The Blue Mountains were named after their near blue appearance when viewed from afar, apparently the effect of Sunlight scattered on the haze of the innumerable eucalyptus trees. The region is famous for many historical and natural sites. Our day tours are designed to give visitors the experience of as many of these sites as possible.
Blue Mountains Day Tour – Itinerary
Departing early in the morning, we collect all our guests from various Sydney locations. Individuals may be picked up between 7 and 8 am.
Our first stop is Featherdale Wildlife Park. Have a photo taken with cuddly koalas and feed a kangaroo, not to mention see all the other forms of local wildlife.
Echo Point. Perhaps the image most closely associated with the Blue Mountains is the view of the tree sisters from echo point. But there is much more to view, including the waterfalls.
Scenic World contains several great attractions, Including
- The Scenic Skyway: originally built in 1958 it was replaced and updated in 2004. It features a 72 person cabin with a floor section that changes from translucent to transparent as the trip progresses. The other end of the SKYWAY is a departure point for bushwalkers.
- The Scenic Railway is a funicular incline 52 degrees steep, the steepest in the world. It originally operated as a mining line in the late 19th century, later carried passengers on the weekend, and became a full time tourist attraction in 1945. Its short 310 meter track was updated in 2013.
- The Cableway carries 84 passengers for a unique view of the Three Sisters, Orphan roc, Mt solitary and Katoomba falls, and lets them briefly explore the rainforest other end. It is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the southern hemisphere.
- The Scenic walkway. Simply a walk through the wildlife, on a wheelchair accessible path.
- The Cultural Centre and art gallery
Leura Village- Some of the best panoramic views and historic sites.
Olympic Park- Famous site of the 2000 Olympic and Paralympic games.
The river cruise from Homebush Bay. Rather than repeat the morning bus journey enjoy a cruise to Circular Key, past the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Tours conclude and return to Sydney at approx. 5:30pm. (The river cruise is not possible on some public holidays)
Blue Mountains Day Tour
Many Sydney and NSW locals saw the Blue Mountains as one of their school excursions. These early trips tended to concentrate on the two or three biggest sites- The three sisters, a waterfall and maybe a petting zoo. Many people never realize there is so much more to see. A Blue Mountains day tour will show you what the region is world famous.