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This was a very informative and action packed tour, great value for the price. We visited Featherdale Wildlife Park, the Blue Mountains National Park, Scenic World, had lunch in Leura, visited the Sydney Olympic Village, then beat the Sydney traffic by enjoying a 45 minute cruise down the Parramatta River back to Circular Quay in downtown Sydney. Steve was a great tour guide and kept us all inline!
A very nice tour -- pickup was on time and as confirmed. A fair amount of city driving for pickups and then leaving the Sydney. The first stop was a private wildlife location -- Feathersdale. Very nice indeed, good staff there and a large range of Australian wildlife on view -- much in the open. Then on to the Blue Mountains. We were there on a clear day, so the views were awesome. The guide was quite knowledgeable (and quite opinionated as well). He arranged a lunch which most of us on the bus took advantage of. It should be noted, that there were a number of extra cost elements -- particularly lunch and the steep cable car down into the Blue Mountains. Other tours are much more expensive but include these things -- something of a trade off there. Also the river cruise is simply one of the Sydney Ferries from Paramutta to Circular Quay -- no problem with that, but the description of that as a 'river cruise' is a bit of an oversell -- I think the other tours do this as well. It does mean that returning to your hotel or apartment is on you. Not a problem for us, we had transit passes. All in all though, an excellent excursion, noting that lots of the excursion was bus travel outbound and back.
A great way to see a variety of wonderful sights, Ina short period of time, for a fair price.
This was an excellent trip from the 07:30 pick up at the YHA in Sydney to the boat trip back it was well worth the money, and the experience was nothing but exceptional. The drive was a very knowledgeable person who was always flexible to meet the needs of the people and the changes of weather, making sure we got too the best attractions at the best time. Whether it was the animal rescue centre or the tram rides we always there in time on time and before the rest. the tour as a whole was a full day and we saw things we could never have expected. On one thing to say is if you have a day in NSW and you want to see the blue mountains, the Sydney Olympic park, ride on a cliff tram, walk down cliff paths, go to the edge of cliffs on a large canyon and then ride a boat back under the Syndey harbour bridge on the way back beating all the rush hour traffic then book this one...... Well done to everyone involved, especially the driver.
Great tour of the Blue Mtns! We loved our guide, Nigel, who had a full van of tourists w/ various gameplans for the day. He accommodated all of us and ran in a few directions at times to keep everyone happy. We did NOT pay for the 3 rides and still had a scenic, enjoyable day. We loved the scenery, luncheon, rainforests, narration by Nigel, and the incredible Featherdale park. Feeding and petting kangaroos and koalas was a dream come true. This tour should not be missed and Nigel is superb!
The driver was very helpful and informative, however the weather was against us it rained and the mist prevented us from seeing anything.
Very enthusiastic, personable, and knowledgeable guide in Mark.
The tour was great.
Gold value for your money.
Steve our tour guide was very informative and we never get bored while travelling coz he has plenty of stories to tell.
Fantastic tour guide. Took us to all the awesome places that other tours didn't go to. Would highly recommend
The Blue Mountains were beautiful. I also enjoyed Featherdale Wildlife Park and the opportunity to see kangaroos, koalas, wombats, devils up close. Later in Melbourne, I took the Savannah Walk About and saw some of these in the wild. I'm glad I saw them in both environments. I took all three rides in the mountains. One would have been enough.
A truly beautiful day. guide was amazing and made day very special. opt for the walk down and get train back - you get to see much more and makes the scenery real whilst your walking in it. worth every penny.
Very good driver remembered everyone's names. Blue mountains were spectacular
Very good experience. steve our guide was awesome with his witty sense of humour, keeping this always interesting. It's a lot of fun for a 11 hour trip and comes strongly recommended. At this price it's a no-brainer to go on this trip which includes rides to the blue mountains, featherdale zoo, a ferry ride back home and a bush walk too. I would unhesitantly recommend this trip to anyone :)