Who loves koalas, kangaroos and the amazing native Australian wildlife from Sydney? How to see wild koalas and kangaroos in Sydney? - Well I am excited to tell you that I have found a solution: a specialist day tour! See below my photos and videos of a platypus, kangaroos, an echidna, a koala and combats! All those wild native animals spotted in just a day.
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How to see wild Australian animals from Sydney
You will find that in Sydney you have plenty of zoos and the wildlife parks, where you can get up close with kangaroos and koalas.
However seeing native animal wild is such a thrill; trying to spot them and not to scare them; looking at them in their natural environment… But, where to go to spot several different species at the same place?
Well, you know me by now I found a small group tour for that: Sydney Boutique tour has a Wildlife tour during which a naturalist takes you South of Sydney to a private land near Berrama where there is chance to spot those wild native animals.
Australian Wildlife Sydney Tour - Review
And after the review below, I am sharing pictures of all the animals I swa - I would love to go back now that I master my camera better 🙂
Seeing a platypus near Berrima - Video
We left at the beginning of the afternoon & drove South to a small town called Berrima. We stopped for afternoon tea. And as I do not drink tea or coffee and was not interested in the shops, the guide told me I could go and wait by the river.
And how lucky was I to have done that! This river is the one where we are supposed to come back later in the day to see platypus, as like most animals he gets out at night not during daylight.
While walking along the river, I spotted bubbles and saw a PLATYPUS surface. He then quickly disappeared only to surface again within the following minute. I saw him surface 5 times! I was so excited. I do not have great pictures as it is moving fast.
I know it looks like wood but I assure you it is a platypus 🙂
Admiring kangaroos - Photos
Then we went to a private property. This is not a reserve. This is just a large property where wild animals come & enjoy the grass and water of the pond. On our way there we saw a pack of KANGAROOS
And a little bit better, we were able to approach this strange
Spotting an Echidna and a koala - Photos
Then we stuck our very comfortable 4 WD in the mud and had to continue on foot. And we discovered the humor of locals
And we discovered the humor of locals LOL
We first spotted an ECHIDNA. Not that easy to find, we were lucky.
After getting the bus unstuck, we finally noticed a KOALA and observed it eat and scratch itself
Wombats and kangaroos at night - Photos
Following this great moment, we went to a typical Australian pub to have diner. Nothing fancy, it is a countryside pub, but it was quite good. We then all agree to go back to the property in the dark.
Several big spotlights were available and we started walking in the field. We saw a lot of WOMBATS, WALLABIES and KANGAROOS. I do not have great pictures there as it was dark and slightly raining
How to see Koalas and Kangaroos in Sydney?
If you don't want to go on a day trip you can stay in Sydney and see koalas and Kangaroos. They won't be wild but you can get up-close with them. Check out my article comparing the various options of wildlife parks.
They are really cute, don't you think?