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Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

1. Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

Head west from Sydney to the Blue Mountains on this small group full-day tour away from the large tour groups. Walk to a cliff lookout for panoramic views of the Jamison Valley, with its rust and pink sandstone cliffs and subtropical rainforest. Arrive to the Blue Mountains and escape the crowds. Visit Scenic World, and ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway. Your tickets are already bought for you so there is no waiting in line and you can head straight to the rides! Your guide even comes on the rides with you. Enjoy a guided rainforest board walk and hear all the commentary about this natural ecosystem. Following this, take time to walk down the road to Echo Point and admire beautiful views of the Three Sister's lookout. Spend 20 minutes to wander around, take photos and take in the stunning scenery. Enjoy a chef prepared lunch at the a historic hotel - a wonderful and warm bistro style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains.  Spend some time up close to some of Australia’s natives at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Here you enjoy a hands on experience with so many Australian native animals, including hand-feeding a kangaroo! Take a ferry back to Sydney along the Parramatta River. Glide past landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, ending the trip at Circular Quay.  Please note that in peak season, January 4-26, the tour will operate in large groups to meet high demands. Please select the relevant option.

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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2. Blue Mountains Explorer Bus: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus gives you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests. The full-day pass has no restrictions – simply hop-on and hop-off as you please. This means you can plan your day around all the major attractions on offer in the region. Buses depart Katoomba every hour from 9 AM. The hop-on hop-off bus tour has 37 stops around Leura and Katoomba. Plan your day at your own pace with the option of visiting the waterfalls, attractions, galleries, gardens, bushwalks, cafes, and restaurants in the area as well as the major attractions of the Three Sisters and Katoomba Scenic World.

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Blue Mountains Hop on Hop off & Scenic World Rides Pass

3. Blue Mountains Hop on Hop off & Scenic World Rides Pass

With this full-day combination package you’ll discover the best the Blue Mountains area has to offer. The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus makes it possible to plan the day according to your interests, with departures every 30 minutes through most of the day. Hop off and back on at any of the 29 stops throughout the region, visiting waterfalls, galleries, gardens, eateries and the major attractions of The 3 Sisters and Scenic World. At Scenic World, ride the world's steepest Scenic Railway down into the valley and then walk along the Scenic Walkway. Board the Scenic Cableway up out of the valley. Glide above ancient ravines and waterfalls on the Scenic Skyway, enjoying spectacular views. Extra value additions with this Pass: 40% Discount on entry to Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition A free glass of wine, beer or coffee with every meal at Leura Garage or Palett Dining 10% off all treatments at Ubika Day Spa at Fairmont Resort & Spa Leura 10% discount on full priced chocolates at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company Katoomba A free coffee with a dessert or meal at The Gingerbread House Katoomba 10% off accommodation at Blue Mountains YHA & Equeva Group Hotels

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Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

4. Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

Enjoy a small group photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This semi-private tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. You'll stop at three amazing lookouts. Each lookout is just a short walk from the vehicle. Then listen to sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 40-minute bush walk to Leura Cascades and a longer walk into Wentworth Falls. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours. After the group reunites you'll visit two spectacular lookouts before returning to Echo Point to view the Three Sisters as the sun sets. The final remote lookout looks west over the Megalong Valley to watch the last rays of sunlight. Finally, relax at a local hotel and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

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Sydney: Scenic Blue Mountains 4x4 Day Tour

5. Sydney: Scenic Blue Mountains 4x4 Day Tour

After having been collected from your central Sydney accommodation, head out of town to the Blue Mountains for the day. Whilst there, take in the stunning scenic lookouts and amazing views that these famous mountains have to offer. This tour is ideal for participants wanting short guided bush walks to beautiful lookouts and famous landmarks. Traveling with an experienced guide, explore off-the-beaten-track routes away from the regular crowds. Make the most of fantastic photographic opportunities as you encounter renowned Australian flora and fauna. Later, choose to swim under a waterfall, and check out some of the best lookouts on the wild side of the national park. At the conclusion of your experience, return back to your accommodation in Sydney for drop-off to your accommodation.

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Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

6. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique landscape, your certified outdoor guide will teach you the basics of essential outdoor survival skills. At the end of an incredible day out, you’ll be dropped off back in Sydney.

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Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

7. Sydney: Go City Explorer Pass 3, 4, 5, or 7 Attractions

Maximize your time and save some coin whilst you visit Sydney, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Valid for 60 days, you can ensure you save up to 45% off retail prices and enjoy discounts and benefits at over 20 of the city's most popular and famous attractions with the Go City Sydney Explorer Pass.  During your time in Sydney, you can use your pass to visit such places like Taronga Zoo, The Sydney Opera House Tour, the Australian National Maritime Museum (Big Ticket), The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience, take a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour of Sydney and Bondi, go on a Sightseeing Cruise, and much more. You can also choose from a vast array of different experiences to take part in whilst in Sydney: • The Sydney Opera House Tour• Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off: 1-Day Classic Tour• Australian National Maritime Museum – Big Ticket • Taronga Zoo• Sydney Jet Thrill Ride• The Sydney Tower Eye with 4D Cinema Experience• Magistic Cruisemart Harbour Sightseeing Cruise• Big Bus Sydney: City Highlights Tour• Urban Winery Sydney Wine Tasting and Cheese• Entermission - Virtual Reality Escape Rooms• Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour• The Rocks Walking Tours• 4-hour Bike Rental by Bonza Bike Tours• Discover Bondi Coastal Walking Tour• Magistic Cruising Cafe Mezze and Champagne• Bondi Surf 2-Hour Board and Wetsuit Rental• Escape Hunt Sydney• Morning Yoga by the ocean• Adventure Clues - Bloomin’ Botanic Gardens Sydney• Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks• Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney• Adventure Clues - The Mad Botanist for Kids• Dark Stories - Sydney True Crime Tour• My Fast Ferry 48-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Pass

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Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

8. Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

Following collection from your Sydney accommodation, begin your truly extraordinary adventure into the Blue Mountains. This thrilling thrilling experience sees you guided on a bush walk through the forest during the evening - equipped with headlights. Your evening hike leads to a cave, which includes a waterfall. There you can encounter native glow worms, candescent like a starry night. As you travel to and from the cave, be on the lookout for other forms of local wildlife. Throughout your experience your guide is also happy to introduce you to some bush tucker, and can also talk with you about general survival skills. At the conclusion of your authentic and informative Blue Mountains experience, your guide returns you back to your tour starting point.

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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

9. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Deluxe Minivan Group Tour

Visit multiple lookouts in the Blue Mountains Region on this tour. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains creates. You'll have the option of ordering breakfast or a coffee (at your own expense) while enjoying the views.  Next, visit Scenic World (included in the price of the tour) and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. Your tour guide will then take you down to the valley floor whilst explaining the area and coal mine. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). Then head back to Sydney, with a stop at the suburb of Doonside to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. This multi-award-winning park has the world's largest collection of Australian native animals, including emus, wombats, Tasmanian devils, crocodiles, and countless numbers of bird species. You can also feed the baby wallabies. Finally, drive back to the city to four major drop-off points where the tour concludes.

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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Tour

10. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Tour

Depart Sydney and journey in a comfortable coach to the heart of the Blue Mountains, named for the blue tinge the mountain range takes on when viewed from a distance. Enjoy a guided bushwalk off the beaten track to a spectacular lookout, before exploring a mountain village at lunchtime. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney's leading animal attraction, where you can see a koala, feed kangaroos, and see other indigenous creatures such as wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Black-Breasted Buzzards and many more. Then, explore the Blue Mountains National Park on a guided bushwalk. See amazing waterfalls and rainforest flora, and discover secluded lookouts. Go to the Three Sisters rock formation, towering across the Jamison Valley at Katoomba. Return to the city in the comfort of your tour vehicle after a great day exploring the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

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What people are saying about Blue Mountains

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,922 reviews

This was a great tour. The driver/guide, Steve, lives locally and had all the local knowledge to make it memorable. He took us to places that were not on the agenda and told us interesting local stories. Much thanks to Andersons Tours and particularly Steve for a great time John Weir.

We were unable to visit the Jenolan caves due to riad damage. Antoine still provided an amazing comprehensive and interesting tour.

It was great but our email gave us incorrect pick up details! When we found our pick up point things looked up

Awesome day trip jam packed with activities and also time to take great pics. Great value & highly recommend

The bus drivers were very informative, very friendly. The buses were very comfortable