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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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From $75.18

625 reviews   (4.64)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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, . 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”.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Experienced Tour Guide

Harbour Cruise

Pick up from a large number of accommodation places

What's Not Included


Scenic World ticket

Sydney Zoo

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo – Sydney’s newest zoo is located on our way to the Blue Mountains. This is a great opportunity to meet Australian wildlife such as Kangaroo, Koala, Dingo, Wombat, Tasmanian Devil, Echidna and more. You can also meet African and Asian animals! (Cheetah, lion, Red Panda, Elephant, Sumatran Tiger and more).

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Scenic World Blue Mountains
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.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

• Admission Ticket Free

Sydney Harbour
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.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Les was incredible!
Jess_M, 22-12-2022
We booked this tour on a whim. I’d been to see some of the sites before and wanted my wife to see it too. Our tour guide Les made this experience infinitely cooler than my other times. Narrating the entire trip with interesting history and random facts about the area and early settlers.. and with a constant flow of comedy gold that had everyone in stitches. He’s a great story teller and absolutely made the trip for us! The tour massively exceeded our expectations and it was awesome from start to finish!
Great day, amazing tour guide called Les, he was so knowledgable and funny! Surprise stop at Sydney zoo was a plus!
Katy C, 21-12-2022
Amazing day out, was very interesting and some beautiful look out points ! Our tour guide, Les, was amazing, and made the day incredibly enjoyable
Excellent Tour Guide!!!
hiulamhelenf, 21-12-2022
Les is a fantastic tour guide! Very patient, passionate, and strong sense of humour.
He is knowledgeable and explains the nature and ecosystem with his iPad, which is very innovative and easy to understand. This trip is suitable for kids and elderlies. Not too much hiking, it's pretty flexible with different options and arrangements. I have never gotten bored during this day trip. With this kind of arrangement and service, this is a very reasonable price and worth paying for that! End with a cruise trip to Circular Quay is perfect.
I highly recommend this trip to those who are traveling with kids, elderlies, friends or solo.
YinWing_L, 20-12-2022
It was a fun day. Paul, the guide, was knowledgeable. He was funny and told us a lot of stories and information. He even brought an iPad to show us different animals. The new Sydney zoo was great. I was amazed by the reptiles and amphibians that it had.
Matthew is awesome!
Ladyodessa, 29-12-2022
What a great day! Matthew was a excellent host. It was overcast but it kept it cool. Matthew did a great job of finding off the beaten path exploration and fantastic commentary! Thanks for a fabulous day!! Would highly recommend. Kate from NC
Perfect Day Out
BF_826, 29-12-2022
What a fantastic day out!
Don’t hesitate to book this tour.
First off, I would like to say a massive thank you to our tour guide - Les.
You made the tour even more special and provided us with such an amazing day and some great memories.
From the very beginning Les was fantastic, he wanted to make sure the day was special and we got to see as much as possible, he tailored the day with the best itinerary based on the busy peak period. We had little stop off’s along the way to look at some amazing views.
We learnt so much and his sense of humour was the icing on the cake.
We truly got the best of the best

Now the tour itself, the blue mountains are gorgeous, some really stunning views from every point.
Don’t miss out on the cable cars in scenic world, it’s such a fantastic experience getting to see the scenery from different perspectives.
You also get to visit Sydney Zoo with this tour. You don’t have to go in there’s a designated area if you don’t wish to pay to go in, but it’s worth every penny, and it’s at a discounted price with the tour. Because of the tour you get to go in before opening so you get the zoo to yourself for a little while before the general public come in.
We went to Taronga Zoo a few days before and Sydney Zoo was so much better, you can see more and it’s set out perfectly.

The river cruise on the way back is also a nice relaxing way to head back into the city with again some beautiful scenes.

I whole heartedly recommend this trip, you will not be disappointed.

P.S thank you Les for the recommendation of Mjølner, we went the next day and was unreal food was beautiful.
A great visit to blue mountain with Les.
Aloysius_L, 23-12-2022
Walk in the Scenic walk, cable car ride, visit the zoo. Beautiful scenery. Ultimately, what make the tour great was Les, description, narrative of the places we visited. We found him very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsible person. He made sure that every guests get on the bus and in the end the ferry back to circular gray. We are really impressed with Les. Bravo!
Laz was such a nice Tour...
Mareike_W, 23-12-2022
Laz was such a nice Tour guide. We saw the best spots in the Blue Mountains. I would do the Tour again
Blue Mountian Day Trip
franp510, 12-01-2023
Would highly reccomend this day trip especially for families with teenagers. The scenery is awesome and Les is a great guide, a very entertaining day!
Beautiful experience
Felicitas_D, 10-01-2023
Our tour guide Les was excellent. Very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. The trip was value for money. We loved it. Thanks Les
Awesome trip
Patiepatman, 10-01-2023
Taz was an awesome
Amazing experience!
5sarahm, 10-01-2023
My husband and I absolutely loved this day tour!
Les was a legend who knew so much and clearly loved sharing his knowledge about the area. He wanted to give the group the best experience possible and we certainly felt like that was achieved. We are not big planners, so this was perfect for us to see all the best parts - highly recommend!
Blue mountains at its best!
Sally G, 09-01-2023
We had a fantastic day! Family of 4 the kids loved it! (As did we) The tour guide Les was amazing, very informative and his tours were brilliant! Definitely a 10/10 from the Galloway Family :-)
What a view!
Shannon B, 21-12-2022
The blue mountains really are a beauty to see. I am glad I picked this trip for a discounted fee as the zoo, lunch and scenic world were all extra so this came out on par in cost to other tours. Pick up was easy and convenient and Les our tour guide was full of energy and facts through out the day. The zoo with private time before general entry in the morning was a nice touch. All the lookout spots were incredible and we got lucky with sun all day. Lunch spot in the town was great and there was time to plod around local shops. Scenic world rides were fun! I loved the last one where you’re pulled up the mountain super fast. I just wish I could do the 3 rides more than once for the cost of entrance. Finally the ferry back into circular quay was incredible. Under the harbour bridge! I’m glad I did this and the day felt packed. Thanks!
Satisfactory trip
Kaushikdiku, 26-12-2022
This trip provides transport to Blue Mountain trip via "Sydney Zoo"(Which is not Tauranga Zoo). if we buy the entry tickets(A$35 bus / Guide) they will be discounted then our guide took us to a real rainforest trail it was an amazing experience around 40 mins walk to the bottom of the hill and climbing up.

Blue mountain trip again bought a ticket from bus A$55/- (SKY BUS + SKY Trolly + Stip train) total experience was worth.

Finally dropped us at Olympic Ferry Station with a return of A$ 10/- to buy ferry tickets back to the city center

Overall satisfactory and comfortable tip, by 28 seater minibus..