Day Trips from Sydney & 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.

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.

Each season we explore new day tour opportunities and offer trips for major events like Southern Highland Food & Wine Festival on Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept, the Highlands Arts Trail in November or Bundanoon is Brigadoon in April. We also run our own seasonal events – Highland Harvest Feasts and our annual Festival Wildfest in Sept and Oct each year.

Our Truffle Hunt Tours, Hops|Harvest|Brew and Fire|Forge|Froth Adventures are currently open for bookings.

On Demand Truffle Hunts

As Winter descends upon the Southern  Highlands so does the opportunity to enjoy fresh truffles. During June, July & the first half of August, Wild Food Adventures offers the opportunity to visit Robertson Truffles for an exclusive experience and take in some of the local sights as well.

First, we take in an award wining vineyard on the way out to Roberston to sample some cool climate wines. Upon arrival at the Truffle Farm we start with light refreshments and an information session on these coveted French Black Perigold Truffles before we head into the Iles and Robur Oak trees to watch the truffle dogs follow the mystical aroma of these tubular delights and unearth them from the tree roots. We finish our visit with a 2 course lunch where you get to sample these treasures with matched local wines. ON our outbound trip we stop at Belmore or Carrington Falls lookout to take in the views of the region before a final warm drink by the fire at the 150 year old Grand Manor, The Robertson Hotel.

On demand bookings can be taken for 10-22 pax. Price on Application for smaller groups.

Robertson Truffles run a standard hunt each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday during the June and July season. We are happy to arrange bookings for you on this 2 hour experience also. To book email or use our online booking system

Hops | Harvest | Brew

During hops harvest season, Southern Highlands Brewing are offering a unique opportunity to visit their farm in Sutton Forest where they grow hops for their micro brewery and be part of the craft brewing process. Exclusive to Wild Food Adventures, this once a year opportunity, is available during February 2019. 

Start the day at the Southern Highlands Brewing Property in Sutton Forest with a tour of the brewing plant followed by hops harvesting in the field before enjoying some craft beer tasting from their award winning local range. We then transfer to Moss Vale to indulge in a beer matched lunch at their new restaurant and bar – The Taphouse.

Scheduled Weekly Tour price is $295 per person including GST, Sydney pick up and return in a luxury vehicle, beer samplers and lunch. 

Scheduled Weekly Tours are on:

Saturday 2nd Feb 2019

Saturday 9th Feb 2019

Saturday 16th Feb 2019

Saturday 23rd Feb 2019

On demand bookings can be taken from Thursday 24th January to Sunday 24th February 2019 for this exclusive seasonal tour for groups 10 – 22 pax, with two session options per day. Price on Application for smaller groups.

As our regular scheduled weekly tours operate on Saturdays during this period, private bookings are only available Sunday through to Friday during Harvest Season. To book email or use our online booking system.

Fire | Forge | Froth

From Autumn, through Winter and into Spring we run our artisan day tours. Fire | Forge | Froth 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 Taphouse.

On demand bookings can be taken for 4-22 pax.

To book email or use our online booking system