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The Basics

Many full-day tours from Sydney include a stop at the Blue Mountains, a popular destination for hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, and mountain biking. Scenic highlights include the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, Jamison Valley, Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, Jenolan Caves, and the cable cars and tramways at Katoomba Scenic World. The mountains are also home to over 400 species of animals.

Blue Mountains tours can be combined with visits to Mt. Tomah Botanical Gardens, Featherdale Wildlife Park, or a cruise on the Parramatta River. Popular upgrades include admission to Scenic World, and its Scenic Skyway, Scenic Railway, and Scenic Walkway. Multi-day tours can include Sydney sightseeing or a trip to the Hunter Valley wine region.

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All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
$107.35 per adult
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Great tour of Blue Mountains
This was a wonderful tour. I highly recommend this to anyone who would like to see the Blue Mountains and does not want to drive. I know I would not seen as much on my own. The tour operators were wonderful.
TDP, Apr 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Sydney

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Blue Mountains Tour
Susan_C, Jun 2021
Full-Day Private Blue Mountains Tour with River Cruise
The time at Katoomba between Scenicworld and the Blue Mountains Lookouts were something to remember for a long time, some of the best views ever.
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Fantastic day ! Would really recommend
William_M, Apr 2021
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
The blue mountains look outs where I driver Steve stopped. Also Steve the tour guide was full of information and knowledge on the blue mountains and Sydney alike.
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Day in the mountain's
Beau, Apr 2021
Blue Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Sydney with Cruise
Fantastic day Amazing area of the world Very knowledgeable and good guide Reccomend to anyone wanting to know more of the area
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Weekend adventure
Mauricio_A, Mar 2021
Blue Mountains Scenic Flight
Amazing flight over rather blue mountains. Got to see the Three Sisters, the Valley and Warragamba Dam. Great day out and highly recommend for a weekend adventure
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Excellent experience out of Synedy
Norma_B, Mar 2020
Blue Mountains Escape The Crowds Tour
Such a great day even though there was fog and rain. We went to an animal sanctuary where we saw so many of the animals that are indigenous to Australia and we would not have an opportunity to see in the wild. The country side was so pretty The Blue Mountains were not easy to see but we did mange to see the Three Sisters. We went to an old hotel for a snack. It was out of the 1940's with lots of artifacts and beautiful landscaping.
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Blue Mountain SUV Sydney day tourp
Robin_M, Mar 2020
Blue Mountains Escape The Crowds Tour
Excellent day tour in Sydney visiting the Blue Mountains. Our guide, David was fantastic and will customize the experience to suit your expectations. My husband and I had a wonderful day and many times we were able to dodge all the large crowds that you encounter. I would highly recommend this tour!!!
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Fun full day tour
Shoshana, Feb 2020
Blue Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Sydney with Cruise
This is a fantastic way to see the best the Blue Mountains and the surrounding area has to offer. David is a lovely friendly guide with lots of information. Some may say there isn't enough time to spend at each place on the tour but my group and I were very satisfied with all of the stops and the great sights we were able to see. I strongly recommend this to anyone staying in Sydney!!
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Great tour! Simple but worth it
Acostaalonsobeatriz, Jan 2020
Blue Mountains Day Tour with Wildlife at Sunset from Sydney Lunch Included
Dona is incredible and the sunset incredible! Short tour if you dont want to wake up early in the morning and enough to have a great experience in the Blue Mountains
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Magnificent Blue Mountains!
dickgilbert, Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Small-Group Insider Tour from Sydney
Thank you Jelle, Dingo Tours for selecting a route that provided a great personal experience of this beautiful place. We enjoyed the historical and cultural commentary and music along the way. Birds, plants, some hiking and a picnic away from crowds, with only one day to see the Blue Mountains, this trip was ideal.
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beautiful
703carll, Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience
Beautiful views of blue mountains. Aboriginal guide was very knowledgeable but was with us for too short a time. Expected more of an "Aboriginal Experience"
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Amazing tour!
Laura_B, Mar 2020
All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney
The tour was amazing. Robert was so knowledgeable and informative, as well as looking out for our safety. The steepest railway at Scenic Railway was so fun. The views were breathtaking. Would highly recommend this tour!
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Great experience
Youssef_D, Mar 2021
Blue Mountains Scenic Flight
Great experience, the pilot (Christian) was nice, helpful and knowledgeable, smooth flight and am looking forward to do other area

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Don’t forget your camera to capture stunning vistas.

  • Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, especially if planning to hike in the park.

  • Wi-Fi is available at the Blue Mountains Heritage Center.

  • Full-day tours from Sydney can last upwards of 10 hours.

  • Most tours include pickup and drop-off from Sydney hotels.

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How to Get There

The Blue Mountains are located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Sydney, about a 90-minute drive. It’s also possible to take a train to the Blue Mountains, with stations in Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Mount Victoria, and Lithgow.

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When to Get There

The Blue Mountains can be visited year-round. Wintertime (June to August) is the peak tourist season and will see the biggest crowds. March to May is the best time for hiking. Visit from December to February to escape the heat in Sydney. Visit between September and November to see the area covered in blooms.

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How the Blue Mountains Got Its Name

Named for the blue haze that always seems to surround the area, the Blue Mountains region is covered with Eucalyptus trees, which release droplets of oil into the air. The oil droplets, when combined with water vapor and dust particles, refract the light, making it look blue.

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