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

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

From $36.16 per person

Explore the main attractions in Katoomba at your own pace with a full-day pass on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. With 29 stops around Leura and Katoomba, you can simply hop-on and hop-off the bus as often as you like as you explore the Blue Mountains.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the Blue Mountains at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • See the spectacular waterfalls in the Blue Mountains
  • Explore the main attractions, galleries, gardens, bushwalks, cafes and restaurants in the area
  • Visit the Three Sisters and Katoomba Scenic World
Full description
The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus gives you the flexibility to plan your day according to your interests. The bus tour operates on a regular basis from Katoomba railway station, with 30-minute frequencies throughout the day from 9:15 AM onwards. 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. If you are staying in the Blue Mountains, your full-day pass can be validated at no extra charge for up to 3 days. The hop-on hop-off bus tour has 29 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. Extras included in this Pass: 40% Discount on entry to Blue Mountains Cultural Center exhibition A free beer or glass of wine with a main at Leura Garage and Palette Dining 10% off accommodation at Blue Mountains Youth Hostel and Equeva Hotels 10% off full priced chocolates at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company Katoomba A free coffee with a dessert or meal at The Gingerbread House Katoomba 45% discount on entry to Everglades House & Garden in Leura 10% off all treatments at Ubika Day Spa at Farimont Resort & Spa Leura
  • Full-day pass on the hop-on hop-off bus
  • Additional food and drinks

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    Meeting point

    Katoomba railway station. Catch the train from Sydney Central station to Katoomba station. Collect your explorer bus pass and free guidebook from our smiling reception staff when you arrive in Katoomba. When you get off the train, walk straight down the ramp and turn right following the "Blue Mountains Explorer Bus" signs. You will see the operator right at the top of the station stairs – just look for the shop with the bright red bus in the window.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking

    Know before you go

    • Departs Katoomba Railway Station regularly from 9:15 AM daily, with the last bus departing at 4:20 PM.
    • If catching the train, customers can buy a NSW Train Link return train fare from any inner city station or Central Station. They must purchase the ticket on day of travel. Alternatively they can use an Opal Card and tap on at the beginning of the train journey and tap off at the end of the train journey.
    • Customers must catch the Blue Mountains Line to Katoomba from Central Station.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 73 reviews

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    The service is good (especially the driver was excellent). But if you are reasonably well on foot, you can do without the bus and the sights run off. The advantage is that you can avoid the big tour groups who gather at certain stations. All in all, a bit too expensive for the offer, especially compared to BigBus in Sydney.

    October 25, 2019

    We had a lovely visit to the Blue Mountains.

    The Hop on Hop off bus drivers were very informative and helpful. One even took a photo of us as a keepsake of the day. The scenery was spectacular even in the mist. The town of Katoomba had many cafes and interesting shops. We got the train from Sydney and had a lovely scenic ride to the mountains.

    June 26, 2019

    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.

    June 28, 2020

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