This relaxed tour will immerse you in the beauty of the Blue Mountains National Park with an afternoon bushwalk and a visit to the spectacular Three Sisters rock formation at sunset — long after the big tour buses have departed! Avoid the tourist crowds and see a side of the magical Blue Mountains that you won’t see on a standard tour.

AUD $99pp

Blue Mountains Sunset Tour from Sydney
Runs: November to April — Daily
May to October — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Departs at: 10am/12noon depending on the season — check your confirmation document for details
Departs from: Selected Kings Cross and CBD pick-up points
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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Featured guest review:

‘This has to be one of the best tours in Sydney. Our guide Jason showed us around and provided us with information about the Blue Mountains, Australia and the region’s history. We got to see kangaroos and lots of birds. Seeing the Wentworth Falls was one of the highlights. We also had stunning views right across the mountains. At the end of the tour, we went to a spot where we watched the sunset. It was amazing!’ Franziska952018

Tour highlights

  • Spend an afternoon exploring the stunning Blue Mountains with a local guide
  • Take part in a guided bushwalk along scenic mountain trails
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley and the Wentworth Falls
  • Take in sweeping vistas of the Three Sisters rock formation, the Jamison Valley, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, and the Narrow Neck Plateau at sunset
  • Maximum group size: 24.

What's included

  • Guided tour with commentary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Sightseeing stops at various points of interest
  • Guided bushwalk
  • Optional picnic-style lunch (additional fee applies — follow the prompts when booking)
  • National park entry fees.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $99pp
Children (8 to 12 years): AUD $89pp

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of eight.

What you can expect

The Blue Mountains is possibly Sydney’s most popular day trip destination and attracts a huge number of visitors. Avoid the tourist crowds and immerse yourself fully in the beauty of the region on this relaxed Blue Mountains Sunset Tour from Sydney. You’ll depart the city a little later then the big tour buses, and spend your afternoon getting up close and personal with the dramatic landscape on a guided bushwalk. Later in the day you’ll head for Katoomba to see the sublime Three Sisters rock formation at sunset. Most tourist buses will have long since departed back to Sydney. No crowds; no jostling for photos; just amazing views of an age-old region that encompasses rugged mountain peaks, sweeping canyons and soaring sandstone escarpments.

Once guest pick-ups from Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD are completed, you’ll set off across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in comfortable air-conditioned transport, and head west towards the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. Your friendly guide will introduce themselves and the rest of the group, and outline your itinerary for the day. [More]

Before too long the bus will start the climb up the mountains. You’ll pass through picturesque and historic townships, before arriving at the start point for your afternoon bushwalk.

The walk itself will take around 1.5 hours and is fully guided. As you hop off the bus and make your way into the wonderful Australian bush, the smell of eucalyptus will assault your senses. Have your camera ready as incredible vistas open up before you. You’ll enjoy amazing views across the Jamison Valley, and see the breathtaking Wentworth Falls.

By the end of the walk you’ll have worked up quite an appetite, and this Blue Mountains Sunset Tour from Sydney includes the option of a picnic-style lunch (additional fee applies). You can also purchase food.

From there, the tour continues on to the town of Katoomba — home to the spectacular Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point. With the majority of the crowds gone for the day, it will feel like you have the lookouts and stone monoliths all to yourself. As the sun sets to the west, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the extraordinary view of the Three Sisters bathed in soft light. Your guide will share information about the Indigenous heritage connected with the landscape you see before you.

The tour arrives back in the Harbour City at around 10.30pm — with one drop off point at Central railway station.

If you want to experience what makes the mountains so special — without the crowds — this Blue Mountains Sunset Tour from Sydney is a must-do.

Guest reviews

  • franziska952018 (24/8/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    This has to be one of the best tours in Sydney. Our guide Jason showed us around and provided us with information about the Blue Mountains, Australia and the region’s history. We got to see kangaroos and lots of birds. Seeing the Wentworth Falls was one of the highlights. We also had stunning views right across the mountains. At the end of the tour, we went to a spot where we watched the sunset. It was amazing!

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document will be sent automatically to your email address, including hotel pick-up details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed pick-up time.

To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.

Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

This tour offers pick-up from the following locations:

Holiday Inn Kings Cross, 203 Victoria Street, Potts Point, Sydney
Vibe Hotel Sydney, 111 Goulburn Street, Sydney
Wake Up Sydney Hostel, 814 George St, Sydney CBD (next to Central railway station)

This tour includes bushwalking on uneven surfaces, and a moderate level of fitness is required.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.