Wild Food Adventures

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Wild Food Adventures offers a range of compelling and exclusively crafted ways to explore the geographically diverse Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and the regions around Canberra. More than just day trips, these are immersive, hand-ons and creative adventures connecting with people, place and produce.

Experience pristine wilderness, meet boutique award winning cool climate wine makers, explore historical villages, hiking trails, taste bush foods, swim in waterfalls, cycle through vast forests, be part of the paddock to plate process, unearth truffles, learn artisan crafts, harvest hops and taste fresh local produce crafted into culinary moments.

90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra but a world away.

Come and experience the region that sits on the Great Dividing Mountain Range between Sydney and Canberra in their premium vehicles with hosts who have local knowledge. They can collect guests from their city hotel and return them back at the end of the day. Child appropriate tours are available by enquiry also.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Walking and Biking Tours Free Wifi

Fitness

Basic

Accreditation

COVID Safe

Services

From $325 to $975

An artisan experience that is truly unique! Learn the skills of a Blacksmith with fire and forge in his workshop followed by lunch at an awarded Beer Brewing House to sample the local craft ales.

A day of highlands heaven – start at the 1910 Ironworks with a three hour blacksmithing class where you make your own S hook, twisted skewer or fire poker. Then transfer to the Southern Highlands Taphouse to learn and try locally produced craft beers and shared plates for lunch.

Sydney or Canberra CBD hotel transfers included in day tour prices.

Disabled Access

From $325 to $975

After your hotel pick up and transfer to the Southern Highlands you start the day with breathtaking waterfall views at Carrington Falls in Budderoo National Park, near Robertson.

They spend two hours exploring the rainforest filled with precious with rare birds, native mammals and reptiles with the option of some wild swimming.

Next it’s a visit to Dirty Janes in Bowral to wander the antique market and lunch at Harrys on Green Lane. Their last stop for the day is Artemis Vineyard named after the Goddess of Harvest, the Wild and the Moon. This is a family run boutique winery owned by brothers Antony and Mark Balog in Mittagong who planted the first Pinot Noir grapes in the region.

On demand bookings can be taken for 2-100 people. Sydney or Canberra CBD hotel pick up and drop off transfers included in day tour prices.

Disabled Access

From $175 to $525

As winter descends on the Southern Highlands so does the opportunity to enjoy fresh truffles. During June, July and the first half of August, Wild Food Adventures offers the opportunity to visit a Truffle Farm for an exclusive experience and take in some local sights along the way.

Upon arrival to the Truffle Farm you are started with light refreshments and an information session on these coveted French Black Perigord Truffles before you head into the Ilex and Robur Oak Trees to watch the Truffle dogs follow the mystical aroma of these tubular delights and unearth them from the tree roots.

You finish with a three-course lunch in the old homestead ruins at the farm where you get to sample these treasures with more matching local wines. On the outbound trip, you will stop at a Bundanoon lookout, in Morton National Park to take in the views before a final warm drink by the fire at the 100-year-old Bundanoon Hotel.

Sydney or Canberra CBD hotel pick up and drop off transfers included in day tour prices.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $195 to $295

Southern Highland’s Brewing are offering a unique opportunity with this exclusive Wild Food Adventures Tour during Hops Harvest season. In February 2021 visit their farm in Sutton Forest where they grow hops for their micro-brewery and be part of the craft beer brewing process.

Start the day at Southern Highland Brewing Property in Sutton Forest with a tour of the brewing plant followed by hops harvesting in the field before you enjoy some craft beer tasting from their award winning local range. Then transfer to Moss Vale and indulge in a beer matched lunch at their Restaurant and Bar – The Taphouse in Moss Vale.

Sydney or Canberra Central Business District hotel pick up and drop off transfers included in their On Demand day tour prices.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $195 to $650

After a scenic drive into Kangaroo Valley the day begins with our signature Canoes, Champagne and Canapés adventure. The perfect combination of food, wine and wilderness.

Travis Frenay, the guide from Paddle and 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.

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

The last stop of the day before heading back to Sydney is Cherry Tree Hill Winery.

Sydney or Canberra CBD hotel pick up and drop off transfers included in day tour prices.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $325 to $975

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 Traveller Wine 2017 and 2019 Cellar Door “Best Tasting Experience”.

Their next stop of the day is wine tasting at 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. Here they enjoy a Pinot Masterclass.

You then transfer into Bowral for lunch at one of the regions top restaurants, with a choice between: PepperGreen Estate, Bendooley, Eschalot, Birch or Centennial Restaurant.

Their last stop of the day is a visit to St Maur Vineyard for some Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Merlot at this small batch vineyard which produced its first vintage in 2003. Enjoy a taste of the Saint and St Maur Lot41 Series.

Sydney or Canberra CBD hotel pick up and drop off transfers included in day tour prices.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $325 to $595

An artisan experience that is truly unique! Learn the skills of a Blacksmith with fire and forge in his workshop followed by lunch at an awarded Beer Brewing House to sample the local craft ales.

A day of highlands heaven – start at the 1910 Ironworks with a three hour blacksmithing class where you make your own S hook, twisted skewer or fire poker. Then transfer to a local ACT brewery to learn about craft beers and enjoy a shared plate lunch.

Disabled Access

From $95 to $525

Autumn means there are mushrooms in the forest. Your day starts as you embark on fresh Mushroom Hunt with Highland local ‘master forager’ Joanne who runs an outdoor laboratory, growing a large variety of edible flowers, fruits, vegetables, herbs and edible ‘weeds’. Ravenous and eager to try the freshest of mushrooms you have carefully located, they will pan fry them with butter and salt until they perfectly caramelised and serve with fresh locally made sour dough.

Then it’s on to Bowral to explore Dirty Janes Antique Market. Browse the main street of Bowral taking in village life with all its small town charm and big city sophistication. Wander down Bong Bong street to also take in The Mill precinct from the organics Bare Body and Beauty PlayStation to Yes Cheese and the handmade artisan chocolates at Ms Peacock. There is something for all the family in this urban oasis.  

They then take in some wine tasting or perhaps just warm coffee by the fire as the cooler autumn weather sets in. Bendooley Estate is a magnificent 200 acre property owned by the Berkelouw family in Berrima that produces cool climate wines.

Disabled Access

Carpark

From $2500 to $9950

This luxury tour is all about arriving to the Southern Highlands in style, via a private helicopter flight taking in the scenic view on the way down.

They offer two main itinerary choices going to Kangaroo Valley for their Paddle, Dine and Vine experience or the most popular is enjoying a morning of Clay Pigeon Shooting before taking in wineries and the local food scene.

Tertini Wines, near the Historic Village of Berrima, is a great introduction to the cool climate wines of the region. With many award-winning wines on offer as well as the Pinot Noir of the year in 2019, this is a wonderful way to explore their boutique cellar doors.

The Southern Highlands is known for fine dining, and guests are spoilt for choice with Eschalot, Peppergreen Estate or Bendooley Estate in Berrima, Birch in Moss Vale or Centennial Restaurant in Bowral.

Boasting the largest range of wines in the region, the afternoon will be spent at the grand Centennial Winery Estate, where guests will gain an insight into the wine industry and enjoy a Pinot Masterclass.

There is then the option of a helicopter flight back or a car transfer.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

From $345 to $595

The first stop of the day, after their drive from Sydney or Canberra, is the historic village of Berrima, where you will have some time to wander the shops and enjoy the tranquillity of this township.

Then head out to a local farm to experience farm life and meet some local producers. Expect to meet animals such as pigs, chickens, cows, alpacas and often wild kangaroos as well as wombats.

Then take in lunch at one of the family friendly cafes such as Burrawang General Store, Bernie’s 1950’s American Diner of the Post Office Cafe (all based on availability on day).

The afternoon is for the youngsters with many options on offer based on age and preferences. These include: Puppetry Workshop, a visit to the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame, cooking classes (for the older kids), or a chance to meet the local wildlife (pending availability). As these tours are bespoke, if there is another activity you had in mind, please let them know and they can create this for you.

After a full day out, you will be transferred back to Sydney/Canberra.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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