The Blue Mountains were beautiful. I also enjoyed Featherdale Wildlife Park and the opportunity to see kangaroos, koalas, wombats, devils up close. Later in Melbourne, I took the Savannah Walk About and saw some of these in the wild. I'm glad I saw them in both environments. I took all three rides in the mountains. One would have been enough.
Beautiful part of Sydney and Australia, amazing breathtaking views and legend. Lots of joy in Featherdale Wildlife park and very kind and knowlegdeable staff. This trip must be taken
Very good experience. steve our guide was awesome with his witty sense of humour, keeping this always interesting. It's a lot of fun for a 11 hour trip and comes strongly recommended. At this price it's a no-brainer to go on this trip which includes rides to the blue mountains, featherdale zoo, a ferry ride back home and a bush walk too. I would unhesitantly recommend this trip to anyone :)
Excellent 1 Day Tour (very nice guide), especially for the Featherdale Wildlife Sanctuary - the best zoo we visited in Australia with animals in semi-freedom! We wished we had more time there (only 1 hour).
The Blue Mountains trip was a very enjoyable day. The view from Echo Point was magnificent. The worlds steepest train ride is a must for everyone visiting the Blue Mountains. What a great experience. Our driver, Juliano, was very friendly and professional and ensured everyone was having a good time. The Featherdale Wildlife Park gave us all a unique opportunity to get close to the animals.
We were picked up at our hotel promptly at the specified time. Our driver and guides were both excellent. The harbour cruise included a seafood buffet that was great and although I am selective about what seafood I eat, there were plenty of different dishes to choose from. The bus tour portion included stops at St. Kilda and Brighton beach, both of which provided some wonderfully colourful photos and experiences.
On the second day, we headed out to the Blue Mountains on a day much better than had been predicted. The Blue Mountains had mostly cleared off after the bush fires, which provided good photo opportunities. Our first stop was the Featherdale Wild Life Park and this was truly a highlight of my entire six week holiday. I was so excited to be able to touch so many of the animals exclusive to Australia. If this had been the ONLY stop on the tour, I would still have been satisfied, but we went on to the Jamieson Valley in the Blue Mountains. There were beautiful views of the valley and the Three Sisters rock formation. Following that we opted to take the 4 different ways to see the valley. We rode the cable car, tram and steep railway as well as walked on the valley floor.
It wasn't over yet. We then went to Leura where we were allowed some time to shop in the lovely independent shops were vintage, new and art items could be purchased.
It wasn't over yet. On the way back because we were ahead of schedule, the bus driver took us through the 2000 Olympic facilities at Homebush.
I doubt if anyone could ask for more from a tour.
This was the first day in a week that the Blue Mountain tour was running, after terrible bush fires in the area had closed the roads. Happily, the smoke was off in the distance and didn't affect our views or enjoyment. The scenic views were awesome and the extra fee for the tram, cable car and very steep rail rides were well worth it. The aboriginal show at our first scenic stop was a total surprise. Wish I'd had more time for the gift shop, as the native art work was superior to what was showing in most gift stores. The lunch stop in Leura was also pleasant--it's a delightful small tourist town in the mountains. The absolute best part was the stop at Featherdale Wildlife park. We took photos while petting the koalas, feeding the wallabies and watching several peacocks strut their gorgeous feathers. The animals were up close and personal, something we didn't experience at the more famous Taronga Zoo. Loved this whole tour and our guide Neil, and highly recommend it.
Great introductory tour of the Blue Mountains by AAT Kings. Henry the driver was very detailed oriented throughout the drive. I say introductory tour only because you really need more than just a couple of hours to see the Blue Mountains. Featherdale Wildlife was fantastic. Play with the koalas.
Excellent day trip, but few time at the Featherdale Wildlife
The tour started with Bus picking up at the hotel I stayed. On time and comfortable. The ride was good and the driver who is also the tourist guide is informative. Blue mountains was nice. Then Featherdale park is awesome coz I can touch a Koala and took plenty of photos.
Awesome experience. You can pet koalas in Featherdale and take a lot of pictures,, feed kangaroos and wallabies or take the three rides for best views. I wish I can had more time to spend in Featherdale and not stop one hour at Waradah Aboriginal Centre.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, especially Featherdale. Our tour guide, Danny, was entertaining and we learned a lot about this part of Australia and the culture.
This whole trip from start to finish was fantastic. The driver who incidentally was the commentator too was very good. He told us pretty much everything we needed or want to know about the area, it's history etc. it all ran very smoothly from initial pick up from a local hotel we were staying near to, to the actual drop off. We especially liked the stopover for morning coffee/cakes at the village in the Blue Moutains and thoroughly enjoyed the latter Parton the day at the Featherdale Wildlife park, just wished we could have had longer to see the animals. The cruise back was okay, but tiring waiting for the next boat and by then it was cold-it being winter in Sydney. Overall, excellent trip, well worth the money, even the children enjoyed every part of it too.
Doing what: Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise
What a fabulous two-day experience! The harbor cruise was fantastic with wonderful views of the sights and a yummy lunch. We took the cruise after the city tour so we almost felt like experts listening to the recorded information about the places we were passing. The Blue Mountains tour on the following day was even more impressive. Getting out of the city center is a must when visiting Sydney and the Blue Mountains are simply spectacular. A visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park only enhances the experience because you are allowed to get ridiculously close to the animals. Couldn't recommend this combo more highly!
Really enjoyed this trip. Loved Featherdale Wildlife Park and being able to get close to the kangaroos and koalas. The Blue Mountains were great even though we couldn't actually see anything due to the fog, but the forest was beautiful due to the recent rain and the waterfall even had lots of water (which apparently it doesn't usually). Enjoyed the hike down the mountain even though it is not something I would usually do. All in all a great day out and I would definitely go again.
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