10-hour tour by car covering heritage, culture, mountains and wildlife
The Blue Mountains is a World Heritage listed region with spectacular scenery and charming mountain villages. We drive to the highest point at Katoomba, which is approximately two hours from Sydney.
We pass through mountain country, passing through the small towns to several spectacular lookout points, including Echo Point's Scenic World cable car, mountain railway and gondola. Here you can walk through the dense forest on the valley floor. We can also visit the Waradah Aboriginal Centre at Echo Point.
We'll have lunch at Echoes Restaurant overlooking the spectacular Jamison Valley.
Returning from the top of Blue Mountains we can stop en route at either the historic Norman Lindsay Gallery in Springwood or the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside. Featherdale is an award winning wildlife park which is a great place to get up close to native Australian animals, including having your photo taken with a Koala. Here Kangaroos, Wallabies and Emus roam free. Vehicle hire included.
Here is an indicative itinerary, but this can be varied according to conditions on the day and your wishes.
8am-10am Pickup at inner city hotel or cruise terminal and drive to Blue Mountains.
10am-12pm Scenic World for Cable Car, Gondola Skyway and scenic mountain railway. Ride on the Scenic Railway to the bottom of the Jamison Valley with easy walks of 30-45 minutes on the boardwalk through beautiful bushland and old mines.
12pm-1pm Experience spectacular views from Echo Point and visit Waradah Aboriginal Art Gallery and Performance Centre.
1pm-2pm Lunch at Echoes Restaurant overlooking the spectacular Jamison Valley.
2pm-3pm Drive to Featherdale.
3pm-5pm Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park 0R Norman Lindsay Galley OR Trees Adventure.
5pm-6pm Return to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We'll meet at your city hotel, cruise ship terminal, the airport or as agreed. I'll be wearing my IATG professional guide name tag.
End location: We'll end at your hotel, cruise ship terminal, the airport or as agreed.
Duration: 10 hours
Tours are conducted in a modern, accredited and insured 4 seater sedan or 4-5 seater SUV or an 7 seater mini bus. Vehicle quality upgrade can be requested if desired.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Aud - * Scenic World Multi-Pass: Cable Car, Gondola, Railway = A$38pp (optional),
* Featherdale Wildlife Park = A$16 Children (to 16) A$28 Adults (optional),
* Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum = A$12 (optional)
* Trees Adventure = A$25 Kids A$35 Teens A$40 Adults (optional)
* Morning Tea = A$5-A$10 per person (optional)
* Lunch = A$30+ per person (optional)
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We had Stephen in a previous tour of Sydney so when we returned to Sydney we schedule him to show us the Blue Mountains. He planned a tour that included the visit to the Blue Mountains, Echo Point for lunch and the featherdale zoo to see Koalas. The best place to take a picture with them. The Tour was organized in such a way we did not had to wait in line for all the activities. The pictures and places were spectacular. It was a sunny day. We recommend him for any tour in Sydney. Thanks.