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Boutique Wildlife Tours

Southern Highlands Wildlife Day Tour

From: $235 USD

Duration: Full Day - Sydney

Type: Groups, Shared.

Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Interests: Birds, Land Mammals & Marsupials.

Venture to the pristine bushland of the Southern Highlands, just 90 minutes from Sydney, to observe several of Australia's most iconic species in the afternoon and evening!

  • With the help of a knowledgeable and passionate Naturalist Guide, travellers will have the opportunity to spot Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Koalas, Red-necked Wallabies, Platypus and some of the 260 bird species that call the area home.

  • Travelling in a luxury 4WD vehicle to private farmland and bushland locations, the specialist guides will share information on this importance of the Great Western Wildlife Corridor, a key migration route between the southern Blue Mountains World Heritage area and Morton National Park further south.

  • After a hearty country-style dinner in one of Australia’s oldest country inns, the group will go night-spotting for some of the region's most curious crepuscular and nocturnal species, including Common Wombats, Sugar Gliders, Brush-tailed Possums and Tawny Frogmouths.

About Boutique Wildlife Tours:

This family owned business has been offering unique wildlife viewing experiences since 2010 in the Southern Highlands, just South West of Sydney. The company has a strong focus on quality interpretation from guides, allowing for a high degree of customisation depending on guest interests, with the team committed to preserving the environments visited and supporting local and responsible businesses to maximise benefit to the regional communities.

Price per adult. Black-out dates may apply. Pricing is subject to availability and all prices, itineraries and routings are subject to change without notice. Currency fluctuations may affect prices as quotes based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/4/2021) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*


Tour day-by-day

  • Day Tour

    Guests will depart Sydney at approximately 12:30pm during the Summer months (October - March) or approximately 11:30am during the Winter months, with groups limited to a maximum of eleven.

    Upon boarding the luxury Mercedes 4WD vehicle, travellers will escape the busy city afternoon to the tranquil environment of the Southern Highlands in search of Australia’s most beloved species including wild Eastern-grey Kangaroos, Koalas, Red-necked Wallabies, Common Wombats, Platypus and many bird species.

    Guides will enjoy the expert interpretation from guides, learning about the importance of the Great Western Wildlife Corridor; a critical parcel of woodland vegetation through the Southern Highlands, providing migration routes for native species between the southern Blue Mountains World Heritage area and Morton National Park further south.

    The Wingecarribee Shire is also an important catchment area for water supply to Sydney, Wollongong and the Northern Shoalhaven. Several rivers flow through the region, including the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, and Paddy’s river, providing the opportunity to see one of Australia’s most curious creatures, the Platypus. There are currently projects underway to map the location and movement of Platypus in the area and provide more complete data to assist decision-makers support the local Platypus population in the future.

    After dinner at one of the oldest country inns in Australia, groups are provided with the opportunity to go spotlighting with flashlights, looking for the numerous nocturnal species in the region including Brush-tailed Possums, Greater & Sugar Gliders and Common Wombats, before returning to Sydney in the evening at approximately 10pm. 

    Inclusions: Hotel pickup & drop off, fully guided wildlife tour with naturalist guide, all entries to parks & private farms, light lunch (April - Sept) or afternoon tea (Oct - March), & hearty dinner, luxury 4WD with binoculars & spotlights.

    Key Details

    Shared Tour Pricing: from $320 AUD adult, $260 children (aged 12 years and under)
    Group Size: Minimum of 2 guests, maximum of 11 guests
    Pick-up and Drop Off Point: Sydney Hotels and City Centre
    Pick-up and Drop-off Time: April to September (between 11:00am-12:00pm returning approximately 10:00pm), October to March (between 12:00pm-1:00pm returning approximately 10:30pm)
    Vehicles: Modern air conditioned 4WD Mercedes Benz Sprinters 
    Private Touring: Available at additional cost - please enquire with your group size & interests.

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