Day Trips from Sydney & Canberra

Wild Food Adventures offer day trips to the Southern Highlands that combine nature, award winning food and wine tastings that tap into the rich culture of the region. Our chauffeur driven premium vehicles collect you from your CBD hotel in either Sydney or Canberra and return you back at the end of your chosen Wild Food Adventure.

We run our signature experience day trips from Sydney once a month OR you can make a private booking for your group or company.

Waterfalls | Wander | Wine

Paddle | Dine | Vine

Fire |Forge |Froth

Wine |Wine |Fine Dine

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.

Explore local villages, hiking trails, taste bush foods, swim in waterfalls, cycle through vast forests, take in the view from above via helicopter or sample some of the cool climate wines the region has become famous for.

Bespoke Day Tours

We also design Day Tours for the travel industry and have wholesale brochures available upon request with rate cards for ITO’s, Wholesalers, Retail and Online Travel Agents, PCO’s and MICE Specialists. Choose from vineyard visits to authentic farm experiences, native food cooking classes, clay pigeon shooting, meet local producers & artisans like cheese makers, blacksmiths and craft beer breweries or take in one of the 40 walks in the pristine wilderness of the area. We have something for every interest group. Please get in touch -amanda@wildfoodadventures.com.au 

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 wining 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.

Itinerary

  • 8am Depart Sydney CBD
  • 9.30am Arrive Lake Alexandra
  • 2.5-hour return guided walk to the 40 foot falls
  • 12.00pm Transfer to Artemis Vineyard for wine tasting
  • 1.00pm Drive to Dirty Janes & Harry on Green Lane for lunch and to explore the antiques market
  • 2.30pm Transfer to Bendooley Estate
  • 2.45pm – 3.15pm Explore Cellar Door & Book Barn
  • 3.30pm Depart for Sydney
  • 5pm Arrive Sydney CBD

$550 per person including transport, food & wine

Next Scheduled Trips:

  • Friday 2nd March 2018
  • Saturday 31st March 2018 – Easter Saturday
  • Thursday 26th April 2018 – Anzac Day Week

To book email info@wildfoodadventures.com.au

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.

Itinerary

  • 8am Depart Sydney CBD
  • 10am Arrive Beehive Point
  • 2.5 hour Canoes, Champagne & Canapes experience
  • 1pm Depart Beehive Point
  • 1.30pm Arrive Mt Ashby Estate in Moss Vale for lunch which includes wine tasting
  • 2.30pm Depart for Cherry Tree Hill
  • 3pm Cherry Tree Hill Wine tasting in cellar door
  • 4pm Depart Cherry Tree Hill
  • 5.30pm Arrive Sydney CBD

$650 per person including transport, food & wine

Next Scheduled Trips:

  • Saturday 24th February 2018
  • Friday 30th March 2018 – Good Friday
  • Friday 27th April 2018 – Anzac Day Week

To book email info@wildfoodadventures.com.au

Fire | Forge | Froth

This is artisan heaven – starting the day at the Blacksmith Shop at 1910 Ironworks and forging in fire your own fire poker, twisted skewer or ‘S’ hook in a 3 hour workshop.

Followed by lunch prepared by an award winning chef with a local craft beer sampler at the Southern Highland Brewery restaurant The Tap House.

Itinerary

  • 8am Depart Sydney CBD
  • 10am Arrive Blacksmith Workshop in Fitzroy Falls
  • Morning tea/coffee included in 3-hour workshop
  • 1pm Depart Blacksmith Workshop
  • 1.30pm Arrive Southern Highland Brewing Tap House in Moss Vale
  • Lunch includes boutique beer sampler
  • 3pm Depart for Sydney
  • 5pm Arrive Sydney CBD

$600 per person including transport, lunch & beer samplers.

Next Scheduled Trips:

  • Friday 23rd February 2018
  • Saturday 31st March 2018 – Easter Saturday
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 – Anzac Day Week

To book email info@wildfoodadventures.com.au

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.

Itinerary

  • 8am Depart Sydney or Canberra CBD
  • 10.00 am Arrive Tertini Vineyard, Berrima
  • 11.00 am Transfer to St Maur Vineyard, Exeter
  • 11.15 am Enjoy Wine Tasting at St Maur
  • 12.15pm Transfer to Biota
  • 12.30pm Enjoy Biota’s shared plate lunch menu
  • 2.00pm Transfer to Centennial Vineyard
  • Explore Cellar Door & Property
  • 3.30pm Depart for Sydney or Canberra
  • 5pm Arrive Sydney CBD

$550 per person including transport, food & wine

Next Scheduled Trips:

  • Friday 9th March 2018 
  • Monday 30th April 2018 – Easter Monday

To book email info@wildfoodadventures.com.au