• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Escape Sydney’s urban bustle for a day to explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains. Soak up panoramic views of eucalyptus forests, and learn the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations. Explore the charming mountain town of Leura, and catch sight of koalas and kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Plus, you can upgrade to include a ride on a cableway or railway at Scenic World.


  • Blue Mountains day trip from Sydney
  • Take a scenic drive along the winding Cliff Drive into the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Megalong Valley
  • Visit the quaint mountain villages of Leura and Katoomba
  • See Australia's native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park

What You Can Expect

Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney

Blue Mountains

Part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Blue Mountains National Park offers a spectacular natural playground just 1.5 hours from Sydney. Your 9.5-hour wilderness tour begins with an 8 a.m. pickup at your Sydney hotel and a drive across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

See the park’s ancient plateaus and valleys come into view along the spectacular Cliff Drive. Visit Scenic World, at the edge of the park near Katoomba, where you can ride the world’s steepest passenger railway, and get an aerial park view from a gondola skyway (if option selected, see Itinerary below for details). Take in panoramic views of the Megalong Valley and the Three Sisters rock formation, and hear the Aboriginal legends associated with the awe-inspiring landscape.

For a taste of mountain culture, visit the charming township of Leura. Browse antique shops, indulge your sweet tooth with authentic international treats at The Candy Store, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense, or included if you choose the lunch option; see Itinerary for a sample menu). 

After lunch, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park to see native Australian animals. Snap pictures of kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas, and observe exotic birds in a natural bush setting.

Afterward, relax on the scenic return drive to Sydney, where your full-day tour concludes with hotel drop-off in the early evening around 5:30 p.m.


Customer Reviews

Donald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour! Unfortunately, fog in the mountains obscured most views. Walked the paths on valley floor which were great. Wildlife park and tour narratives were excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This trip was wonderfully. The trip was very professional, and our driver was really good at keeping us entertained during the trip.

Jacquelyn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Gorgeous! Definitely worth the trip! Feeding kangaroos was a highlight. Plus Scenic World was amazing!

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a great tour that really shows you a beautiful piece of Australia. I would definitely recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful tour of the Blue Mountains. Good way to see a lot in one day. It is a full day but well worth it.

Laquita Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a great tour. The scenery was awesome looking over the Blue Mountains. The trams and the cable car felt safe as we were co concerned. Our bus driver was wonderful as he was very informative about the city, culture and venues. The lunch was also a good value. We would recommend this tour to everyone.

Michelle A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time on this tour! I really wish I could remember the bus driver's name - he was wonderful. Knew so much history of the area. We liked that there were multiple stops, and we got see a variety of things.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent arrangement. Driver Danny arrived at pickup time of 7:00AM and was a great guide. Would recommend to anybody planning on this trip. The lunch arrangement was good and they accommodated my wifes vegetarian requests.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

great tour would do it again

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Four of us went on the tour, we were picked up on time from a nearby hotel, the guide and the driver were a comedy double act which made for an entertaining day. The trip was well planned and professionally run and was excellent value. The bus was very comfortable, the lunch was good and well organised. The venues were stunning. Once again viator has exceeded our expectations .

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