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Sydney Secrets - Nature, wildlife & more

Sydney, AustraliaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by Matthew

10.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks, tickets, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Are you in Australia only for a few days, before boarding a plane or a cruise to return home? Discover the very best of Australian beaches, forests, coastlines, plants and animals within a day, away from the usual tourist trail!

Pat kangaroos and emus at a wildlife sanctuary set in a natural environment. Cool off under a waterfall or just relax in the lush rain forest with a bottle of complimentary local wine and chocolate.

Experience an easy, 40-minute bush walk above untouched picturesque valleys. Learn all about our plants and animals. Look for ancient Aboriginal carvings - unknown to locals!

Walk along pristine beaches and headlands, explore tide pools teeming with marine life and look for fish in crystal clear water. The giant pelicans are always a family favourite!

Exclusive offer for our guests... lunch with special discount at an award-winning, waterfront restaurant, with premium seating overlooking Pelican Island Nature Reserve.

Get your prized Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House photo from Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Optional bonus stops below:

- learn how to body surf in a beautiful beach
- visit a boutique distillery where an array of award-winning spirits are produced
- sample delicious oysters and visit NSW's only pearl farm

Arrive back at your hotel, exhausted but happy that you have had the ultimate nature experience!

See more on IG: @sydneyguidedtours
Other things to note
Solo travelers welcome! We NEVER cancel if there's only one guest! :)

(I was a solo traveler for a long time too, I'd be bummed if someone cancelled on me!)
Are you in Australia only for a few days, before boarding a plane or a cruise to return home? Discover the very best of Australian beaches, forests, coastlines, plants and animals within a day, away from the usual tourist trail!

Pat kangaroos and emus at a wildlife sanctuary set in a natural environment. Cool off under a waterfall or just relax in the lush rain forest with a bottle of complimentary local wine and chocolate.

Guidelines created with World Animal ProtectionLearn more

What's included

  • Drinks
    A complimentary bottle of Australia's finest wine whilst watching the sunse...
  • Tickets
    All entrance fees into a wildlife sanctuary in natural settings, where you...
  • Transportation
    Fully escorted, private tour with your own professional guide and driver. T...
  • Equipment
    Complimentary professional photos of you on the tour included!

Meet your host, Matthew

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 9 Reviews
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Your time in Sydney is precious, so my personal commitment is to show you the very best of Australian landscapes, plants and animals within one day! I’ve spent my life discovering Sydney's hidden jewels and now I’d like to share them with you.

In my youth I caught lizards and fish by hand, explored rivers and hiked through untouched valleys. I surfed at the best beaches and have hitchhiked solo right around Australia for 14 months.

As a volunteer Aboriginal site monitor, I'm trained to locate, monitor and report on the condition of sites. A scout leader for 10+ years (so great with kids!), a professional artist, photographer and videographer, I'm often making documentaries of Sydney's nature and wildlife.

I look forward to meeting you!

Your guide in Australia,
Matt
Your time in Sydney is precious, so my personal commitment is to show you the very best of Australian landscapes, plants and animals within one day! I’ve spent my life discovering Sydney's hidden jewels and now I’d like to share them with you.

In my youth I caught lizards and fish by hand, explored rivers and hiked through untouched valleys. I surfed at the best beaches and have hitchhiked solo right around Australia for 14 months.

As a volunteer Aboriginal site monitor, I'…
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Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

Diverse animals

Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Where you'll be

Fresh and authentic, close to nature and away from the masses… this is unlike any other tour in Sydney.

Many of the places that we visit are unknown to locals in the area!

I take you to places that aren’t on traditional tourist paths. Pristine and uncrowded beaches, gourmet local produce, crystal clear seaside rock pools, magnificent headlands, Aboriginal carvings and cute Aussie animals!

Experience Sydney with a local! Ideal for families too!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Rebekah
March 2020
Great unique experience. Beautiful landscapes I would’ve never known about or been able to visit, Matt has a great understanding of the Australian bush! Petting kangaroos was amazing! Still can’t believe they just hop along next to you as walk through the sanctuary!
Great unique experience. Beautiful landscapes I would’ve never known about or been able to visit, Matt has a great understanding of the Australian bush! Petting kangaroos was amazi…
Nika
March 2020
Unforgettable day with unforgettable guide. If you have any appreciation for beautiful nature and are curious about the environmental & cultural heritage of the Sydney area, go ahead and book now! Matt was attentive, passionate about this work, and an endless source of knowledge and good humor.
Unforgettable day with unforgettable guide. If you have any appreciation for beautiful nature and are curious about the environmental & cultural heritage of the Sydney area, go ahe…
Azizunisa
February 2020
Matthew was a really good tour guide. He was very friendly & seemed like he knew a lot about the places we went & other local tips. On my flight to Sydney they lost my luggage, Matthew was nice enough to show me some pretty good secondhand store and another store that had some really good stuff! I definitely recommend this experience especially for one of your first days in Sydney to see some of the sights around the city!
Matthew was a really good tour guide. He was very friendly & seemed like he knew a lot about the places we went & other local tips. On my flight to Sydney they lost my luggage, Mat…
Falon
February 2020
Matthew was a great guide. I really enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls, lunch by the water and the beautiful beaches. My day with Matthew was very memorable. I would highly recommend him!
Angela
February 2020
Wonderful experience! Matt was a great tour guide with a passion for sharing his knowledge of nature. Loved it all...the bush walk, animals and beaches. It was a great opportunity to get outside the city. Highly recommend if you are looking for a personal and unique way to experience Sydney/Australia.
Wonderful experience! Matt was a great tour guide with a passion for sharing his knowledge of nature. Loved it all...the bush walk, animals and beaches. It was a great opportunity…
Hannah
February 2020
Matt was a fantastic tour guide! I joined his tour after another cancelled on me last minute for being the only person signed up. Matt not only ran his tour as a 1v1 experience, but gave me a personalized day throughout the greater Sydney area. We saw animals, visited multiple beaches, learned about the culture and really got to understand what made Australia unique and amazing. It was truly a wonderful day and one to remember.
Matt was a fantastic tour guide! I joined his tour after another cancelled on me last minute for being the only person signed up. Matt not only ran his tour as a 1v1 experience, bu…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

What to bring

Money for lunch in seafood restaurant, snacks etc. Alternative venue provided for dietary requirements.

Swimwear and towel - depending on weather