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

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

  • star rating  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
    March 12, 2020

    star rating  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
    March 11, 2020
  • star rating  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
    March 5, 2020

    star rating  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!

    Corey R
    March 1, 2020
  • star rating  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

    Kelli Q
    March 1, 2020

    star rating  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
    March 1, 2020
  • star rating  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
    February 28, 2020

    star rating  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
    February 24, 2020
  • star rating  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
    February 19, 2020

    star rating  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
    February 18, 2020

Prices start at

$155.00 AUD

Tour Duration

10 hours

Group Sizes

20 people max

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