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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

Lori M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

A great tour and guide/driver. We saw wombats, koalas, platypus, kangaroos etc. in their natural habitat. Our dinner stop was also very good in a neat local pub. A long day but worth every minute of it. I would highly recommend it.

Judy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was great. We saw different types of animals including my favourite: wombats. We didn and #39;t see any platypuses but with wild animals, they and #39;ve got their own free will!

Paulette B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wonderful adventure - loved seeing wild life in their habitat and such great photos. Local restaurant meal was outstanding.

northranch124 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

There were only 4 of us on this tour plus the guide so it was almost a private tour. Our guide was quite good about spotting animals and as a result we saw koala, wallaroo, wombat, red bellied black snake, crimson rosella, lots of kangaroo and a glimpse of a platypus. Dinner was at a historic pub and the food was quite good. It is a bit of a long day for jet lagged folks but completely worth it.

Mark W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Brilliant tour. Pity it rained and we missed out on the Duck Billed Platypus but otherwise could not have been better. Very informative and wondeful views of animals in the wild. Definitely recommend.

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was more than we expected. Lots of wildlife. Our guide Steve was amazing. He was very informative in an interesting way.

Kathleen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolute excellent! Recommend for anyone who wants to see Australia's animals in the wild


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a great time! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and I was so happy we saw many animals! I can't wait to go back!

sowers1011 United States of ... 

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.

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