What you'll do
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 see native Australian wildlife, traverse the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge, enjoy lunch at a seaside cafe—and perhaps a dip in the ocean—and wander through a eucalyptus forest to see a towering waterfall. You will also sample some of the cool-climate wines for which the region has developed a reputation.
After studying biological sciences I stumbled into tourism and have been a tour guide now for just over 30 years. I spent half that time overseas but I've rediscovered the joy of showing visitors around my own backyard. I founded Local Travel Planner to do just that. He's Steve too! My longtime tour guide colleague, Steve, has been showing visitors to Australia the length and breadth of our vast island continent for decades. He's also the funnier of the two :-) We both love showing visitors to Sydney a great day out that combines spectacular scenery, fascinating history, wildlife experiences and good food and wine. Once you've seen our "office" we're sure you'll love it too!
A casual meal with ocean views. Choose from seafood, salads, burgers and more. Includes a glass of beer, wine, cider, fresh…
Tasting of cool-climate wines at one of our favourite wineries.
Entry to three National Parks and to Symbio Wildlife Park for an exclusive koala encounter during which a keeper will answer…
Pick up and drop off at Circular Quay.
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Where you'll be
We'll take you to: Royal National Park - Australia's oldest. Symbio Wildlife Park - family-run and active in koala conservation. Bald Hill Lookout - popular launch site for hang gliders. Sea Cliff Bridge - iconic engineering marvel. Morton National Park - spectacular sandstone gorges and towering waterfalls. Lunch at a beachside café popular with locals. A boutique winery to taste locally-produced cool-climate wines.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 9 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Wear shoes and clothing suitable for easy hiking. A hat, sunscreen and refillable water bottle are recommended. Add a swimsuit and towel for a dip at the beach if it's hot. Bring a warm jacket from May-Oct.
Wildlife, Waterfalls & Wine