Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

1. 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.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour and Cable Car Ride

2. Sydney: Blue Mountains Day Tour and Cable Car Ride

Venture into Sydney's natural wonders in the Blue Mountains Natural Park, where some of the most memorable views available near Australia's most populated city are located. This million-hectare park is the go-to destination for scenic activities and memorable locations. Departing every Sunday on a bus from Sydney, you'll head early in the morning to the Blue Mountains, where not only cliffs, waterfalls, and jungles, but the spectacular Three Sisters Rocks are waiting to be hiked. Ride on the Scenic World cable car and enjoy the stunning views and waterfalls of the Blue Mountains from different angles. Along with this ride, the thrill of going deep into the wilderness is a reality thanks to several other attractions. The 545-meter Scenic Cableway journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and returns to the top of the escarpment. Its fully enclosed cabin is a unique vantage point for viewing iconic rock formations including Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, and Mt Solitary, part of this World Heritage region. Disembark the Cableway directly onto the Scenic Walkway to experience the temperate rainforest. Glide between cliff tops with panoramic views in this 720-meter journey that provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, Mt Solitary, and Jamison Valley. Discover the thrill of a 52° (128%) incline in open terrain riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway. Travel an unforgettable 310-meter route through a cliff tunnel before emerging on the floor of the Jamison Valley.

Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

3. Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. This private tour full-day tour incorporates both the majestic Blue Mountains and a unique experience with Australian wildlife. Informative commentary throughout the day will focus on the flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains, its unique formation and the local culture of the area. As a general itinerary, after pick up from hotel, we make our first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park when the animals are often at their most active. Your guide will lead you through this mostly indigenous animal attraction. There will be the opportunity to feed a range of wallabies and kangaroos as well as have a photo taken with a koala (own expense). We then make our way into the scenic Blue Mountains and be immersed in their unique beauty and formation at a series of popular as well as lesser-known lookouts. Depending on the group's preference, lunch is taken at either the small town of Leura or Echo Point. The afternoon offers a range of activities including further photo opportunities at waterfalls and cascades, easy bushwalks or shopping at Leura before we venture back down the mountain. The day concludes with guests being returned to their hotel at around 4 pm. Experienced local tour guide provides informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. All tours are private so no wasting time picking up other passengers from around the city as well as the option to customize the day's activities to best suit your group.

Blue Mountains: Mountain e-Bike Ride, Narrowneck Plateau

4. Blue Mountains: Mountain e-Bike Ride, Narrowneck Plateau

HOLY MOLY!!! You want views? The only way to do this ride is on our electric e-bikes! This is an amazing dirt fire trail and from start to finish we do approx. 30km and climb 900 vertical meters... that's a lot of HILLS!! Trail surface has loose rocks with some steep descents and unskilled/unconfident riders are likely to fall, so If your skills are not that great, you should check out the Hanging Rock ride with its amazing views...but without the big hills! The spectacular Narrowneck trail follows a ridge-line deep into the valley, offering exhilarating scenic views across the Megalong Valley in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park. Setting out from Katoomba, you do a short ride on tarmac road and then hit the dirt and head deep into the undulating trails of this un-spoilt wilderness area of the Megalong and Jamison Valleys. This ride like most in the Blueys, is an out and back

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What people are saying about Blue Mountains National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Jason and Amy were both such great guides!! they were both really caring and understanding esp when one of my friends was feeling unwell from food poisoning the day before the trip. Jason is full of sydney/ blue mountain knowledge and he is very talkative and full of jokes! his voice filled the silence during the bus rides to the lookouts which made the journey there v enjoyable too! really one of the best guides i’ve met!

Kunal the guide / host / driver is special. He’s highly knowledgeable, courteous, meticulous and has a refreshing sense of humor. He’s the single reason we enjoyed the tour immensely despite a half washout due to foggy and rainy weather. Will truly miss his company!!

The absolute best driver and guide we’ve ever had. I can not say enough great things about Simon, his knowledge of Australia as a whole was spot on, he is such a pleasant person to spend the whole day with.

Such a great day tour from Sydney! Our guide Amy was fantastic at delivering information and took us to some beautiful places - the waterfall hike was amazing!

We had a super fun day! Seen a lot of look-outs! We had a really fantastic guide who told everything and knew a lot!