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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Sydney Shore Excursion: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip

Explore the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains with a private guide on a full-day shore excursion from Sydney. Considered an Australian national treasure, the Blue Mountains boasts incredible scenery and cultural history. Visit highlights including the Three Sisters rock formations, Echo Point, Wentworth Falls, Jamison Valley and Grose River Valley. Your guide knows how to escape the crowds so that you can experience the national park in peace. Your tour includes visits to an Aboriginal cultural center, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and the charming town of Leura. 


  • Full day private tour of the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, shore excursion from Sydney
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains away from the crowds with the insider knowledge of your local private guide
  • Gain insight into the aboriginal culture of Australia at the Waradah Cultural Center
  • Enjoy a stop in Leura, a charming village in the Blue Mountains, and have a 2-course restaurant lunch before checking out the town
  • Travel in a luxurious Mercedes vehicle for a comfortable Blue Mountains drive
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy with guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Sydney Shore Excursion: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip


Start your day with morning pickup from your cruise ship at the port in Sydney, then set out in an air-conditioned private vehicle to the Blue Mountains region.

About 90 minutes from Sydney, stop for morning tea and an easy stroll around Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Admire extensive hillside gardens with a collection of 40,000 cool climate plants and views overlooking the Blue Mountains. Then go to nearby lookout point that shows the expanse of Grose Valley’s sandstone rock and blue-tinged forests. Continue driving to Echo Point where your guide takes you to a lesser-known lookout with a great perspective on the Three Sisters rock formation.

Next up, visit Waradah Aboriginal Culture Center to gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture. Watch a dance performance accompanied by didgeridoo, then listen to a talk about the culture led by an indigenous guide at the center. If Aboriginal arts and crafts interest you, you can find genuine articles in the galleries here.

After a busy morning, relax over a two-course lunch at a restaurant in Leura, a quaint mountain town. Have time to walk around the town and pop into its boutiques, art galleries and cafes before your guide takes you to additional scenic locales in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. In the historic town of Wentworth Falls, you can stroll to a lookout point with views Jamison Valley and the waterfall that gives the town its name.

Learn about the region’s history, settlement and ecology from your informative guide. You can hike, take photos and spend more time in your favorite places on this customizable private tour. At the end of a fascinating full-day Blue Mountains tour, your guide returns you to your ship in Sydney.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Sydney port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
From USD $ 279.68

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