• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Explore the Blue Mountains on a full-day tour that features the UNESCO World Heritage-listed region’s natural beauty, including landmarks like Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Leura and Scenic World. On the return trip to Sydney, meet native Australian wildlife at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then cruise into the city on a scenic Parramatta River boat cruise. Bonus: includes morning tea and a delicious two-course lunch in Wentworth Falls.


  • Full-day tour to Blue Mountains with river cruise, from Sydney
  • Enjoy morning tea and a stroll in the quaint township of Leura
  • Visit Scenic World for a ride on the world’s steepest scenic railway and incredible views of the Jamison Valley
  • Savor a delicious lunch at Wentworth Falls inside the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park
  • Meet Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park and opt to hand-feed kangaroos and koalas
  • Return to Sydney on a boat cruise and glide under the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise

Scenic World Valley

Begin your experience of the Blue Mountains with morning pickup from your hotel in Sydney. After collecting your small group, your air-conditioned minicoach takes a scenic 1.5-hour drive to the town of Leura. Nibble on complimentary morning tea and have time for a look around the boutiques in town, then head to nearby Echo Point to see the majestic Three Sisters, one of the region’s most famous rock formations.

Next up, your guide takes you to Scenic World where your tour includes rides on the cable car, railway and skyway. Descend a steep track on the Scenic Railway route to arrive at a pristine rain forest landscape where you can stroll around the greenery. When you’re ready, step into the fully-enclosed cabin of the Scenic Cableway, which offers aerial views of landmarks such as Mt Solitary, Orphan Rock, Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls, then get another perspective as you soar high over Jamison Valley on the Scenic Skyway.

After your visit to Scenic World, have lunch in Wentworth Falls. Soak in views of Valley of the Waters from large picture windows in the Conservation Hut cafe as you enjoy a delicious lunch. Get a closer look at the waterfall during a leisurely stroll through the area after your meal.

In the afternoon, start back towards Sydney, stopping for a close encounter with the animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Hand-feed furry critters such as kangaroos and emus, photograph a koala and admire some of the 2,000 creatures in residence at the seven-acre park. Finally, board a boat on the Parramatta River to cruise back to Sydney in style. Get a good look at charming waterfront homes and Sydney Harbour Bridge before your boat docks in Circular Quay to end your tour.

*Please note: from 25 July - 16 September 2018, the Cableway at Scenic World will be closed for maintenance. The Walkway, Skyway and Railway at Scenic World will be operating as usual during this time.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was probably one of the best tours we went on in Australia. Probably because we had the best guide ever, Smokey!
He was really funny, friendly, and really informative. He really knows a lot about everything!
Our first stop for morning tea at the town of Leura was great. The food was great with tea/coffee.
Smokey is very organized as well. Our meals went very smoothly.
The rides are scenic world were really fun as well. The three sisters was breathtaking.
Highly recommended for families.

N E Trevenna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour, very full day. Loved it all.

philip p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Bus trip to mountains, zoo, and ferry ride back. Excellent! Wonderful scenery and guide. Very knowledgeable and personable. Zoo was cool. We chose the express ferry to Darlington Harbor, and sat in the lounge -- very comfortable and relaxing drinks available.

Karen A K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We did this tour at the beginning of our Australia/New Zealand vacation and it was a wonderful start to our trip! The weather didn't cooperate that well during the Blue Mountains portion of the tour, but we really enjoyed it and all the knowledge we gained during the bus trip. The river cruise did not disappoint either... seeing Sydney, the Opera House and the Bridge from the water was amazing! And the ferry literally dropped us off at our hotel - bonus - would definitely recommend!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Absolutely fantastic tour with a great guide Peter T......The itinerary was fantastic, really covered a terrific range of spectacular sights and activities morning tea and lunch were also great. This tour was made particularly special though by Peter T who was really knowledgable and engaging who provided really interesting information about Sydney, the Blue Mountains etc.....and also very tasty Arnott's Biscuits!. This tour is really highly recommended ....It was definitely a highlight of my trip to Sydney!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

amazing views ..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great day out. Very busy over the Easter long weekend but we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Peter our guide was fantastic and kept us amused, the food was tasty and the scenery was beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a great time on this excursion

Megan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The tour was very good and guide was helpful and informative. He gave us some extra time at the sites by shortening up the meal and shopping times, which I appreciated. The Blue Mountains are worth a visit and can be hard to get to from Sydney unless you have a car or figure out how to take the train over, so I liked this option. Featherdale is a small park, but since you only have 1.5 hours to walk around, it's a good size to see in the time allotted. Lots of animals to see and pet that you don't run into in the states. The boat ride back was a good end to the day. I enjoyed meeting the people on the tour as well, and a few of us actually had such a good time that we ended up meeting on our own to see more sights the next day.

The one piece of advice I would give is to bring a jacket with. Even though it was quite warm in Sydney, the mountains are quite a bit cooler. Many of the people on the tour had to buy overpriced jackets at the first stop because they didn't realize this. It would be worth mentioning in the tour description.

Heather N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Normally we rent a car and do our own exploring, but the hotel we were staying in Sydney wanted AUD 50 per night, so I booked this tour. A great way to see the Blue Mountains! The drive was about 2 hours from the city with Jason, our guide, filling us in on the details of the tour and answering a bunch of question about Australia and Sydney. Had a lovely banana bread and flat white in Katoomba. Saw wild cockatoos in the trees all around there. Then off to Scenic world - very nice. Took the gondola across to the main area stand on the right to get the better view of the falls. Took the tramway down to the bottom and came up the rail. I think the coolest ride was the train! Great view of the 3 sisters from a few vantage points. We had lunch at a little place in the woods, food was quite tasty. We set off from there to Featherdale wildlife park. Got to feed kangaroos and pet a koala. We then drove to the wharf in Parramatta right by the Olympic summer site and boarded a ferry back to Sydney. Well worth the price and convenience!

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