Almost on the edge of Sydney, and visible on a clear day from the city's observation towers, the beautiful World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are the perfect destination for an idyllic day trip from the hustle-bustle of downtown Sydney. Protected as a national park, the Blue Mountains reward visitors with the stunning scenery of rugged sandstone outcrops, cavernous valleys and towering eucalyptus forests, and the charming mountain towns are the focus of teashops and antique stores.

Take advantage of Scenic World's cable cars and tramways to see the best of the Blue Mountains, including the beautiful Three Sisters rock formation. Glide between clifftops and over the rainforest on the Scenic Skyway tram; descend into the Jamison Valley on the Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway; explore the tranquil rainforest along the Scenic Walkway and climb back to the top with unbeatable views on the Scenic Cableway.

A favorite haven of bushwalkers and rock climbers, the area offers outdoor pursuits, scenic drives, manicured gardens, leisurely shopping and pampering at spas and luxurious accommodations. Other attractions include the Zig Zag Railway, Norman Lindsay Gallery at Springwood and the Jenolan Caves.

Practical Info

Between Sydney and the inland town of Bathurst, the Blue Mountains are dotted with a scattering of picturesque resort towns including Blackheath, Katoomba and Leura. Less than 2 hours away from Sydney by car or bus, it’s also a scenic train trip from Sydney with stations at Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Mount Victoria and Lithgow. 

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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah Aboriginal Centre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Go sightseeing in the Blue Mountains on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Your hop-on hop-off pass is valid for three days and stops at 29 convenient locations, ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $31.28
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Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Hike

Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a small-group day hike departing from Wentworth Falls. Follow remote bush tracks through lush rainforest and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.60

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

4.5 star rating: Recommended 592 Reviews

Discover the beautiful wilderness on Sydney's doorstep on a day trip to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views over the Megalong ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.94
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Blue Mountains 4WD Tour

Get incredible access to the Blue Mountains on this full day tour by four-wheel drive! You’ll travel with a knowledgeable local guide deep into the heart of ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.08

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Reviews

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour from Sydney. See highlights including the Three Sisters as you soar above the ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.08

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Small-Group Tour by 4WD

Explore the back roads of the Blue Mountains and the Jenolan Caves on this full-day tour in a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle! Your knowledgeable guide takes ...  Read more

Location: Katoomba, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $298.99

Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves Motorcoach Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 146 Reviews

Enjoy a trip through the scenic Blue Mountains and admire the otherworldly beauty of the Jenolan Caves on a day tour from Sydney. Pass through the mountain ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.28

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 120 Reviews

Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided walk to Wentworth ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.60

4-Day Sydney Tour: City Sightseeing, Sydney Harbour Cruise and the Blue Mountains

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

You’ve got Sydney covered on a four-day city stay that includes lots of free time so you can explore the city at your leisure. See the Sydney Opera House, ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $731.39

Blue Mountain Small-Group Day Hikes from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney on a small-group hike in the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this World Heritage-listed parkland ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $207.00

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