Boutique Wildlife Tours has been offering unique wildlife viewing experiences since 2010 in the Southern Highlands, just South West of Sydney. It is part of the family owned Activity Tours Australia company that has also been operating affordable and fun day tours from Sydney to the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley wine region since the late 1990’s.
The company has a strong focus on quality interpretation from guides, allowing for a high degree of customisation depending on guest interests and seasonal conditions. Groups are limited to a maximum of eleven, and departures are usually restricted to one per day to minimise the impact on the animals and areas that are visited.
The experienced group of dedicated guides love to share their favourite hideaways and viewing spots with guests of all ages from around the world. With an abundance of parks, forests, coastline and many attractions on Sydney’s door step, there are many amazing adventures to enjoy.
WINNER TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012
WINNER NSW Tourism Awards – Gold 2008, Finalist 2009, Bronze 2010, Silver 2011, Bronze 2012
Southern Highlands NSW
The Southern Highlands, is located around 110 kilometres (70 miles) South-West of Sydney, in New South Wales. It sits between 500m and 900m above sea level on the Great Dividing Range. It is under the local government area of the Wingecarribee Shire which covers an area of around 2,700 sq km (1000 sq miles).
The Great Western Wildlife Corridor (GWWC) is a key link through the Southern Highlands for wildlife migration between the southern Blue Mountains World Heritage area and Morton National Park further south.
The area was historically cleared for farming, but contains a series of significant fragments of remnant woodland vegetation on private and public land that act as stepping stones for flora and fauna to move through the landscape. Wingecarribee Shire is an important catchment area for water supply to Sydney, Wollongong and the Northern Shoalhaven. Several rivers flow through the region, including the Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, and Paddy’s river.
The region is centred on the small towns of Mittagong, Bowral, Moss Vale, Bundanoon and Robertson as well as the historic town of Berrima.
The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project gaining a deeper understanding of koala distribution, habitat, status and threats throughout the Southern Highlands, and it has been estimated that over 3,000 koalas reside in the Southern Highlands, making it the largest koala population in southern NSW and representing around 10% of the total koala population in the State.
In recent years, several properties have been established as Koala sanctuaries in the areas around Canyonleigh. There are also projects underway to map the location and movement of Platypus in the area and provide more complete data to assist decision-makers support the local Platypus population in the future.
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