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  • Location: Katoomba, Australia
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
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, including most hotels in the central Blue Mountains area. See the views from the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookouts, and visit galleries, shops and cafes in the lovely mountain towns of Leura and Katoomba. Upgrade to the Lyrebrird Pass to include a visit to Scenic World, with the world’s steepest scenic railway and Southern Hemisphere’s steepest cableway or the the Cockatoo Pass and watch didgeridoo and coroboree shows at Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off Blue Mountains tour
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like over a 3-day period
  • Visit the major attractions in the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters and Echo Point
  • 29 convenient stops around Leura and Katoomba
  • Cockatoo Pass upgrade to include unlimited rides at Scenic World and entry to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre (if option selected)
  • Lyrebird Pass upgrade to include unlimited rides at Scenic World (if option selected)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Blue Mountains hop-on hop-off tour gives you the flexibility to explore all the great attractions in the region at your own pace. The Lyrebird Pass includes unlimited rides at Scenic World for one day and the Cockatoo Pass also includes entry to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

What You Can Expect

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

Scenic Skyway, Scenic World, Blue Moutnains

Departing from Katoomba Railway Station, ride the hop-on hop-off bus as it tours the beautiful Blue Mountains. Step on and off whenever you please at 29 convenient stops in the central Leura and Katoomba area, with buses running every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Plan your day as you like, visiting the region’s waterfalls, art galleries, gardens and towns with their boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The bus stops at all the main attractions, including the scenic lookouts at Three Sisters and Echo Point.

See more while you're in the Blue Mountains by adding the Lyrebird Pass, with entry to Scenic World or the Cockatoo Pass and include entry to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

At Scenic World, enjoy unlimited rides on your one-day visit. Float above the cliff tops and rainforest canopy on the Skyway, with a glass floor for adrenalin-charged 360-degree views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley. Ride the steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere on the Scenic Cableway across the Jamison Valley, then follow a path through ancient rainforest on the Walkway. The route takes you through forest dating back to the Jurassic era, past relics of the area's coal-mining past and into the tranquility of the rainforest. Complete your visit to Scenic World with a ride on the world’s steepest scenic railway, tracing the cliffs’ sheer drop to the Jamison Valley floor.

Upgrade to the Cockatoo Pass to also include entertainment and a cultural experience at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, where interpretive performances are held throughout the day. Watch five traditional Aboriginal songs and dances at a traditional coroboree, with dancers dressed in traditional paint and costume.

Hear the ancient music of the didgeridoo in an interactive show revealing the history of this unique instrument, and gain unique insights into the Blue Mountains’ ancient Aboriginal culture. Browse the gallery of artworks by Aboriginal artists from around Australia and the centre’s interesting selection of souvenirs.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a really great experience! Hop-On Hop-Off bus is the best choice if you want to decide by yourself were to stay how long but still want to have a guidance. The drivers are very kind and it's really fun to travel with them!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Good way to get to all the sites in the Blue Mountain area, especially for first timers as we were. The drivers were very friendly and knowledgeable, making good recommendations. They were also impressive with their multi-language greetings. Price is also good for what you can get out of it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

an excellent way to get around the blue mountains , the bus comes around every30minutes , you can even walk the distance between some stop and catch the bus after that . All the bus drivers are excellent guides very knowledgable and extremely helpful !! Tabitha helped us with our venture to view Leura's cascade , thank you Tabitha !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great experience, incredible views and nice hikes. Hop on hop off bus was convenient hitting all the necessary stops. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

An excellent day out, money well spent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable, the bus drivers were very courteous at all times and informative through out the routes that was used during the three day pass.
Must do again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Bus made it simple to get around the Blue Mountains. It has many stops at hiking sites we wanted to stop at and then could re-board the bus to get back to our hostel. Would definitely book the bus again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Easy to use and get around Katoomba and the main sights. However, Nature did not cooperate with us, so we experienced the Blue Mountains in the drizzle and fog. Still had a good time exploring Scenic World and the trails. We also enjoyed the Waradah Aboriginal Centre's program.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The guide on the bus was very informative.
Had a great experience in the blue mountsins

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Took the "Blue Mountain" Train route from Sydney (7:30 Departure - 2 Hours). The Blue Mountain "Hop on/ Hop off" office is located at the bottom of the stairs when exiting the train station (outside). Upon issuing the "Pre-Paid" voucher, I received my hop-on/ hop off bus documents within 5 minutes in which I then walked directly across the street/ waited in order to catch the 1st bus stop which was at 9:45 am. Around stop number 11, got off the bus to the "Scenic World Rides". I recommend taking the Train, Skyrail, Cableway rides prior to the rainforest/ trails due to the fact that there was no waiting in line in the morning; however, as some of the large tour busses arrived later in the day, there was a longer waiting time to ride these items. Took the rides and then did the scenic trails in which this is where you actually get the BEST pictures of the 3 Sisters, Blue Mountains, etc. Alot of walking in the trails; however, very peaceful walks and the views are worth the walk. Great Day! You can spend as little as a couple of hours at this location or several days to actually have time to complete all of the nature trails.

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