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Wildlife, Waterfalls & Wine

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 475 reviews.Sydney, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Steve

11 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

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.

If you are more interested to focus on estate-grown wines and fine dining with regional produce then our new Taste of the Highlands tour might be a better fit for you. You can check it our here www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/1297368
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 t…

Steve's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    A casual meal with ocean views. Choose from seafood, salads, burgers and mo...
  • Drinks
    Tasting of cool-climate wines at one of our favourite wineries.
  • Tickets
    Entry to three National Parks and to Symbio Wildlife Park for an exclusive...
  • Transportation
    Pick up and drop off at Circular Quay.
From $196
/ person
Mon, Sep 28
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$196 per person
$196 per person
Tue, Sep 29
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$196 per person
$196 per person
Wed, Sep 30
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
$196 per person
$196 per person

Meet your host, Steve

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 475 Reviews
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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!
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…
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Where you'll be

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.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 475 reviews.

Lyanne
March 2020
We had an amazing time. From the koala experience to feeding the kangaroos to the wine tasting and beach side dinner. All was fabulous. Amazing day!
Bj
March 2020
This tour is incredible!! Whether you have a few days or weeks, this is a tour you don’t want to miss!! Super friendly, knowledgeable guides who immerse you in Australian culture, and give you a sense of adventure all while enjoying the charm of this beautiful country. The one on one with the koala’s was a blast, the wine tasting was delicious and the scenic views spectacular.
This tour is incredible!! Whether you have a few days or weeks, this is a tour you don’t want to miss!! Super friendly, knowledgeable guides who immerse you in Australian culture,…
Elizabeth
March 2020
Steve was an excellent tour guide! We learned a lot! Steve was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed the day of sightseeing and the time spent at the Wildlife Reserve and Winery. Was a fantastic day! Would definitely recommend this tour.
Steve was an excellent tour guide! We learned a lot! Steve was knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed the day of sightseeing and the time spent at the Wildlif…
Ruthie
February 2020
This experience was an opportunity to go to places we would never have gotten to on our own. The day was packed with many great experiences, some of the highlights were meeting the koalas and kangaroos and the wine-tasting stop. Steve was also super knowledgable and gave great descriptions of the plants and animals we encountered. I'd definitely recommend this tour!
This experience was an opportunity to go to places we would never have gotten to on our own. The day was packed with many great experiences, some of the highlights were meeting the…
Ann
February 2020
This was amazing and (the other Steve) was too! haha an absolute MUST even if you only have 1 day in Sydney. This is it!
Randy
February 2020
Steve was really knowledgeable about all types of flora and wildlife native to Australia. During the ride ha also filled a lot of time with bits of history and little known facts about the areas we were driving through. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is on the fence about booking this trip.
Steve was really knowledgeable about all types of flora and wildlife native to Australia. During the ride ha also filled a lot of time with bits of history and little known facts a…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Camera

Closed walking shoes