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Baby Animals, Boomerangs & BBQ Lunch

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See Aussie wildlife, enjoy a delicious BBQ and throw a boomerang!

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  • Super fun small group tour with a maximum of 7 people
  • Get close to kangaroos, koalas, emus, wallabies & more
  • "Throw a shrimp on the barbie" & enjoy a BBQ lunch

What we'll do

Tick off 3 classic Aussie activities in half a day on this fun trip!

There are three essential things you need to do when visiting Australia:

  1. Meet the native animals
  2. Learn to throw a boomerang
  3. Enjoy an authentic Australian BBQ

On this half-day trip, you'll get to do all three! This tour is perfect for families, friends, solo travellers and anyone with a big Australian checklist and not much time to do it! Your tour starts at Manly and after a coffee, you'll head north to an amazing Reptile & Marsupial Park. Here, you'll meet some famous Australian animals for feeding time. See friendly kangaroos, emus and wallabies and get your photo near a koala

Afterwards, enjoy a classic Aussie BBQ lunch. You will literally get to "throw shrimp on the barbie". You'll also get to (attempt to) throw and catch a boomerang. Anyone who can catch it will win a prize!

Koalas, a delicious BBQ lunch and boomerangs - what are you waiting for?!

What to know

  • Tour days: See calendar for availability
  • Price includes: 
    • 6.5 hour guided activity
    • Entry to Reptile & Wildlife Park
    • "Meet the Koala" ticket
    • Animal feeding and photo opportunities
    • Aussie BBQ lunch including seafood (vegetarian options available)
    • Coffee
    • Photos
    • Air-conditioned transport
  • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
  • Group size: Up to 7 people
  • Age range: Most participants are in their 20s, 30s and 40s but everyone is welcome - provided you're over 18!
  • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

About your guides

This tour is run by Australian Wine and Cheese, a new, Sydney-based tour company made up of Sean, Emily, Ryan, Tom and Jeremiah. They love meeting people from all over the world and showing the best parts of Australia, including the amazing animals that are native to this country.

Their tours are all about bringing people together on fun and inclusive experiences, that combine great food and drink, Australian culture and passionate local guides.

      Frequently asked questions

      • What should I bring? Wallet, sunscreen, phone or camera, comfortable clothing and footwear. We recommend bringing some cash as well as a credit card for any additional purchases. Bring a rain jacket or umbrella if there's wet weather on the day. 
      • Is lunch included? Lunch is included on this tour. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.
      • Where do we start? You'll meet your guide at the Gloria Jean's cafe at Manly ferry wharf. Click here for the Google map link.
      • Where do we finish? Manly ferry wharf, where you started.
      • When do we start and finish? The tour starts at 8:30 am and finishes at approximately 3:00 pm.  
      • What days does the tour operate? Check the calendar for availability.
      • Are private tours available? Yes! Private tours are available. Please contact us for more information.
      • Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour!

      Cancellation policy

      • Cancellations made 7 days or more before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
      • No cancellations can be made within 7 days of the activity. 
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        A family day, intimate. An experience that allows you to get to know Australia through traditions, food, animals and plants. Attention to detail. Recommended!

        Really great to see the animals so close

        Emily is a very nice person. You really went out of your way and showed us a lot. You always informed us well and she cooked very, very tasty for all of us! Since I am a vegetarian, she bought and cooked separately for me. I think she's really great! I found the day the best I've had on my entire trip. It was really great to see the animals so close !! Thank you very much Emily du bust!

        Such a special experience

        This was such a special experience & Em was an amazing guide! From our time with the animals to the food & boomerang lesson everything was so relaxed and had that warm Aussie feeling to it (and Im not just talking about the weather) :) Thanks for adding something truly amazing to my trip & I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun time out of the city!

        Kissed by a koala

        I was kissed by a Koala, got personal with a Kangaroo and was able to pet a snake and then I had a wonderful lunch and attempted to toss a Boomerang, what more could I want. What a wonderful day

        Had lots of laughs

        So many cool animals to see all over the place and even the rare Wombat made a special appearance + we were fed plenty, had lots of laughs and gained some local knowledge about traditions .