Tour ID: 10063632
This tour will take you to places that only locals know about! You visit national parks, walk through forests, admire waterfalls, & enjoy amazing drives. Another stop is at Symbio Wildlife Park where you get a personal presentation with the koalas & an opportunity to feed the kangaroos. Lunch is at Bulli Beach overlooking the water before heading off to a winery. This tour is a perfect way to experience something a little different.
Experience a slice of Australia in one memorable day!
This big day out to the south of Sydney winds through Australia's oldest national park, takes in spectacular coastal scenery along the Grand Pacific Drive, then climbs the sandstone escarpment to return via the forests and farmland of the picturesque Southern Highlands.
Along the way you’ll also get up close to native Australian wildlife, traverse the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, enjoy lunch (and perhaps a dip in the ocean) at a seaside café, hike through eucalyptus forest to views of a tumbling waterfall, and sample some of the cool climate wines for which the region has developed a reputation.
We'll drive south out of the city along the beaches of Botany Bay and into the Royal National Park. After a cuppa with the local birdlife we'll continue to family-run Symbio wildlife park, active in koala conservation. Here we’ll receive a private koala presentation with a keeper and can have your photo taken with a koala. You’ll also be able to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and get up close to other native Australian wildlife.
Next 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. We’ll cross the Sea Cliff Bridge as it sweeps out over the ocean, well clear of the crumbling cliffs to which the old highway clung.
We’ll continue to follow the scenic coastline of the Grand Pacific Drive to Bulli Beach where you’ll enjoy lunch in a café popular with locals that overlooks the beach and an ocean pool. Bring your swimmers for a pre-lunch dip if the sun is out!
In the afternoon we’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, we’ll drive along country roads to a boutique winery near Berrima, one of Australia’s oldest towns, to taste locally-produced, cool climate wine before returning to Sydney.
The only downside to the day? You won’t want to go home!
Friendly, knowledgable guide
Private koala presentation with a keeper
The ultimate selfie – you and a koala
Hand-feeding of wallabies and kangaroos
National Parks and wildlife park entry fees
Lunch at a beachside cafe with an Aussie beer, wine or soft drink
Wine tasting at a boutique winery
Return transport from Circular Quay
7:30 AM Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Tour departs: 7.30am from Circular Quay*
Tour finishes: 5.30pm at Circular Quay*
*Contact us to arrange an earlier pick-up from your hotel. Finish time is approximate and may be later due to heavier than usual traffic or other unforeseen circumstances. If you have to be somewhere soon after the scheduled arrival time please discuss this with us prior to departure.
Comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for easy hiking
Warm jacket for the Highlands
Minimum age: 12 years
Southern Highlands and South Coast
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