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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

Highlights
  • Cover the Blue Mountains with ease in a day from Sydney
  • Pack a full day of sightseeing into your trip without having to worry about logistics
  • Visit the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Scenic World
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
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7:40am Sir Stamford Circular QMost Popular
Departs at 7:40am from Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Concludes at Circular Quay at approximately 6:30pm
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7:15am YHA Central 11Rawson Pl
Departs at 7:15am from YHA Sydney Central, 11 Rawson Place, Sydney - near the corner of Pitt Street. Concludes at Circular Quay at approximately 6:30pm
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7:30am Adina 55 Shelley St DH
Departs at 7:30am from Adina Apartment Hotel, 55 Shelley Street, Darling Harbour. Concludes at Circular Quay at approximately 6:30pm
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Overview
This stress-free tour packs in more landmarks in less time, and includes visits to Wentworth Falls, Scenic World, and a return river cruise. Unless you rent a car, covering the Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney is a daunting task, and you risk overlooking some of the area's top attractions—this tour helps you avoid those common pitfalls. Plus, unlike similar trips, you'll enjoy views of Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Park on the way back.
What to Expect
After pickup in Sydney, you'll journey to the UNESCO-protected Blue Mountains National Park.

On route, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park, a haven for native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and emus. Opt to hand-feed the kangaroos with supervision from trained staff or have your photo taken with a koala. Both activities are at your own expense. 

Then, continue into the Blue Mountains as your guide provides commentary on the scenery. Visit Echo Point for views of the Three Sisters, the three pinnacles towering over the forest-filled Jamison Valley. After a nature walk to the Wentworth Falls, head to Scenic World park.

Here, choose your preferred activities (own expense), perhaps descending into the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway or Cableway, or taking a glass-floored gondola over the rainforest.

Afterward, expect a lunch break in Katoomba village before a brief stop at Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Park and a River Parramatta cruise back to Sydney’s Circular Quay, where your tour ends.
Reviews (453)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
A full day of activity

Activity Tour Team, I want to thank you and Steve for a great tour of the Blue Mountains. Steve kept us entertained and informed the entire trip. This was my first trip to Australia and this tour made my trip unforgettable. Thank you Ray PierceMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Raymond P
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ray, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - we are thrilled and honoured to hear this was one of the highlights of your trip! We will be sure to pass the feedback on to Steve for you. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day trip to the Blue Mountains

We had a wonderful day trip to the Blue Mountains with our guide Steve. Steve was very knowledgeable and kept the whole day entertaining with his commentary and wry sense of humour. Pickup was right on time outside our hotel door and throughout the day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank estevan111
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for your review! So great to hear you had a wonderful day out in the Blue Mountains with Steve! It sounds like you had a wonderfully varied day and got to see and do many different things, away from the crowds! Scenic...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Poor Tour - Grumpy and unpleasant guide - expensive add-ons

We went on this tour with friends and were picked up early from the Mercure in Sydney. From the outset our guide ( Mark I think) was grumpy and impatient. All day he was rushing s around and obviously seething if we were a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TR4prez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very average

Don't recommend this tour. The bus they use looks like it has been through 3 wars in its 25 years of service. The guide was not bad and tried to be entertaining, but took too much time trying to sell stuff like boomerangs, opals, other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Timofey V
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Timofey, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry to hear that your day didn't go as expected, we strive to ensure our tour represents great value for money and gives the best possible experience - and this is reflected in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing tour!

Steve was a great tour guide and bus driver. He was very funny and did a lot to maintain us entertain during the whole trip. I really enjoyed the Skyway and the descent into the rain forest on the canyon floor and getting a ride...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 429jenniferzw
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Jennifer! We're really happy to hear you had a great day out with your tour guide Steve. We do really like to take you "off the beaten track", to places where lots of other groups don't get to go :) All...More

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