Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney
Swap Sydney for the pristine bushland of the Southern Highlands to see Australia's iconic animals in the wild. Traveling with experienced naturalist guides, you'll search for kangaroos, wallabys, platypus, wombats, koalas, and many other animals in their native bush habitat, only 90 minutes from Sydney. Rather than viewing wildlife behind bars or glass in a zoo, see them in their own environment at dusk and after dark, when the animals come out to play. With tour numbers limited to a maximum of 11, enjoy personalized attention from your guide and optimized wildlife-spotting opportunities on this small-group tour by luxury 4WD.
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Stop At: Southern Highlands, New South Wales Australia
Travel in a luxury 4WD to private farmland and bushland locations in the Southern Highlands with a specialist guide. Search for kangaroos and wallabies in open clearings, try to spot a koala in woodland forests of Grey Gums, surprise a platypus along the riverbanks in the warmer months. After dinner, go night-spotting for nocturnal wombats, gliders & possums.
Duration: 7 hours
Stop At: The Surveyor General Inn, 26 Old Hume Hwy, Berrima NSW 2577, Australia
Enjoy a hearty country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country pubs.
Duration: 2 hours
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Lunch - Lunch or afternoon tea (depending on the time of year)
- Transport by air-conditioned 4WD safari vehicle
- Entry/Admission - The Surveyor General Inn
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Pick up is available from many central Sydney city hotels and times vary at different times of the year. Please contact Boutique Tours to confirm your closest alternative pick up location and time.
Please wait outside your agreed pickup location 10 minutes beforehand. Please do not wait at a different location unless this has been confirmed beforehand.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 11 people per tour
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Please bring sun protection for the day, warm clothing for night time, and wear comfortable walking shoes
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with limited mobility or walking aids
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not recommended for children under 6 years of age
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Registered COVID Safe Business and recognised as COVID Ready with Australian Tourism Export Council.
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This excellent wild life tour is worth the money. We saw perhaps 50 plus kangaroos, wombats, opossums, a pack of emu's, more wombats, many birds, and even a very rare an unusual albino deer! The tour especially gets exciting when the sun goes down and the animals come out for night.
Zoe our tour guide was fantastic. We got to see many animals up close and excellent commentary Thank you
We really enjoyed this tour. Zoey was a great guide. She really tried to get us to see a Koala but unfortunately we just couldn't find it. We did see a paltypus, in fact we saw 2 which we were told was unusual. We saw 2-3 wombats. One came very close to my husband and he got a great video. We also saw 3 different kinds of possums, a lot of kangaroos, wallabees and birds. It was a long tour but it was so wonderful to see them in their natural habitat.
Zoe was so amazing. She so loves her job and the animals. She enthusiasm was so refreshing and it was so amazing to see the animals out in the wide and Zoe made sure we got great pictures and up close encounters with the wombats and kangaroos. It was an amazing trip. I would recommend this tour. It was a little costly but was worth it thanks to Zoe. We even seen a platypus.
This was awesome, our favorite thing we did, and we did it all (bridge, whale tour, hop on hop off bus and boats, Manley, Bondi, hikes... You name it. The lunch and dinner that was includes was very good. Ben was a great guide, nothing but good to say about it.
This tour was extremely fun and we were fortunate to have seen the Platypus and Echidna within a couple hours of each other.
Great day and evening in Australian country. Nothing so wild, but seeing koala and a glimpse of platypus in its natural habitat was fantastic and made this trip worth every penny.
Excellent guide and tour. However, very long trip to the reserve and not many koalas visible.
This tour was just what we had hoped it would be. Wildlife can not be guaranteed and we were a little worried but, it exceeded our expectations. We saw a koala, a platypus, kangaroos, some boxing, wombats, possums, sugar gliders, a kookaburra, gilas that were pink and gray, and cockatoos. This trip was worth every penny to us. We later went on a land trip with 33 others people for 21 days and never saw a kangaroo in the wild. So glad we took a chance on this trip. And the dinner was delicious too.
This was a great day. We saw all the animals that we hoped to see. Dinner was excellent. The Guide's knowledge was extremely good.
Had a really nice time on this tour. Although we didn't get to see as much wildlife as we were hoping for during the day, the evening brought out all kinds of creatures. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great tour! Highly recommended!
A good day out. Looking for wildlife in the wild is always a challenge as it should be.We did however see several.
love this tour! perfect to see animal in their environment
Very knowledgeable driver/tour guide. The tour was above our expectations. We were able to see most of the animals in their habitat. Would recommend this tour as seeing the animals in the bush is a bonus
Excellent experience in the Australia countryside. Great driver/guide. he was very knowledgeable and guest friendly. Went out of his way to find wildlife for us to view.
A true wonderful trip. It is a long day so I would definitely plan it during the middle of your trip so you are rested up from your long flight over. Our guide was incredible. The local pub we visited was so cool. The locals were so kind and we enjoyed conversing with them after dinner. To be able to see a Koala bear in the wild was the highlight. We are told not many locals even see that. They are so cute. We saw so much wildlife in their natural habitat made it a more memorable experience.
Will remain on my memory forever as incredible if you love landscape ,nature and wildlife. You head off past lunch to National park in special equipped coach, and on road already see some kangarooh along the roads. As you head onwards, you get through pure bushland and start to view animals, and take some time to walk through eucalaptius woods to see wild Koalas- and indeed we found 15 in some 30-40min only- an experience. During sunset you will find endlessly kangaroohs,wallabys on the road, and in darkness explore to see wombats,opposums,flying fish. You get equipped with special lightening device and just walk through wilderness, or go on car through endless bushlands but with special light device so much to see. Break for dinner at own expense at local pub was lovely too.
One of best trips I ever did and would re-do it for sure
A great tour and guide/driver. We saw wombats, koalas, platypus, kangaroos etc. in their natural habitat. Our dinner stop was also very good in a neat local pub. A long day but worth every minute of it. I would highly recommend it.
This tour was great. We saw different types of animals including my favourite: wombats. We didn't see any platypuses but with wild animals, they've got their own free will!
Wonderful adventure - loved seeing wild life in their habitat and such great photos. Local restaurant meal was outstanding.
There were only 4 of us on this tour plus the guide so it was almost a private tour. Our guide was quite good about spotting animals and as a result we saw koala, wallaroo, wombat, red bellied black snake, crimson rosella, lots of kangaroo and a glimpse of a platypus. Dinner was at a historic pub and the food was quite good. It is a bit of a long day for jet lagged folks but completely worth it.
Brilliant tour. Pity it rained and we missed out on the Duck Billed Platypus but otherwise could not have been better. Very informative and wondeful views of animals in the wild. Definitely recommend.
It was more than we expected. Lots of wildlife. Our guide Steve was amazing. He was very informative in an interesting way.
Absolute excellent! Recommend for anyone who wants to see Australia's animals in the wild
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