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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise

1. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise

Enjoy a 10-hour excursion from Sydney into the Blue Mountains. You can choose the option to include 3 rides at Scenic World, including the Cableway, Skyway, and Railway. You can bring your own lunch or buy lunch at one of the stops during the day. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and experience the amazing variety of Australian wildlife. Hand-feed kangaroos, see wombats and marvel at the crocodiles. Stop at Echo Point to enjoy splendid views of the Jamison Valley and the 3 Sisters, a towering rock formation from the Dreamtime.  Bypass Sydney’s peak traffic hours on a 1-hour Fantasea River Cruise (with commentary). If you like you can purchase a drink at the bar onboard as you relax in comfort and style. The cruise and your tour conclude at Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

Blue Mountains Hop on Hop off & Scenic World Rides Pass

2. 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

Blue Mountains: Small Group, All-Inclusive Tour

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

5. Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

Leave Sydney and begin your day of exploration by journeying to the Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area, on a comfortable bus. Explore the park on a guided bushwalk, visit local towns, and marvel at your stunning surroundings, as your guide gives you informative commentary. Known for its stunning display of natural beauty and vast rainforests clad in eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains are over 100 million years old and span over thousands of hectares. The combination of the scorching Australian sun and fine oil mist from the eucalyptus leaves gives off a distinctive blue haze, earning The Blue Mountains their name. Your first stop is in the quaint town of Glenbrook, where you can enjoy a coffee or a quick snack before making your way to Euroka. Truly an authentic Australian experience, Euroka is campground near Glenbrook that is ideal for spotting native wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch here before beginning your guided walk to Wentworth Falls. Appreciate the stunning surroundings on this hour walk through the bush. Marvel at the spectacular views from Wentworth falls and make your way along the stunning forests of Jamison Valley. Make your way to the locality’s iconic landmark, the Three Sisters rock formation. This is the ideal spot to capture photos of the Sisters whilst avoiding the morning crowds. Keep a close eye out for some of Australia's most iconic and unique wildlife here. As you come to the end of your tour, head to a secret sunset location for spectacular and undisturbed panoramic views. Witness the dazzling range of colors on display and experience the magic and charm of the mountains in the golden hour before sunset, before returning to your starting point.

Blue Mountains: Small Group Discovery Tour

6. Blue Mountains: Small Group Discovery Tour

Spend the day exploring the Blue Mountains in Australia on a small group tour departing from Sydney. Sightsee scenic views, towns, and rainforests. Enjoy free time as you visit places such as Lincoln Rock and Scenic World. Choose the places you explore for a personalized experience. Start your adventure by departing from Sydney. Arrive at Kings Tableland and marvel at its panoramic lookout. Stop at Lincoln Rock for your first glimpse of the Jamison Valley. Head to the lookouts at Wentworth Falls. Take an optional guided walk and experience the recently upgraded paths via weeping rock and the under-cliff walk. See the many tiers of Wentworth Falls as you walk along the ridgeline. Next, choose between free time at Leura or Katoomba. Leura offers fine boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. At Katoomba, see the Carrington Hotel which is the only 19th-century grand resort hotel still in use in New South Wales. Enjoy a warm open fire inside or explore the pergola overlooking Katoomba. Optionally, stop for lunch at either Leura or Katoomba. Conveniently choose your lunch location the day before with your guide so reservations can be made for you. Next, enjoy free time at Scenic World or choose to visit the town of Blackheath. Scenic World’s railway offers rides into Jamison Valley via funicular railway and across the valley via cable car. At the base of the valley, there are boardwalks through the abandoned coal mine. Scenic World may be booked in advance or the day of. If going to Blackheath, discover the valley on the northern side of the pass. See the rugged beauty of Govett’s Leap and visit the town’s antique cafe or Ivanhoe Hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your own pace near Echo Point. Enjoy short walks, lookouts, visitor information, and refreshments. Get to see the Three Sisters rock formation in the afternoon sun. At the end of your adventure, exit the Blue Mountains via Cliff Drive while enjoying views of the Megalong Valley. Make your way back to Sydney.

Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

7. 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.

Sydney: Scenic Blue Mountains 4x4 Day Tour

8. 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.

From Katoomba: Megalong Valley Wine Trail

9. From Katoomba: Megalong Valley Wine Trail

Nestled in the beautiful Megalong Valley, surrounded by immense sandstone escarpments are the stunning Dryridge Estate and Megalong Creek Estate boutique vineyards. Leave the driving worries behind and be chauffeured both in and out of the Megalong Valley aboard the Megalong Valley Shuttle bus. Enjoy up to 5 hours in the Megalong Valley with two return shuttles available - either option gives you time to do tastings at each of the wineries as well as enjoy a light lunch. Cheers! Dryridge Estate Cellar Door was opened in 2012 and it boasts spectacular views; the Narrow Neck escarpment looms up from the valley floor and in the afternoon the sandstone cliffs are transformed by beautiful bright orange and yellow colours as the sun drops lower over the Great Dividing Range to the west. Wine Tasting Experience - Enjoy a taste of all the current vintage wines listed for $10 p.p. Food is also available - Cheese Board - $20.00 for two people / Cheese & Charcuterie Board - $35.00 for two people / Ploughman’s Lunch Platter- $50.00 for four people (no need to pre-order). Megalong Creek Estate Vineyard was established as a family farm run boutique vineyard in 2002. Sip single-vineyard wines, made with grapes grown solely in the Megalong Valley. Soak up the stunning valley views as resident alpacas graze before a backdrop of the towering sandstone escarpment. Wine Tasting Experience - Enjoy FREE tastings of all the current vintage wines listed. Grazing plate of Mudgee cheeses, fruit, olives & crackers (must be booked ahead) - $20 for two people. Book through - Megalong Creek Estate. Your Cellar Door experience - As a general guide you will need at least 1 hour at each winery to enjoy the full tasting experience. It is an easy 5 minutes stroll between the two wineries. Your Shuttle booking will automatically notify each winery that you will join them that day. The Shuttle Schedule - Megalong Valley Shuttle bus departs and returns to Katoomba. The advertised time is from the top of Katoomba Street - additional pickups is available: Depart Katoomba 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM; arrive Megalong 11:45 AM, 2:15 PM, 4:45 PM Depart Megalong 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM; arrive Katoomba 12:45 PM, 3:15 PM, 5:45 PM Additional pickups from Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath and Blackheath is available (select preference during checkout).

Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

10. 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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4.7 / 5

based on 1,922 reviews

My guide Antoine is a fantastic guy and the trip was way beyond expectations. First he did not cancel my booking despite I was the only guest today (the other 2 backed off as it might rain). Secondly, he brought me to spots that are not commonly visited by tourists to Blue Mountain. When I sent my photos to friends, they do not believe that those were in Blue Mountain and I just received replies like Wow, Wow, Wow! Third, Antoine is such a good photographer and I learnt so much photography from him today. Lastly, he would go all the way out for me to ensure I spent enough time at each spot and as a result of that, he had to work overtime. I would definitely recommend Antoine from Wildscape Adventure.

Our guide Tom was great. He gave us very entertaining commentary both on the blue mountain region but also in Sydney as we were driving through. Our trip included a ferry back to Sydney. Since ferries were free at that time we were reimbursed the fare which they were under no obligation to do. I highly recommend FJ tours. The blue mountains and 3 sisters were beautiful. The rides at scenic world were a bit lame but can’t be helped. You are already there so may as well take them

This was an amazing and wonderful experience wing with Mr. Antoine. He has special and superficial skills to make his travel partner happy and he makes the travel so easy that everything has been fun with knowledge of whereabouts. He is the best travel partner I have ever met in my life. Moreover, this day with him was the best day of year so far. I congratulate Mr. Antoine for being a wonderful human being and amazing Travel Partner.

It was a relaxed trip, with a lot of content, reported by the guide, with visits to different perspectives and locations of the Blue Mountains. We visited several locations, points of interest, trails and parks. It was a very busy day, with enough time for the different points and moments of the tour. I recommend!

It was such an amazing experience. Bob was so friendly and experienced guide, he made so easy trip for us. I would definitely advise him to all my friends. Thanks