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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

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.


  • 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.


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.


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 September 2015

What a nice day of discoveries! Thanks to our kind and avaible guide Mark for his patience with the two not very ponctual french girls that we were! Many activities in one day otherwise. We made this excursion for the first day of our travel in Sydney and we recommand it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was well organized and enjoyable. The driver Mr. Adam made the tour fantastic. Visiting
Feather dale wildlife park is the best way to see and touch Kangaroos and Wallabies. Had nice lunch
and met lots of nice people. This one day tour is well worth and highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

To start, the windows of the coach were sparkling and crystal clear - much appreciated on a sightseeing tour. Our host and driver were courteous and professional. Loved the Blue Mountains and wildlife preserve. Met people from around the world. Really a great tour! Would recommend it and do it again!

Sue L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great day out, Our Driver Mark from AAPT was fantasic. full of information. Even though the fog was very low and we didn't get to see all the views over the mountains, it was still a great day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour to blue mountains was very nice - John, tour guide and driver was very friendly, drived very safely and explained many things during the trip.
I would definitely recommend to do this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely wonderful. Our driver Juliano was fabulous, havn't laughed so much in ages. Met lots of nice people, nice lunch and a great day. Thanks so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing tour. There are superb hiking trails near the 3 sisters. Wish we had more time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A thorough and enjoyable tour which still left us eager for more. It served as a great introduction to what the Blue Mountains has to offer and what else might be done with more time. The driver was excellent and a large part of why the tour was so enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

very well organized. Adam, the driver, made the tour fantastic. Great sense of humour and amazing timing and organization!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was amazing! Paid to do the rides at scenic world and it was well worth it. Feather dale wildlife park was by far the best way to see, feed and touch kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Would highly recommend!

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