlife

Day Tours

This is Sydney’s best wildlife tour! Travel into the pristine farmland and bushland of the Southern Highlands to search for iconic Australian animals in the wild – kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, platypus, birdlife, elusive koalas and much more. A much more enjoyable way to spend an evening in Sydney than sitting in your hotel room!

10 hrs

From
$320.00 AUD

Receive $15 off for each person who books a second tour with us! Or $45 off per person if three tours are booked!
*Applies to direct online bookings only.
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Wildlife Tours FAQ's

Departure times for our wildlife tours vary monthly, to ensure we have the best chance of spotting the local wildlife. Their patterns change depending on the time of year, weather patterns and the sunset, and we work around this to bring you the best possible Wildlife in the Wild tour. Please see our approximate departure times below. Exact pickup times vary by location and will be advised upon confirmation of your booking.

Summer – 12 noon – October, November, December, January, February, March

Autumn/Fall – 11:30am – April

Winter – 11am – May, June, July, August

Spring – 11:30am – September

This depends on when you’re travelling. From the beginning of April to the end of September, our wildlife tours depart earlier in the day because the sun sets earlier, so a light lunch is included in the tour. If you’re travelling from October to March, you’ll also be able to grab a light snack when we arrive but we suggest that you have something to eat beforehand because we do not leave the city until around midday. A hearty dinner is included year-round at the SurveyorGeneral Inn, Australia’s oldest continuously licensed inn.

With any luck, a bit of everything! There’s just so much native Australian wildlife to see. We’ll be keeping an eye out for Kangaroos, Wombats, Wallabies, Platypus, birdlife and the elusive Koala! Australia is also home to a diverse range of birds, reptiles and unique mammals that won’t be seen anywhere else. And, you’ll have an experienced naturalist guide to point it all out to you!

After dinner, we go night spotting to look for nocturnal animals, including wombats, possums and gliders. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, we may not get back to Sydney until after 11:30pm in Summer and 9:30pm in Winter. It is a great way to get out of your hotel room for the evening!

Our Southern Highlands (wildlife tours) run four* days per week (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – varies seasonally). Please note all tours are subject to availability and minimum number requirements; we recommend that you book well in advance to secure your place! We do not operate on Christmas Day (25 December) or New Year’s Day (1 January).*

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • star rating  Absolutely brilliant day. My friend and I booked this tour and because of the COVID impacting tourism and it being a weekday, were the only ones. Company still honoured the... read more

    Glamber83
    October 1, 2021

    star rating  Great trip! Saw many Roos, emu, wombats, birds including kookaburras! John was the perfect tour guide. A good lunch and dinner are included. Long day but passed quickly.

    Hockeybo
    February 28, 2020
  • star rating  Great wine tour with Jim to Hunter Valley. Takes about 2.5 hours to get up there but Jim was full of useful information and the journey passed really quickly. Enjoyed... read more

    BasherWarwickshire
    February 19, 2020

    star rating  Great wine tour with Jim to Hunter Valley. Takes about 2.5 hours to get up there but Jim was full of useful information and the journey passed really quickly. Enjoyed... read more

    Jonathan A
    February 19, 2020
  • star rating  We attended this tour in February 2020 and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. Instead of being brought to a tourist park or a zoo this tour... read more

    frygirl0607
    February 18, 2020

    star rating  an awesome way to see the animals and things you won't experience in the city. Pick up and drop off points were limited so check into that. Our... read more

    pamr782
    February 3, 2020
  • star rating  Great wine tour with Jim to Hunter Valley. Takes about 2.5 hours to get up there but Jim was full of useful information and the journey passed really quickly. Enjoyed... read more

    BasherWarwickshire
    February 1, 2020

    star rating  We attended this tour in February 2020 and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. Instead of being brought to a tourist park or a zoo this tour... read more

    frygirl0607
    February 1, 2020
  • star rating  an awesome way to see the animals and things you won't experience in the city. Pick up and drop off points were limited so check into that. Our... read more

    Pam R
    February 1, 2020

    star rating  Our tour guide Scottie made the long ride into the Blue Mountains so entertaining! He was the opposite of a memorized and boring commentary. Rather, he mixed hilarious personal stories... read more

    JeanSever
    December 29, 2019

Prices start at

$320.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

14 people max

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