Blue Mountains National Park Tours

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The Blue Mountains National Park, part of the Greater But Mountains World Heritage Area, is one of Australia’s most visited national parks and makes an easy day trip from Sydney. The park has over 80 miles (140 kilometers) of walking trails, protected Aboriginal sites for visitors to admire, and camping. It’s also home to Echo Point where the famous Three Sisters rock formation sits.

The Basics
Visitors to the Blue Mountains National Park will find no shortage of activities, with walking trails to Wentworth Falls, rock climbing, mountain biking, and scenic lookouts like Echo Point. The park is a certified ecotourism destination and has a number of campgrounds like Acacia Flat and Perry’s Lookdown. Many visitors choose to spend time at Scenic World, with its scenic railway, walkway and cable car.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Parking at the national park costs A$7 per car.
  • There are entrance fees for each of the attractions at Scenic World.
  • Scenic World is open daily from 9am–5pm.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes if you plan on walking any of the the many trails in the park.
  • Wet weather in winter months and bushfires in the summers can impede visitation.
  • There are a number of campgrounds in the national park, which need to be booked ahead of time.
  • The surrounding villages of Katoomba and Laura have plenty of dining options for lunch.

How to Get There
Blue Mountains National Park is located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Sydney. The park is about 90 minutes by car or a 2-hour train ride from Central Sydney.

When to Get There
Blue Mountains National Park is open year round, but wet weather in the winter months, especially in February, makes some of the parks attractions difficult to enjoy. In summer, bushfires can cause park closures.

Scenic World
Scenic World is a nature lovers’ amusement park located inside the Blue Mountains in the town of Katoomba. The park has a railway so steep it could be mistaken for a roller coaster, a scenic skyway with views of the rainforest through its glass floor, a scenic walkway among the tree tops, and an 1800-foot (545-meter) cable car ride with great views of the Three Sisters rock formation. The attraction also has a gift shop, snack bar, and bathrooms.
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Address: Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

Enjoy a visit to the Blue Mountains while in Sydney. Your full-day tour of the World Heritage-listed park visits highlights including the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and Jamison Valley. En route, stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park, where you can let the kangaroos eat from your hands and have your photo taken with cuddly koalas. Cruise back to Sydney on the Parramatta River and see the Sydney Olympic Park, before gliding through Sydney Harbour to wrap up your Blue Mountains tour. You’ll travel with a small group, providing a more intimate experience.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

Escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day to explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Soak up panoramic views of eucalyptus forests, and learn the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations. Explore the charming mountain town of Leura, and catch sight of koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Plus, you can upgrade to include a ride on a cableway or railway at Scenic World.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Blue Mountains 4WD Eco-Tour and Helicopter Ride

Soar over the Blue Mountains in a helicopter, then venture off-road in a 4WD, on this 6-hour tour from Sydney. Take off over Sydney Harbour and enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Parramatta River, before landing in Katoomba. Then, embark on a thrilling 4WD adventure, exploring the dramatic peaks and caves of the Megalong Valley, and stopping to spot kangaroos and enjoy a picnic lunch in the rainforest.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Breakfast with the Kangaroos Blue Mountains Day Tour

Unlike most other Blue Mountains day trips, this experience includes breakfast with the kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park, making it an ideal choice for nature lovers. Rather than worrying about the timings of public transport, you’ll travel from Sydney in climate-controlled comfort and explore the Blue Mountains National Park, home to the iconic Three Sisters and Scenic World, with a guide. Plus, included lunch and round-trip hotel transfers make for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$142.95
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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