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Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney

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Sydney, Australia

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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
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Overview

See Australia's most famous native animals in their natural habitat on a full-day tour from Sydney. In a comfortable 4WD, explore the Southern Highlands with a naturalist guide to look for koalas, kangaroos, platypus, emus, wombats and other critters in the wild. Your small-group tour includes refreshments and dinner in a classic pub, and you stay out after dark in order to view nocturnal animals in action. With numbers limited to 11 people, enjoy a more customized experience.
  • View Australian wildlife in their native habitats
  • Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea plus a country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest pubs
  • Travel in a customized Mercedes 4WD for a luxurious wildlife safari experience
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With a small group size and staying out after dark, you have a better chance to see wild animals.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Lunch
Dinner
Transport by air-conditioned 4WD safari vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
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.

Your luxury 4WD vehicle picks you up from your Sydney hotel to start your Australian wildlife tour. Drive into the Southern Highlands where many Australian native animals can often be found in the wild.

Your expert naturalist guide shares informative commentary about Australia’s history and wildlife as you visit various scenic locales to spot koalas, kangaroos, emus, wombats, and the shy platypus, along with other likely suspects such as possums and echidnas.

At dusk, your guide takes you to the best places to see nocturnal creatures as they wake up for the night. With careful use of a spotlight, your guide can locate critters such as wombats and possums as they become active after sunset.

Your small-group tour travels off the beaten track in a luxury 4WD vehicle that provides a comfortable ride. Enjoy frequent stops for photo ops along with rest breaks including lunch or afternoon tea. Soak up the ambiance of a typical establishment in the Australian outback when you have dinner at one of the nation's oldest pubs.

After a day of Australian wildlife encounters, return to Sydney in the evening where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Southern Highlands
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 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Surveyor General Inn
Enjoy a hearty country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country pubs.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boutique Tours Australia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Wild Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Looking for wildlife in the wild is always a challenge as it should be.We did however see several." See review
  • "Would recommend this tour as seeing the animals in the bush is a bonus" See review

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To do at least one time
galarwyn79
, Feb 2020
Great to do one time if you never did it. It worths so much to see animals in their natural space and not in a zoo. You are ensured to cross kangaroos, wallibies and wombats on this tour. Very low chance about koalas and platypus, feel very lucky if you do.
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Wildlife Tour
davidvalley2017
, Dec 2019
Our guide was very friendly and outgoing but this trip is a huge rip-off. She drives you 90 minutes away from Sydney into a thickly wooded area to view wildlife. Then she has everyone get out of van (on a cold blistery day) to look for Koalas in the trees. She knows that there are no Koalas in those trees. On our so-called nature walk she was pointing out spiders on the ground...We didn't come here to look at spiders, but nice try on keeping us occupied.. Not one Koala was seen on the entire trip. We did spot many kangaroos and Emu's running around the woods which was fun, but enough is enough with the kangaroos. The tour guide also drives real fast when wildlife is spotted then slams on the breaks. I almost broke my neck to see a damn kangaroo. The hearty country dinner is simply a very thin sandwich with a tea. I was still hungry after dinner. Then comes night driving to spot wombats. Please spare me. This was a huge waste of time looking for wombats with a flashlight. We did see one dead one on the side of the road. Big woop. This expensive trip is a huge waste of hard-earned dollars. You will see more wildlife at the Taronga Zoo and are able to take many pictures with the wildlife there (including Koalas). Don't throw your money away on this boring tour.
star-5
Worth it!
Meander29820455343
, Jun 2019
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.
star-5
Great tour
Scenic401797
, Apr 2019
Zoe our tour guide was fantastic. We got to see many animals up close and excellent commentary Thank you
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Aussie Wildlife Tour
198laurief
, Dec 2018
Save your money. When the driver/tour guide had us all in the van he told us we would see kangaroos but maybe nothing else.He drove at breakneck speeds here and there and back again chasing elusive animals. We saw kangaroos, no koalas, two people saw a platypus and no one saw koalas. I thought we might see some stars but we were trapped in the van shining lights out the windows to try and see animals.What a waste of a day.
star-5
Fantastic Tour
May P
, Nov 2018
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.
star-5
Awesome
bunchkathy
, Aug 2018
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.
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Fantastic trip!
robandalisaarm
, Aug 2018
We really enjoyed our trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw kangaroos, platypus, wallabies, and wombats. Since the wildlife are unpredictable, we did not see koalas. However it was still fun to walk through the eucalyptus forest to look for them. The food was excellent. Overall a fantastic experience!
star-5
Tour was amazing
67rico007
, Jul 2018
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.
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Passionate Guide
carylm433
, Jul 2018
Our guide was very keen in finding us animals and was diligent at it. Was the start of mating season 4 koala bears so we only saw one but saw lots of wombats and kangaroos wallabies and even two types of possums. Enjoyed the trip. Language of the guide could been a little better.

Product code: 5969BWLT

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