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  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
  • star rating  Awesome tour - Great tour, I really enjoyed the day. The group is not too big, we got to see amazing views (also some of the more unknown ones which was really... read more

    avatar thumb shantisnell
    January 19, 2024

    star rating  Very good Tour to get a nice overview of the Blue Mountains. Views from the Lincoln’s Rock were spectacular and we also got to see the Three Sisters from a... read more

    avatar thumb Alex22DES
    January 3, 2024
  • star rating  Tour of blue mountains and trip to featherdale - We had a really great day seeing the blue mountains and at featherdale wildlife centre! Our tour guide Scotty went out of his way to make sure we saw the... read more

    avatar thumb gemma d
    January 2, 2024

    star rating  Must see tour - great guide (Scotty) - Scotty was our tour guide and he was fab! Very knowledgeable, helpful and really went out of his way to make us have a good day. His chattyness, charisma and... read more

    avatar thumb katehH226VK
    January 2, 2024
  • star rating  Fun and good spots - Very passionate about his touring, funny and knows a lot! Very flexible showing us more rare spots that was less touristy, thank you Scotty.

    avatar thumb Viktor E
    January 2, 2024

    star rating  Blue Mountains Day trip+wildlife park - Overall a great experience! Amazing views and cute animals. Our guide Scotty was awesome,very informative and easygoing. Highly recommend this tour!

    avatar thumb Curious25924993641
    December 28, 2023

Prices start at

$320.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

11 people max

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