Katoomba Small group activities

Our most recommended Katoomba Small group activities

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Guide Tour, Scenic World & Lunch

1. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Guide Tour, Scenic World & Lunch

Join a guided day trip from Sydney to the Blue Mountains. Gaze at the rainforest in Scenic World, see the iconic Three Sisters from Echo Point, savor a lunch, meet animals native to Australia at Featherdale Wildlife Park, and enjoy a cruise back to Sydney. Begin the tour with pickup at select hotels in Syndey, then set off on your adventure. Arrive at Scenic World amusement park in the Blue Mountains. Ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway, and Cableway. Skip the queues and head straight to the rides. Take a stroll on a boardwalk through the rainforest and hear all about its ecosystem. Then, follow your guide to a cliff lookout and soak in panoramic views of the Jamison Valley, with its pink sandstone cliffs and eucalyptus-bound forests. Next, walk down the road to Echo Point and admire sweeping views of the Three Sisters rock formation from the lookout. Learn about its cultural significance from your guide. Then, enjoy some time on your own to wander around and take photos. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a bistro-style pub in the heart of the Blue Mountains. After your meal, continue to Featherdale Wildlife Park to spend some time close to some of Australia's natives. Get a hands-on experience with native animals, including hand-feeding a kangaroo. After spending the day connecting with nature in the World Heritage-listed area of the Blue Mountains, 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. 

Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Tour with Dinner

2. Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Tour with Dinner

Enjoy a photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. Stop at three amazing lookouts, each just a short walk from the vehicle. Listen to the sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 90-minute bush walk into Wentworth Falls and two other 20 minute walks. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours at your own expense. 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 restaurant and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

From Sydney: Boutique Uncharted Blue Mountains Tour

3. From Sydney: Boutique Uncharted Blue Mountains Tour

Your day starts with the spectacular views offered from Wentworth Falls, overlooking the Jamison Valley. Here you have time to wander the many walks on offer.  At lunch time visit one of the Mountain villages of Katoomba, Leura, or Blackheath with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries to visit. After, continue the journey to discover the Blue Mountains. Options include short guided bush walks, and an abundance of lookouts over the Jamison, Grose, and Megalong Valleys. Next, head down from the mountains for a hands-on Australian native wildlife encounter and the chance to pat a Koala and feed Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park! Return to Sydney in your luxury tour vehicle.

Army Truck Adventures - 3 Hours

4. Army Truck Adventures - 3 Hours

Explore the World Heritage Blue Mountains like never before. Discover Katoomba, Medlow Bath, and Blackheath in an open air Ex-Australian Army Land Rover. This is a unique opportunity for you to experience the amazing Blue Mountains. Smell the eucalypts and feel the fresh air around you. Elevated seating and no windows gives an unparalleled view of the spectacular landscape. Travel along Narrow Neck Plateau, the dividing range between the two most popular valleys in the Blue Mountains, and take short walks along some of the dirt tracks to see the views. In Medlow Bath and Blackheath, see more beautiful views that are catered to each individual group.

Blue Mountains: 4WD Adventure Tour with Local Guide

5. Blue Mountains: 4WD Adventure Tour with Local Guide

Take a guided 4WD tour of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains with exclusive access to view the largest enclosed canyon in the Southern Hemisphere, second only to the Grand Canyon, Capertee Valley. Other highlights include the Lost City, viewing ancient aboriginal rock art and spotting Australian wildlife in the wild. The tour includes pickup from any hotel or train station in the Blue Mountains area. Your guided 4wd tour begins with pick-up from any accommodation or train station in the Blue Mountains before heading to Clarence at the site of the old Zig Zag railway. Get straight into the adventure with some serious 4wding before heading to the Lost City, a formation of rock pagodas etched from nature over millions of years. After visiting these magnificent formations we head off to view some ancient aboriginal artwork painted several thousands of years ago. By now you will be getting a bit hungry so it is off to lunch. The Royal Hotel at Capertee is the order of the day here with home cooked meals and cold drinks as well as coal fires in the winter. Lunch and a drink is included (lunch location may be changed if The Royal Hotel is closed). After lunch it's time to do some creek crossings, hopefully spot a few wallabies and other wildlife and have a bit of fun. The final part of your 4wd adventure will end with exclusive access to private property with 270-degree views of the Capertee Valley. The views go on forever and overlook the giant Pantoneys Crown. You will then be dropped back at your accommodation or train station of your preference in the Blue Mountains where the tour concludes.     There is the option to be picked up from any train station in the mountains or your accommodation if you are staying in the surrounded suburbs of Katoomba. Pick-up is at 08:00, and drop-off is at 18:00. The tour duration is 10 hours.

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What people are saying about Katoomba

A fantastic tour and very knowledgeable guides! A truly unique way to experience the stunning Blue Mountains…the guides obviously loved and cared for the area very much and made us feel very welcome. We got to areas and lookouts that we never would have by ourselves and it was fun sitting in the back of the Australian Army Land Rover…blankets were provided! Thanks guys for a really memorable day !! We’ll be back!

Terry was Great. I really enjoyed my whole trip. We went to beautiful places in blue mountain. Terry is a photographer as well, did beautiful photoshoot.

He was a professional guide, not only talking, but also responding to changes in the plan according to changes in the weather.

A wonderful trip in a unique vehicle. The guides were local and attentive.

Great tour, super helpful guide and beautiful landscape