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

1. 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

2. 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.

From Katoomba or Leura: 3-Hour Land Rover Adventure

3. From Katoomba or Leura: 3-Hour Land Rover Adventure

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.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

4. Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

After a lazy start to your morning in Sydney, embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular world heritage listed national parks, the Blue Mountains. You will leave the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis and avoid the peak hour traffic, driving west towards the national park. Once there, you will explore the Blue Mountains National Park, with the regular tourist buses long gone, you will be left alone to soak in the golden hours before sunset. On your Blue Mountains tour, you will learn all about the native flora and fauna as well as the indigenous people of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains has a very special indigenous dream-time creation story linked to the national park. Upon arriving in the Blue Mountains, you will commence an awe-inspiring scenic bush walk overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley. You will make your way to a sensational lookout across one of the most remarkable waterfalls in Australia, Wentworth Falls. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at one of the perfect lookouts chosen by your experienced tour guide. This is where you will have a closer look at the iconic Three Sisters sandstone formation. You can enjoy your Blue Mountains sunset whilst overlooking amazing views of Jamison Valley, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, and Narrow Neck Plateau. Your guide will take you to some terrific vantage points, allowing for the perfect sunset photo opportunities.

Blue Mountains: Private Scenic Tour with Optional Stops

5. Blue Mountains: Private Scenic Tour with Optional Stops

Experience the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area on this guided day trip. Behold panoramic views of Jamison Valley, take a bushwalk to Echo Point, and explore Katoomba and Leura. Add an optional stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park or Scenic World. After pickup in Sydney, continue westward into the Blue Mountains. Soak in the sheer sandstone cliffs and lush rainforests of Jamison Valley. Take a bushwalk up to Echo Point for stunning views of the famous Three Sisters sandstone rock formation. Stop for lunch at a local spot in the quaint town of Katoomba which borders the Blue Mountains National Park. Experience the charming village of Leura with its tree-lined main street, antique shops, art galleries, and artisan chocolate makers.  Add a stop at the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest native animals. Choose to stop at Scenic World, home to the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway, and Rainforest Walkway. 

Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

6. 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 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. 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.

From Sydney: Boutique Uncharted Blue Mountains Tour

7. 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.

Blue Mountains: 4WD Adventure Tour with Local Guide

8. 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.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour, Hike and Sydney Zoo Ticket

9. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour, Hike and Sydney Zoo Ticket

Explore the outdoors on a guided hike and van tour and visit Sydney Zoo. Visit the quaint village of Leura, hike along a cliff face for views of the Three Sisters, and ride through the Blue Mountains. Begin your tour at one of the pickup points in Sydney and head to the Blue Mountains. As you drive, marvel at fantastic views of the Jamison Valley and Three Sisters. Enjoy a quick coffee and snack break at your expense before reaching Jamison Valley. Hop off the van in Jamison Valley to begin your hike. For the next hour and a half, hike along the cliff face and enjoy views of the mountains and the Three Sisters while you breathe in the fresh Blue Mountain air. i After the hike, head to a hidden viewpoint and snap photos of the Megalong Valley. Continue to Leura, a small village with boutique stores for souvenir shopping and many options for a light snack or meal. After lunch, head back to Sydney and visit Sydney Zoo. Meet the koalas, emus, and wombats in the nocturnal section for Australian native mammals and reptiles. Explore the rest of the Zoo for about 1.5 hours before returning to your pickup location.

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What people are saying about Katoomba

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Although I am much delayed in leaving this review, as I went on this tour last July, I had to take a moment to HIGHLY recommend this tour, or any with terry for that fact! In my trip to Sydney, this Blue Mountains tour was by far one of the BEST, if not the best experience I had while there. From the friendly, small group environment (which is a lovely way to make some new friends, and I found to be so fun!), to Terry's promptness (he showed up at my hotel right on time, with a smile, even AFTER I had booked the tour quite last minute!), to his thoughtfulness and knowledge (especially of Photography! This is a huge bonus, and I left with the most incredible photos from the day) as well as the incredible opportunity to learn so much from Terry about general information/Australia, truly made for a day I will likely not ever forget. No other tour I have been on anywhere in the world gave me the anything near the quality of this enriching, personalized experience I got with Terry

Unforgettable experience to the Blue Mountains. We had the sunset tour and would recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide Donna is very experienced and guided us through the day very well. Since she grew up in the area as a child, she was able to show us great places when hiking through the mountains. At noon we stopped for lunch in a small village and there were delicious sandwiches and some fruit from a local baker. It was also enough for us, but if someone is really hungry, they should pack something else. The sunset over the Blue Mountains will also be unforgettable. The good thing was that we were the only tourists there and a few locals.

loved the walks and our bus driver was spot on with his recommendation and entertaining. I will definitely recommend this to my friends, best way and explore Katoomba / Leura at your own pace.

I felt like I saw the best of the Katoomba area with a guide who clearly loved his part of the world. He went above and beyond and the pace was perfect.

It was great to be able to take in the beautiful scenery without one of us having to drive.