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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney

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, just 90 minutes outside of the city. Your small-group tour includes refreshments and dinner in a classic pub, and you’ll stay out after dark in order to view nocturnal animals in action. With numbers limited to 10 people, you’ll enjoy a more customized experience.


  • Australian wildlife tour by 4WD from Sydney
  • 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 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a unique opportunity to see Australian wildlife in a natural environment. See Australia's Big 5 -- kangaroos, koalas, platypus, wombats and emus -- roam freely in bushland only 90 minutes from Sydney. The small-group size of no more than 10 people allows up close encounters.

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What You Can Expect

Australian Wildlife 4WD Tour from Sydney

Emu chicks in the wild

Your luxury 4WD vehicle picks you up from your Sydney hotel to start your Australian wildlife tour. Drive about 90 minutes to reach the Southern Highlands where many of Australia’s ‘Big Five’ animals roam free 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide, Steve, was great! Really enjoyed this excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent day! Steve is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable, funny and entertaining.
Saw plenty of wildlife! The afternoon tea and evening meals were outstanding also. I would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide, Steve, was very knowledgeable and filled us in on an abundance of Australian history. He was also very patient and made sure we got the most out of our experience by hunting for the elusive native wildlife.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This wildlife tour was fantastic! Cliff and Nick were excellent guides. They worked hard to make it the best adventure possible, and it was perfect. They make it FUN!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide Mark was affable and informative, we saw lots of wildlife, and the pub where we had dinner was great. We both greatly prefer trips with small groups and that let us get out and DO something over looking out a bus window.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our guide was Steve and he was very informed. He knows his Australian wildlife. He goes to great lengths to make sure you see the Australian big 5. We saw all 5, but the elusive Platapus. Very scenic and beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Alles klappte, wie auf der website beschrieben tadellos. Der Fahrer und Guide war super informiert über Wildlife, Flora und Australian Life und setzte alles dran, um uns auch seltene Tiere, wie das Schnabeltier zu zeigen. Ein super Naturerlebnis mit einem kleinen walk und feinem Essen, alles inbegriffen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about Australia's wildlife and history. Steve, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgable and led us to Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wallaroos, Wombats, Galahs and other birds, lizards and koalas. We didn't get to see the platypus, but we gave it the old college try, Dinner at the pub in Berrima was excellent. A most enjoyable day and a good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My favorite tour. Our guide, Steve, went out of his way to find wildlife and we saw quite a bit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

brilliant - the only thing we didnt see was the elusive platypus - but would definately recommend

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