Steve was great, very knowledgeable about everything from the type of plants we saw on out trek through the Park to the types of animals we saw. Started out with a trip to the Wildlife reserve. Took pic and pet a koala then fed the kangaroos and explored. Then went to a national park to get a look at several waterfalls. Had a bit of a trek through the woods to look at some birds. Then went to a boutique winery, which had tasty wines We tried about 8-10 wines. All very small pours. My only complaint was that there should be more wine involved, less of the forest trek.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience and happy to hear it was fun. Sounds like it might have been even "funner" if there was more wine involved :-). Hope you found a good watering hole back in Sydney - there are lots of great ones!
To clarify for anyone reading this that might be considering taking the tour, the day includes a short hike along a forest path of about one and a half kilometres (about one mile return) and includes 50-60 steps down and about the same number up again. We'll sometimes divert into the bush to spot wildlife, particularly the male Superb Lyrebird that is singing his heart out for the ladies at this time of year. (You can find some photos and video on our accounts on a couple of well-known social media sites!). The final activity of the day is a wine tasting at one of the boutique vineyards in the Southern Highlands where you get to sample some of the region's cool-climate wines.
I had a wonderful and amazing full day tour with Steve! He drove us around suburbs to see where the locals are living, stopping by interesting spots and scenic routes. No quiet moments, he’s always sharing information during the drive and walks! Unless the entire bus fell asleep because of major food coma. He bought us to a local restaurant with great ocean view for lunch, food was excellent!
1-1 close up time with koala and unforgettable moments with kangaroos. Trekking up national park to beautiful scenery and managed to catch Long glimpse of lyrebirds singing away.
Steve is a really thoughtful guy and was kind to lend us fleece jacket when it gotten really cold. He got us back in Sydney on time and left us fond memories of Australia’s hospitality
This was a great trip and we had a lot of fun. Steve was the owner/tour guide and he was amazing. Don't pass this up if you can swing the money! Probably not good for young kids due to the amount of riding but for older kids and adults it is wonderful!!
Unlike other tours, this took us through multiple national parks, through scenic outlooks, to a delicious beachside lunch (not just pub food!!) and to an animal habitat that allowed us to get up close and personal to koalas and feed kangaroos out of our hands! Other places you can only feed them through the fences!! Our tour guide Steve was friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, and really went out of his way to give us a great experience.