Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World

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Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World
from £92.95
Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney. Start your day with a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park where you'll see a number of native Australian animals. From here, head to Echo Point for the perfect view of the iconic Three Sisters. For those nature lovers, a visit to Scenic World won't disappoint. Enjoy a cable-way ride with glass-floor cabins offering stunning views over the valley. Then, finish your day with a river cruise up the Parramatta River back to either Circular Quay (finishes at 6.15pm) or Darling Harbour (near Barangaroo at 6.30pm).
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In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours
Important InfoInfo
After meeting your guide at your centrally located CBD hotel, travel approximately 45-minutes towards Featherdale Wildlife Park, one of Sydney's favorite native wildlife sanctuaries home to iconic Australian animals such as kangaroos, koala's, and a range of stunning native bird-life. Here you'll have the opportunity to take a selfie with a koala, get up close for a face-to-face encounter as you hand-feed and pose for the camera with the animals.

Next, make your way to Echo Point Katoomba, the perfect vantage point for the iconic Three Sisters; a stunning natural rock formation named after an Aboriginal legend which describes a tale of three sisters turned to stone. Here, let your guide take you back in time as you explore the legends of the local Indigenous people and discover the history surrounding the rock formation. You'll also have time for the perfect photo opportunity as you look-out across the Jamison Valley and view the unique blue haze that covers the skyline.

Up next is Scenic World, one of the Blue Mountains most frequently visited attractions. For the nature lovers, soak up the fresh air and see the world heritage listed rainforest canopy as you make your way through the lush greenery along the boardwalks. If you're up for a little more adventure, scenic world is home to the worlds steepest incline railway as well as an incredible scenic cable-way ride. The cable-way is a fully enclosed glass floor cabin providing unique views over the valley out to the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt Solitary and the stunning Katoomba Falls. You'll feel like you're flying as you travel over the breathtaking Katoomba Falls - a sight you won't want to miss. If the glass floor isn't for you, there is solid flooring with seating available around the outskirts of the cabin.

End your day on a high as you bypass the peak hour traffic with a relaxing cruise down the Parramatta River back to either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. See some of Sydney's most expensive real estate as you cruise along the river and end with the perfect harbor photo opportunities as you arrive back in the CBD.


  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • 3 Rides at Scenic World (includes a ride on the Cableway, Skyway and Railway)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Scenic World Blue Mountains


  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales

Traveler pickup is offered
• Boulevard Hotel 7.35am
• Cambridge Hotel Sydney 7.25am
• DeVere Hotel 7.45am
• Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 7.05am
• Holiday Inn Old Sydney 8.05am
• Holiday Inn Potts Point 7.40am
• Ibis Darling Harbour 7.00am
• Metro Hotel Marlow 7.10am
• Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments 7.00am
• Parkroyal Darling Harbour 7.05am
• Pier One Sydney Harbour 8.05am
• Primus Hotel Sydney 7.15am
• Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney 7.55am
• Radisson Hotel and Suites Sydney 7.05am
• Rydges World Square 7.15am
• Shangri-La Hotel 8.05am
• Sydney Harbour Marriott 8.00am
• Travel Lodge Wynyard 8.10am
• Vibe Hotel Sydney 7.30am
• Sydney Central YHA 7.10am

Pick up must be selected at time of booking, if you have not selected a hotel from our list, please be aware that you will receive a message from us, with your closest pick up time and location. Please look out for these messages.

Dates: Daily

Return point: Our tour finishes with a River Cruise into Circular Quay (6:15pm) or Darling Harbour (6:30pm). You are able to get off at either location, making your own way back to your accommodation. Our coach does not meet up with you in the city.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pick Up from select hotels only, please only select a hotel from the drop down list, should you enter an address which is not featured on the drop down list, we will notify you of the closest pick up point, please ensure you look out for messages advising you of an alternative pick up location.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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

Exceeded expectation, knowledgeable guide with humor. Will take any other trip with your company in the future.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
This is a must visit when you are at Sydney. It was a great ride to the Blue Mountains except that weather ditched us and didn't get a good view of the 3 Sisters. So do check out the weather at Blue mountains before confirming the trip. Enjoyed the Scenic world rides especially the train ride was thrilling. Do try the Kangaroo burger at Leura village, and we had fun at the wildlife park getting up-close with Koala's and Kangaroos. The bus left and arrived as scheduled and the driver/tour guide was okay. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Jed was our tour guide and he was excellent. Always on time and very informative. All 3 rides were included and enough time was given for the rides
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
The tour guide Mike was great fun and gave interesting facts as the day went on. The tour is family friendly with a variety of activities to suit a range of interests; sight seeing, walking, food, boutique shops, animals, scenic cable rides, river/habour cruise. Very good value for money and the coach was well equipped and comfortable. A great day out!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The sites alone were worth it - simply amazing views at multiple locations. The extra stop at the wildlife park to feed kangaroos was exactly what a tourist to Australia needed! And Jed the bus driver was excellent and made the whole experience fun and full of interesting information.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Time allocated for each stop is just nice. Guide provides useful information on upcoming stops throughout the journey, so do pay attention.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2019
Had a wonderful time during this tour. The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
This was an excellent big bus tour (vs. Mercedes Sprinter type tour). Good driver and commentary and nice stops along the way. We recently went on another big bus type tour with Gray Lines that we did not enjoy very much. The Blue Mountains were BEAUTIFUL!
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
We enjoyed our day trip up to the Blue Mountains with Featherdale Wildlife Park. Our driver, Aaron. was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We opted for no lunch, which worked with our family. There were restaurants and a Coles supermarket where we stopped for lunch. The Scenic world theme park was not crowded at the time we visited giving us plenty of time to go on the scenic rides several times. There was just a bit of haze from the controlled bush fires, but otherwise, it was an enjoyable experience for us.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great sights, lots to do, loved Featherdale Park. Nice driver. Would have like a little more time at Scenic World, Featherdale, and Blue Mountains so wouldn't have had to rush so much.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
My mom and I enjoyed our tour with Jed very much. We particularly appreciated the range of activities, from meeting and feeding the animals at Featherdale, to a beautiful afternoon at scenic world, to a nice relaxing cruise to get back to Sydney. The timing of the activities was good, allowing to avoid some of the crowds . Our guide Jed was really good, thanks a lot!
• Submitted 28 Jan 2019
Only had 2 days in Sydney and this trip was recommended by family and so glad we booked. Rae was our Driver/Guide and she made the day personal and entertaining. The Wildlife Park, Scenic Park and Cruise back to Sydney were all excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending this Day Trip... you won't be disappointed.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
What a great trip our driver/ guide Jed was excellent he organized everything so we squeezed in all the sites on a day excursion if we done this trip on our own we only would have seen half the top features.If you wanted to see more I feel you would have to book a hotel for a few days and start hiking early. Great trip Blue Mountains awesome if in Sydney a must see and with a little luck if you do this excursion you have Jed as your driver/guide
• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
Great tour must due went to the Blue Mountains, also went to the wild life zoo where you can take a picture and touch it was awesome! Then went on a boat ride back.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2018
This tour far exceeded our expectations. The Blue mountains were amazing and our tour guide Max knew the area well, provided great tips at each stop and made the entire day fun.Perfect amount of time at each stop and short drives in between. Fabulous day.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
Excellent tour, great experience with the SCENIC WORLD, the Park, the scenery was spectacular. Highly recommend it!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2018
I guide Jed was an awesome guide. We sat up front on the bus and got a Lot of first hand info. He was pointing out the birds as we drove. He was educated in his job and made sure we got the most out of the tour. P.S HE needs a big Christmas bonus.
• Submitted 09 Aug 2018
Absolutely wonderful day tour with a superb guide, Jed. A prompt hotel pick up and we were off in a comfortable coach with approx 30 people to Featherdale Reserve where we saw Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, a Tasmanian Devil and more....what a treat seeing these animals up close for the first time. Onto Leura, a gorgeous and picturesque little town in the mountains, and lunch in a delightful little restaurant...Loaves and Dishes, before heading to Echo Point for spectacular views across the Blue Mountains, and seeing the 3 Sisters. Scenic World is a fantastic experience with a cable cars and the steepest railway ever, and the views from each and while walking through the forest all quite breathtaking. After a scenic drive and a stop at Cahills Lookout with the opportunity to walk the boardwalk and enjoy the magnificent views, we headed to the Paramatta River and our cruise boat for the superb comfortable cruise back to Circular Quay. A sensational day exploring gems of the area and with a fabulous guide...we would recommend this tour very highly, it was a fantastic experience, so well organised and well executed. Thank you again, Viator!, and Jed. . .
• Submitted 01 May 2018
Although this is a long day, it was well worth the time to venture out of Sydney which is AMAZING. The tour bus was comfortable and other than our stop for lunch there was plenty of time at each stop. Don't dilly dally when you get off bus for lunch. Eat first, then dilly dally. Scenic world was a blast and one of the most unique tourist attractions I've been to throughout my travels. Our tour guide was very accommodating when there was a mechanical malfunction at Scenic World that could have made us miss part of the excursion. He sought us out and made arrangements to pick us up in a different spot so we wouldn't miss anything. The wildlife nature center was great also. I got to have a picture taken with a Koala Bear! I would highly recommend this excursion.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2018
Really good / stress-free way to get to these places if you haven't rented a car. Pick up was on time, Jed was a great guide and the cruise back to Sydney was a nice touch. There are several versions of the tour that include lunch / rides at Scenic World, etc. so choose the right one for you.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2018
Good value for money, but time was limited at most stops due to distances involved. Still a very enjoyable day though.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
FJ Tours in the person of our Tour guide, Rae, did an excellent job providing us a great day of experiences during our visit to the Blue Mountains. As we drove through Sydney she provided commentary on the various areas we were passing through which made the trip more interesting. Our first stop was at the Featherdale Wildlife Park on the way to the Blue Mountains. We had done a visit to the Australia Zoo in Brisbane, but found the hands on approach of the Featherdale Park very accommodating. Due to my wife's illness we did not make it to Taranga Zoo, but it would have been difficult to outdo the Featherdale experience. Rae gave us plenty of time to see all the animals, interact with them, and see the wide array of exotic birds. The lunch stop at the small town of Leura was delightful and we had great tasting fish and chips at that stop at Loaves and Dishes- much better than the food we saw later at Scenic World. When we arrived at the Blue Mountains National Park, Rae, as she grew up in the area, took us to several more remote less crowded observation points. We then drove to the Scenic World rides which consisted of the Scenic Skyway, Scenic Cableway, and after a short walk through the Rain Forest at the bottom, we rode the Scenic Railway. It had a 50 degree grade and was a really fun ride back to the top which literally had us on the edge of our seats. Overall, Rae kept us together quite well, except for 3 who wanted to do their own thing.The entire day was well coordinated in a way we would not have been able to do on our own. Rae then dropped us off at a wharf up river near where the Olympic Stadium stood. She got us on the riverboat and we had a pleasant cruise back to the Circular Quay in the heart of Sydney. We had dinner there, and then took an easy train ride back to a stop near our hotel. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get out and see more than the usual sights like the Harbor Bridge and Opera House.
• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
Great trip except for the rain. The rain and clouds prevent us from seeing the blue mountains which was the main reason's I went. All sights are worth seeing. I recommend the trip but don't go if rain is expected.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
driver/guide Jed was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. trip extremely worthwhile.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2018

In Brief

Sydney, Australia
10 hours

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