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.

Please note that no bookings are available for this tour after 31st March 2023.

10 hrs

From
$320.00 AUD

Receive $15 off for each person who books a second tour with us!
*Applies to direct online bookings only.
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Wildlife Tours FAQ's

** Wildlife tours are currently not operating **

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, emu 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!

Sightings vary throughout the year. Please be aware that sightings of Koala and Platypus have been much reduced during the last few months.

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!

** Wildlife tours are currently not operating **

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).*

Note that tour bookings are not available after 31st March 2023.

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • star rating  We went to 3 different wineries for wine tasting. We also went to a cheese shop for some cheese tasting.  - It was an amazing experience. Had lots of fun tasting the wine and cheese. Our tour guide was also fantastic and I would highly recommend people to go for it!

    avatar thumb Malvika A
    June 26, 2024

    star rating  Great trip - Ben was a fantastic tour guide and ensured we saw some kangaroos on our trip. We loved all of the stunning vineyards (especially as they were family run businesses)... read more

    avatar thumb fin243
    June 26, 2024
  • star rating  Great tour with Ben  - Ben is personable and knowledgeable, great at putting everyone at ease and eliciting a chuckle, would definitely recommend.

    avatar thumb roberttE2493HP
    June 25, 2024

    star rating  Unforgettable wine tour  - We did the wine tour which was amazing it was not too much wine and there was food and water along the way! We loved Ben! He was an awesome... read more

    avatar thumb Tira M
    June 15, 2024
  • star rating  What a great day!!  - What a great day!! 3 wineries to taste and learn about growing grapes and making wine. We also sampled local cheeses, had a great lunch, and learned a great... read more

    avatar thumb Paul T
    May 29, 2024

    star rating  Great experience! Definitely recommend this day trip from Sydney  - The wildlife refuge was great; we got to feed kangaroos and touch a koala! The Blue mountains were beautiful as well. Our tour guide, Ben, took us on some great... read more

    avatar thumb Jared Z
    May 27, 2024
  • star rating  Wery good tour and the guide scott was amazing and even tough i sleep over he could catch me at the trainstation and was so lovely to me and had... read more

    avatar thumb Getaway34880955933
    February 20, 2024

    star rating  Made our day in Australia  - Had a fantastic day with Scotty. Super knowledgeable and fun, made our tour energetic and a learning experience. Definitely worth the time and expense. Dress appropriately for... read more

    avatar thumb Brian Q
    February 17, 2024
  • star rating  What an amazing experience  - Let me begin by saying that this tour is absolutely amazing, and what makes it more special is Scottie's touch to it. We have never seen such a professional tour... read more

    avatar thumb Rohini P
    February 13, 2024

    star rating  Very good guide and driver Scotty😊 - Very good guide Scotty, safe driver, good speaker and very friendly.
    Tour the mountains was the best!!!
    Pick up was on the time, all was perfect organisation👏👏

    avatar thumb Alena Z
    February 13, 2024

Prices start at

$320.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

11 people max

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