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Australian Online Wilderness Experience
Immerse yourself in the Australian wilderness from the comfort of your home! Together we will explore the hidden natural treasures in the valleys that surround Sydney. Learn about our native plants and animals, discover amazing sculptured cliffs and caves that locals don’t know about!
Join me on an hour long hike through Sydney's hidden and stunning natural environment. There are no people where we are going, just plants and animals in a beautiful and dramatic landscape.
"You won’t be bitten or stung on our walk,
but perhaps I will!" - Matt
This experience is 100% online. While you are at home, I will connect with you via a link that will be provided to you. For this tour, I will be out in the nature showing you live scenes through my camera. All you have to do is get your computer ready, have a proper internet connection, and enjoy your tour in a comfy setting.
Please check the time difference for your location. I use the free WorldTimeBuddy.com tool as a time zone converter. I’m based in Sydney (UTC+10 hours).
"I joined Matt's tour with about 6 other people. It was fantastic! I went in not knowing what to expect, but from the moment Matt got on camera and started talking, we were all captivated. I learnt so much about the Australian nature. Matt showed us native plants such as gum trees, native irises and kangaroo tails. He spoke about how Aboriginal people used plant parts for medicinal purpose and making tools. Matt found a huge termite nest and ate a termite in front of us!! The view was spectacular and it felt very special to see cliffs, caves, views and carvings that very few people would get a chance to. It felt like I was right there in the wilderness.
At one point during our tour Matt met a young man who was hiking and got lost. As we all watched, Matt led him to the right path out of the forest before we resumed our tour. This stuff isn't scripted or planned - it was amazing for us to meet and "help" the lost hiker! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see what the Australian "bush" is all about, and have a knowledgeable and fun tour guide to talk you through it (and eat termites on your behalf)."
Winnie, Kuala Lumpur
"Excellent tour. Matt is very knowledgeable and has a genuine concern for the area. We also watched him help a lost hiker find his way out of the bush."
Christine C, Florida, US
"This tour was a covid-birthday gift for my husband since we currently can't leave our country and it was a blast! Matt was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and so much fun! The bush walk was beautiful and we learned a lot about nature. Matt bravely showed us the Aboriginal way of hunting for termites. Pick this one! You can't go wrong!"
Kim, Kansas, US
"Matt was funny and personable and extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of the Australian wilderness he was trekking through with us. He had stops along the way to show us beautiful caves and nests and other habitats for birds and insects. After our adventure with Matt, we were inspired to look up his area and the animals he spoke about on the internet, spurring the addition of Australia to our 'must visit' list.
Thank you Matt! We enjoyed getting to know you and appreciated your hospitality and knowledge!"
"So here’s the thing about Matt and his interactive tours...the minute he starts heading out into the bush (forest), he’s in his element. And his enthusiasm is contagious. He showed me and my girlfriend everything: wildlife, caves, explained the historical significance of this beautiful part of the world. He even stopped at a tree and ate some termites like the Aboriginals use to! Matt loves his little corner of paradise. And it shows. Loved it!"
Erik F, Denmark
"We so enjoyed our virtual online tour with Matt. He has such a warm and genuine personality. We learned about various native plants, trees, birds, aboriginal history and saw beautiful cliffs and caves. He really packed a lot into our time together! I think kids and adults alike would enjoy this virtual getaway to Australia. Many thanks to Matt for giving us the chance to “travel” and experience a bit of Australia’s charm without leaving our home!"
Julie, California, US
"As an Aussie living abroad, I really enjoyed the tour and experiencing live Aussie critters, native flowers and plants, caves and lookouts. Matt has heaps of interesting tid bits of information about the area that I learnt. A lovely way to get out and about, when you are unable to, cause Matt does it for you! Looking forward to a coastal walk next time! Thanks so much!!!"
Melinda G, Florida, US
Hi Matt, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed you tour of the wild bush. You have a natural way that draws people in. I was interested in all the plants that are unfamiliar to us here. You had lots of interesting facts about the caves and carvings etc. I felt like I was there. I even liked the car ride. Thank you for sharing this with us. Nice to meet you.
Sue W, Florida, US
"This online experience by far exceeded my expectations! What a great way to immerse yourself into the Australian nature with Matt! I'd never expected to see such great views, secret cliffs and real aboriginal carvings. Matt is a true expert in sharing his passion for nature and wildlife. I've learned so much in this one-hour experience. It makes me instantly wanting to travel to Australia. Thanks so much, Matt!"
"Matt was a wonderful host and took us to visit the bush country near Sydney. We viewed amazing landscapes with unique flowers and trees. Matt is a knowledgable guide and provided great insight into the area of our walkabout. It was a welcome visit to Australia during quarantine. This was a birthday celebration and the group enjoyed the experience."
Karen, Pittsburgh, US
"Matt is such a character and my group loved this bush walk with him! Our favourite part was seeing some of the native plants and ancient caves, nothing like what we have here in Canada. Matt, hope to see you one day in Australia."
Gloria, Alberta, Canada
"Hi Matt - Thank's so much for our journey through Australia's wilderness.
We really enjoyed our virtual hike and learned a lot too. Would love to come to Australia and do your "real" tour one day."
Regina T, Florida, US
"We joined Matt on his online bushwalk as a special activity for our mostly migrant adult leaners and their teachers. As a group of Melbournians in the middle of lockdown we especially appreciated the magnificent views, the trees, the feeling of fresh bush air, the off-track experience and Matt's fabulous commentary. He made it enjoyable and educational for all of us and I would highly recommend this tour for a taste of the Aussie Bush!"
Lindy, Melbourne, Aus
"SO glad to have found this through WithLocals. Matt was beyond amazing! Perfect touch for our Australia Staycation! Not only is Matt knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, he’s also funny, engaging, and has amazing camera skills. The reception was spot on, and our family from different continents were able to participate and enjoy this adventure! Thank you again!!!!"