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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 get an up-close look at koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Upgrade to include a ride on a cableway or railway at Scenic World.

Highlights

  • Blue Mountains day trip from Sydney
  • Take a scenic drive along the winding Cliff Drive into the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Megalong Valley
  • Visit the quaint mountain villages of Leura and Katoomba
  • See Australia's native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park

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What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

Blue Mountains

Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Blue Mountains National Park offers a spectacular natural playground just 1.5 hours from Sydney. Your full-day wilderness adventure begins with pickup at your Sydney hotel and a drive across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

See the park’s ancient plateaus and valleys come into view along the spectacular Cliff Drive. Visit Scenic World, at the edge of the park near Katoomba, where you can ride the world’s steepest passenger railway and get an aerial park view from a gondola skyway (if option selected, see Itinerary below for details). Take in panoramic views of the Megalong Valley and the Three Sisters rock formation and hear the Aboriginal legends associated with the awe-inspiring landscape.

For a taste of mountain culture, visit the charming township of Leura. Browse antique shops, indulge your sweet tooth with authentic international treats at The Candy Store and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense, or included if you choose the lunch option; see Itinerary for a sample menu). 

After lunch, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park for an up-close encounter with native Australian animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, snap photos of sleepy koalas and observe exotic birds in a natural bush setting. Relax on the scenic return drive to Sydney, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

joshua.david.perkins

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A little confusing how the tour pick-up at the YHA central worked with so many busses there. Other than that, very fun, easy to relax, nice bathroom in the bus, great tour guide, the zoo was nice.

Alan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very good tour. The Blue Mountains are beautiful and the tour company does a nice job scheduling the trip. We especially liked the wildlife preserve and Scenic World.

Carole A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

i throughly enjoyed feather dale wildlife park and all of the petting allowed. also all of the great
mountain views and the wild train ride. also all of the extra walks were excellent.

Gerard A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour very well organized by ATT KINGS with a strict control of passengers of the bus and very good guide. Bus was comfortable, well heated and with clean toilets.

lindavfriedman

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

really enjoyed this trip! the views in the mountains were spectacular! and our guide was very informative! - highlight of the day was the Featherdale wildlife park! this is a must if you are in the Sydney area!

marc lawrence y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

tour was well planned, had enough time to go through all the sites

judyemily

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We saw all the nice views without having to wait. The extras were good - lunch was good, rides were necessary. Tom, our guide was the best as he shepherd all of us, organised, told stories, and made sure that we all had what we need for a comfortable and enjoyable day! The AAT Kings tour was perfect. This was first stop for our 15th anniversary. Everything was smooth.

Prabhat P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

fantastic trip. loved the blue mountains. very knowledgeable and entertaining guide Stephen who showed some fantastic documentaries as well. not so sure about cuddling koalas--they are best seen on trees and/or natural habitat but that is your personal choice.

Sandy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide, he was friendly and knowledgeable.

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great and easy way to see some of the beauty Australia has to offer. The tour guild was very knowlegeble and entertaining. There was also a good amount of time to explore without the rest of the tour group which was important.

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