Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise
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The Blue Mountains now World-Heritage listed, has deep gorges, steep cliffs, spectacular lookouts, excellent bushwalks and rich flora and fauna. On this tour, you'll discover the meaning of the name the Blue Mountains. You'll travel by clean, modern and air-conditioned buses on a personalized tour with friendly service. Your tour includes a pick up from many accommodation locations in the city centre, as well as from central pick up points in Kings Cross, Darling Harbour, Coogee, Bondi, Manly and Glebe. Travel with passionate, friendly and qualified guides with local knowledge and extensive commentary as you visit the famous places and “get off the beaten track”.
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours
Everyday of the year (with the exception of Christmas Day 25 December, New Year's Eve 31 December and New Year's Day 1 January) .
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Snacks and Beverages included
Small group ensures personal service
Excellent value for money
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Katoomba, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Katoomba is the centre of the Blue Mountains and the gateway to its two most popular tourist attractions: The Three Sisters rock formation and Scenic World.

Stop At: Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2780 Australia

Bush walk to one of the most spectacular lookout points in the Blue Mountains.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Leura Cascades, Cliff Drive, Leura, New South Wales Australia

A pleasant bush walk leading to a fantastic lookout


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Scenic World Blue Mountains, Corner Violet Street & Cliff Drive, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia

Skyway – Australia’s highest cable car.
Cableway – Australia’s biggest cable car.
Railway – The steepest incline passenger carrying railway in the world.
Walkway – the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia, with 2.4 km inside a temperate rainforest.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Three Sisters, Echo Point road Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia

Here you will hear the Aboriginal legends about this famous rock formation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kings Tableland, Blue Mountains National Park NSW 2787, Australia

The best place to view the wilderness of the Blue Mountains (away from the large buses – big Coaches DO NOT have access at Kings Tableland)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Leura, Leura, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Spend free time to explore this picturesque village. Great shops, excellent choices for lunch to cater to everyone’s taste & budget… Leura is very popular with Sydney locals.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Auburn, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

En route see Homebush Bay, home of the 2000 Olympic Games.

Pass By: Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia

Escape nasty afternoon traffic and unwind on an afternoon cruise along Parramatta river (which becomes Sydney Harbour) back to Circular Quay (city centre) where your tour ends.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Harbour Cruise
  • Pick up from a large number of accommodation places


  • Lunch
  • Scenic World ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Scenic World Blue Mountains

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Wake Up! Sydney, 509 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from the hotels/locations list below:

McDonald's Coogee Beach 7.10 am

McDonald's Bondi Beach 7.20 am

Manly Wharf (bus stand C ) 7.15 am

Hotel pick up times and locations:

Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport 7 am

Meriton Suites Mascot Central 7 am

Meriton Suites Bondi Junction 7.30 am

Holiday Inn Potts Point (kings Cross) 7.45 am

Waldorf Woolloomooloo Waters 7.50-8 am

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel (Robinson Street entrance) 7.50 - 8 am

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip St 7.50 - 8 am

Shangri-La Hotel Sydney ,The Rocks 7.55 am

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 104 Harrington Street , 7.55 am

Park Hyatt Sydney, The Rocks 7.55 am

The Westin Sydney, 1 Martin Place, 8 am

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Back entrance, 132 Castlereagh St, 8 - 8.10 am

The Grace Hotel Sydney, 77 York Street 8 - 8.10 am

Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex Street, 8.10 - 8.20 am

Vibe Hotel Sydney, 111 Goulburn St, 8.10 - 8.20 am

Cambridge Hotel Sydney, 212 Riley St Surry Hills,8.10 - 8.20 am

Westend Backpackers, 412 Pitt St, 8.15 am

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour, 68 Harbour St, 8.20-8.30 am

Wake Up! Sydney, 509 Pitt St, Sydney, 8.20 - 8.30 am

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, 12 Darling Dr, 8.30 am

Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, 70 Murray St Darling Harbour, 8.30 am

Metro Aspire Hotel Sydney, 383-389 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo, 8.30-8.40 am

Vulcan Hotel Sydney, 500 Wattle St Ultimo, 8.30 - 8.40 am

Glebe Point YHA, 262 - 264 Glebe Point Rd 8.40-8.50 am

Ibis Budget Sydney Olympic Park Hotel, 8 Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park 9 to 9.10 am

Returns To

Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Very good tour with Scenic World the main event with a number of great other stops depending on timing, smoke etc. Colin was a great guide and safe driver. Only improvement would be rationalizing the number of pickups in Sydney as took us 75 mins to get out
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
Our tour guide Les did an awesome job finding awesome places for our tour all the way to the very end of the day despite the poor visibility with the ongoing wild fires. Fortunately we still were able to see a lot of the natural beauty of the area and Learned a lot about the area. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Sydney, even if only for a couple of days like we were. The river cruise was a nice low key way to end a full day of sight seeing and light hiking.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
Definitely worth seeing. It was awesome. Thank you! Also worth paying extra for the scenic rides too!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
The Blue Mountains are a must see when visiting Sydney. It's a nice change of pace from touring around the city, and it's close enough to where it doesn't feel like you're driving half the day, plus when you arrive, the views are breathtaking and worth every minute in the van getting there. My tour guide was Michael, he was amazing!!! He was energetic, engaging, and made every mile (or kilometer if that makes more sense to you) of the trip fun! He's extremely knowledgable, and makes sure you know a little history about the towns, old buildings, new sculptures, and of course, all the information you want to know about the mountains, lookouts, and caves. He knows all the best spots for pictures and makes sure everyone gets the perfect shot for the gram. I've received a ton of likes from my pictures with my feet hanging over the rock, you'll see what I mean when you go on this tour! He even gives excellent lunch recommendations, there's this cute place that serves KANGAROO burgers. And OMG they were so delicious. I haven't seen a kangaroo yet, but I do know what they taste like. YUM! I chose to go on the Scenic World portion, it's extra but completely worth it! The sky trams are cool, and they give you some amazing views. Plus if you're lucky enough to get Michael as a guide, he'll go into the rainforest with you and point out different habitats, animals, and has a wealth of knowledge to share. At one point he'll ask you what two things constitute a rainforest, the answer is 80 inches (200 cn) of rainfall and there's a canopy. Remember that so you'll impress him with your rainforest knowledge. There's also this part that involves a bird, I'm not going to give it away but it's incredible. I'm excited you get to find out what I'm talking about when you go on this tour. And of course, at the end of our adventure, as we headed back into the city, Michael played an awesome playlist of Australian artist that acclimated us back to urban life. Then you're dropped off at the River, and the boat takes you back to Sydney proper. It's a perfect way to end an already incredible day. Enjoy your time at the Blue Mountains!! So how many bones are in a giraffe's neck, the answer is 7.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
Good trip with Michael to the blue mountains. He was informative and the sights were beautiful. The cable cars were fun.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
The trip was worth it, Our tourist guide Les is the best guide ever. We had a great time and learned a lot. Les brought us to less crowded places and even helped in taking awesome pictures. Great views, reasonable cost with a guide who is obviously passionate on his job.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Our guide for the day, Hayden Stephens, picked us up at our hotel and we had a wonderful drive to the mountains. Hayden was very informative giving us information throughout the trip. We had a great hike in the mountains and we learned the history of the mountains, along with plants, rock formations and customs. Hayden was an excellent guide, very attentive to everyone’s needs. Would highly recommend this tour, also a lovely river cruise back to Sydney.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
great day trip with bus driver Colin , it was well worth every penny for the day and enjoyed our river cruise back ,
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Even though was raining the tour guide ensured we see all places and gave us lots of info. It's worth the money!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
What a great trip to the Blue Mountains! Our guide for the day was Les and our driver was Colin. Les is extremely knowledgable and made our trip all the more enjoyable with his stories and interesting facts. We were taken to interesting places away from the crowds. Scenic World was a real highlight and definitely worth the money. The ferry ride back to Circular. Key was a great way to finish the day. We would certainly recommend this trip to everyone!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
We had a superb time with Charlie from Oztrails. So much to see, good info and a great trip back down the river. Tx very much.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We had a great day on this tour, such a beautiful place and our tour guide Les made the trip, such a knowledgeable and funny guy! Thank you for a great day!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
We loved the trip. And our guide Charlie made our day more beautiful. Perfect aranged. Boot trip was all ride And fast
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
great sightseeing in a great environment with our guide les - it was great to have a small group of people and visit places away from the general rabble
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
Amazing experience into the wild.. We had an awesome day and the bus driver was very lovely and friendly..
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
Fantastic tour. Dimitri the guide was superb , kept us all informed about the blue mountain and was very friendly and approachable, we had a stop for lunch at a small town and it was very nice. All in all a fantastic day and well worth the money.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The morning pick-up route and admin was a little involved, but amply compensated for a jolly and knowledgeable guide (Hayden) and the spectacular sights along the trails. Also good is how guests are given the option for pay the entry fee for Scenic World -- where we were very lucky to spot a lyre bird in action thanks to Hayden's keen eye and persistence! The rides there are also fun but that wouldn't be the primary reason I pay for entry. :)
• Submitted 17 Jul 2019
Driver was very knowledgeable telling the stories accross the trip fron Sydney up to Blue Mountain. He accompanied us tracking and enjoying the rain forest. Including suggested nice meal during lunch. Recommended trip for families or solo.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our family really enjoyed this trip with Mr Joe as driver and guide. The weather was clear and we can see blue mountains very clearly
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
a really nice guide with so many fun facts to enjoy during the trip. It is really nice to have hotel pick up on time !
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a great day, getting off the beaten track, yet riding all there was to ride and learning lots of insights about the area. Our driver/guide, Hayden, was excellent.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I love how the driver was very knowledgeable and had very good sense of humor and I'm pretty sure everyone on this trip agreed with me on this. The trip was fun. The driver stopped the car and allowed us to spot kangaroos by roadside. Thank you very much! :)
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had plenty to see and do- so many beautiful sights and the ferry ride back to Sydney nicely finish off the day
• Submitted 30 Apr 2019
Our tour leader, Les, made the day so enjoyable, provided us with history and fun facts about Australia and his enthusiasm and knowledge of the plants and animals of the mountains made it a memorable experience. I'm so glad I choose this tour for the one day I had in Sydney. Any nature lover must do this!
• Submitted 26 Apr 2019

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours
Everyday of the year (with the exception of Christmas Day 25 December, New Year's Eve 31 December and New Year's Day 1 January) .
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Snacks and Beverages included
Small group ensures personal service
Excellent value for money

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