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

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day, small-group tour from Sydney. See highlights including the Three Sisters as you soar above the Jamison Valley on a scenic cableway. Ride the world’s steepest railway to the rainforest floor and take a short guided walk. Enjoy lunch at Wentworth Falls within the beautiful World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, then meet koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Wind down your small-group tour with a boat cruise along the Parramatta River to Circular Quay.


  • 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

Escape the city for the beauty of the Blue Mountains on a full-day small-group tour from Sydney traveling by comfortable air-conditioned minicoach. Shake off any sleepiness at your first stop in the quaint mountain town of Leura; you'll enjoy a complimentary morning tea and stretch your legs as you take in the boutiques and art galleries. Afterward, continue your drive to nearby Echo Point where you’ll have great photo opportunities of the Three Sisters rock formation.

A short hop takes you to Scenic World for rides on three attractions. Board the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest railway, and descend through a cliffside tunnel to the floor of an ancient rainforest! Disembark and have the option to walk along 1.5 miles (2.4km) of elevated walkways through the lush rainforest.

From the forest floor, you’ll step into the Scenic Cableway’s fully-enclosed cabin and ascend the cliff, getting breathtaking views of the Three Sisters, Mt Solitary, Orphan Rock and Katoomba Falls. Then head to the Scenic Skyway for more fun as you glide across the Jamison Valley, soaring up to 885 feet (270m) above the valley floor.

After working up an appetite, head to the award-winning Conservation Hut cafe in Wentworth Falls for a delicious 2-course lunch with views across Valley of the Waters. Then enjoy an easy walk around the Wentworth Falls lookout points after lunch.

Catch a last glimpse of Blue Mountains National Park before you head to Featherdale Wildlife Park to see a variety of Australian wildlife. You can even opt to hand-feed kangaroos, koalas and emus!

After cuddling the critters, return to Sydney on a boat cruise up the Parramatta River, gliding past waterside suburbs before going under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, where the tour ends at Circular Quay.


Hotel Pickups:

6.50am Crescent on Bayswater
8.00am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8.05am Four Points Sheraton
7.50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7.25am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
7.55am Menzies Hotel
7.35am Novotel Darling Harbour
7.40am Parkroyal Darling Harbour
7.45am Rydges World Square (Pitt St entrance)
7.05am Sofitel Wentworth
7.15am Vibe Hotel Sydney
7.20am YHA Sydney Central

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

AAT Kings are an efficient and excellent provider of this day trip. Not only did we get to see some incredible scenery but the chance to see native animals, the return boat ride was the perfect end to the day.
On both our AAT Kings trip the staff were both knowledgeable and enthusiastic which made the trips even more enjoyable and memorable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

GREAT EXPERIENCE was the high light of our trip to sydney.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous day!! Enjoyed immensely.....the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable.
Highly recommend if you are in Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great experience, John S is excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organized and guide David was delightfully humorous and assured that a good time was had by all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great day. Our driver John S was very informative with the history and also made us laugh with his stories. Would use this comapny again for any future tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent - we had a superb guide, Smokey, who really knew his stuff and kept us all informed and amused and knew his way around where the good spots were. It was a smallish group - about 15 of us, and that was great for personal attention and moving through the different rides. It was a great day, we will certainly remember it, and recommend the trip and sights to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What an amazing day. From the tea and banana bread to the sunset cruise down the river, it was a day filled with amazing sights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Trip was very well organized and interesting. The views were beautiful. Tom was a very knowledgeable, sharing many facts and even showing some places not even on the original tour. Cruise was great- happened at sunset and skyline was stunning.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A fantastic day trip with a fantastic guide!! We loved the blue mountains nearly as much as the lovely warm banana bread we got on our first stop!! Fantastic views. Our lunch was lovely.. And we had a great laugh visiting the animals - koala, kangaroo selfies, etc brilliant. The day was topped off with a relaxing cruise back to Sydney!!! Worth doing!

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