Nature and Wildlife: Australia in One Day - Private Tour

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Sydney Full Day Customized Private Day Tour
  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine Australia’s most fabulous features on a private Sydney tour that covers the wilderness, wildlife, waves, waterfalls, and wine, and support conservation at the same time. Designed with time-pressed travelers in mind, this customizable tour allows you to cover the state’s diverse attractions and landscapes in just one day. Explore uncrowded beaches and rock pools, learn about the local flora and fauna, discover ancient Aboriginal carvings, and much more.
  • See iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
  • A private tour means a personalized experience
  • Keep your eyes on the scenery rather than the road as someone else drives
  • Upgrade to include a gin, wine, or oyster tasting (dependent on the day)

What's Included

  • Entry into wildlife park is included
  • Complimentary professional photos of you on the tour
  • Australian wine (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), bottled water and chocolate included
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a private SUV or van if required
  • Fully escorted, private tour with your own professional guide and driver
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Horse-riding. Optional. Guests own expense. 2 hours duration. Weight limit 100kg. Age limit 7 years

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

- 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

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Berowra Valley National Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Hawkesbury River

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hawkesbury River

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mount White

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Glenworth Valley

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Walkabout Wildlife Sanctuary

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Avoca Beach

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Warrah Lookout

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chocolate Factory Gosford - The Factory Nougat & Chocolate (Pass By)

Terrigal Beach

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Distillery Botanica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Firescreek Fruit Wines

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Somersby Waterfalls and Picnic Area

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bulgandry Aboriginal Engraving Site

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blues Point Reserve

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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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Featured review
Matt is very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna as well as very entertaining. We did several tours while in Sydney, and this was the most enjoyable and informative. He gets you away from the city and into the national parks as well as beautiful overlooks with minimal people around. I would highly recommend the tour !


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Best Tour EVER!
Stefanie_D, Mar 2024
Matt made Australia the most magical place for us! It was amazing doing a private tour because you can make your day your own! We got to pet koalas and kangaroos, grab delicious chocolate, enjoy lunch, discover untouched areas and enjoy the amazing beach and views! Matt made it even more fun with his knowledge and fun personality! It was a trip to remember!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Stephanie! Delighted to have met you all and spend the day travelling together. Exploring the other side of Sydney, showcasing its natural beauty and wildlife, is an honour for me. I'm happy you all had the chance to experience it. Wishing you all the very best in your future travels, and I hope our paths cross again someday. Warm regards, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Great experience
Charles_O, Mar 2024
Could not have had a better experience anywhere in the world. Matt is awesome!! Best Viatorcwe have ever taken!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Charlie, maaate! What a fantastic day it was for me as well. It was so nice to meet you and spend the day with you and your family. I hope that one day our paths will cross again. Wishing you and your family many happy adventures ahead. Cheers, Matt
A perfect experience.
CarolS_S, Mar 2024
We had a private tour with our guide Matt who was fabulous. We saw beautiful beaches, lovely residential areas and had experiences with live wild animals. Matt personalized our experiences. It was a perfect day.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hey Carol, Thank you for your awesome review! Exploring Sydney's wild side with you two was a great time for me too. Wishing you endless adventures in your future travels, and hopefully, we'll get to meet again sometime. Take care, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Great Experience!
Michael_V, Mar 2024
The animal encounter and exploration of some of the wildlife, native carvings, and exploration of the beach were amazing.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you, Michael! Georgia shared that she had an amazing time showing you the hidden gems of Sydney. We're delighted that you enjoyed your day. Here's to many more adventures ahead! Warm regards, Matt and Georgia
Awesome Tour, Book Now!
David_S, Mar 2024
Since we planned to see the city of Sydney the next day, we focused on the perimeter attractions including an up close visit with Koalas, Emus, Roos and Wallabies. Great nature walks with a visit to see Aboriginal carvings in sandstone. Saw some fantastic beaches and had a lovely lunch at a beachfront restaurant. The information and texture given by Matt, our guide was outstanding. He gives a 360 on historical Australia with a great overview of today in this great country. Champagne and chocolate overlooking a beautiful beach was the capstone of our best tour in Australia…and we’ve done a lot. Thank you Matt, you’re the best!!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Dave, maaate! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words! It was an absolute pleasure showing you both around Sydney and sharing all the wonderful experiences our city has to offer. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the nature walks, Aboriginal carvings, and beachfront lunch – those are some of my favorite spots too! Thank you for choosing me as your guide, and I hope to see you both again one day! Your mate in Oz Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Great day around Sydney!
Jennifer_W, Feb 2024
We cannot thank Matt enough for the great day that he gave our group while in Sydney! We only had one full day here, and this private tour was the best thing we decided to do. Matt picked us up at our hotel and showed us around for nearly 11 hours. He gave us options throughout the day and our group of 4 decided from there. If you’re nature and animal lovers like us, this was the perfect way to spend the day and see so much you wouldn’t normally see on a “city tour”. We appreciated seeing the Opera House and Harbor Bridge, but we had the most fun out in the bush. My favorite stops were the animal sanctuary and fruit bats. Matt also took us to several pretty beaches. So if you only have a short time in Sydney, I highly recommend doing this tour to visit and learn as much as possible! x Jennifer from Kansas
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Jennifer, Thank you so much for your glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure to show you and your group around Sydney and introduce you to some of its hidden gems. It was a fun day for me too, so thank y’all! If your travels ever bring you back to Sydney, I'd love to have the opportunity to show you even more of this incredible city. Until then, safe travels and warm regards! Matt Sydney Guided Tours
A very special day enjoying Sydney with a pro!
Louis_B, Feb 2024
Matt and Anne-Maree were great tour guides. They took us to special places the tour buses know nothing about. Very knowledgeable in local history and culture; we learned a lot, saw a lot and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We highly recommend this special private tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Louis, your fantastic review and generous words mean a lot to both Anne-Marree and I, thanks! So nice to spend the day sharing Sydney's nature and wildlife with both of you. So many laughs! :) Safe travels and lots of smiles... Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Best Tour Ever
Suzanne_Z, Feb 2024
Our private tour with our enthusiastic guide Matt exceeded all of our expectations. Matt let us know the day before when to expect him and he arrived promptly at our hotel as promised ready to hit the road! Matt has deep knowledge of the plants, animals, culture, and history of Sydney and the surrounding areas which he shares generously and effectively. He quickly assessed our special interests and tailored our day accordingly. Some of the highlights for my friend and me were a kangaroo and koala experience, a curated bush walk, lunch on a beautiful beach, spotting birds, bats and reptiles in the wild and gaining insights about the Aboriginal culture. We highly recommend this tour and Matt to anyone interested in getting an in depth tour of the Sydney area with a funny, talented and knowledgeable guide.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Suzanne, What a fantastic day it was! All the animals came out, including goannas, black cockatoos, bush turkeys, and of course, the beautiful grey-headed flying foxes. It was such a pleasure traveling with you both; thanks for making it such a fun day for me too! I wish you both all the best for your future travels and hope that maybe one day our paths will cross again! Kind regards, Matt Wildlife Whisperer and Enthusiastic Guide Sydney Guided Tours
Highly recommend
Susan_C, Feb 2024
Georgia was great guide - very informative and sensitive to my likes. Saw unique areas and did some things may not have done on other tours. 🤪😻👍🏻 Very good communication from both Matt and Georgia Thanks Georgia. Highly recommended
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Susan! What a wonderful review, thank you! I'm so happy you had a great time with Georgia. She has a deep insight into our area and knows a lot of Sydney’s hidden gems. If you ever decide to venture Down Under again, we'd be more than happy to show you both around on another adventure. :) Cheers, Matt and Georgia Sydney Guided Tours
It Truly is: Australia in a Day
Stanley_S, Feb 2024
What a day. Starts and ends with views of Sydney Harbour with the sun at your back. Urban suburban bush beach iguanas monitors aboriginal carvings fruit bats wallabys and kangaroos and a koala that put on a show. The day was a WOW. It really is Australia in One Day. Superbly designed day. Great guide.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you, Stanley, Such a great review! Georgia had a wonderful time travelling with you both, and from what I heard, you shared many laughs together. Great to meet you both briefly too! Wishing you all the best in your future travels! If your journeys ever bring you back this way, it would be a pleasure to host you again. Kind regards, Matt and Georgia Sydney Guided Tours
Awesome day. Awesome guide. Awesome “secret stop.”
Dean_P, Jan 2024
Georgia is awesome guide. She is a local with lots of local knowledge. Best stop was “secret place” that other tours do not frequent. We were only people there.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dean! Ahh, Georgia showed you the secret spot! 😊 So glad to hear you both had a fantastic time. Thanks a bunch for the glowing review and for giving Georgia a shoutout. She's a true Aussie gem! Wishing you many more amazing travels, and who knows, maybe we'll cross paths again someday! Warm regards, Matt Tour Director and Wildlife Whisperer Sydney Guided Tours
Matt was absolutely...
Lois_C, Jan 2024
Matt was absolutely wonderful. He made sure we got to see and experience many varied aspects of the natural environment in Australia. He was careful to make sure my mobility issues were accommodated so that we could enjoy the day. We enjoyed his stories and fun facts about the plants and animals we saw. Our day with him and Ann Marie was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia. We would highly recommend Matt's private tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Hey there Lois! What a wonderful review, thank you! I'm so happy that I could tailor the trip to you and that you left with fond memories. I really enjoyed both your company for the day too! :) If you ever decide to venture Down Under again, I'd be more than happy to show you both around. Happy travels! Cheers, Matt Tour Director and Wildlife Whisperer Sydney Guided Tours
If You Do Nothing Else in Sydney, DO THIS TOUR!
Rachel_J, Jan 2024
Whether you're in Australia for one day (as we were) or one month, this is the absolute BEST way to see Sydney and the surrounding areas. You can pet koalas and kangaroos, see Aboriginal artwork and engravings, learn amazing facts about the history, culture, flora and fauna of Australia, have lunch at a beautiful beach, or pretty much anything else you might want to do! Shop at a working pearl farm, take a walk through the bush, or just take pictures at Sydney icons. It was an absolutely AMAZING day, and Matt, our guide, was so knowledgeable and helpful. He even made sure that all the stops were wheelchair accessible for my mom - completely above and beyond!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you, Rachel, Such a lovely review! Meeting you and your wonderful family was a memorable and fun experience for me too. Your family’s friendship and laughs made the day even more special. Wishing you all the best in your future travels! If your journeys ever bring you back this way, it would be a pleasure to host you again. Kind regards, Matt
Up close and personal with Kangaroos and Koalas
Marc_P, Jan 2024
Matt was a great tour guide. He is so knowledgeable about the area. He was able to personalize our tour based on our interests. The Kangaroo and Koala sanctuary was so much fun to be up close and personal with the kangaroos and koalas. We visited 2 great beaches and had a wonderful lunch at a resort area. We had so much fun a learned so much about the area. It was a great day.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thank you, Marc, for your fantastic review! It was a pleasure exploring the wild side of Sydney with you both. Best wishes for your future travels, and I hope our paths cross again someday. Warm regards, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Benjamin_G, Jan 2024
The BEST experience. Matt was absolutely the best. Thank you so much for such a wonderful and unforgettable day!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Ben and Family, Thank you, mate, for the fantastic review! It was a day filled with laughter and fun for me as well. I cherished our conversations. Wishing you all the best in your future adventures! Kind regards, Matt
Beautiful day! Fantastic tour!
Kristi_S, Dec 2023
Fantastic! By far one of the best day tours we have ever done! Matt was a wonderful guide and host. Very knowledgeable, super kind, provided lots of fun. We saw things we would not have seen our own! This is not a Sydney building tour, it is about appreciating nature and wildlife! Thank you Matt for providing us a day filled with beauty!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Kristi, I'm certain I had a big, silly grin on my face the entire time I spent with both of you. What a delightful couple, sharing so many laughs together! It was an honour to show you the other side of Sydney! I really hope our paths cross again. :) Wishing you both all the very best for your future! Kind regards, Matt
Fabulous personalized tour
Rolf_L, Dec 2023
Matt led us on a walk through nature pointing out local fauna and flora. We discussed how the indigenous peoples used to use these different plants. We saw an ancient indiginous rock carving. We then went to a wildlife rescue park where we saw Kangaroos, Wallabies, Emus, Koalas and many others. It was fabulous. Most were in caged, and we got to pet several including a soft Koala. This was the highlight of our trip. But there was more… we had a great lunch overlooking Avonca beach and later enjoyed a glass of white wine while watching the waves crash over the rocks below. Matt was kind and personable. By the end of the tour it felt as if we were with a friend. I highly recommend this tour experience. It is different than most, more personal and Matt modifies it to fit your interests (eg. he took us on a small side trip to see a colony of fruit bats… so cool for us). One of our top experiences of our trip to New Zealand and Australia.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Hey Rolf, So happy to hear that you both enjoyed the tour so much! Leading our walk through the bush, exploring the wildlife rescue park, and sharing special moments at Avoca beach were highlights for me as well. I appreciate your kind words about the personalized experience. If you ever find yourself back in Australia, I'd love to explore more of this amazing country with you both again. Safe travels! Kind regards, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Kelsey_W, Dec 2023
Definitely recommend a tour with Matt - he was awesome and even sent pictures! The tour was seamless and a wonderful way to explore the city if you're a nature lover.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thank you Kelsey! It was a real pleasure to meet the lads and show them Sydney's nature and wildlife. I'd love to welcome more of your fellow coleagues here anytime! :) Kind regards Matt Sydney Guided Tours
The best day!
Louise_R, Nov 2023
My criteria: safe for a solo traveller, a trip focused on nature, heritage and the outdoors, a little glimpse of real Australia outside the bustling centre of Sydney. This trip cracked it, a huge thanks to Matt who goes out of his way to ensure his guests expectations are met, personalising the trip to wish lists. He is very knowledgeable and shared so many wonderful facts. My day: a bush walk with spectacular views over the salt rivers, visit to an animal sanctuary where I had the privilege of meeting a Koala named Arnold, Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, and many more beautiful animals in a semi natural environment; half way house! Aboriginal sandstone rock engravings. A fabulous barramundi taco lunch at Avoca Beach. A coastal walk to rock pools overlooking Tasman Sea and finally a spectacular stop to observe hundreds of fruit bats! My new favourite animal. I left my quick trip to Australia feeling enriched with new knowledge sights and sounds!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hey there Louise! What a wonderful review, thank you! I'm so happy that I could tailor the trip to your wishlist and that you left with fond memories. I really enjoyed your company for the day too! :) If you ever decide to venture Down Under again, I'd be more than happy to show you and your adventurous family around. Cheers, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Spectacular Day Australian Tour with a Personal Touch
Rima_K, Nov 2023
This was the best excursion that I have ever been on. Matt was so personable and knowledgeable. He custom made the day just for us in a private van all day long. We had up close time with a koala, many kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and many more. The pictures he took were priceless. He also took us to gorgeous outlooks and beaches. We even had lunch at a restaurant overlooking the waves. A particularly special touch was wine tasting at a winery. It was the perfect tour for our once in a lifetime trip to Australia. Thank you, Matt! A++.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hey Rima and the whole adventurous crew! Wow, your fantastic review just brightened my day! Despite the unpredictable weather, we managed to turn it into a spectacular experience, didn't we? Your warm welcome to my new guide made the day even more memorable. We had an absolute blast! Wishing you all the best on your future travels — may each journey be as incredible as the one we shared. Cheers, Matt
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