No trip to Australia is complete without an opportunity to walk with wild kangaroos. Come and explore Sydney’s wild kangaroos with Travel Ideology. Our friendly knowledgeable guides aka ‘our kangaroo whisperers‘ are the best there are and will convey you to the Blue Mountains or Outer Sydney where we normally see many kangaroos, playing, eating, sleeping, etc. On some tours, we have seen over 100 kangaroos in the area on one day. If you are lucky, you may see kangaroos boxing, joeys sticking their heads out of their mother’s pouches, or macho kangaroos strutting their stuff. You will have time to walk around, watch and photograph their antics. Wild animal encounter experiences are mesmerising and magical. People who get to see wild kangaroos up close with Travel Ideology’s specialist guides appreciate the uniqueness of the experience with these gentle furry beings.
We use comfortable transport, generally hybrid vehicles so as to get close to the kangaroos. Our departures are scheduled around sunset and national park opening times. At times we can also offer sunrise tours on demand. We take our guests away from the main tourist routes.
As our tours are private, we have complete flexibility over pickup locations and drop off locations. It also means that the only people on the tour are your group. This means that we spend more time with the kangaroos and are not limited by someone else’s timetable.
We can take children as young as 3 with prior notice. The tour can also be modified if your group include people with walking difficulties.
This is the best wild kangaroo experience operating in Sydney.
This is a true wild animal experience with wild kangaroos, not a walk through a zoo or animal park. That means that whilst you may get close, they will not let you close enough to touch them.
Kangaroos are unique animals in many ways. They are of the family “macropod” meaning big foot, so they are the only real life “Big Foot” scientifically proven anywhere in the world. They cannot walk backwards and are the largest animal to get around by hopping. Their babies travel in the pouches for up to 18 months. They hold records as some of the highest and longest jumpers in the world and propel themselves at up to 65km/h or faster than a race horse. Some say they are cute bundles of fur. Kangaroos are a symbol of Australia, appearing on both the coat of arms and the Australian Olympic flag. Australia is the only country in the world to eat the animals on its coat of arms. Kangaroo meat is very healthy being high in protein, low in fat and having no cholesterol. The female kangaroos can hold an embryo and two joeys at the same time making different milk for each of the joeys and holding the embryo in suspended animation until conditions are right in adverse times. You will learn more on one of our tours.
We often see native birds there (including kookaburras, galahs, cockatoos, rosellas, rainbow lorikeets, magpies, etc). You will see trees commonly only found in Australia, as we drive and walk through the Australian bush. Moreover, this is typical Australia.
Our price includes pickup, transport to the kangaroos and return to the Parramatta ferry where many people enjoy taking a ride back into the city.
If you would prefer,we can take you to a town where kangaroos roam the streets. Here you will see kangaroos in people’s gardens. See Urban Kangaroos
Departure time will be normally be arranged so that we arrive just before sunset. This is the time when kangaroos are most active and are most likely to be available for visitors.
These are wild animals. As such, there is no guarantee that any kangaroos will be there for us when we get there. However, if there are no kangaroos, we will provide you a voucher to attend on another occasion at no charge. This has only ever happened once in our history.
“This tour might have been the highlight of our week-long trip to Australia. Our tour guide, Bruce Josephs, was engaging and well-versed on the subject of Kangaroos. He took us to a remote part of the Sydney metropolitan area where we saw hundreds of free-roaming Kangaroos. We didn’t get too close to them (they are wild animals, after all) but we were able to take dozens of pictures and videos. It was a great time and I highly recommend this tour to any visitors!” ★★★★★ Dan J
“This was excellent. Not only did we see dozens and dozens of kangaroos in the wild, we had a superb travel companion in Bruce. He knows his kangaroos, but has also traveled the world and brings a terrific perspective to all things Sydney and Australia. He went above and beyond to ensure we had a good experience when we were delayed by thunderstorms, and really made it a great tour for my twelve year old son (and me!). Highly recommended!” – ★★★★★Erik B
“Bruce the guide was awesome. We hoped to see kangaroos and we saw so many it far exceeded our expectations. Started with a spotless clean car that’s semi-battery so when we are close that the car engine doesn’t scare them. We went through a neighborhood where we saw kangaroos then to a national park and walked through a field and watched about 10-15 of them enjoying the vegetation from about 10 feet away. We saw amazing birds including the beautiful Rainbow laurakeets. When the tour was over Bruce was supposed to drop us at the Ferry – well he stopped there and checked it out first to be sure it was running which it was not and then took us to the train station. I’m sure another guide may have dropped us and drove off. The tour was supposed to be 3-1/2 hours, at 4 hours Bruce said if you guys have just a few more minutes we can take a drive to a park where I know the cockatoo hang out at night. They are amazing birds. Bruce was more interested in our tour and seeing the wildlife than he was the clock. He was awesome and I would recommend him and this tour to anyone.“★★★★★ George G
“It was so exciting to see wild Kangaroos! We took some great pictures and it was such an experience to see them jumping across a field. And seeing a Joey nursing from his mother’s pouch! Bruce gave us lots of information about kangaroos and Australia in general. It was a wonderful tour that I would recommend to everyone.” ★★★★★ Jean H
“Bruce did an awesome job of keeping us entertained through conversation on the drive from our hotel to where we could find wild kangaroos. The national park he took us to had male, female, and joeys – we were able to see some out on open grassy areas and others in the brush/bush. Bruce also pointed out other wildlife that we would not see where we are from. Highly recommend you give this trip serious priority!” ★★★★★Vt Pare
“My Grandson and I had a great time, we were able to get very close to the Kangaroos and get great pictures. Our tour guide Bruce Josephs was awesome, very knowledgeable.” ★★★★★ Expedition
“Der Ausflug war tatsächlich wie vereinbart nur für uns zwei, die Betreuung durch unseren Guide wirklich ausgezeichnet. Er ist sehr freundlich auf alle Wünsche eingegangen. Wir haben mehr als 50 Kängurus gesehen und tolle Bilder gemacht, auch von Babies, die fröhlich aus dem Beutel der Mutter schauen. Außerdem haben wir diverse australische Vogelarten gesehen und viele Tips für unseren Aufenthalt in Australien erhalten. Wer nur wenig Zeit Sydney hat und gern Kängurus sehen möchte sollte unbedingt diese Tour buchen” ★★★★★Karl U
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