The Blue Mountains is one of Sydney’s most popular day tour destinations, and with good reason.
The Blue Mountains National Park and the towns across the range offer a wealth of experiences. Echo Point with its stunning valley vistas, the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, endless bushwalking options and the picturesque towns of Leura and Wentworth Falls are just some of the highlights.
Here are ten top Blue Mountains tours and experiences. Each of them will show you a different side of this world-renowned natural landscape.
1. Blue Mountains Scenic Day Tour from Sydney
The Blue Mountains National Park covers 11,000 square kilometres and any day tour can only provide a taste of what’s on offer. This Blue Mountains Scenic Day Tour from Sydney gives it a good go! You’ll visit fabulous Featherdale Wildlife Park, the quaint town of Leura, Echo Point and the Three Sisters rock formation, and Scenic World. Your tickets to ride the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway are included in the cost of the tour. This is a great all-round introduction to the region.
2. Deluxe Blue Mountains Coach Tour from Sydney
This superb tour of the Blue Mountains by deluxe coach rolls out the red carpet for its guests. It offers lots of special inclusions that you won’t find on any other public tour. Enjoy breakfast and a VIP koala encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park, an Indigenous cultural experience, a high tea lunch, and plenty of stops to take in the grandeur of the mountains. Upgrade your booking to include your rides at Scenic World. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
3. Jenolan Caves and Scenic World Day Tour from Sydney
This is one of only a handful of Blue Mountains tours from Sydney that combines two key attractions — Jenolan Caves and Scenic World — in one unforgettable day out. Jenolan Caves, located on the western side of the range, has been a cherished Sydney tourist attraction for more than a century. Enjoy a guided tour of the Lucas Cave, before heading back up the mountains to Scenic World in Katoomba — home to the famous Scenic Railway (the steepest passenger railway journey in the world). Your rides on the Scenic Railway, Skyway and Cableway are included in the cost of the tour.
4. Blue Mountains Bushwalking Tour from Sydney
See a side of the magical Blue Mountains that you won’t see on a standard bus tour from Sydney. This great day out will envelop you in the sights, sounds and smells of the Blue Mountains National Park with a 1.5-hour bushwalk and a visit to the spectacular Three Sisters rock formation. Lunch is included.
5. Blue Mountains 4WD Tour from Sydney (Private)
For those who want to get off the beaten tourist track in the Blue Mountains National Park, this private Blue Mountains Day Tour by 4WD from Sydney is a fabulous option. Not only will you travel exclusively with your own small group (up to six guests), but you’ll get to see areas that the bulk of tourists don’t see. The Blue Mountains is full of fabulous walking trails, small lookouts, babbling streams and shimmering waterfalls, and your guide will escort you to many of the hidden highlights. This is not an off-road tour, but it will take you on the road less travelled!
6. Blue Mountains Canyoning Tour for Beginners
This introductory level Blue Mountains canyoning tour offers an awesome day of adventure. You’ll wade, swim, abseil, bushwalk and more. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the canyons you conquer, which have been carved out over many millions of years. This experience is conducted under the expert supervision of fully-trained guides.
7. Blue Mountains Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
Are you making your own way up to the Blue Mountains? The Blue Mountains Explorer Hop On Hop Off Bus makes it so easy to get around! Plan your visit and hop on and off the bus as often as you like. You’ll also enjoy the live commentary from your driver/guide, and pick up tips and recommendations for things to see and do. Find the best views, the most amazing bush walks and truly spectacular waterfalls. Your pass is valid for three days.
8. Scenic World Unlimited Rides Pass
Pre-purchase your Scenic World Unlimited Rides Pass and enjoy this world famous attraction’s four signature experiences at a relaxed pace. Ride the Scenic Railway — the world’s steepest passenger train, and the Scenic Skyway and Cableway — Australia’s highest and steepest cable cars. You’ll also enjoy a stroll through lush rainforest on the Scenic Walkway — Australia’s longest elevated boardwalk.
9. Blue Mountains Sunset Tour from Sydney
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 the Three Sisters at their stunning best.
10. 2-Day Blue Mountains Hiking Adventure (Camping)
This two-day tour will take you well beyond the usual Blue Mountains day trip experience. It will immerse you in the beauty of the Australian bush as you camp out under the stars in the vast Blue Mountains National Park. Your guides will provide fascinating information about the distinctive local flora and fauna, rock formations, and Indigenous cultural heritage that the region is renowned for. You’ll visit cascading waterfalls and meander through ancient rainforest. With a maximum of eight guests, this is an intimate introduction to one of Australia’s most incredible landscapes.
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