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Sydney: Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Sydney: Wildlife, Waterfalls and Wine Small Group Tour

From $207.66 per person

Experience a slice of Australia in one memorable day. See kangaroos and koalas, visit beaches and rainforest, see sandstone escarpments, a waterfall, and eucalyptus-clad valleys as you walk along a forest trail.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Join a private koala experience with a keeper and take your photo with Australia’s favourite marsupial
  • Feed kangaroos and wallabies
  • Visit a popular hang glider launch site with sweeping views of the coast and the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge
  • Stop along the Grand Pacific Drive to enjoy lunch at a beachside café popular with locals
  • Take a short hike to awesome views of eucalyptus-clad sandstone gorges and a towering waterfall
  • Drive along country roads to a boutique winery to taste locally-produced, cool-climate wines
Full description
Be part of a small group of no more than 11 travelers and journey by comfortable minibus, south along the beaches of Botany Bay and into the Royal National Park. Wind through the forest and stop at Bald Hill Lookout, which affords sweeping views of the Illawarra coastline and the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. Next, it's on to the family-run Symbio Wildlife Park, active in koala conservation. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about these fascinating marsupials during a private koala presentation with a keeper. Snap the ultimate selfie - just you and a koala. You’ll also be able to feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close with native Australian wildlife. Continue to follow the scenic coastline of the Grand Pacific Drive across the Sea Cliff Bridge as it sweeps out over the ocean and on to Bulli Beach where you’ll enjoy lunch in a café popular with locals that overlooks the beach and an ocean pool. Bring your swimmers for a pre-lunch dip if the sun is out. In the afternoon head up through temperate rainforest into the Southern Highlands. An easy hike leads to viewpoints that take in the spectacular sandstone gorges and towering waterfalls of the Morton National Park. Finally, you’ll drive along country roads to a boutique winery near Berrima, one of Australia’s oldest towns, to taste locally-produced, cool climate wine before returning to Sydney. Arrival back at Circular Quay is around 6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Entrance fee to the National Park and Symbio Wildlife Park
  • Private koala experience with a keeper
  • Lunch with a glass of Australian wine, beer, juice, or soda
  • Wine tasting at a boutique winery
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Outside the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at 7:30 AM.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • Minimum age for this experience is 12 years
    • Minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Photo ID as proof of legal drinking age may be requested for the service of alcohol at lunch and at the wine tasting.
    • Wear shoes and clothing suitable for easy hiking
    • Hat, sunscreen and water bottle are recommended
    • Add a swimsuit and towel for a dip at the beach if it's hot
    • Bring a warm jacket for the Highlands
    • Customers should be able to walk 1 kilometer (half a mile) at a time and be able to walk up and down 50 steps
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 24 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    My husband & I had the time of our lives on this tour w/ the owner, Steve. As Americans traveling to Aus, this was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for us. It turned out to be an increible choice. It was just 4 of us + Steve on the tour that day, which made for a very personal tour. He took us to Symbio Wildlife Park, which was a truly lovely place where we got to pet koalas, have a great discussion with a zookeeper, pet & hand-feed the kangaroos, & much more. We had a drive along a gorgeous coastal road, with a delicious lunch at a local cafe at a table that had breathtaking views of the ocean. We visited Morton Nt'l Park & went on a short, pleasant hike & had more amazing views of a waterfall, & down to the valley floor. Steve educated us on native flora & fauna w/ a tremendous knowledge of so many different birds, mammals, & plants. Fascinating! Finally, we went to a lovely little winery, with a fantastic wine tasting. A day we will NEVER forget! - Julie & Scott Gray, Baton Rouge, LA USA

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    December 15, 2019

    This tour was exactly how it is stated in the details. The Zoo was great! We saw the Koala’s up close and pet them & Fed the Kangaroos. Lunch was Fabulous and so was the Winery. Steve was the Best guide! He was very informative of everything we did. I would recommend this tour because you will see and do things you wouldn't get to do when you visit Sydney.

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    December 14, 2019

    Really nice Tour! Steve knows so much about Nature and points out the specialty long the way. Symbio Park is cute and definitely worth a visit! We have seen so much but had never the feeling to be rushed. Not on the usual Tourist-Spot we had an amazing time! Thank you very much Steve!

    May 10, 2019

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