Wild wombats in Sydney? You may ask how do I see wild wombats in Sydney or where can I see wild wombats in Sydney? Our Walking with Wild Wombats Tour Sydney will give you a unique opportunity to get up close with wombats in their native habitat – a truly amazing experience. While the wombats are near Sydney rather that in Sydney, that is our departure point.
Join Travel Ideology’s Walking with wild wombats tour and drive about 2.5 hours south of Sydney, stopping to take in some spectacular scenery.
The trip highlights are:
Once there, we will walk with one of Australia’s iconic animals – the wombat. On this tour, the emphasis is on the wombat. Normally we are able to get quite close to the animals for some amazing photo opportunities. We will plan our trip to arrive late afternoon as this provides us the best opportunities to experience these unique native Australian animals. There are three species of wombats – the common wombat, the southern hairy nosed wombat and the northern hairy nosed wombat. The common wombat lives in the area we will be visiting.
With luck we also have the opportunity to possibly see some of Australia’s other wildlife. We normally see lots of kangaroos and often see lyre birds and a number of colourful birds. Occasionally, we may come across other animals such as echidnas and reptiles calling the area home. We visit a small pond that is known to have a platypus living and with a lot of luck you may see this very shy and elusive resident.
We use comfortable transport. Our departures are normally scheduled so that we arrive at the wombat area around late afternoon and within national park opening times. We take our guests away from the main tourist routes.
As all of our tours are completely private, we can pick you up and drop you from anywhere in Sydney. It also means that the only people on the tour are your group. This means that we spend more time with the wombats and kangaroos and are not limited by someone else’s timetable.
We also, thoroughly clean and sanitise the vehicle between each group of tourists. This is something that is important to some in these times of COVID-19.
With prior notice, we can take children as young as 3 years old. We can also modify the tour for people with walking difficulties.
This is the best wild wombat experience operating from Sydney. At times we are able to see 20 to 30 of these beautiful animals.
This is a true wild animal experience with wild wombats, not a walk through a zoo or animal reserve. That means that whilst you may get quite close, they are wild animals and you will not be able to touch them.
The word wombat comes from the Darug aboriginal language. Whilst this shy cousin to the koala appears slow and awkward, it can attain speeds of over 40km/h for short sprints. It is the world’s largest burrowing animal with digging comparable to a badger. These primarily nocturnal animals live in burrows with many chambers that it creates. In contrast to the kangaroo, they have a backward opening pouch this prevents dirt getting in the pouch when digging. Their scat is cuboid, that is, it comes out in the shape of a cube, even though their anus is circular (for more on this click here). When threatened they can either attack with their strong teeth and claws or hide in a burrow with their tough backside blocking the entrance. As their rump is almost all cartilage, they are unlikely to get hurt and there is very little for a would be predator to hold onto. They also have strong sharp claws and a bite that can go through 2cm of boot, socks and flesh. Also, Did you know that a group of wombat’s is called a wisdom?
Experiencing animals in their own habitat is an amazing rewarding experience and one that will live with you for years to come. The wombat is very unique and nothing like them exists natively anywhere else in the world.
Departure time will be normally be arranged so that we arrive just before sunset. This is the time when wombats and kangaroos are most active and are most likely to be available for visitors.
Wombats Tour Guarantee
These are wild animals. As such, there is no guarantee that any wombats you will be there for us when we get there. However, if there are none, we will provide you an opportunity to attend on another occasion at no charge. This has never happened for this tour.
You may also be interested in joining one of our Walking with Wild Kangaroos Tours for a more in depth kangaroo experience.
Please wear walking boots or shoes. Sometimes the area becomes a little boggy. Also wearing warm clothes is an advantage, especially in winter when it can get quite cool. Moreover, good quality photographic equipment that can be used in the dark is important as this is when the animals are most active.