Get an early start when your private guide picks you up at your hotel, then travel in comfort in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. Your first stop of the day is at Calmsley Hill, a working farm also home to kangaroos, emus, wombats, and koalas. Enjoy morning tea and time to wander at your leisure.
Next up, continue your drive up into the Blue Mountains, stopping in the town of Bilpin, which is known for fruit orchards and apples. Fuel up with a morning tea that includes a slice of fresh apple pie, then continue deep into the northern portion of Blue Mountains National Park.
Your guide takes you off-the-beaten-track to the best spots to admire a stunning landscape of eucalyptus forests, sandstone formations and craggy ravines. Follow well-marked trails during short walks and admire the scenery at Govetts Leap Lookout, Bridal Veil Falls and the Three Sisters, among other scenic locations. In the afternoon, stroll through a rainforest for another perspective on the region’s ecology.
For lunch, stop for a two-course meal at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, an architecturally magnificent building that overlooks Megalong Valley. You can either eat a relaxed bite at the Boiler House Cafe (drinks available for purchase), or choose to dine at the elegant Echoes Restaurant, which comes with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink.
Throughout the day, your guide shares informative commentary about the region’s natural history and human inhabitants, from Aboriginal peoples to colonial settlers. Your private tour can be personalized to spend more time at your favorite places. At the end of the day, your guide returns you to your Sydney hotel.