Private tours exclusively for you and your travelling companions
Country Trails is an owner-operated business offering unique private tours for small groups. Departing from Sydney, our day trips visit the most popular destinations in the area:
Arrange an unforgettable experience for your family, friends or even just for yourself. Contact Country Trails to discuss your ideal personalised private tour.
Tailor your itinerary – or keep it simple!
Every group has different tastes. Whether you prefer a nature hike or relaxing sightseeing, wine and cheese tasting or family-friendly fun, our private tours are all about showcasing the regional highlights that best suit your group. Owner Glenn will be happy to discuss your favourite ideas and design the perfect itinerary for your trip.
Would you rather keep it simple? We also offer a standard itinerary for each destination, designed to showcase the region’s most distinctive features while staying flexible. While we take care of the details, you can simply relax and enjoy a superb day.
The gourmet getaway
Just north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is rich in history and culture. It’s one of Australia’s oldest and most famous wine regions, making our private Hunter Valley wine tours an especially popular choice for foodies and wine enthusiasts. If you want to include activities other than wine tasting, a Hunter Valley day trip also offers a variety of produce stores and restaurants, feature gardens, wildlife parks and more.
Your Country Trails private tour is a tailored experience, especially for your group. We travel exclusively with small groups of 1-11 people. Because the tour is just for you, you can choose your own pace, side destinations, and more.
Travel in a people mover or minibus around Sydney and its regions. Your tour can include sights and activities to suit your needs and preferences, including:
- Spectacular sightseeing with city and country vantage points
- Iconic Australian animals at a wildlife park
- Easy or more challenging walks
- Local food and wine, casual cafe and restaurant dining
- Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation, the airport or cruise terminal
With a dedicated vehicle and driver, your trip can be flexible, personalised, and just right for your touring group. It’s the perfect one-day getaway for a couple, family, friends, or a small corporate team.
Wild Australia at its finest
Perfect for sightseeing and nature lovers, the Blue Mountains offer spectacular stretches of the countryside for you to explore. Beautiful bushwalking trails provide plenty to occupy high-energy adventurers, while others can relax and enjoy the easily-accessible lookouts, a wildlife park and picturesque small towns. Featherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World are especially popular side destinations. It’s the ideal tour to enjoy uniquely Australian plants, animals and landscapes.
Private Tours for the Whole Family
Travellers of all ages and mobility levels are welcome with Country Trails. We pride ourselves on our friendly and flexible service, and are always happy to provide expert advice for tour groups with particular requirements.
Because we only tour with private groups, we can offer special customised options to suit travellers who might be excluded from “one size fits all” tours. From kids to grandparents, folks with limited mobility or other special needs, everybody is welcome with Country Trails!
Tours with children
Bringing the kids along too? Glenn will happily tailor your tour itinerary to provide plenty of experiences for the little ones to enjoy. We also provide entertainment to keep them occupied during the drive!
For family groups with young children, we can also provide standards-compliant child seats (normally required for kids under the age of 7).
Touring with seniors & less mobile travellers
Guests with limited mobility are also welcome on our tours. Accessible attractions are available at all our favourite destinations, and Glenn will be happy to give specific advice based on your unique requirements. Because our tours are just for you, you can be sure that your day trip will match the pace that suits you best.
If you travel with a mobility aid, you’ll be pleased to know that our tour vehicle can also accommodate a folding wheelchair, scooter, or similar device.
Must-see destinations in our most iconic city
The city of Sydney is packed with iconic landmarks, beautiful views and important historical sites. Our Sydney private tours combine must-see attractions like Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Bondi Beach, with lesser-known gems throughout the city. If you’d rather meet a kangaroo or koala, you’ll find Sydney is an excellent place to see some of Australia’s unique wildlife. Your tour can also include zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and aquariums all within easy reach of the city centre.
Learn More About Our Private Tours from Sydney
Sydney is one of the world’s most appealing cities, and the surrounding regions also offer plenty of activities for day trips. In addition to beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks, our private tours from Sydney offer activities like bushwalking, swimming, wine tasting and fine dining and more. Whether you’re with family, friends, kids or travelling by yourself, we can organise the ideal short getaway for your interests.
With friendly, professional service and years of local expertise, we will make your day trip one to remember. Contact us today to arrange your perfect private excursion through Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley or the NSW South Coast.
Authetic Aussie coast & country
This region, just south of Sydney, offers miles of beautiful beaches and unique coastal towns. Relax on a scenic beachfront, cruise coastal and highland roads for beautiful panoramic views, and discover quaint towns and villages which typify the Australian coastal and country lifestyle. It’s a tour which, in many ways, showcases “real Australia”.
From the Blog
- Spring in the Blue Mountains - Spring is a great time for Blue Mountains tours. The weather is usually temperate without much rain - ideal for hiking - and many wildflowers are out. Tourists and locals visit the ever-popular Leura village, where you can see the cherry more
- Sydney Walks – Barangaroo Reserve - The new Barangaroo Reserve is a great new public space beside Sydney Harbour. The park is a peaceful place to relax and watch the boats passing by. The opening of the newly constructed Wulugul Walk means you can now walk more
- Hunter Valley vineyards - Budburst! The season is underway in the Hunter Valley, with new shoots appearing on the vines. Leaf growth will continue over the next couple of months to produce a nice green canopy. Great for those photos when on tour!
“All tours are conducted by Glenn Kinsville, the founder and tour guide. Operating since 2011, his Sydney private tours are flexible and personalised, so you get to focus on experiences most interesting to you. Please see the individual tour pages for more info, and contact Glenn to discuss your ideal Sydney private tour.”