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Featured Wildlife Journeys

  • Brush-tailed Possum

  • Superb Lyrebird

  • Crimson Rosella

  • Platypus

Sydney Bespoke Tours

Sydney Wildlife Safari

From: $280 USD

Duration: Full Day - Sydney

Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.

Departs: Daily on Request for Private | Shared Departures: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

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, you will have the chance to spot Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Emus, wallabies, cockatoos, rosellas, kookaburras, Superb Lyrebirds and the elusive Platypus.

  • Travelling to private farmland and bushland locations, the specialist guides will share information on the 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, you will have the opportunity to go night-spotting for some of the region's most curious crepuscular and nocturnal species, including Common Wombats, Brush-tailed Possums and Tawny Frogmouths.


About Sydney Bespoke Tours:

Sydney Bespoke Tours has been offering unique wildlife viewing experiences since 2009 in the Southern Highlands, just southwest of Sydney. Over many years, the organisation has gathered an exceptional team, made up of fabulous guides, creative trip designers, and wonderful locals ready to showcase the natural wonders, unique wildlife and vibrant culture of Sydney and surrounds.

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 based on AUD. Prices are current at time of posting (1/7/2024) and may differ when you book your travel. Please contact us for our current pricing and itinerary details*


Tour day-by-day

  • Day Tour from Sydney

    Upon boarding your comfortable vehicle in Sydney late morning, you will will escape the cosmopolitan harbour city, to the tranquil environment of the Southern Highlands in search of Australia’s most beloved species including wild Eastern-grey Kangaroos, Red-necked Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies, Common Wombats, Emus, Platypus and many bird species including vividly-coloured parrots.

    You will be led by your expert wildlife guide across private farmland and pristine bushland locations, 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.

    Enjoy the spectacular escarpment vistas at Fitzroy Falls, where water plunges over 80m to a deep rainforest ravine below, with parrots, cockatoos, honeyeaters, rosellas, catbirds, Satin Bowerbirds and Eastern Whipbirds possible sightings around the lush escarpent country. But it is the opportunity to spot the rewowned songbird, the Superb Lyrebird, that is highlight for many guests. Approximately 80% of this bird's song consists of incredible mimicry, with the breeding season taking place between April and October. With some luck you can see the males singing and dancing on mounds while throwing tails forward over the body and shaking vigourously.

    You will also explore some of the rivers flowing through the region with your guide at dusk, providing the opportunity to see one of Australia’s most curious creatures, the Platypus. Here, you can contribute to current 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 Australia's oldest continuously licensed Inn, you are provided with the opportunity to go spotlighting with special flashlights, looking for the nocturnal species in the region including Brush-tailed Possums, Common Wombats and Tawny Frogmouths, before returning to Sydney mid-late evening.

    Inclusions: Hotel pickup & drop off, fully guided wildlife tour with naturalist guide, all entries to parks & private farms, afternoon tea & hearty dinner, luxury 4WD with binoculars & spotlights.

    Key Details

    Shared Group Size: Minimum of 2 guests, Maximum of 8 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)
    Languages: Translation services for private tours available on request.


    How you'll be making a positive impact

    We have aligned our sustainability vision with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    E-WEB-Goal-15Citizen Science with Sydney Bespoke Tours

    Sydney Bespoke Tours contributes observations of flora & fauna via iNaturalist, the world’s leading global social biodiversity network. This platform allows our team to create research-quality citizen science data that enables a more detailed picture of our national biodiversity, and assists bodies such as the CSIRO, ecologists and other decision makers to deliver better outcomes for the environment and our species.

    Our guides record observations with iNaturalist Australia by using the iNaturalist app on mobile phones or desktop computers. An observation records an encounter with an individual organism at a particular time and location across the Southern Highlands. We require photos to be attached to observations for them to become research grade and added to the Atlas of Living Australia.

    This is where you can greatly assist us in capturing images out in the field! Although we make broader observations that we think are valuable to the local scientific community, we have identified the following species to track in partnership with the Wingecarribee Shire Council.

    Key species we're looking out for include:

    • Koala
    • Platypus
    • Glossy Black-Cockatoo

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