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Nature and Wildlife Big Day Out - Private Tour

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From $325.88

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine five of Australia’s most fabulous features on a private Sydney tour that covers the wilderness, wildlife, waves, waterfalls, and wine. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this custom tour allows you to cover the state’s diverse attractions and landscapes in just one day. Take in dramatic coastlines, walk through the wilderness, learn about Aboriginal history, explore rock pools, and much more.
  • See the best of Sydney and New South Wales in just one day
  • An ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Keep your eyes on the scenery rather than the road as someone else drives
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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What's Included

  • Entry into wildlife park is included
  • Complimentary professional photos of you on the tour included!
  • Fully escorted, private tour with your own professional guide and driver
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a private car or SUV
  • Australian wine, bottled water and chocolate included
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

- Minimum two guests - Personalised service - your tour is private and not with other groups. - Pick up is from any location within the Sydney city area. - Please wear comfortable walking shoes. - Car seat provided for kids.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Sydney is inhabited by 5 million people so to be able to see surroundings pristine beaches, wildlife and history with someone who knows the area so well is great.
Lots of information and sights, I highly recommend this tour!
76 reviews
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We had a great time with Matt
Richard_D, Jan 2023
Our party of 4 spent the day with Matt. We had a great time. He is very knowledgeable about the sights in and around Sydney. He offered to modify the stops based on our interests. I would highly recommend Matt if you want a fun and informative tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for this review! I had a lovely day travelling with you all. Fun times! All the best for your travels here in Australia and New Zealand! Kind regards Matt
Fantastic experience - highly recommend
Jenny_D, Dec 2022
Fantastic trip! Matt was knowledgeable, funny, laid back and super flexible about how our day was spent. Very varied, experienced things we would never have stumbled upon ourselves which was great! Even saw a snake, black cockatoos and an octopus! Thanks Matt for a fab day out with your Derry Girl and family!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
I miss you guys already! Thank you all for a fun day, the lovely review - and finding all the animals. Happy travels! Cheers, Matt
You have to want yo walk...
Deborah_C, Dec 2022
You have to want yo walk through the bush. No trails, not much to look at basically in guides back yard. This was way too expensive for what we got and a waste of our valuable holiday time. Don’t recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Deborah, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that this tour was not for you. Our tour is for guests who want an authentic nature and wildlife experience. The bush that you walked in is actually the very well-known Berowra Valley National Park, and is 40km square in size. It is known for its diverse flora, fauna and the fact that it doesn't look like a park with man-made paths. It is certainly not a person's backyard...although if it is, then that person is extremely lucky :) We pack a lot into our tour, such as visiting gorgeous beaches and marine pools, getting up close to Aussie wildlife, dining on great food, sampling gourmet local produce, sipping wine under a waterfall in the forest, and so much more. I always do everything I can to make sure my guests have an amazing time, and based on the lovely reviews and the many guests who have become personal friends of mine after the tour, I believe I have accomplished this. Again, I’m sorry you felt this was a waste of your time. I wish you all the best. Kind regards, Matt
Beyond Sydney.
KJ_K, Nov 2022
Great knowledge of the bush area and local favorites for gin, wine and whiskey. Nice guide. Loved the animals
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for this lovely review! So nice to tour around Sydney with you both for the day. Happy travels 🤠 Cheers, Matt
Ideal day trip from a local’s perspective
lauren_s, Nov 2022
Review for Matt This intimate guided tour of the outskirts of Sydney is the ideal way to see the local gems of the greater Sydney area (not the typical tourist traps). This tour is unique in that Matt customizes the day and activities to your interests. Matt is so passionate and knowledgeable about nature and wild life which really added to our experience. By the end of the trip we felt like Matt was our friend, and would 110% would recommend this tour to anyone in the area. We love you Matt!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Aww shucks!! What a lovely review. :) Thank you! I really had a fantastic day too. It was so nice hanging out with you both for the day. Let's do it again next time you're in town! Have a fantastic holiday and many happy travels into the future! Cheers, :) Matt
Fantastic Experience!
Robert_H, Nov 2022
The Tour was great! Matt was a personalble and knowledgeable guide, who gave us a wide variety of options. We customized this experience and would recommend Matt and this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks so much! It was a wonderful day for me too. Lovey to meet you both and spend the day travelling together. All the best for your future travels! Kind regards, Matt
Awesome experience! I recommend!
Akitta_A, Oct 2022
My most memorable experience is the wildlife park. I’m glad we had a photographer who was able to capture those moments.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks so much for this lovely review! It really was a pleasure showing you around Sydney! All the best to you both and your future travels! Cheers, Matt :)
Awesome adventure!!
EDWARD_M, Oct 2022
Loved the entire day with all of the personal attention from Matt. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining… Included wonderful stops at the animal preserve, winery, waterfalls and beautiful Bayside restaurant for lunch. loved the personal tour without masses of people in a bus tour. Would recommend to everyone😄
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Heya! Thank you so much for this wonderful review Eddie and Jan! So nice 😊 Let me know next time you’re in Sydney!! Happy travels! Cheers, Matt
Highly recommend!
Michelle_L, Jun 2022
My family had a wonderful time on this tour! We enjoyed the bush walk, watching high waves at the beaches and getting close to the animals in the wildlife park which was such an amazing experience for the kids! Matt also took some lovely photos of our family! Very memorable day in Sydney!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thanks Michelle! I had a fantastic day with you and the boys. So much fun for me too! :) All the best to you and the family. Kind regards, Matt
Experience of a lifetime!
Natalie_S, Jun 2022
We had an amazing experience on this day trip from Sydney! Matt was an excellent host - very kind, knowledgeable and an all around great guy. He took us to some beautiful spots off the beaten path. There is so much beautiful nature just an hour from Sydney! We would do this tour again in a heartbeat and would recommend it to our friends and family. He will customize the tour to your interests and you will have the experience of a lifetime!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Haha! What a fantastic review. Thank you. ... and thanks to both of you for letting me take you right off the beaten path and down into the valley. There's sooo much to see down there. We'll have to do it again one day! So nice to meet you both. Happy travels :) Cheers Matt
1 traveler found this review helpful
A day of fun and adventure
Ashish_V, Jun 2022
We had an exciting and fun day with Matt on this trip. Matt has extensive knowledge of the wildlife, wilderness and of all the beautiful places we saw. The beaches we visited were hidden gems. We had delicious seafood, experienced amazing lookouts and the treks were adventurous. Thanks Matt, for this wonderful experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hey, thank you Ashish and family! I had a fantastic time too. :) So nice to meet you all, hopefully one day we'll catch up again one day! All the best :) Cheers, Matt
1 traveler found this review helpful
A variety of experiences packed into just one day
Nancy_H, Jun 2022
We had a fantastic day with Matt. We got to see Aboriginal rock carvings, learn about scribbly gums, and watch Matt sample some termites, hah. Walking up to a beautiful overlook of Berowra Valley was fun, and we learned about native plants like grass trees, including their uses (glue from grass trees--very cool!). Our kids loved Walkabout Park, especially the chance to do an echidna "speed date." We also stopped to see the Sea Cliff Bridge. Our visits to Pearl Beach and Avoca Beach were amazing. The kids loved the chance to play on the sand! The surf was high and wild, so we weren't able to explore the rock pools as Matt had hoped, but it was still something to see the waves smashing against Shark Island. We even saw migrating whales in the distance! He was so patient with all of us and was both knowledgeable and gregarious. Highly recommend this experience!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks for the lovely review Nancy. What a fun, busy day we had with your family. There was never a dull moment and I learned quite a few things about Australian fauna from you too! All the best to everyon, stay safe and happy travels! :) Kind regards Matt
1 traveler found this review helpful
I cannot say enough about...
Daniel_M, Jun 2022
I cannot say enough about this trip. Matt was an exceptional guide, and all the sites we visited were outstanding. Matt has a good sense of humor, gave options if we wanted one thing over another, and has a very thorough knowledge of the area. Certainly one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! I highly recommend this.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
You guys are the best! I had a lot of fun too. It was a real pleasure showing you my side of Sydney. I hope that one day our paths cross again. Enjoy Sydney! Cheers mateys, Msatt
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beyond happy making memories and seeing beautiful sights!
Emily_H, May 2022
Matt customized every aspect of our day and made everything seamless and spectacular! We couldn’t have been happier and saw amazing sights! Avoca beach took our breath away! The koala experience was hilarious! Matt knew walks and lookouts in the bush that felt super private and local! And how perfect was the wine with oysters and waterfall while sunset chasing??? …. all was magical!! and we will always have this memory as a family. Best tour ever!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you Emily and family! Such an amazing day for me too. I sat in the car at the end of the tour and was reflecting on the days events with a big grin. So much fun!!! I wish you all, all the very best for your travels. I really hope our paths cross again one day. :) Cheers Matt
Very interesting tour!
Jennifer_S, May 2022
Great adventure day! Amazing beaches, lots of animals, hikes through beautiful forests, aboriginal carvings, fishing village, beach towns, and great stops in Sydney. Great overview of the area off the beaten path.
Response from Host, May 2022
Heya John and Jennifer! Thanks so much for this wonderful review. I had a fantastic time travelling with you the your family too. It would be nice to meet again one day! All the best... Kind regards Matt
2 travelers found this review helpful
Excellent tour with Matt!
Ryan_K, Mar 2022
We had a great experience and loved all of the hidden gems that Matt brought us to, especially the wildlife sanctuary. Getting to pet the kangaroos and koalas was the highlight of our trip. We loved how Matt was flexible with our timing and tailored the tour to what we preferred and stopping for coffee when needed. Our lunch spot was delicious too! Matt was very helpful and knowledgeable during and after the tour. His photos he took of us turned out great! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Oh, thanks guys! Such a lovely review. :) I had a wonderful time too, thanks for making great for me too! Happy travels, Matt
Great tour of Sydney
Claudia_C, May 2020
Amazing tour beginning with pickup at our hotel, feeding birds in the park, and being taken to places few tourists ever visit. Lots of information and sights, I highly recommend this tour! If we ever get to travel back to Australia, I would definitely use Matt for another outing!
Response from Host, May 2020
Heya! What a lovely review. Thank you! You were my last guests before the virus drama started, so I have fond memories of our tour together. Lots of fun! I wish you both all the best for your future travels. Warm regards (and virtual hugs) Matt
Perfect nature day trip out of Sydney
Larisa_T, Mar 2020
We spent the day with Matt, having come in for a day from a cruise ship. I was with my retired parents. Matt was incredible! He was very personable, full of interesting information, and fun to spend the day with. We were able to see amazing sights, that regular tours do not see. We loved all of the stops on the trip: the 4000 year old carvings, the bush walk, the chance to pet kangaroos and emus, the waterfall, and the 3 beaches, each unique and beautiful. For most of the trip, we were off the normal tourist stops, seeing just a few locals enjoying the nature. We couldn't have found a more perfect tour guide. Thank you Matt!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Aww thank you Larisa! :) It was real pleasure traveling with you and your lovely family. It was a magic day for me too! I hope you're all well and wish you the best for the future! Your mate in Aus Matt
Aboriginal Carvings, Exotic Wildlife and Stunning Coastlines all tourist FREE!
MaryCatherine_T, Mar 2020
This tour was EXCELLENT! If you are looking for something off the beaten tourist path, this is for you. We spent the day observing Australia's natural beauty on remote coastlines and natural bush. We interacted with wildlife from kangaroos in the bush to observing seals playing off the coastline. Matt is an fantastic tour guide and a great person, he's knowledgeable about Australia's history and natural environment and was lovely to spend the day with. I will recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Haha! Thanks mate. :) It was a really fun day. Thanks for sharing your music and letting me share mine with you. Lovely to go traveling with you for a day too! Hope you made it home ok. All the best... Cheers Matt PS: Yesss! We saw a seal!!!
First Trip to Sydney
Jorge_A, Feb 2020
Such a wonderful tour. I felt like I got the glimpse into Australian life that is probably impossible to get on a group tour. I highly recommend this excursion.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thanks Jorge So nice to meet and travel with you both for the day! I hope you're having a great time in Aus. All the best for the future! Cheers, Matt


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