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7 Best Sydney to Blue Mountains Tours 2024

Have you been wondering sydney to blue mountains tours? I’ve got you covered!

Australia’s Blue Mountains is a stunning region of picturesque views, vibrant wildlife and fascinating ancient culture.

If you’re looking for the perfect Blue Mountain day trip from Sydney, then a tour of the Three Sisters, Scenic World, and Jenolan Caves should be at the top of your list!

As an Aussie local with years of experience in exploring the area, I can vouch for the absolute beauty and wonder that awaits every traveller who embarks on this journey to the Blue Mountains.

From discovering breathtaking views to experiencing unique cultural activities like Aboriginal rock art or guided cave tours, there’s something here for everyone.

At Travelling King, we want you to have the best Blue Mountain day trip possible – one that will be remembered forever!

The below day trips to Blue Mountains from Sydney are tailored with knowledgeable staff and quality experiences to ensure your time in this special part of Australia is as memorable and enjoyable as it can be.

My Top 3 Picks: sydney to blue mountains tours

#1 Top Pick
The Three Sisters From Echo Point Blue Mountains National Park NSW Australia

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Tour

  • Access to Scenic World
  • Small group
  • River cruise
#2 Pick
BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA -Tourists at The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW Australia

Blue Mountains tour with River Cruise

  • Small group
  • Experienced guide
  • Parramatta River Cruise
#3 Pick
Leura cascades (a waterfall) in NSW Australia

Blue Mountains Picnic!

  • Picnic lunch 
  • Hiking adventure
  • Small group

7 of the Best sydney to blue mountains tours

The Three Sisters From Echo Point Blue Mountains National Park NSW Australia

1. All Inclusive Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with Scenic World

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ LENGTH:  11 hours | ✅ Book it!

Discover the majestic World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on a small-group full-day tour from Sydney. Enjoy panoramic views of Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters from Echo Point Lookout.

Then, hop aboard the Scenic Railway at Scenic World and enjoy the thrilling ride down the cliff side as you admire the stunning scenery around you.

After that, savour a chef-prepared lunch, tailor made to suit your dietary requirements. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park (or the Sydney Zoo) to meet some of Australia’s native critters such as kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.

To end off this amazing day trip, cruise back to Sydney Harbour on Parramatta River for an unforgettable experience!

“This was a fun way to spend the day and to get out of Sydney to see a little more of Australia and different scenery as I was limited on time. Kat was a fab tour guide – very welcoming, knowledgeable and humorous. I learned a lot about Australia and its history, saw some beautiful views and was glad to have been able to do some walking (sturdy shoes highly recommended – I wore trainers and was good to go), and got to see kangaroos, koalas and more up close. The River boat ride back was a nice way to end the day.” -Amy_L (Read more reviews)

Looking for Blue Mountains day trip from Sydney including Scenic World? this tour is exactly what you’re looking for.

Descend into the ancient valley of Jamison, home to the iconic Three Sisters rock formation. Take a guided boardwalk through the lush rainforest and enjoy stunning views from Echo Point Lookout.

Then, take a thrilling ride on the Scenic Railway – the steepest passenger railway in the world! Experience panoramic views at an elevation of more than 400 metres above sea level – and be amazed by the grandness of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

Continue your journey with three amazing sightseeing rides on offer at Scenic World – including the Glass-Floor Cableway and Skyway, which provide unique aerial perspectives of Katoomba Falls, Orphan Rock and Mt Solitary.

Enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting amid mountains and native bushland before connecting with nature further on a visit to Featherdale or Sydney Zoo.

Here, you can get up close with koalas, kangaroos and other Australian animals that call this region home. Finally, travel down Parramatta River aboard a local ferry for an unforgettable trip back into Sydney Harbour – Barangaroo is where tour concludes.

Important details

  • Start time: 6:45am – 7am (only pick up from the three meeting points)
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Includes: Small-group, unique lookouts away from large coaches, Included entry at Scenic Railway, Walkway, Skyway, Rainforest boardwalk with local guide. Lunch with options to cater to all dietary needs. Included Entry into Animal Park. RiverCruise return by local ferry into Sydney Harbour. Australian Animal Experience -either at Featherdale or Sydney Zoo

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BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA -Tourists at The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW Australia

2. Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

⭐️ RATING: 4.5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  10 hours | ✅ Book it!

This Blue Mountain day trip is the perfect way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Sydney city life. Enjoy a leisurely drive through the Blue Mountains, taking in stunning views of nature and getting up close with Australian wildlife.

Explore on foot with hikes at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades. When you get to Katoomba, take a moment to marvel at the iconic Three Sisters rock formation, and if you’re feeling adventurous, give the rides at Scenic World a go (at your own expense).

On your way back down the mountain, you’ll have the chance to see ancient Aboriginal carvings. To cap off your day, hop on a boat cruise down the Parramatta River for an unforgettable experience of Sydney Harbour!

“Excellent tour of the Blue Mountains. We stopped at several very nice lookout sites, rode e cable car across a valley, a near vertical train car ride to the bottom of the valley then went on a short hike and rode a cable car back up. Plus we stopped at the zoo for 1 1/2 hours. Good value for the money.” -Joseph_M (Read more reviews)

The Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise allows you to experience the best of what the Blue Mountains has to offer. The tour starts at the Sydney Zoo, then heading out to Kings Tableland – one of the most spectacular places in the region, offering stunning views of its mountain wilderness.

Next on the tour is Wentworth Falls Lookout, where you can bush walk and take in some breathtaking views. Then it’s off to Leura, a picturesque village where you can grab lunch and explore some of its unique shops and attractions.

Finish your trip with a visit to Scenic World Blue Mountains (admission ticket not included). Here you will get up close and personal with The Three Sisters rock formation, an iconic Australian landmark.

And finally, end your tour by taking a relaxing cruise along Parramatta river (which eventually becomes Sydney Harbour) back to Circular Quay (city centre), where your tour ends.

Important details

  • Start time: Pick ups starting from 6:45am through to 7:55am
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Includes: Air-conditioned vehicle, Harbour Cruise, Pick up from up to 10 pre-scheduled pickup points and Experienced Tour Guide.

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Leura cascades (a waterfall) in NSW Australia

3. Blue Mountains Unique Small-Group Day Adventure with Picnic Lunch

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 11 hours | ✅ Book it!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of Sydney or a thrilling adventure, this Blue Mountains unique experience is perfect for fit travelers aged between 18 to 39 years.

You’ll get to experience some of the most spectacular views and majestic natural wonders that Australia has to offer, such as Echo Point, the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley and Wentworth Falls.

This small-group day tour also includes a stop for a picnic lunch (included in the price) so you can rest and enjoy the scenery before heading out on bush walks or stopping off for a swim.

All national park fees are also included in the price, making this an affordable yet unforgettable experience!

“Loved our Blue Mountain day tour. Excellent trip, very well organised and informative guide Tommy. Picnic was a bonus and delicious after a challenging walk at Wentworth falls. All the sights were breathtaking and would highly recommend.” -Beverley_L (Read more reviews)

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The Blue Mountains National Park is full of wonders to explore. From the scenic Wentworth Falls, where you can take a picturesque bushwalk around the falls and even take a dip in the refreshing waters, to the Echo Point viewpoint, with its breathtaking view of the famous Three Sisters Rock Formations.

And of course, there’s always Skippy, an adorable kangaroo who loves meeting new visitors! You’ll also have the chance to sample some unique Aussie delicacies like kangaroo steak and Vegemite with a delicious picnic lunch included.

Make sure to get your cameras ready for all these amazing sights and experiences. This small-group day adventure promises an unforgettable opportunity to explore the Blue Mountains National Park – don’t miss it! Oh and don’t forget comfortable shoes and a light jumper.

Important details

  • Start time: Two central Sydney locations for an early morning pickup of 7:30am
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Includes: Cafe made fresh picnic lunch (vegetarian/Vegan/coeliac/allergy options). Byo refillable water bottle. Small group tour usually 15 to 25 happy souls. Tim Tams and Vegemite on tour. Return transport in a cool Aussie mini bus. 

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Katoomba, Australia -   Scenic Skyway suspended 270m above the ancient Jamison Valley. It travels across the gorge above Katoomba Falls in the blue mountains of NSW, Australia.

4. PRIVATE Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and River Cruise

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 10 hours | ✅ Book it!

The private Blue Mountains Day Tour from Sydney with Wildlife Park and River Cruise is the perfect option for travellers who prefer a more personal experience.

Not only will you get to see the most iconic sights of the Blue Mountains, such as The 3 Sisters, Echo Point Grand Canyon, and Kootomba Falls, but you’ll also get to visit Featherdale Wildlife sanctuary which is home to a huge range of Australian wildlife – including koalas and kangaroos.

To top it off, you’ll finish your day by taking a relaxing river cruise down the Lane Cove River all the way to the Sydney Opera House.

“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!!” -Shoshana_S  (Read more reviews)

My first trip to the Blue Mountains was an amazing experience. I’ve always heard stories about how gorgeous the mountains are, but nothing could have prepared me for the beauty that awaited me.

We were in a small group of no more than 10 people and our private driver, who filled us in with full commentary on the way up to the Blue Mountains.

Upon arrival, we made a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park for a one hour visit; I got to see all kinds of wildlife native to Australia like koalas, wallabies, dingoes, emus, and many more!

After that we moved further into the mountains and stopped at Scenic World for another hour. There we got to ride a railway, two cable cars and do some board walks around the forest floor.

We then explored Katoomba – The Three Sisters, Leura Garden Village, waterfalls and lookouts – Boars Head Rock and Orphan Rock before taking a river cruise back along Parramatta River.

There were plenty of cafes in the villages to buy lunch or you could bring your own and your guide would take you somewhere picturesque to relax while eating it. The river cruise returned close to Sydney Opera House around 6pm – it was truly an experience I will never forget!

Important details

  • Start time: 8am from you chosen city hotels and any city place
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Includes: Professional private guide with full commentary. Air-conditioned mini coach, River cruise return – tour ends at near The Opera House with the cruise around 6pm. Entry to National Park and Featherdale Wildlife.

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A water pool in River Cave at the Jenolan Caves at the Blue Mountains of New South Wales Australia.

5. Private Tour: Jenolan Caves & Blue Mountains in a day

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  10 – 12 hours hours | ✅ Book it!

Exploring the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves tour on the same day can be a great way for travellers to make the most of their limited time in New South Wales. On this private full-day tour, guests can ride in style in a new Volkswagen minibus as they visit two major natural attractions from Sydney.

The Jenolan Caves are one of the world’s largest cave systems, featuring an amazing underground world of limestone formations and crystal-clear lakes. The tour includes a guided walk through some of the caves, offering an educational experience as well as awe-inspiring sights.

The Blue Mountains is best known for its natural beauty and provides spectacular views from its many lookouts. Along with Katoomba Falls and Echo Point Lookout, visitors can also take in The Three Sisters and Scenic World to get a better sense of how beautiful this region is.

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This Private Tour: Jenolan Caves & Blue Mountains in a day is ideal for those looking to explore some of the best natural sights in Australia from the comfort of a private tour.

From the world’s oldest and most spectacular caves to stunning views of the iconic Three Sisters, you’ll be able to take it all in as you’re guided along.

Enjoy a short scenic walk around Blue lake, which will give you an opportunity to truly immerse yourself in nature. And if you’re lucky, perhaps you can spot a platypus!

You’ll be taken to vantage points with views that go on forever, and if you have time you can even take a stop at Katoomba Falls, one of the prettiest waterfalls in the Blue Mountains.

With this private tour, travellers have the option of visiting Scenic World but may need to pass on some of the other stops mentioned above to do so.

Important details

  • Start time: This is a private tour – starts when you want.
  • Duration: 10 – 12 hours
  • Includes: Private transportation. WiFi on board. Experienced driver/guide. Bottled water. Luxury SUV vehicle for groups of 1-4 people.

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View over blue mountains national park Australia

6. Private Blue Mountains Tour with Kangaroo and Koala Experience

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  8 hours | ✅ Book it!

Travelling to the Blue Mountains with a private tour guide is an amazing way to experience the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed area.

With your own private transport, you’ll be able to get to some of the less touristy destinations that most people don’t know about.

Not only that, but at Featherdale Wildlife Park you’ll get up close and personal with some of Australia’s native animals such as kangaroos and koalas!

And if you have the time, take advantage of the Parramatta River Cruise on your way back for an even more breathtaking view of Sydney from off the shore!

“We had a wonderful tour of the Blue Mountains and were able to take some incredible pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed the Koala experience and being able to feed the animals. Simon was a wonderful guide. I would highly recommend.” -Rafael_B (Read more reviews)

The Private Blue Mountains Tour with Kangaroo and Koala Experience has something for everyone. Get up close to some of the most iconic Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, and more – a great opportunity to learn about and appreciate these animals in their natural habitat.

Enjoy spectacular lookouts and natural scenery in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains. There is time to explore one street shopping town which is dotted with antique, home, craft stores as well as a variety of culinary options on offer.

For those seeking a different perspective of the Blue Mountains, Megalong Valley has an amazing lookout that can be reached after spending just a few minutes on the nearby walking track. This lookout offers a stunning view of the mountains and has plenty of bushwalking options for those who want to experience the rugged Aussie bush.

Finally, at Scenic World luxury travellers can enjoy a luxurious ride on one of their scenic railway or skyway rides whilst taking in beautiful views from various angles – an experience you won’t forget!

Important details

  • Start time: 8am – Private tour picking up from any hotel in Sydney city area 
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Includes:  Experienced Blue Mountains guide will accompany you on all activities throughout the day. Spacious Mercedes Benz 15 seat air-conditioned vehicle. Hotel pick up and drop off. Aussie morning tea. 

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Leura Falls in the Blue Mountains of Australia

7. Blue Mountains Off The Beaten Track 4WD Day Adventure Wildlife + River Cruise

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  8-10 hours | ✅ Book it!

This Blue Mountains Off The Beaten Track 4WD Day Adventure Wildlife is perfect for adventure travellers who are looking to get off the beaten track and explore the rugged beauty of Blue Mountains.

Feel the thrill of driving a four-wheel drive vehicle through winding trails, while exploring hidden gems and secret spots that never make it on the tourist maps.

With your private guide as your companion, you can explore waterfalls, enjoy sweeping views of the countryside and even get up close and personal with local wildlife – like koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park! Get ready for a wild ride!

“This trip was a perfect introduction to the Blue Mountains. Antoine was very knowledgeable about the area and was very receptive to questions. If you want to access lookouts with beautiful views away from the tour bus crowds, I highly recommend this tour.” -Tripadvisor Reviewer (Read more reviews)

Important details

  • Start time:  9:30am – silver Toyota land cruiser will pick you up.
  • Duration:  8-10 hours
  • Includes: 4WD Off Road Tour. Fully guided Adventure with an Experienced Certified Outdoor Instructor. Bottled water. General Survival Skills (Optional). Swimming under wild waterfall.(Depends on the weather, it’s optional). Wildlife encounter.

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Grose Valley from Govetts Leap Lookout near Blackheath overlooking the majestic Blue Mountains NSW Australia

blue mountain day trips from sydney

Blue Mountains day trips are a popular destination for adventure travelers from Sydney. Whether you’re looking for one day tours from Sydney or more extended excursions, Blue Mountains offers a variety of activities and attractions that can appeal to any traveler.

A day trip to the Blue Mountains is perfect for travelers who want to experience the beauty of the region without having to commit to a full weekend away from Sydney.

Wonder how to get to the Blue Mountains from Sydney? You have several options: hire a tour guide and join an organized bus tour, take public transportation (train or bus) from Sydney, or drive yourself and explore at your own pace.

Once there, visitors can take part in activities like canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding and bushwalking. There are also plenty of great spots for photo ops. No matter how you choose to spend your time in the Blue Mountains, this is sure to be an unforgettable adventure!

FAQs About blue mountain day trips from sydney

What activities can I do on the Blue Mountain day trip?

On a Blue Mountain day trip from Sydney, you can explore scenic lookouts, take leisurely bushwalks through eucalyptus forests, visit quaint mountain villages, sample fresh produce, and even try some adventurous activities like abseiling or rock-climbing.

How long is the drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains?

Depending on traffic conditions, it usually takes around two hours by car to reach the Blue Mountains National Park from Sydney. All of our day trips include convenient shuttle buses for a stress-free trip.

Is the Blue Mountains suitable for children?

Absolutely! The Blue Mountains are a fantastic destination for all ages; there’s something for everyone! Kids will love exploring all the walking trails and looking out for native wildlife. Plus many of our tours include lunch at family-friendly cafes and restaurants.

🤩 The Blue Mountains is a MUST see for travellers coming to Sydney for a few days.

Final Thoughts: tours to blue mountains from sydney

Blue mountains are an adventure-lover’s dream! With its lush forests and stunning scenery, there’s plenty to explore. Taking a tour of the Blue Mountains from Sydney is the perfect way for adventurous travellers to get a real taste of what this natural wonderland has to offer.

Booking a tour from our vetted recommendations will ensure you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget. With knowledgeable guides, delicious food, and unbeatable views, you won’t regret it. So don’t wait – book now and start your own Blue Mountains adventure today!

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