Sydney is thought off as a land of beaches, waterfalls and water sports which encompass a bustling and busy city. But Sydney has more to offer to its visitors than just its lush greenery and sparkling blue waters. Hidden within those bustling city walls are amazing safaris- both food and animal alike. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you love animals and would like to spend more time with them or maybe you are a foodie and want to discover more kinds of cuisines? Sydney has everyone covered, so here are some of the best safaris in Sydney.
10 Best Safaris In Sydney
If you have that thrill inside to go and explore the wildlife and various delicacies at the same time, then these 10 safaris in Sydney will be your perfect resort to enjoy a day with your family and friends.
- Italian Gourmet Food Safari
- Port Macquarie Camel Safari
- Korean Gourmet Food Safari
- Turkish Gourmet Food Safari
- Breakfast With Koalas
- Shark Dive Xtreme
- Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Vietnamese Gourmet Food Safari
- Hop-on-hop-off, Madame Tussauds
- Lebanese Gourmet Food Safari
1. Italian Gourmet Food Safari
The Italian village of Haberfield consists of small family businesses who provide all the ingredients for a scrumptious feast. The safari starts off with coffee and then proceeds to a beautiful exploration of cheeses, olives, olive oil, small goods, pasta, sauces, aged vinegar, crusty pane di casa bread and more. The pasta is freshly made and the cheese is from an artisan cheese maker. Moreover, all of it is paired up with some of the best vegetables and fruits Italy has to offer. You will surely enjoy the lunch in here, all of it is finished off by wine from a liquor shop as well.
Price: $130.00 per person
Timings: 10am – 3.30pm
2. Port Macquarie Camel Safari
Port Macquarie’s amazing southerly beach is waiting for you to provide a fun and unique experience. You will be looked after by experienced cameleers. Of course, you will get to hop on one and be delighted by facts and stories regarding this shop of the desert. If you look out towards the ocean then surely you will see dolphins dancing on the waves and if you are lucky then you can see whales migrating during the whale season. Be sure to bring your camera as where else will you get the best of both land and sea.
Location: Lighthouse Beach
3. Korean Gourmet Food Safari
Eastwood is like small Korea with Korean village on one side that stocks authentic ingredients. In this guided journey you will get to meet a cooking teacher and then start off with Korean tea before proceeding onto cooking lessons and then going onto discover the Baker’s, butchers, fresh produce shops, etc. You will learn about the Korean style of barbeque, sashimi, bulgogi, Korean cakes and so much more. It is all topped off with a multiple course lunch at one of the top restaurants in the area.
Price: $130.00 Per Person
Timings: 10.45 am – 3pm
4. Turkish Gourmet Food Safari
Auburn is little Turkey in Sydney when you will step in there the heady aroma of kebabs being cooked over charcoal with mounds of okra, peppers, and pomegranates will surely entice you. The shops there are full of authentic ingredients which include dips, marinades, spices and more. You start off by enjoying a Turkish coffee or tea and then learn about Turkish food through bakeries which use traditional ways and recipes to create golden wonder. Then it’s off to emporiums full of delicacies, spices and pretty tea glasses which are perfect for having Apple tea in. The best is for the last, as Turkish delight ends the tour along with a two-course lunch which features classic dishes.
Prices: $130.00 per person
Timings: 10am – 3pm
5. Breakfast With Koalas
This zoo offers something which you must have dreamed only of in your sweet dreams- it allows you the unique opportunity to meet cute Australian koalas while you have a hot breakfast over in a splendid garden setting. Don’t worry, the koalas will also have their breakfast with you. How will you get in from the usual crowd? Your ticket will give you access to the place before the crowds arrive. Your breakfast isn’t the end of the line as you will get to stay on and explore more of the place for free.
Location: WILD LIFE Zoo Darling Harbour
Duration: 105 minutes
6. Shark Dive Xtreme
Sharks are fascinating, seeing one from afar is enough to give many goosebumps. But are you daring enough to actually go face to face with a live shark? This will be your test as you will get up close and personal with critically endangered species like sea turtles, grey nurse sharks, stingrays and more. You will get to dive into the oceanarium without any cage or without the need for any experience. No need to worry as a special dive instructor will be there and all equipment and training will be provided. You will also get a certificate of achievement to commemorate your achievement.
Location: SEA LIFE Sydney
Duration: 2.5 hours
7. Featherdale Wildlife Park
In this safaris in Sydney, you will get to meet and greet the largest collection of native animals (1,700) in the country like emus, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and koalas. Fulfill your childhood dream of feeding kangaroos, and meeting koalas. The keepers at the zoo are knowledgeable and they will tell you more about the animals present there with demonstrations and various talks. It is the ultimate hands-on meeting wildlife experience and it is just 45 mins from Sydney.
Timings: 8am to 5pm
8. Vietnamese Gourmet Food Safari
Stepping into Cabramatta is like stepping into a whirlwind of languages and colours which are enhanced by the exotic fruits and dishes. The safari over here is conducted by experts who have lived in the area and are proud of their Vietnamese heritage. The tour takes place on Sunday when there are unofficial markets of people selling chopped lemongrass, herbs, dragon fruits, and cured pork. You will begin with a brunch of Banh Xeo- which is a pancake filled up with pork, prawns and many herbs. You will get to taste roast pork, colourful desserts, tropical fruits and more before sitting down for a late lunch.
Prices: $135.00 Per Person
Timings: 11am – 3.30pm
9. Hop-on-hop-off, Madame Tussauds
This two-day trip allows you entry to Madame Tussauds Sydney. In this hop on, hop off trip you get to board over at Darling harbour; Circular Quay where you will get to see The Rocks & Opera House; Taronga Zoo, Manky, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Watson’s Bay, and Shark Island. The trip isn’t hollow or boring as at all as there is always live commentary to keep you informed. A safari in Sydney, Australia which will be in your mind for long after the trip has passed and the moment is over. Truly magical in the experiences it gives.
Location: Darling Harbour
Duration: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins.
10. Lebanese Gourmet Food Safari
Food safaris in Sydney are legendary and this one is even more so. Believe it or not, but punchbowl is the place where gourmet safaris took their first breath almost two decades ago. You will be astounded by this small suburbs ability to create a huge Middle Eastern banquet. It is filled with family-run businesses who take great care in preserving their traditions and ingredients. Here too you will start with coffee and then go on to sample the best falafel in the town before going over to visit a baker, butcher, chocolate and nut shop, emporium and an unmatched pizza place which uses toppings of lamb and spices, sesame seeds, sumac, and oregano. Apart from the tastings, there will be a banquet lunch as well, which will be topped off by delicious sweets.
Price: $130.00 per person
Duration: 10am – 3pm
Are you excited to take that adventurous ride in Sydney and explore these sought-after safari parks? If your heart says yes, then go ahead and plan your much-awaited vacation to Australia and while you get tired of its beauty, don’t miss out these incredible safari parks around.