BLUE MOUNTAINS

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

From
$155.00 AUD

Be transported from the centre of Sydney into the heart of the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park in a small group day tour.

Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see Kangaroos and Koalas up close, as well as many other unique animals and birds in the largest collection of Australian native animals in Sydney!

See the famous Three Sisters and hear the aboriginal stories around it. Marvel at the majestic vistas of the Jamison Valley.

Wander through a relaxed mountain village and enjoy many great lunch choices while you look around.

Our itinerary allows the flexibility to explore deep into the Blue Mountains, seeking out some of the more remote and spectacular lookouts, waterfalls and valleys. Your guide will take you on tailored bush walks and point out the details that you often would not be able to see for yourself.

Small tour groups ensure that your experienced guide has the time and flexibility to discover many amazing sights to you along the way.

Ask about a Private Charter if you want something even more exclusive!

Activity Tours have shown many thousands of guests around the spectacular Blue Mountains. Our experienced guides will tailor your tour every day to get the maximum fun and value from your time in and around Sydney. Here is how a typical Blue Mountains day tour goes:

  • Complimentary pick-ups from convenient City locations or many City hotels.
  • Visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park (over $30 value included), the best collection of Australian native wildlife park in Sydney. Don’t miss it ! Hand feed Kangaroos, have your photo taken with a Koala, and see over 2000 Australian animals including Crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Fairy Penguins, Dingoes and Snakes.
  • Receive a Free souvenir Koala
  • A variety of lunch options are available for purchase in local cafe / restaurants. Alternatively, bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy in the picturesque mountains village.
  • Explore different areas of the Blue Mountains National park on bush walks with your knowledgeable tour guide to discover spectacular waterfalls, lookouts and valleys.
  • The Three Sisters – hear the Aboriginal story of this world famous rock formation
  • With our friendly relaxed tours there’s the opportunity to meet fellow travellers from many different cultures and countries.
  • Wander through relaxed mountain villages such as Katoomba, Leura, and Blackheath.
  • Cross the picturesque Nepean River
  • You will return to the city with your tour guide around 6-6:30pm after an exciting day exploring in the mountains.

We offer prearranged pick up from many city hotels or nearby locations. Your closest pickup location and time will be confirmed when booking.

Please wait outside your agreed pickup location around 10 minutes beforehand, and do not go to another location without prior confirmation of the change.

Receive $15 off for each person who books a second tour with us!
*Applies to direct online bookings only.
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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

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.

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.

Yes! We have introduced a family package for family groups of four people who all book on the same tour. This applies to direct online bookings on the Blue Mountains tour.
We have a flexible itinerary that allows us to explore deeper into the Blue Mountains. We access some of the more secluded lookouts on guided bush walks of 20 minutes to one hour. We also know plenty of easily accessible spots that are just as beautiful, so let your guide know and they will do their best to tailor the tour on the day to maximise the fun for everyone.

Our tours to the Blue Mountains run seven days per week.

Please note all tours are subject to availability and minimum number requirements so we recommend that you book well in advance to secure your place! We do not operate on Christmas Day (25 December) or New Year’s Day (1 January).

* Due to COVID-19 impacts, scheduled tour departures have been reduced. Please check online for available tours or contact us for alternatives.

Blue Mountains Reviews

  •   Went out to the blue mountains for a day trip. Scotty was our guide and kept it fun and entertaining from start to finish. Would go again!

    coreyr861
    3/12/2020

      Great day out with our tour guide scotty. He made the tour fun, easy and enjoyable. Great times had by everyone. The tour had an extra add on. It was... read more

    316kelliq
    3/11/2020
  •   My partner and I had a great time on this tour. We enjoyed all 3 wineries we visited, the hosts at the wineries were well prepared for our visit and... read more

    76dyanh
    3/05/2020

      Great trip! Saw many Roos, emu, wombats, birds including kookaburras! John was the perfect tour guide. A good lunch and dinner are included. Long day but passed quickly.

    Hockeybo
    2/28/2020
  •   The tour guide was great. He made the best of a bad weather day. Could not see past our noses at the blue mountains because of fog and drizzle. Make... read more

    MAP1223
    2/24/2020

      Great wine tour with Jim to Hunter Valley. Takes about 2.5 hours to get up there but Jim was full of useful information and the journey passed really quickly. Enjoyed... read more

    BasherWarwickshire
    2/19/2020
  •   We attended this tour in February 2020 and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. Instead of being brought to a tourist park or a zoo this tour... read more

    frygirl0607
    2/18/2020

      Great day tour to the Blue Mountains! Small group tour allowed for a flexible time schedule. Scott was well informed on the Blue Mountain and Sydney area. Wear comfortable shoes... read more

    chilow2020
    2/07/2020
  •   an awesome way to see the animals and things you won't experience in the city. Pick up and drop off points were limited so check into that. Our... read more

    pamr782
    2/03/2020

      Guide was great !! Friendly , informative and professional. Hit three wineries after a nice ride up from Sydney. Very pretty area , good wine , nice people. What more can you want

    870aidenm
    1/28/2020

Prices start at

$155.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

20 people max

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