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Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

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Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided bush walk and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation standing tall over Jamison Valley. See kangaroos up close and koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Finish your day with a leisurely cruise down the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbour.
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  • 1
    Activity Tours Australia
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Blue Mountains National Park
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Echo Point Lookout
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Wentworth Falls
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    The Three Sisters
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Sydney Olympic Park
    Pass by Circular Quay
    Pass by Darling Harbour
  • 7
    Scenic World Blue Mountains
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Pack a full day of sightseeing into your trip without having to worry about logistics
  • Visit the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Scenic World
  • Only pay for chosen activities at Scenic World and Katoomba
  • See the 2000 Olympics Park before cruising back to Sydney
What to Expect
After pickup in Sydney, journey to the UNESCO-protected Blue Mountains National Park. On route, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park, a haven for native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and emus. Opt to hand-feed the kangaroos with supervision from trained staff or have your photo taken with a koala. Both activities are at your own expense.  Then, continue into the Blue Mountains as your guide provides commentary on the scenery. Visit Echo Point for views of the Three Sisters, the three pinnacles towering over the forest-filled Jamison Valley. After a nature walk to the Wentworth Falls, head to Scenic World park. Here, choose your preferred activities (own expense), perhaps descending into the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway or Cableway, or taking a glass-floored gondola over the rainforest. Afterward, expect a lunch break in Katoomba village before a brief stop at Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Park and a Parramatta River cruise back to Sydney’s Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour, 55 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
2: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, 93 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
3: Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George St, Chippendale NSW 2007, Australia
4: Holiday Inn Potts Point-Sydney, 203 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Duration
11h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Full-day tour of Blue Mountains
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from many central Sydney hotels
  • Return River Cruise finishing at Circular Quay in Sydney
  • Guided bushwalk in Blue Mountains National Park
  • Entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Activity Tours Australia
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Wentworth Falls
  • Entry/Admission - The Three Sisters
  • Entry/Admission - Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Scenic World attractions - cash required to pay for optional rides
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Scenic World Blue Mountains
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour maximum 20 participants
  • Closed-toe walking shoes and warm clothing are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great day tour to the Blue Mountains! Small group tour allowed for a flexible time schedule. Scott was well informed on the Blue Mountain and Sydney area. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Time spent at each stop allowed for photo opportunities.
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Response from ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for taking the time to review our Blue Mountains day tour - it sounds like you had a great day out with Scotty! Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia. Regards, the Activity Tours team.
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We loved this day trip, despite the fact that we had a pretty smoky day due to the bushfires. Our van was a bit smaller than expected, but our guide was great and knowledgeable and cared about our comfort. We were able to customize our experience a bit which was nice, and could
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Response from ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much Bonnie for your detailed review - we appreciate it, as will potential customers we're sure! It sounds like you got a lot out of our small group tours, which definitely make everything a lot more personalised! All the best, the Activity Tours team.
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Great trip, small enough group that the guide offered choices along the route. Amazing sights, great tour including the mountains, rain forest, small towns, cliffs and superior guide!
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Response from ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thanks Scott for your review of our Blue Mountains day tour, we're so thrilled to hear you appreciated our small group tours and the ability to tailor the day to what our guests wish to see and do. All the best for your new year! The Activity Tours team.
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We had this tour as an excursion while in Sydney for NYE 2020. Our tour guide Steve gave us great information about the area and it’s history. The whole day was filled with some travel and attractions along the way. The Blue Mountain rides were great for adults and kids. The
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Response from ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thanks for your review of our Blue Mountains day tour - sounds like a great way to spend the last few days of 2019! Glad you had a great day out with Steve and learnt a lot, and hope the kids loved it too. All the best for your new year, the Activity Tours team.
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First of all, our tour leader and driver, Steve, was fantastic. I do have two gripes, though: 1) When we had our lunch stop the queues at the first three restaurants we tried to get into were too long. When we finally found one with an open table we discovered that other tour
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Response from ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and noted concerns regarding some aspects of your day. We have forwarded these to our Operations team for consideration as you have brought up some really valid points. Thank you for taking the time to let us know as we really value what our customers have to say - and try to use these to make our tours better and better for future guests! Wishing you all the best for the rest of your time here in Australia, the Activity Tours team.
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Chilo W
10
Great day trip to the Blue Mountains!
Great day tour to the Blue Mountains! Small group tour allowed for a flexible time schedule. Scott was well
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aiden m
West Milford, New Jersey
90
Excellent tour
Guide was great !! Friendly , informative and professional. Hit three wineries after a nice ride up from Sydney.
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Pairodocs94
145
Mark makes the day great!
What a great way to get to the Blue Mountains from Sydney. Comfortable van made the trip very pleasant. Mark our
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Bruce Kime
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Hunter Valley Wine Trip
Great day in the Hunter Valley! The wineries we visited were outstanding! Steve was very engaging and took us to
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Bonnie403
Palo Alto, California
101
Great one-day family excursion filled with interesting experiences.
We loved this day trip, despite the fact that we had a pretty smoky day due to the bushfires. Our van was a bit
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Scott P
Fort Worth, Texas
21
Great Adventure company and guides!
Great trip, small enough group that the guide offered choices along the route. Amazing sights, great tour
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tdjohnston1959
Grafton, Massachusetts
111
Nice Day
Our tour guide was great. The day was longer than we expected due to traffic. The wineries and people were very
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Vaibhav N
10
Great one day excursion
We had this tour as an excursion while in Sydney for NYE 2020. Our tour guide Steve gave us great information
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CrazyPoorAsians
Seattle, Washington
61
Can't help the weather
First of all, our tour leader and driver, Steve, was fantastic. I do have two gripes, though: 1) When we had our
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Stephanie T
20
Blue Mountains day trip with cruise
Bus was late in picking up passengers. Bus was dirty with ants and uncollected cans in seats. Bus has faulty
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