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Stop At: Local Travel Planner, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
The experience begins when a friendly guide greets you at the meeting point. You'll be part of a small group of no more than 11 travellers aboard a comfortable minibus that takes you south out of the city along the beaches of Botany Bay and through the Royal National Park. First stop is Bald Hill Lookout, a popular launch site for hang gliders and para gliders, which affords sweeping views of the Illawarra coastline and the famous Sea Cliff Bridge.
After the break it's just a few minutes drive to the family-run Symbio Wildlife Park which is active in koala conservation. Here you'll find out everything you ever wanted to know about these fascinating marsupials during a private koala experience with a keeper. Snap the ultimate selfie - just you and a koala. You’ll also be able to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close to other native Australian wildlife.
Next you'll meander along the Grand Pacific Drive traversing the Sea Cliff Bridge as it sweeps out over the ocean, well clear of the crumbling cliffs to which the old highway clung. You’ll continue to follow the scenic coastline to a golden beach where you’ll enjoy lunch in a café popular with locals with views out over the ocean. Bring your swimmers for a dip if the sun is out!
In the afternoon you’ll head up through temperate rainforest into the Southern Highlands. An easy hike leads to viewpoints that take in the spectacular sandstone gorges and towering waterfalls of the Morton National Park.
Finally, you’ll drive along country roads to a boutique winery to sample locally-produced, cool climate wine before returning to Sydney. Arrival back at Circular Quay is around 6:30pm.
Duration: 11 hours
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, 30 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Returns to original departure point
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 12 years
Guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years. Photo ID may be requested as proof of age
You should be able to walk 1 km (half a mile) at a time and be able to walk up and down 50 steps
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Posted By : Roberto G
This was the highlight of our entire trip. Being able to get up and close with the koalas was awesome! Our tour guide, the "other" Steve, was great! He was full of information and was able to make our day enjoyable. To end the tour with wine tasting was great! I highly recommend this tour.
Posted By : Doug C
This was without question the best tour we've taken -- and we've taken a lot! Our driver/guide Steve ("other" Steve, not owner Steve) was friendly, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. We were initially a bit concerned that an 11-hour tour would include lots of boring idle time, but this was far from it. The experience was full from start to finish. It was a great combination of sights, wildlife, mountains, beach, waterfalls, and a delicious lunch, topped off with an excellent wine tasting experience. We highly recommend it!
Posted By : Cornelia N P
Excellent tour , knowledgeable guide ! We didn't see the falls because of the fire.
Highly recommended !
Posted By : Ludmila P
With Wide knowledge and good sense of humor .
For only one day we visited several parks, saw a lot of landmarks, beautiful views, had a lunch near the ocean
Posted By : Kristin V
This tour was absolutely amazing! Steve, not the owner, was absolutely hilarious and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Australia. The koalas were a big hit, as well as the roos and wallabies. Centennial Wine was fantastic with a delicious raspberry dessert wine. The waterfall in the Blue Mountains was also beautiful. This was one of our favorite days of honeymoon in Australia. I would recommend to everyone!
Posted By : koalatoo
My Aunt and I had a fabulous time exploring and experiencing the hidden gems in Southern Sydney. From the wonderful wildlife park with a private encounter with a Koala named Harry, to the yummy beach bar lunch this tour had it all! and and the wine! We brought five bottles home between us! Steve was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about what Sydney has to offer. This tour also stood out because it takes you away from the crazy hustle and bustle of the city and away from typical tourists spots to really get an Australian experience.
Posted By : Rob B
WW and W exceeded expectations on every element of the trip. Steve, #1, the owner and tour operator, is well-informed (he grew up in the area), congenial (answers any and every question), and was willing to hike us off the beaten track to see a Lyrebird’s courtship ritual in action. Great sense of humor too. The lunch was delicious; sites all interesting; the small group vibe very comfortable. Getting close to nature - after a week in the city - was perfect and I have now fallen in love with the southern highlands (the ranches, thermos and the red wines). Well worth the extra dough!
Posted By : Rosette C
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
Posted By : Ross M
Nice full day trip with the owner Steve who was marvelous
Wildlife center, beach lunch and winery were great. Forest was a little long.
Posted By : whit204
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.