Day Trips from Sydney & Canberra

Wild Food Adventures offers a range of compelling and exclusively crafted ways to explore the geographically diverse Southern Highlands region that sits on the Great Dividing Mountain Range between Sydney and Canberra.

The Southern Highlands is between Sydney and Canberra just off the M5 and sits between 500 – 725m above sea level on the Great Dividing Range of NSW offering an incredibly diverse landscape. Once the sea floor, the area is characterised by its sandstone escarpment walls with micro-climate rainforests in the south east and native scrub dry sclerophyll forests in the north west.

More than just day trips, these are immersive, hand-ons and creative adventures connecting with people, place and produce. Experience pristine wilderness as you walk or cycle through vast forests, meet boutique award winning cool climate wine makers, be part of the paddock to plate process, unearth truffles, learn artisan crafts, wander through historical villages, swim in waterfalls, harvest hops and taste fresh produce moulded into culinary moments.

90 mins from Sydney and Canberra but a world away….

Waterfalls | Wander | Wine

After your hotel pick up and transfer to the Southern Highlands you start the day at Lake Alexandra and 40 Foot Falls. This is a beginner to medium walk with much of the track well groomed. There are two ladders as part of this walk and the chance to stop at a natural pool in the Nattai Creek for a rest or refreshing dip if it’s hot. We then turn around and enjoy the walk back out to our awaiting vehicle at Lake Alexandra.

Next its a visit to Artemis Vineyard to try some award winning local cool climate wines. Then on to Dirty Janes in Bowral to explore the antique market with an assortment of over 70 stalls followed by lunch at Harrys on Green Lane.

Our last stop for the day is at Bendooley Estate a magnificent 200-acre property owned by the Berkelouw family that produces cool climate wines and is famous for their Book Barn and Rare Book Collection. We then take you back to your hotel in time to enjoy dinner that evening.

On demand bookings can be taken for 2-100 pax 

To book email or use our online booking system

Paddle | Dine | Vine

After a scenic drive into Kangaroo Valley our day begins with our signature Canoes, Champagne and Canapés adventure which is the perfect combination of food, wine and wilderness. Travis Frenay, our guide from Paddle & Portage Canoes, has been a professional paddling instructor for nearly 15 years. Travis has  joined two canoes together to create a floating raft that is easy to manoeuvre and unsinkable for every level of paddler. You will glide downstream on the Kangaroo River from Beehive Point to the mouth of Yarrunga Creek with the backdrop of the Morton National Park in Kangaroo Valley. Immerse your senses in the sheer beauty of this magical waterway with its ancient sunken forest and indulge your taste buds with wild native canapés and a local award-winning cold-climate wine.

We then transfer to the scenic Mt Ashby Estate Vineyard for a 2 course lunch. Explore the beautiful grounds, view, lake and antique wares of this vineyard surrounded by grazing dairy cattle.

Our last stop of the day before heading back to Sydney is Cherry Tree Hill Winery where we sample a range of award winning quality boutique cool climate wines.

On demand bookings can be taken for 2-24 pax

To book email or use our online system

To experience Canoes, Champagne & Canapés at Wildfest in October and take advantage of our Sydney Weekender special please click here link 

Wine | Wine | Fine Dine

After your hotel pick up and transfer to the Southern Highlands you start the day at Tertini Wines near the historic village of Berrima. Since their first harvest this wine maker has won award after award including The Gourmet Traveler Wine 2017 Cellar Door “Best Tasting Experience”. Its a great introduction to the cool climate wines of the region in a bushland setting.

Next its a visit to St Maur Vineyard which started as a dairy farm in Exeter. Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Merlot vines soon replaced cattle and this small batch vineyard produced its first vintage in 2003. The grapes are harvested in mid to late autumn and pruned heavily to control leaf growth which limits the fruit quantity but produces a more intensely flavoured grape.  During our visit we taste a selection of the Saint and St Maur Lot41 Series.

We then transfer into Bowral for lunch at Biota. Awarded 2 Hats in the SMH Good Food Guide in 2018 Biota our visit takes in their shared plate lunch menu as we enjoy the crafted contemporary interiors of this award restaurant In winter you are welcomed by warm open fires and in spring /summer the terrace offers alfresco dining.

Our last stop of the day is Centennial Vineyard. With up to 35 wines on offer in the cellar door the winery processes many different varietals and style and is one of the largest producers in the region. They also source grapes from their winery in Orange NSW offering a unique NSW Wine experience to visitors.We then take you back to your hotel in time to enjoy dinner that evening.

$550 per person including GST, Sydney pick up and return in a luxury vehicle with 6-7 guests only, food & wine

Next Scheduled Tours:

Monday 11th June 2018

On demand bookings can be taken for 2-100 pax 

To book email or use our online booking system