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Escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day to explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Soak up panoramic views of lush valleys and eucalyptus forests from Echo Point, and learn about the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations. Explore the charming mountain town of Leura, and get an up-close encounter with koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Upgrade to include a ride on a cableway or railway at Scenic World for a thrilling perspective on mountain cliffs and waterfalls.

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

Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Blue Mountains National Park offers a spectacular natural playground just 1.5 hours from Sydney. Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with pickup at your Sydney hotel and a drive across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. 
See the park’s ancient plateaus and valleys come into view along the spectacular Cliff Drive. Visit Scenic World, at the edge of the park near Katoomba, where you can ride the world’s steepest passenger railway and get an aerial park view from a gondola skyway (if option selected, see Itinerary below for details). Take in panoramic views of the Megalong Valley and the Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point, and hear the Aboriginal legends associated with the awe-inspiring landscape.
For a taste of mountain culture, visit the charming township of Leura. Browse antique shops, indulge your sweet tooth with authentic international treats at The Candy Store and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense, or included if you choose the lunch option; see Itinerary for a sample menu). 
After lunch, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park for an up-close encounter with native Australian animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, snap photos of sleepy koalas and observe exotic birds in a natural bush setting. Relax on the scenic return drive to Sydney, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

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 a claffside tunnel and ancient rain forest as the railway descends 1,361 feet (415 meters) down the escarpment at a gradient of 52 degrees. The railway takes you to the rain forest 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-meter) ride into the World Heritage-listed rain forest of the Jamison Valley. The Scenic Cableway is completely wheelchair accessible.

Sample 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)

Summer menu (subject to change)

  • Chicken Caesar Salad (halal)
  • Beef & Cheese Burger served with chips & salad (halal)
  • 2 Vegetable Samosas served with Greek yoghurt and salad (vegetarian & halal)
  • Toasted Reuben Roll served with salad (Corned beef, chutney, cheddar cheese, baby spinach)
  • Vegetable & Feta Cheese Frittata served with salad (vegetarian & gluten free)
  • Salmon & Leek Tart served with salad (gluten free)
Served with a chocolate brownie and your choice of juice, soft drink, tea or coffee

Hotel Pickups:

6:50am Crescent on Bayswater
8:00am Four Seasons (Harrington Street entrance)
8:00am Four Points Sheraton
7:50am Hilton Hotel (Pitt St entrance)
7:25am Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
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

Sandy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing! We did the Blue Mountains/Fetherdale Wildlife Park day tour from Sydney and it was an incredible day/experience. Our tour guide Joe was so personable and entertaining while he drove is around. The wildlife park was so fun, we were able to feed kangaroos and even hold wombats!

Boi Kui C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brad the driver and tour guide was perfect. He was patient with everyone and made sure we all are safe and had a great time. Brad was very informative and everyone enjoyed his introduction as we were on the way to see the beautiful and breath taking blue mountains and the 3 sisters.
The trip to the Featherdale Park was perfect too. We had a chance to touch the koala, kangaroos and watched the cute Penguins so closely. My son and I really enjoyed this trip and will definitely recommended anyone who wants to visit the Blue Mountains. Lunch was so so.

M B P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very well organized and timed.Get your money,s worth.Enriching,informative rewarding refreshing AMAZING!!!!

Teresa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We enjoyed this tour to the Blue Mountaibs. The guide was very knowledgable and the itinerary was as expected, which allowed us enough time to explore the park . Will definitely use Viator again for other trips.

Jason C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Having read on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, I knew about the Blue Mountains, but that didn't prepare me for how much I enjoyed this tour. You get to spend a lot of time on the ground in the Blue Mountains and at the Featherdale Zoo. From our first glimpse of the Blue Mountains through the bus, you'll be excited to get there. You will be able to recognize the Blue Mountains as soon as it comes into view. We got to pet a koala, a kangaroo and a wallaby at the zoo. Our tour guide made the experience that much better. He was great. Funny little guy who couldn't stop talking about how much he loves kangaroo.

After being in Sydney for a few days, this will break the monotony of walking through one of the most scenic cities you'll ever visit. I know that isn't much of a shove to get you outside of the city, but this will be an amazing addition to what will become one of your favorite destinations in the world.

ELENA B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was amazing. Very well organized. The guide/driver Henry was very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor. Highly recommended.

RC E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour beautiful place to see

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience and good tour guide.

Sara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour is well worth the cost. A convenient way to get out of Sydney. Scenic World was a fantastic time, though we recommend doing the tram down into the forest and train back up--shorter lines. Featherdale was delightful and we touched a koala! Bus pick up/drop off does take awhile.

Julie l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

From start to finish a brilliant day. Henry our driver was very knowledgeable about the area we were visiting, scenery was beautiful and the rides in scenic world very good. The wildlife park was good, only downfall was that you are not allowed to cuddle a koala in New South Wales.

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