Blue Mountains
Day Tour

Personalised and friendly Blue Mountains day tours with guided walks into the heart of the enchanting national park as well as a wildlife park visit to see unique Australian native animals.

10 hrs

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Located approximately 48kms west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia are a range of geological sandstone structures at least 1,150 metres high. The mountains were originally named by Arthur Phillip in 1788 as the Carmarthen Hills for the northern section near Sydney, and the Lansdowne Hills for the southern. However, Blue Mountains quickly became preferred as the popular name.

Although known by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years, the Blue Mountains were thought to be impenetrable by the early white settlers of Sydney, and were not crossed until convicts and other explorers found their way across. Why not explore the mountain range yourself with a professionally guided Blue Mountains Day Tour?

The Blue Mountains are not, as the name suggests, a range of mountains but rather a plateau with rugged eroded gorges of up to 760 metres depth. A large part of the Blue Mountains is incorporated in the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Site and its constituent seven national parks and a conservation reserve. The name is derived from the bluish tinge the range takes on, which is caused by a process known as Mie Scattering. Mie Scattering occurs when incoming ultraviolet radiation is scattered by particles within the atmosphere.

When Mie Scattering occurs incoming radiation lengths mix as no wave length is predominant over another creating a blue-greyish colour to any distant objects (such as mountain ranges or even clouds). It is widely believed that the blue colouring of the mountains is created by light reflecting off eucalypt leaves and although this is a romantic idea, unfortunately it is just folklore. The Blue Mountains were a familiar sight to early British settlers in the Sydney district long before the bulk of the continent was explored by non-native people. Today you can tour the breath taking Blue Mountains with our unique Blue Mountains Day Tours.

 
BLUE MOUNTAINS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
  • The Giant Staircase walking track runs down a cliff into the Jamison Valley, near the Three Sisters, offering access to extensive nature walks through the valley.
  • The Katoomba Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, and originally part of the Katoomba mining tramways constructed between 1878 and 1900. The cable railway line descends 415 metres through sandstone cliffs, via a rock tunnel with a maximum gradient of 52 degrees.
  • Some of the many magnificent waterfalls, such as Katoomba Falls, Wentworth Falls, Gordon Falls, Leura Cascades, and many others
  • The Scenic Skyway: a glass-bottom aerial cable car that traverses an arm of the Jamison Valley at Katoomba.
  • The Scenic Cableway: the steepest aerial cable car in Australia, it is a 545 metre ride
    Jenolan Caves, a spectacular series of limestone caves that is regarded as one of the world’s best, lies 45 kilometres (70 kilometres by road) to the south west of Katoomba.
  • Spectacular lookouts such as Sublime Point with 270 degree views of the amazing Jamison valley.
  • Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum is the home of the oldest remaining roundhouse in New South Wales.
  • The Toy Museum at Leura is home to an interesting collection of toys and trains.
  • The Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum at Faulconbridge. The gallery is operated by The National Trust of Australia and is located inside the former Norman Lindsay homestead, Springwood. The gallery houses a wide variety of artwork including paintings, etchings, model sailing ship replicas and sculptures. The house and surrounding gardens featured in the film Sirens.

 

Please note that while there are many amazing attractions in the Blue Mountains region, we can only visit so many in a single day. If you wish to choose your own itinerary, we can tailor a Private Charter to your needs.

Blue Mountains FAQ's

We pride ourselves on flexible, personalised tours, so let us know what you want to do, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!

There are opportunities for several short guided bushwalks of 10-45 minutes (weather permitting) which require a moderate level of fitness over some uneven surfaces and steps. Bushwalks may not be possible when there is a lot of rain about, but on these occasions different lookouts usually reveal amazing views of the raging waterfalls and misty valleys.

If you are not able to join in some of the walks, your guide will suggest alternatives that are shorter or you may need to wait near the vehicle.

This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility nor for children under 5 years of age.

Temperatures in the Blue Mountains can be as much as 10 degrees celsius less than the centre of Sydney. There are several opportunities to walk and ride down to the bottom of the valley below the spectacular cliffs in the Blue Mountains where it can be quite cool, even in the summer months.

It is recommended that a warm top and jacket are worn, as well as comfortable enclosed walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

There is no formal lunch package included with the tour. A variety of lunch options are available for purchase in local cafe / restaurants. Alternatively bring along your own picnic lunch to enjoy in a picturesque mountains village.

Our tours to the Blue Mountains usually run 7 days per week. The size of vehicle used may vary on different days of the week and times of the year.

Please note all tours are subject to availability and minimum number requirements – we recommend that you book well in advance to secure your place because we often sell out early!

We do not operate on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December or New Year’s Day (1 January).

The tour returns to Sydney between 6-6:30pm depending on traffic.

Blue Mountains Reviews

  • star rating  Amazing tour guide, beautiful scenery and great value for money - a must do tour if you’re in the Sydney area and want a break from the city!

    avatar thumb Lewis W
    February 23, 2024

    star rating  The tour with Ben at the helm was fantastic. He put a group of strangers at complete ease and his knowledge and comments were greatly appreciated. There is no doubt... read more

    avatar thumb GoPlaces30483172588
    February 21, 2024
  • star rating  Amazing day in the mountains - Amazing views and guide! Jeff was very knowledgeable and knew what spots to take us to based on the weather, etc. The wildlife park was also fun and unique.

    avatar thumb Megan C
    February 21, 2024

    star rating  Wonderful and must do when you are in Sydney - It was an amazing tour with guide Jeff and I enjoyed a lot
    I had some breathtaking photos and memories of my life
    Thanks Jeff

    avatar thumb farooqkhan9430
    February 21, 2024
  • star rating  Must Do if Spending Time in Sydney - Scottie made it a Blue Mountain and Wildlife tour your way with terrific information. Due to the weather the Wildlife segment was in the beginning. That was perfect. We knew... read more

    avatar thumb bhwoodflyer
    February 20, 2024

    star rating  I love you scotty you did graet man - I hade an amaicing trip it was so butifull and Nice. The blue mauntins is a wondeful place and I highly recemend it.
    I think the best part of it... read more

    avatar thumb GregersDT
    February 18, 2024
  • star rating  Breath taking Blue Mountains, Koalas, Roos, trails & Waterfall - Really wonderful scenery and tons of photos! Our guide Scotty was very informative. I was so happy with everything we saw, the Roos, the koalas💕, the vantages of Blue.... read more

    avatar thumb Dylan F
    February 17, 2024

    star rating  We love scottie - I had A great Day because of the tour guide Scottie. He Was fun and did Tell many good storys. He showed us A lot of Nice places.
    We wil... read more

    avatar thumb Anders T
    February 17, 2024
  • star rating  Scottie really went the extra mile to ensure each person’s wish to see different sites were met. He was very knowledgeable.

    avatar thumb Hilary H
    February 17, 2024

    star rating  A walking tour with Scottie in the Blue Mountains! - Scottie was Great. Took a lot of amazing pictures. Had an excellent meal half way through the tour. The Blue Mountain's were beautiful. Scottie was very helpful, on time,... read more

    avatar thumb Roy P
    February 13, 2024

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$169.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

23 people max

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