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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 Valley from Echo Point, and see the Three Sisters rock formations at Katoomba. Meet kangaroos and koalas in the natural bush setting of Featherdale Wildlife Park. This scenic Sydney day tour also takes you over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Highlights

  • Blue Mountains day trip from Sydney
  • Take a scenic drive along the winding Cliff Drive into the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Megalong Valley at Echo Point
  • Visit the quaint mountain villages of Leura and Katoomba
  • See Australia's native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's so great to get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas and other native animals at the wildlife park. And the comprehensive Blue Mountains tour offers three thrilling ways to get the best views.

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

Blue Mountains

Your tour begins with pickup from selected Sydney hotels, then takes you on a scenic drive over the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge, through western Sydney to the World Heritage-listed beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Follow the winding Cliff Drive on your journey into the Blue Mountains National Park, where your first stop is Scenic World, where you can ride the world’s steepest railways or take the gondola for aerial views of the valley below (if option selected).

Visit Echo Point, overlooking the rocky outcrops and eucalypt forests of the Megalong Valley, from Echo Point you can see right across the valley to the Three Sisters rock formation at Katoomba. While taking in the views, enjoy a commentary on the Aboriginal legends behind these famous rocky pinnacles.

Travel to the quaint mountain township of Leura, home to cafes, restaurants and the Candy Store with sweets from Australia and around the world. Enjoy lunch in Leura (own expense or included if you choose the lunch option) and browse the town's antique stores and boutiques.

In the afternoon, hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and enjoy a close-up encounter with koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Australia's largest private collections of native animals and birds. Don’t forget your camera to photograph the varied wildlife in a natural bush setting.

Click on "View Additional Info" for the hotel pickup list.

Itinerary

Scenic World Options:
  • Scenic Skyway - Australia's only horizontal passenger-carrying cable car. It is a 7-minute ride 656 feet (200 meters) above the Jamison Valley where you can appreciate superb views of the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls, Mt Solitary and Orphan Rock. The Skyway operates every 10 minutes.
  • Scenic Railway - This is the world's steepest incline railway. Travel through the tunnel and ancient rainforest as the railway descends 1361 feet (415 meters) down the escarpment at a gradient of 52 degrees. The railway takes you to the rainforest boardwalk connecting to the Sceniscender platform and operates every 10 minutes.
  • Scenic Cableway - The steepest aerial cable car in Australia will take you on a 1788 feet (545 meters) ride into the World Heritage Listed rainforest of the Jamison valley. The Scenic Cableway is completely wheelchair accessible.

Lunch:

Light cafe-style lunch - menu subject to change

  • Spaghetti bolognese pasta
  • Chicken and salad wrap sandwich
  • Samosas served with Greek yogurt and salad
  • Vegetable and goats cheese frittata served with salad

Winter menu (subject to change):

  • Chicken, chorizo & bacon pasta served with salad (gluten free)
  • Beef burger served with chips
  • 2 Vegetable Samosas served with Greek yogurt and salad (vegetarian & halal)
  • Asian Chicken & Vegetables served with rice (halal)
  • Pumpkin Soup served with sourdough bread (vegetarian)

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 July 2015

Definetely a mustsee attraction! In scenic world park, youd better buy the tickets for the cables, so you can take beautiful photos from the park, and you can go through the park easily and quickly. In Featherdale Park, the best was the meet and greet with the koala, and feeding the kangaroos. Really really great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was by far my most favorite part of my trip to Australia! The coach picked me up close to my hotel, and the driver/tour guide was so well versed/knowledgeable. The tour starts at the Blue Mountains and ends at the Featherdale Wildlife Preserve. Every single aspect of this tour was simply amazing. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Sydney area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was interesting as our tour guide gave us lots of information on australia and the area we traveled through. Both the mountains and Wildlife Tour were well worth the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very good and lots to see. Make sure to add the Scenic World rides and the River cruise return - we did not and paid extra for not doing so...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved the trip and Ben the bus driver was funny and informative. The trip was very well organized with enough time to do and see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great friendly guide, well organized with plenty of time to see everything.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

excellent guide, we want him on every trip we ever make in the future, hes a star.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing tour. I had a fantastic time. I highly recommend it. I promise you will enjoy it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Adam was an amazing guide. Informative, helpful and made sure that we were able to participate in all the activities and gave us helpful tips on where to go within the exhibits. We were able to pet kangaroos and koalas. He was a true gentleman.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a great day. The driver was knowledgeable and friendly. We had beautiful views, an expedited ride on the cable car and train and a chance to walk around at.Blue Mountain. The wildlife park was fun with feeding kangaroos and koalas. It was a great day.

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