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Tour code: 5969BWLT
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 May 2016

This is an amazing tour! It started with pick up at our hotel and then a mini-tour of Sydney as we picked up the others on our tour. Then about a 90 minute ride to our first stop at a little restaurant for a snack.

Soon we were on backroads and spotting kangaroos almost immediately. Incredible! Then we went to a private property where we walked through the woods spotting kangaroos, echidnas and even a koala! Awesome awesome awesome!

Then to a local pub for fun dining and then back out to a park to look for more wild Australian animals. We spotted more kangaroos, opossums, and a wombat. Wow!

Cliff was our guide for the ten hour tour and he made it all the more fun by telling what we were seeing and by answering all our questions. He in incredible!

This review has lots of superlatives and that's because it's a superlative tour! Highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the Sydney area!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was an amazing tour. We saw everything in the wild. Our tour guide Ben was sensational. His knowledge was astonishing and it was apparent that he loves his job. You must do this tour. Worth every penny and then some.

Ann W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Longer than we expected but Ben was terrific! And we saw some unusual animals like the Lace Monitor Lizard and Red Vellied Black Snake.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The trip was much more than I expected.

Terry R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Steve our guide and tour operator was very knowledgable and fun. We learned a lot. We saw any animals wild in the bush. We had great eats too. Our pictures of a koala in a tree turned out great. I'd recommend this tour to Sydney visitors.

Nancy D

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!

Maranda M

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.

Molly C

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!

Susan Z

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.

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