Tour ID: 10029975
This exciting full day (11 hour) tour will take you to the beautiful Blue Mountains, the Sydney 2000 Olympics site, Featherdale Wildlife Park and more, for a memorable, action-packed Sydney experience. This award winning tour will allow participants to experience the best of Sydney’s Blue Mountains, its beauty, culture and history.
• Marvel at the views as you visit a number of scenic natural landmarks within the Blue Mountains
• Enjoy exploring the Sydney 2000 Olympics site, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Scenic World
• Savour the delicious lunch you’ll have at a licensed Katoomba restaurant
• Learn about the area’s history, flora and fauna as you visit various sites
An early 7:15 am start to the day will see you being picked up from your Sydney accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the first leg of your journey. Your first destination will be the famous Sydney 2000 Olympic site – known as the site of the ‘Best Olympic games ever’ – where you will be able to look around and see what has changed and what the site is being used for today.
Following your visit to the Olympics site, you’ll be able to take in the scenery on the short drive to the very popular Featherdale Wildlife Park. At Featherdale, you’ll have close encounters of the cuddly kind with a variety of Australian wildlife species, such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, wombats, emus, Tasmanian Devils, dingoes and more! After your ‘wild’ encounters at Featherdale, you can opt for a delightful and scrumptious lunch at a licensed Katoomba restaurant ($15 extra, payable on the bus).
With all the excitement of the morning, it’s time for a relaxing, peaceful location, so you will take the coach to the Leura Cascades for a moment of hushed awe. Next, Cahill’s Lookout offers a view that has to be seen to be believed, overlooking the stunning Megalong Valley and Boar’s Head Rock. Don’t put your camera away just yet, as the next stop is one of the Blue Mountain’s most popular – the majestic Three Sisters at Echo Point! From here, you’ll also see Mt. Solitary, the Jamieson Valley and Australia’s ‘Grand Canyon’.
Close by at Scenic World*, you can opt to ride the Skyway or Cableway for unparalleled views of the Jamieson Valley, the Three Sisters and the Katoomba Falls. The Skyway is suspended 270 metres above the forest below, with either electro-glass flooring or solid flooring (depending on how brave you are). The Cableway is the Southern Hemispheres steepest and largest aerial cableway, taking passengers to and from the Jamieson Valley and its 2.4 km of stunning rainforest walkway.
You may also opt to jump aboard the Scenic Railway – the world’s steepest incline railway – for a journey through the lush vegetation to an elevated boardwalk, from which you can take an interpretive walk (*the Scenic Railway , both cableways plus forest boardwalk experience at Scenic World is an optional extra for $35, payable on the day).
Throughout the day, you will also learn a bit about the local Indigenous culture, European history and facts about the endemic flora and fauna of the area. Before heading back to Sydney, you will stop at Leura for a tour of the town’s stunning manicured gardens. You’ll also get to spend a few dollars (or just browse, if you have a very strong will) at the locally famous Candy Store, which is like Heaven on Earth for those with a sweet tooth!
As we return to Sydney, join a river cruise back to the city (missing the traffic) along the Parramatta River and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney Harbour where our tour ends, arriving at around 6pm. Hotel transfers back to your hotel are not included.
Featherdale Wildlife Park, all National Park entrance fees and river cruise. Hotel pick up is included, but no hotel drop offs.
Scenic railway, 2 cableways plus forest boardwalk experience at Scenic World is available at an additional cost of $35 payable on the day if you choose this option. Lunch can also be purchased for $15.
This is a full day tour of approximately 11 hours.
7:15 AM Daily
Pick ups free at all Sydney CBD hotels.
You MUST phone us on arrival in Sydney to get your exact your pick up time and location AND you must quote your Booking Number.
A jacket and enclosed shoes ( not thongs).
Children 3 years and under are free if on lap, child ages 4 years to 14 years pay child price.
Note: Pensioner Price applies to Australian and NZ Pension card holders only.
This is the only way to see the Blue Mountains! Part of a larger World Heritage listed area, the Blue Mountains are incredibly diverse with eucalypt forests, rainforests and swamps all encompassed within its bounds. Home to over 400 species of animals including koalas, kangaroos, possums and dingos, the Blue Mountains are comprised of sandstone bedrock with the highest point reaching a dizzying 1,362m (4,469ft)!
For visitors, the Blue Mountains are a treasure trove of exciting and interesting things to see and do. On this tour, you will visit the most iconic sites in the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters, Katoomba, Capertee Valley (known as Australia's Grand Canyon), Cahills lookout ,the exquisite manicured gardens of the Leura township and The Candy Store, home to over 2,000 different types of unique and unusual lollies, candies, chocolates, fudges, nougats, novelties and toffees gathered from all over the world.
This 1 day tour includes a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park, where guests have the opportunity to cuddle a koala, feed and pet kangaroos and emus, and see a wide range of animals, many unique to Australia, including wombats, Tasmanian devils and dingos.
If the day wasn’t action-packed enough, you will also go on a tour of the Sydney 2000 Olympic site and have the unique option to ride on the Skyway and Cableway to get a bird’s eye view of the Blue Mountains (extra costs apply). For those with a true sense of adventure, take a ride on the Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest passenger railway.
With so much more included on this tour, this Blue Mountains 1 day tour is the perfect way to experience the majesty and grandeur of the Blue Mountains.
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