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From Sydney: Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise

1. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Full-Day Trip with Cruise

Enjoy an excursion from Sydney into the Blue Mountains. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park and experience the amazing variety of Australian wildlife. Hand-feed kangaroos, see Koalas, and wombats, as well as many more native Australian birds and wildlife. Enjoy a visit to Leura Village, where you can buy your own lunch at a cafe or bakery. Your tour includes the 3 rides at Scenic World, Cableway, Skyway, and Railway. Stop at Echo Point to enjoy splendid views of the Jamison Valley and the 3 Sisters, a towering rock formation from the Dreamtime.  Bypass Sydney’s peak traffic on a Ferry cruise along Parramatta River into Circular Quay. From there you will make your own way back to your accommodation.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Tour

2. From Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Tour

Depart Sydney and journey in a comfortable coach to the heart of the Blue Mountains, named for the blue tinge the mountain range takes on when viewed from a distance. Enjoy a guided bushwalk off the beaten track to a spectacular lookout, before exploring a mountain village at lunchtime. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney's leading animal attraction, where you can see a koala, feed kangaroos, and see other indigenous creatures such as wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Black-Breasted Buzzards and many more. Then, explore the Blue Mountains National Park on a guided bushwalk. See amazing waterfalls and rainforest flora, and discover secluded lookouts. Go to the Three Sisters rock formation, towering across the Jamison Valley at Katoomba. Return to the city in the comfort of your tour vehicle after a great day exploring the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains: Scenic World and Featherdale Wildlife Park

3. Blue Mountains: Scenic World and Featherdale Wildlife Park

Spend the day exploring the Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Get picked up from your hotel and head to the Blue Mountains. Begin the day with exciting commentary from your expert guide. Hear the stories about Australia's convict beginnings to modern Australia. Before you know it you will be enjoying breakfast in the Blue Mountains surrounded by locals. Ride on the world's steepest railway at Scenic World and see the magnificent Three Sisters surrounded by the Jamison Valley. Admire stunning cliff faces, waterfalls, and hiking trails. Following lunch, visit the largest collection of Australian animals in the world. Feed kangaroos and have your photo taken with a koala when you visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. At the end of the day, get dropped off at your hotel.

From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World, Zoo, & Ferry Tour

4. From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World, Zoo, & Ferry Tour

Embark on a guided trip to the Blue Mountains on a full-day minivan tour from Sydney. Visit multiple lookouts and take in the views of Jamison Valley. Ride the world's steepest railway and visit Sydney Zoo. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains create. Next, visit Scenic World and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). On the way back to Sydney, venture to the Western Plains to visit Sydney Zoo — Sydney’s ultimate wildlife experience. See a koala or a wallaby with an amazing nocturnal enclosure of Australian mammals and reptiles. Sydney Zoo not only provides a huge range of Australian animals but also animals from all over the world. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a ferry ride on the Parramatta River to Circular Quay. Travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay where your tour will conclude in the late afternoon.

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

5. 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 or Western Sydney Zoo, 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, time permitting, 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 or Western Sydney Zoo 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 Featherdale and Wentworth Falls Tour

6. Sydney: Blue Mountains Featherdale and Wentworth Falls Tour

Explore the Blue Mountains region on a tour from Sydney. Discover the Featherdale Wildlife Park, a guided bushwalk, or a hike to the waterfalls at Wentworth Falls. Spend the afternoon at Echo Point and Cahill’s Lookout. Start with pickup from your hotel in Sydney. See koalas, kangaroos, dingoes, cassowaries, and other native Australian birds and animals in the morning at Featherdale Wildlife Park. At Wentworth Falls hike through tea-tree forests, fern gullies, cave overhangs, and past a variety of panoramic views of the Jamison Valley. The falls themselves are a delicate misty flow of water tumbling over three tiers of rocky outcrops. Your guide will be able to organize some alternative routes and shortcuts for those taking it easy. For lunch visit Katoomba or Leura Village which offers charming cafes, restaurants, and bakeries. Purchase lunch at one of these, and enjoy some time shopping for gifts at the streetside shops. Head on down to the Blue Mountains' most famous lookout at Echo Point. Enjoy the views at the perfect time of day, with the sun shining down the valley. See the Three Sisters illuminated and a Blue Haze in the background. Exit the Blue Mountains via Cliff Drive with its views over Narrow Neck Plateau and the Magalong Valley. Stretch your legs one more time to discover Cahills Lookout and Boars Head, before heading back to Sydney.

Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

7. Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. This private tour full-day tour incorporates both the majestic Blue Mountains and a unique experience with Australian wildlife. Informative commentary throughout the day will focus on the flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains, its unique formation and the local culture of the area. As a general itinerary, after pick up from hotel, we make our first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park when the animals are often at their most active. Your guide will lead you through this mostly indigenous animal attraction. There will be the opportunity to feed a range of wallabies and kangaroos as well as have a photo taken with a koala (own expense). We then make our way into the scenic Blue Mountains and be immersed in their unique beauty and formation at a series of popular as well as lesser-known lookouts. Depending on the group's preference, lunch is taken at either the small town of Leura or Echo Point. The afternoon offers a range of activities including further photo opportunities at waterfalls and cascades, easy bushwalks or shopping at Leura before we venture back down the mountain. The day concludes with guests being returned to their hotel at around 4 pm. Experienced local tour guide provides informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. All tours are private so no wasting time picking up other passengers from around the city as well as the option to customize the day's activities to best suit your group.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour & Sydney Zoo Visit

8. Sydney: Blue Mountains Tour & Sydney Zoo Visit

Sit back and relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned coach as you travel towards the amazing Blue Mountains from Sydney. Stop at the Sydney Zoo along the way, an impressive wildlife sanctuary passionate about animal conservation. Admire the array of native Australian animals as well as some of their more exotic friends. Have lunch at a funky award-winning restaurant in Leura. Enjoy local seasonal options to suit the whole family. After lunch, stroll the pretty tree-lined main street great for browsing through antique shops, art galleries, and bookstores. Take in the views at Scenic World, in the heart of the Blue Mountains, on your next stop. Ride the Scenic Skyway and Scenic Railway. Plunge into the rainforest on the world's steepest passenger railway.

Blue Mountains: Private Scenic Tour with Optional Stops

9. 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. 

From Sydney:Blue Mountains Tour, Hike, Sydney Zoo & Ferry

10. From Sydney:Blue Mountains Tour, Hike, Sydney Zoo & Ferry

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. 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 seeing international animals. We spend about 1hr - 1.2 hours at the Zoo. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a Private Water Taxi on Parramatta River to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. You will travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay where your tour will conclude at approx 5pm (depending on traffic and ferry).

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What people are saying about Katoomba

We had a great day in the Blue Mountains. Craig picked us up at our hotel and explained a lot about Australia's nature on the way to Featherdale Park. In the park itself you can see the wild animals of Australia and come very close to one or the other, if you want to. Afterwards we went by bus further into the mountains for a hike. We walked along a beautiful trail under the cliffs to reach Wentworth Falls. Craig adjusted the difficulty level to the group. For lunch we went to Leura. Be sure to try the Belgian chocolate ice cream. The spots after that are just for enjoying and taking pictures. There is no more strenuous hiking to follow. Just a great day that was worth every penny!

We had an excellent day! So glad we booked this - well organised, took in all the highlights and we had time to enjoy them. Tony was the best! Funny and entertaining. Enjoyed the ferry trip back and it’s was good value!

Chapo is simply THE BEST guide ever! With him you’ll have an extraordinary experience. I would like give much stars to him, but I can’t, so I’ll write here.. SIX STAR CHAPO!! Very funny person.

This is a wonderful time. Forget the other ones, this tour is the real deal. Whit glove service. Great lunch, and you get to see a part of Sydney that other tours won’t show you

our guide was very informative and fun to talk to. She tried to give us the best experience possible.