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Blue Mountains

Visible on a clear day from Sydney’s observation towers, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains region is a popular destination for idyllic day trips away from the urban hustle. Visitors to Sydney who opt to venture outside the city on a mountain day tour are rewarded with outdoor activities, memorable experiences, and the natural beauty found in Blue Mountains National Park, including rugged sandstone outcrops, cavernous valleys, and towering eucalyptus forests. This stunning scenery draws visitors from the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.


Blue Mountain Popular Attractions

The best of the Blue Mountains includes the mighty Three Sisters rock formation and expansive Jamison Valley, both of which can be seen from Echo Point Lookout, various hiking trails, and Katoomba Scenic World's cable cars and tramways. Surrounding area tourist attractions include the tea shops and antique stores of Blackheath, Katoomba, and Leura, plus the Zig Zag Railway, the Norman Lindsay Gallery, and the Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to native animals such as kangaroos, wombats, and koalas.


Best Ways to Enjoy the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are most often visited on small-group or private day tours from Sydney, many of which last about 10 hours and include a tour guide, plus roundtrip coach transportation from your Sydney hotel. A typical Blue Mountains tour takes travelers out onto bushwalking trails, with some focusing specifically on day hikes, ATV adventures, or wildlife. It’s the perfect destination for active travelers, hikers, and rock climbers.


Tours that include admission to Scenic World allow visitors to glide between clifftops and over the rainforest on the Scenic Skyway tram; descend into the Jamison Valley on the Scenic Railway; or ride the Mountain Devil, the steepest railway in Australia. Explore the tranquil rainforest along the Scenic Walkway and climb back to the top with amazing views and photo opportunities on the cableway. Aside from a visit to Scenic World, a Blue Mountain adventure can also be paired with a Sydney city tour to see the Opera House, a trip to the nearby Jenolan Caves, or a winery visit in the world-class wine-producing region of Hunter Valley. Those who want to get out on the water can opt for an afternoon river cruise on the Parramatta River as a stop on the journey back to Sydney.

How to Get There

At 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Sydney Harbour in New South Wales, the Blue Mountains can be reached from the city in less than two hours by car or bus. It’s also a scenic train trip from Sydney to the mountains, with stations in Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, and Lithgow.

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Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise, Sydney, null
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Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 581 Reviews

Experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Mountains on a full-day, small-group tour from Sydney. See highlights including the Three Sisters as you soar ...  Read more

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

From USD $162.16
2-Day Combo: Sydney City Tour, Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise and Blue Mountains Day Trip, Sydney, Day ... 
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2-Day Combo: Sydney City Tour, Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise and Blue Mountains Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 343 Reviews

Spend one day sightseeing in Sydney and another day exploring the Blue Mountains with this combination of best-selling tours. Start in Sydney with a city and ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Valid for 2 days over a 7 day period.

From USD $187.23
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All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney

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See all that the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains are famous for. Pay the one price and see it all with expert guides in a fun small group ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $164.51
Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney, Sydney, Day Trips
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Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

4.5 star rating: Recommended 998 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $117.51
Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise, Sydney, Day Trips
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.06
Blue Mountains Small-Group Insider Tour from Sydney, Sydney, Day Trips
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Blue Mountains Small-Group Insider Tour from Sydney

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy this small group day trip from Sydney with a maximum of 10 guests as you discover magnificent valleys, rivers and gorges of the World-Heritage listed ...  Read more

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

From USD $177.83
Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Aussie BBQ Lunch, Sydney, Day Trips
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Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Aussie BBQ Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Visit several of the Blue Mountains best spots chosen by locals. Places include Echo Point, the famous Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, Jamison valley and ...  Read more

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

From USD $54.84
Private Blue Mountains Insider Tour from Sydney, Sydney, Day Trips
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Private Blue Mountains Insider Tour from Sydney

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Explore the Blue Mountains, Australia's own Grand Canyon. Join this 10-hour private tour inside the magnificent valleys, rivers and gorges of this World ...  Read more

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

From USD $599.30
Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise, Sydney, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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The Blue Mountains now World-Heritage listed, has deep gorges, steep cliffs, spectacular lookouts, excellent bushwalks and rich flora and fauna. On this tour, ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.72
Private Day Trip From Sydney: Blue Mountains In A Day, Sydney, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip From Sydney: Blue Mountains In A Day

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Private Blue Mountains tours from Sydney, exclusively for your group of 1-7 guests. Visit cliff-top lookouts for stunning views of the mountains, including ...  Read more

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

From USD $83.93

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