5 star rating: Highly Recommended 159 Reviews

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided walk to Wentworth Falls and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation standing tall over Jamison Valley. Hand-feed kangaroos and pet a koala at Featherdale Wildlife Park and see Sydney’s Olympic Park, home to the 2000 Olympics. Finish your day with a leisurely cruise down the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbour.


  • Day trip to the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • Pet a koala and hand-feed kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Explore the UNESCSO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
  • Take a guided walk to Wentworth Falls and admire the famous Three Sisters rock formation
  • Visit Scenic World and ride one of the world’s steepest railways (own expense)
  • Cruise down the Parramatta River and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A great value! The small group size makes for a fun, relaxed time visiting the can't-miss Blue Mountains, feeding adorable animals at the wildlife park and cruising under the one-and-only Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Leave the city behind and head for the hills! On this small-group day trip to the Blue Mountains from Sydney, start the day with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you will get up close to some of Australia’s cutest and furriest creatures. You can hand-feed the kangaroos and emus, and even pet a koala!

Next, continue to the Blue Mountains and explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed park. At Echo Point, hear the legend of how the Three Sisters rock formation got its name and take in the spectacular views over Jamison Valley. Take a guided bush walk to Wentworth Falls and visit Scenic World, where you can ride one of the world’s steepest railways or take the gondola for aerial views of the valley below (at own expense).

Pack a picnic lunch or choose to eat at one of the many cafés (at own expense) in the quaint mountain village of Katoomba before traveling to Olympic Park, home to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Finish your day with a leisurely cruise down the Parramatta River. Pass waterside suburbs and travel under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, where your tour will conclude at Circular Quay.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What a brilliant day Lesley and I had in the Blue Mountains. Very nearly didn't happen as there were some last minute customer cancellations and we were the only two remaining for this tour. To the rescue came Kylie, the owner of this family run but very nicely packaged and caring tour company. As we were returning to the UK the following day Kylie kept the tour running for just the two of us in what effectively turned out to be a bespoke guided tour with our driver/guide, Nigel. We can't thank Kylie enough for the huge 'extra mile' she went for us.

We were picked up at Circular Quay just before 8.00am which was handy for us as we were coming in to Sydney over the harbour from Manly non of that going from Hotel to Hotel malarkey. As there were only the two of us we were able to be very flexible with timings at each location. Nigel was extremely accommodating and helped us put together an interesting itinerary going to places often overlooked by the larger operators having to cater for outsized parties. Nigel was a real gem and a delight to have with us for the whole day, full of anecdotes, reams of interesting information and an intelligent wit rounding off his commentary.

So flexible was our tour that I think that Nigel would even have taken us to the Jenolan Caves at the western foothills of the Blue Mountains if we had asked nicely. Nigel, you are a good'un and made a good day memorable for us, thanks mate.

I should positively mention that this tour ends at the Olympic Village, so you have a brief opportunity to visualise what might have gone on in 2000 before you embark on a Sydney Transport ferry back to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Not only did this give us more time in the Blue Mountains area but it ended the day with an exceptionally relaxing hour long scoot back into town where we were able to take in sights on the Parramatta River that many would otherwise miss on a trip to Sydney.

Couldn't have had a better day :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent guide - very informative and friendly. Awesome views and the chance to get up close to cuddly koalas and wallabies at the wildlife centre. The mountains really are blue!

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