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Blue Mountains In a Day:Private Day Trip From Sydney

Sydney, Australia
Blue Mountains In a Day:Private Day Trip From Sydney

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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The Blue Mountains makes a popular day trip destination from Sydney, and a private tour is the best way to see the region. This private full-day tour is tailor-made for you, so you can choose to ride the cable car at Scenic World, take in the views from Echo Point, or see koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day Blue Mountains tour from Sydney
  • Experience the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Blue Mountains
  • Choose to ride the Skyway, Cableway, or Railway at Scenic World
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley from Echo Point
  • Choose to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to see kangaroos, koalas, and more
  • Optional return by ferry down the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour
  • Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off from Sydney CBD hotels only
Small-group private tour
Meals and refreshments
Entrance to Featherdale Wildlife Park (Optional activity. AU$28 per adult and AU$16 per child, payable on the day.
Entrance fee for Scenic World (Optional activity. AU$35 per adult and AU$20 per child, payable on the day. Pre-booking required during peak periods and subject to availability. Please advise when booking if you would like to visit Scenic World.
Optional ferry return (AU$8.90 per person)
For pickup from other areas, or if unsure if your location is within Sydney CBD, please contact supplier before booking

Departure Point

Sydney CBD hotels.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Sydney CBD hotels, or ferry return Circular Quay or Darling Harbour ferry terminal.
Your tour begins with pickup from your Sydney hotel in time for a 7:45am departure. Traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle, set out on the around 2-hour journey into the Blue Mountains.

Climb the mountain roads through the Blue Mountains National Park until you reach the Wentworth Falls. Hop out to admire the views at one of the region’s most vantage points. 

Continue to nearby Katoomba, where you’ll have the choice to hike to Katoomba Falls (45-minute medium-level hike) or visit Scenic World (extra costs apply; approximately AU$35 per adult). If you visit Scenic World, opt to ride the Scenic Railway along the Jamison Valley floor, take a walk along the Scenic Walkway, and enjoy thrilling aerial views on the Scenic Cableway or Scenic Skyway.

There’s just time for a stop at the Echo Point viewpoint before lunch, to enjoy spectacular views of the famous Three Sisters peaks. After posing for photos against a backdrop of the magnificent Jamison Valley, enjoy a delicious Aussie-style lunch (own expense) in Leura village.

After lunch, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park (entrance fees not included - $28 per adult), where you can spot Australian wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, and echidnas.

Choose to either return to Sydney by car (including hotel drop-off) or ride the public ferry back to Sydney along the Parramatta River, ending your tour back in Sydney Harbour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Child seats available on request, and required for children under seven years old
  • If you would like to visit Scenic World, please indicate at the time of booking, as during peak periods pre-booking is required
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, as long as safe to do so. Weather in the Blue Mountains is changeable and clear views cannot be guaranteed. The itinerary may be altered on the day due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Country Trails Private Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Glenn was really excellent and ensured...
, Mar 2018
Glenn was really excellent and ensured we had a super day - I would not hesitate to recommend him and also the brilliant Blue Mts to anyone
We took this tour a few months ago and...
Susan S
, Jan 2018
We took this tour a few months ago and had a fantastic day. We got to see the Blue Mountains from several great viewing spots and then had lunch at a great little cafe in Leura. It was the perfect last outing for our trip down under!
Everything went as planned. Glen our...
Charles W K
, Oct 2017
Everything went as planned. Glen our guide was there to meet us at the ship and he was a great guide. I believe he provided more than was expected. The Sydney Opera House was great and Glen took us to some of the out of the way places, as well as a great trip to the Blue Mountains the next day. Five stars from the four of us!
This was a great day. Enjoyed by 3...
, Apr 2017
This was a great day. Enjoyed by 3 generations. Driver very accommodating, offering advice for local areas.
We wanted to see the Blue Mountains and...
, Mar 2017
We wanted to see the Blue Mountains and to also see Koalas and other domestic animals and we thought this would be a good trip. Glenn arrived early and on our way to the Blue Mountains, we had an option of doing a short scenic hike or a longer more strenous hike. We chose the longer one of course and it was worth it. Make sure you have proper shoes and able to climb down/up steep steps. The trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park is where we saw Koalas and other animals and we also liked that experience. It definitely was an entire day long drives, but it was well worth it and Glenn made sure we were able to see what we wanted to see.
Fastest way to see and do a lot in one...
Peggy S
, Mar 2017
Fastest way to see and do a lot in one day! Arrived Blue Mountains early, selected the Scenic World option so we went on the rides. If you don't want to extensively hike the park, the 3 rides cable car, tilted rail ride and tram are the very best way to see the highlights. Lunch in Leura was excellent. The Featherdale wildlife park option is also great if you want to see a lot of Australians animals. We were there at closing and were able to have more than adequate time to pet the koalas. The ferry back to Sydney is an excellent ending to the trip. It's short, smooth and has great views arriving in Sydney. Glenn, our guide, was terrific.
This tour gets five stars simply...
Joy M
, Dec 2016
This tour gets five stars simply because our tour guide, Glenn, was the best. He made sure we're all comfortable and that all our interests were catered to. Booking the private day trip is worth it for our small group of four as the itinerary was quite flexible and fully customizable. We departed the Sydney CBD early enough in anticipation of the traffic, and when we got to the different stops, Glenn chose drop off points that were convenient and not crowded for us to enjoy the sceneries. The biggest advantage is that we moved at our own pace as opposed to joining a group tour with people we didn't know. The trip was not tiring at all, and we were back in the city as scheduled.

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