Nature and Wildlife Big Day Out - Private Tour

Sydney, Australia
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 376.46

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • 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 included!
  • Fully escorted, private tour with your own professional guide and driver
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a private car or SUV
  • Australian wine, bottled water and chocolate included
  • Snacks
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

- Minimum two guests - 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

Australian Reptile Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Point Cafe

1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Terrigal Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Distillery Botanica

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Firescreek Fruit Wines

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Avoca Beach

15 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
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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 cancelled 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 !


107 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Sandra_P, June 2023
What an amazing experience! Matt was such a genuine person. He was not only nice, he made sure to let us know this was our trip. He didn’t randomly take us places. He made suggestions and asked if we wanted to do something. We got a little carried away with the kangaroos and he patiently waited for us to decide to move on. He was so excited to show us different places and explain them. The places he took us were absolutely gorgeous. The lunch we had was the best we had the entire time we were in Australia. The car was immaculately clean and I never once got nervous with his driving. Both y daughter and myself thought he was the best tour guide we had in two weeks. The pictures he took and sent to us were fabulous (and free) The communication prior to the trip was extremely prompt. We were so happy that he didn’t have a specific agenda and that he truly wanted this to be a personal experience. He is a natural at being a tour guide. Thank you again for a wonderful day Matt.
Response from Host, June 2023
Sandra, thank you so much for the absolutely amazing review! I had so much fun spending the day with you both, and I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time as well. It was truly my pleasure to show you the wild side of Sydney and create a personalized experience just for you. I do hope that our paths cross again someday. Wishing you all the best until then! Cheers, Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Matt the Marvelous tour guide!
Kayla_S, May 2023
This was truly an once in a lifetime experience. The amount of places we were able to go to and the amount of knowledge shared with us in just a day was absolutely amazing! Going from the bush to the beach and having your tour customized is just one of the benefits you get when booking. You get to avoid all of the tourists crowds and get one on one time with EXCLUSIVE views. Matt was the best part of our Australian trip! Go ahead and book! What are you waiting for?!
Response from Host, May 2023
Kayla! I loved hanging out with you and your family for the day. So much fun! thanks for the wonderful review and hope you have many more happy adventures to come! Miss you guys. :) Cheers, Matt PS: Can't wait to watch the Captain do his thing!
Matt is amazing. 100th review :-)
Kevin_K, May 2023
Matt’s knowledge of flora and the Wilderness is truly outstanding. The highlights of his tour included garnet colored resin from tree sap - foliage that turns to soap and the super pit stop at the chocolate factory. We had ample time for swimming at Avoca beach. This was truly an exceptional tour.
Response from Host, May 2023
It was a magical day! Glad you got your swim in too! So nice to meet and travel with you both for the day. Thank you for the chocolates and the lovely review, big 100! :) Cheers Matt Sydney Guided Tours
Awesome day!
Amy_K, Mar 2023
What a great tour! We all enjoyed the day which was customized for our group of three generations. Matt is an excellent tour guide and is knowledgeable about the area and fun places to go! He goes above and beyond with extra special touches. It was our best day in Sydney! So many great memories!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Haha! I had a fabulous time with you all. Thank you for this kind review. I do hope our paths cross again one day, maybe in the US? Cheers guys! :) Matt
Kenneth_W, Mar 2023
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 !
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hey Ken! I had a fantastic, fun and very memorable time with you and the crew. Thanks for travelling with me. I hope our paths cross again one day. :) Kind regards, Matt
Best experience we had on our entire trip!
Andrew_C, Mar 2023
We took a cruise that went to multiple stops in New Zealand and Australia and out of all of the trips that we booked this was by far the best one. If you are likely only going to visit Australia once in your life then this tour will give you the authentic Aussie experience. Matt's knowledge of the areas is very impressive and gave us an unforgettable experience seeing native animals and showing us views that exceeded our expectations. The tour is also very accommodating and can be adjusted to if you want to do specific things or you can take Matt's recommendations and will not be disappointed.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Andrew, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! :) I had a wonderful day travelling with you both, sharing my corner of the world. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide, and I hope to welcome you back in the future! Cheers, Matt
Once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure!
poyi_w, Feb 2023
We had an absolutely lovely time with Matt. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best possible experience. I went there with my 4year old toddler and 65 years old mom. He took great care of us and my daughter had so much fun and she absolutely loved Matt! If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure in Australia, this is the tour for you!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much Po Yi! It really was a fantastic day for me too. It was great chatting with you and for me to show you around this beautiful part of the world. All the best to you and your family! Really hope to see you all again! Kind regards, Matt
We had a great time with Matt
Richard_D, Jan 2023
Our party of 4 spent the day with Matt. We had a great time. He is very knowledgeable about the sights in and around Sydney. He offered to modify the stops based on our interests. I would highly recommend Matt if you want a fun and informative tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thanks so much for this review! I had a lovely day travelling with you all. Fun times! All the best for your travels here in Australia and New Zealand! Kind regards Matt
Fantastic experience - highly recommend
Jenny_D, Dec 2022
Fantastic trip! Matt was knowledgeable, funny, laid back and super flexible about how our day was spent. Very varied, experienced things we would never have stumbled upon ourselves which was great! Even saw a snake, black cockatoos and an octopus! Thanks Matt for a fab day out with your Derry Girl and family!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
I miss you guys already! Thank you all for a fun day, the lovely review - and finding all the animals. Happy travels! Cheers, Matt
You have to want yo walk...
Deborah_C, Dec 2022
You have to want yo walk through the bush. No trails, not much to look at basically in guides back yard. This was way too expensive for what we got and a waste of our valuable holiday time. Don’t recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Deborah, thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that this tour was not for you. Our tour is for guests who want an authentic nature and wildlife experience. The bush that you walked in is actually the very well-known Berowra Valley National Park, and is 40km square in size. It is known for its diverse flora, fauna and the fact that it doesn't look like a park with man-made paths. It is certainly not a person's backyard...although if it is, then that person is extremely lucky :) We pack a lot into our tour, such as visiting gorgeous beaches and marine pools, getting up close to Aussie wildlife, dining on great food, sampling gourmet local produce, sipping wine under a waterfall in the forest, and so much more. I always do everything I can to make sure my guests have an amazing time, and based on the lovely reviews and the many guests who have become personal friends of mine after the tour, I believe I have accomplished this. Again, I’m sorry you felt this was a waste of your time. I wish you all the best. Kind regards, Matt
Beyond Sydney.
KJ_K, Nov 2022
Great knowledge of the bush area and local favorites for gin, wine and whiskey. Nice guide. Loved the animals
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for this lovely review! So nice to tour around Sydney with you both for the day. Happy travels 🤠 Cheers, Matt
Ideal day trip from a local’s perspective
lauren_s, Nov 2022
Review for Matt This intimate guided tour of the outskirts of Sydney is the ideal way to see the local gems of the greater Sydney area (not the typical tourist traps). This tour is unique in that Matt customizes the day and activities to your interests. Matt is so passionate and knowledgeable about nature and wild life which really added to our experience. By the end of the trip we felt like Matt was our friend, and would 110% would recommend this tour to anyone in the area. We love you Matt!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Aww shucks!! What a lovely review. :) Thank you! I really had a fantastic day too. It was so nice hanging out with you both for the day. Let's do it again next time you're in town! Have a fantastic holiday and many happy travels into the future! Cheers, :) Matt
Fantastic Experience!
Robert_H, Nov 2022
The Tour was great! Matt was a personalble and knowledgeable guide, who gave us a wide variety of options. We customized this experience and would recommend Matt and this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks so much! It was a wonderful day for me too. Lovey to meet you both and spend the day travelling together. All the best for your future travels! Kind regards, Matt
Awesome experience! I recommend!
Akitta_A, Oct 2022
My most memorable experience is the wildlife park. I’m glad we had a photographer who was able to capture those moments.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks so much for this lovely review! It really was a pleasure showing you around Sydney! All the best to you both and your future travels! Cheers, Matt :)
Awesome adventure!!
EDWARD_M, Oct 2022
Loved the entire day with all of the personal attention from Matt. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining… Included wonderful stops at the animal preserve, winery, waterfalls and beautiful Bayside restaurant for lunch. loved the personal tour without masses of people in a bus tour. Would recommend to everyone😄
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Heya! Thank you so much for this wonderful review Eddie and Jan! So nice 😊 Let me know next time you’re in Sydney!! Happy travels! Cheers, Matt
Highly recommend!
Michelle_L, June 2022
My family had a wonderful time on this tour! We enjoyed the bush walk, watching high waves at the beaches and getting close to the animals in the wildlife park which was such an amazing experience for the kids! Matt also took some lovely photos of our family! Very memorable day in Sydney!!
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks Michelle! I had a fantastic day with you and the boys. So much fun for me too! :) All the best to you and the family. Kind regards, Matt
Experience of a lifetime!
Natalie_S, June 2022
We had an amazing experience on this day trip from Sydney! Matt was an excellent host - very kind, knowledgeable and an all around great guy. He took us to some beautiful spots off the beaten path. There is so much beautiful nature just an hour from Sydney! We would do this tour again in a heartbeat and would recommend it to our friends and family. He will customize the tour to your interests and you will have the experience of a lifetime!
Response from Host, June 2022
Haha! What a fantastic review. Thank you. ... and thanks to both of you for letting me take you right off the beaten path and down into the valley. There's sooo much to see down there. We'll have to do it again one day! So nice to meet you both. Happy travels :) Cheers Matt
A day of fun and adventure
Ashish_V, June 2022
We had an exciting and fun day with Matt on this trip. Matt has extensive knowledge of the wildlife, wilderness and of all the beautiful places we saw. The beaches we visited were hidden gems. We had delicious seafood, experienced amazing lookouts and the treks were adventurous. Thanks Matt, for this wonderful experience.
Response from Host, June 2022
Hey, thank you Ashish and family! I had a fantastic time too. :) So nice to meet you all, hopefully one day we'll catch up again one day! All the best :) Cheers, Matt
A variety of experiences packed into just one day
Nancy_H, June 2022
We had a fantastic day with Matt. We got to see Aboriginal rock carvings, learn about scribbly gums, and watch Matt sample some termites, hah. Walking up to a beautiful overlook of Berowra Valley was fun, and we learned about native plants like grass trees, including their uses (glue from grass trees--very cool!). Our kids loved Walkabout Park, especially the chance to do an echidna "speed date." We also stopped to see the Sea Cliff Bridge. Our visits to Pearl Beach and Avoca Beach were amazing. The kids loved the chance to play on the sand! The surf was high and wild, so we weren't able to explore the rock pools as Matt had hoped, but it was still something to see the waves smashing against Shark Island. We even saw migrating whales in the distance! He was so patient with all of us and was both knowledgeable and gregarious. Highly recommend this experience!
Response from Host, June 2022
Thanks for the lovely review Nancy. What a fun, busy day we had with your family. There was never a dull moment and I learned quite a few things about Australian fauna from you too! All the best to everyon, stay safe and happy travels! :) Kind regards Matt
I cannot say enough about...
Daniel_M, June 2022
I cannot say enough about this trip. Matt was an exceptional guide, and all the sites we visited were outstanding. Matt has a good sense of humor, gave options if we wanted one thing over another, and has a very thorough knowledge of the area. Certainly one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! I highly recommend this.
Response from Host, June 2022
You guys are the best! I had a lot of fun too. It was a real pleasure showing you my side of Sydney. I hope that one day our paths cross again. Enjoy Sydney! Cheers mateys, Msatt

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