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

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

Explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that features the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s natural beauty, including landmarks like Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Leura and Scenic World. On the return trip to Sydney, meet native Australian wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then cruise into the city on a scenic Parramatta River boat cruise. Travel with a small group limited to 18 people for a personalized experience of Blue Mountains National Park and beyond. Bonus: includes morning tea and a delicious two-course lunch in Wentworth Falls.


  • Full-day tour to Blue Mountains with river cruise, from Sydney
  • Enjoy morning tea and a stroll in the quaint township of Leura
  • Visit Scenic World for a ride on the world’s steepest scenic railway and incredible views of the Jamison Valley
  • Get great photo opps of the Three Sisters, Mt Solitary, Orphan Rock, Katoomba Falls
  • Savor a 2-course lunch at Wentworth Falls inside the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park
  • Meet Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park and opt to hand-feed kangaroos and koalas
  • Return to Sydney on a boat cruise and glide under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Small-group tour limited to 18 people provides an intimate experience and ensures personal attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the best choice if you want an all-inclusive visit to the Blue Mountains -- a tasty sit-down lunch and scenic cable car and railway rides that cost extra on other tours are all part of this package. And petting koalas and sailing under Sydney Harbour Bridge are the icing on the cake.

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

Begin your experience of the Blue Mountains with morning pickup from your hotel in Sydney. After collecting your small group, your air-conditioned minicoach takes a scenic 1.5-hour drive to the town of Leura. Nibble on complimentary morning tea and have time for a look around the boutiques in town, then head to nearby Echo Point to see the majestic Three Sisters, one of the region’s most famous rock formations.

Next up, your guide takes you to Scenic World where your tour includes rides on the cable car, railway and skyway. Descend a steep track on the Scenic Railway route to arrive at a pristine rain forest landscape where you can stroll around the greenery. When you’re ready, step into the fully-enclosed cabin of the Scenic Cableway, which offers aerial views of landmarks such as Mt Solitary, Orphan Rock, Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls, then get another perspective as you soar high over Jamison Valley on the Scenic Skyway.

After your visit to Scenic World, have lunch in Wentworth Falls. Soak in views of Valley of the Waters from large picture windows in the Conservation Hut cafe as you enjoy a two-course lunch. Get a closer look at the waterfall during a leisurely stroll through the area after your meal.

In the afternoon, start back towards Sydney, stopping for a close encounter with the animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Hand-feed furry critters such as kangaroos and emus, photograph a koala and admire some of the 2,000 creatures in residence at the seven-acre park. Finally, board a boat on the Parramatta River to cruise back to Sydney in style. Get a good look at charming waterfront homes and Sydney Harbour Bridge before your boat docks in Circular Quay to end your tour.


Customer Reviews

Sally W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016


Doreen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We had a great trip into the blue mountains, the guide Somkey was excellent and gave us so much information and made the whole trip so enjoyable, because it was a small amount on our bus 19 there wasn't a great lot of time spent waiting for people to come back to the bus so he was able to show us a few extra things . It was just a great day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Marvellous trip in spite of not very good weather. Scenery magnificent and tour guide excellent.

Marie L F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent day out. Driver was very attentive, informative and friendly.

Paul J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great trip, the scenery was breathtaking and the visit to scenic world was exciting all those rides! In cable cars and the worlds steepest train was scary but good, the wildlife sanctuary was lovely the animals soooo cute, and the trip back on the river rounded the day of well.
Our driver guide Joe was excellent very knowledgeable and entertaining and a really nice guy.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour of the Blue Mountains was sensational.
It is a must tour if you come to Sydney. You will not be disappointed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great tour. Our guide, Mark, had lived in the area, and could give us all the back story. The weather was not great with rain, but I would still highly recommend. It would be totally awesome on a clear day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour. Only drawback was traffic on the M4: accidents both on our way out of and again back into the city. Driver/guide Glen was very good at keeping us on track and well informed. A long day but well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour! the tour guide also the same person as driver is experienced and professionalism. The Three Sisters impressed me very much. We did ride on cable car, skyway and railway at Scenic World. They are fun and exciting. The morning tea at town of Leura is great. Very tasty! Lunch is also good and delicious. Another highlight was to board a boat on the Parramatta River to cruise back to Sydney. We arrived Circular Quay at about half past six. Enough time to have dinner at our favor restaurant.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Had a truly fantastic day from start to finish thanks to our bus driver and guide Steven
Made to feel very relaxed and given lots of information about places on drive to and from the Blue Mountains

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