🏨 Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World Activity - Travel Guide

Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney Including Scenic World

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From $126.44

434 reviews   (4.59)

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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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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. Lunch can be purchased from Leura Village (own expense). For those nature lovers, a visit to Scenic World won't disappoint. Enjoy a ride on the Scenic Railway, Cableway and Skyway offering stunning views of Katoomba Falls and the Blue Mountains. Then, finish your day with a Ferry cruise along the Parramatta River back to Circular Quay.

What's Included

3 Rides at Scenic World (includes a ride on the Cableway, Skyway and Railway)

Air-conditioned vehicle


GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Live commentary on board

National Park fees

What's Not Included

Hotel drop-off


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • No Luggage permitted on the tour. Please leave luggage at your hotel.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
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 pose for the camera with the animals.

• Admission Ticket Included

The Three Sisters
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.

• Admission Ticket Free

Scenic World Blue Mountains
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.

• Admission Ticket Included

Parramatta River
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.

• Admission Ticket Included


A trip to see them all
Jennifer_V, 22-12-2022
Tom was our guide and we enjoyed his knowledge of the area. It was fun to listen to the story behind The Three Sisters and the Lyre bird. The Blue Mountains were beautiful, the cable rides were great, the water fall was charming, and the ferry was relaxing. When you're on the ferry be sure to get out to the deck to have a better view of the harbor, Sydney bridge, and the opera house. There was good amount of restroom stops and Tom was considerate to point out good restrooms to use and bad restrooms to avoid. When you get up to the mountains it can be pretty chilly even in the summer so bring a jacket just in case, same for the ferry. The Featherdale Wildlife Park was nice. We got to take pictures with the koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and even pet some of them. Their fur was fluffy and soft but do be kind and gentle with these animals.
Excellent day out
628vicky, 20-12-2022
Excellent day out with Aaron who was very informative and explained everything clearly. Loved featherdale sanctuary and also Blue Mountain visit and Echo point. Rides were ok.
Great day trip
Jennifer_E, 20-12-2022
This was a great experience! We felt like we got a little of everything - wildlife, views of the mountains and falls, and a nice ferry ride back to the city.
Amazing Blue Mountains
Aileen_B, 19-12-2022
We had a great day from pick up to getting dropped off for our ferry ride back to Sydney Harbour, animal sanctuary was a lovely little stop and the Blue Mountains did not disappoint they were stunning, thanks to AARON our driver and guide he was friendly, funny and he made our day, all in all a fabulous day in the Mountains.
Amazing day!!
Cecilia v, 29-12-2022
Amazing!! Different activities during the day. Wildlife sanctuary with all Australias native animals, ECO point, Blue Mountains and the best driver ever: Aaron, so funny and gave really good guiding with stories and a great sense of humor.
Well-planned and well-organised, I had a lot of fun!
grachan96, 28-12-2022
I had a lovely time on this guided tour - not only was Aaron knowledgeable, he was also pretty fun and friendly! The hotel pickup was also pretty good, they were actually at the spot early, which was nice.

The tour was also very well-organised and timed, and we did not run into serious crowds at all, especially when we visited featherdale. There's so many things to do on this tour, but it did not feel rushed at all. 10/10!
Great trip
manu_g, 27-12-2022
Well organized trip including live experience with koala, kangaroo. Must do on your visit to Sydney.
Australia Bucket List Items - Checked
Cynthia_M, 27-12-2022
Koala Bear Encounter -getting to touch the Koala Bear and seeing a joey in momma's pouch at Featherdale Wildlife Park; having lunch in a small mountain town, eating a Kangaroo Meat Pie! Scenic World was great too, the waterfall was amazing!
Awesome trip!
Elizabeth_S, 08-01-2023
Our driver, Aaron, was awesome! He gave a great narrative on the way there and back. We loved all the stops along the way as well.
Overall good trip but...
Greatime2023, 11-01-2023
Good driver interesting views etc. Just spent too little time in the Blue Mountains. Would have like to walk more at Scienic world. The Featherdale Zoo visited was tired and out dated...
Stunning day out.
Gail_W, 11-01-2023
Spectacular scenery and well run experience. Our guide Jed was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information on the drive. Really enjoyed the ferry ride home too, as it was quite warm the day we did the trip.
Spectacular Blue Mountains!
Lorraine_S, 09-01-2023
A busy day in the Mountains. There’s lot to do so spending more time in the main area would have been better. Felt a little rushed at times.
The scenic world ride and...
Nazreen_O, 19-12-2022
The scenic world ride and the scenery of three sisters. Blue Mountains was beautiful and worth the trip. Wish it was longer.
Meh experience
jillc91, 27-12-2022
Given the holidays, our small group day trip to Scenic World, the Blue Mountains, and the wildlife park was a large group tour, instead, on a bus. The bus lost its air conditioning 1/2 way through the trip and became absolutely unbearable for the last 2 hours of the day, including the journey back into Sydney (which was also on a bus rather than ferry due to the holiday). With no ventilation, we were literally baking in the bus (not the experience I wanted for our family of 4, especially given the cost). No one with the tour has reached out following the ride back (which our guide even chose not to make the last 40 minutes) following the wildlife park. Scenic World was fine, but a bit gimmicky. Also, I don’t know what can be done to combat this problem, but at virtually each stop (3) at least 1 group arrived back at the bus 15 minutes or more late (requiring all of the other passengers to sit and wait). While the guide reprimanded folks, many of us began to wish we left the stragglers.
Blue Mountains bit of a disappointment
Ruthlols64, 10-01-2023
The best part of our experience was Barry our bus driver who was full of knowledge and kept us entertained on our journey to the Blue Mountains.

FJ Tours travel whatever the weather, we learnt our lesson as we had the most awful day as we could not see further than our noses. So our lesson is and our advise is to not prebook. Check the weather in advance make sure its a clear day otherwise it a total waste of time and money. So disappointed we did not see a thing. I really think tour operators should not run when the weather is this bad.

The other problem we had was when we completed the final part of the tour which was the ferry trip from Olympic Park down the Parramatta to Circular Quay we were just dropped off along with three or four other bus loads of people and left to fend for ourselves to catch the ferry. All the ferries were full and we were there for over an hour waiting for a ferry back. Fortunate the weather was kind to us. We ended up in Barangaroo as all the Circular Quay ferries were full. To improve this the guide should stay with his party to ensure they all get on the ferry safely to Circular Quay as we noticed several people catching Ubers.

Also, the journey to Ferndale Wildlife Centre was a bit of a waste as this time could have been better spent exploring the Blue Mountains and making it less of a rush as we felt it was all a bit rushed on the day.