Blue Mountains Tour Sydney with Featherdale Wildlife Park, and River Cruise
Tour Code BMF
Winter Saving (was $145 now $109 Adults)
Tour Code BMF
Winter Saving (was $145 now $109 Adults)
Chance to meet and chat with others on the tour
Plenty of space and comfort for you to have a great day out
You are able to access more remote lookouts and narrow roads
This is a small tour of the magnificent Blue Mountains including the award winning, Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to only Australian Native animals. We visit remote lookouts with stunning views, including Lincolns Rock at Kings Tableland where you will find some old aboriginal spear sharpening grooves.
We have a lunch break in Katoomba where you will have an abundence of cafes to pick from followed by a stroll around the shops.
There are more lookouts after lunch including Echo Point, home to the Three Sisters with some short scenic cliff top walks.
Later in the afternoon we return down the Blue Mountains to join a Ferry at Olympic Park for a leisurely river cruise back to Circular Quay, in the heart of the city, arriving 5.45pm.
If we have time we will have a brief stop as we pass by the Olympic Games Village from 2000. It is now a spectacular suburb of Sydney.
was $145 now $109 adults* Child $99
* Discount price for all July and August tour bookings
- Small Group Tour accessing some amazing scenic lookouts.
- Modern Luxury smaller Mini Coach and experienced guide read more……
- Stop in Katoomba at one of the many food outlets for your choice of lunch
- A visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park the best in Sydney for Native Australian Animals
- River Cruise Ferry down the Parramatta River back to the city late afternoon
For further information about this tour, click on the + icon to right of each heading below.
Benefits of a Small Group Tour
On our Blue Mountains Day Tour there will be around 10 occasions when you will be getting on the bus and the same 10 occasions for getting off. Each of these takes a few minutes. If we allow 2 minutes getting on and 2 minutes getting off, that is a total of 40 minutes per day. If you are on a larger bus, this activity is more like 5 mins and for the very large coaches it can be 8 to 10 minutes. This could be 8 or 12 times at up to 10 minutes each time totalling something like 1 ½ to 2 hours or more. It is a large time user that eats into your day
Having Lunch can also be time expensive and this is where more time savings can be made. We pre order our lunch option so it is ready when we arrive. Saves time, is very time effective, and again, allowing more sightseeing.
There are many benefits of a small bus tour
- Small group is easier to manage and more personal
- Easy to disembark and re board the Mini Bus in a limited time.
- This means you can experience a lot more and not feel hounded all day.
|Bondi Junction||Corner Oxford and Newlands St||6.45am|
|Kings Cross||Bayswater Hotel, 17 Bayswater Rd||6.55am|
|Holiday Inn Kings Cross||Go to Bayswater Hotel 17 Bayswater Rd||6.55am|
|Devere Hotel||Macleay St Bus Stop Opposite Hotel||7.00am|
|Woolloomoolloo||Shell Service Station Cowper Wharf Rd||7.05am|
|Bayswater Hotel||Corner William and Riley St||7.10am|
|Stellar Hotel||4 Wentworth Ave||7.15am|
|Cambridge Hotel||212 Riley Street Surry Hills||7.15am|
|Capitol Theatre||13 Campbell St Haymarket||7.20am|
|Holiday Inn Darling Harbour||68 Harbour Street||7.25am|
|Mercure Sydney||820 George Street||7.25am|
|Wake Up Hostel||509 Pitt Street||7.30am|
|Ibis Darling Harbour||70 Murray St||7.30am|
|Sofotel Sydney||Darling Harbour||7.30am|
|Oaks Goldsborough||243 Pyrmont Street||7.30am|
|Ibis World Square||382 Pitt St||7.35am|
|Rydges World Square||389 Pitt St||7.35am|
|Meriton World Square||95 Liverpool St||7.35am|
|Meriton||528 Kent St||7.35am|
|Adina||511 Kent st||7.35am|
|Hilton Hotel||Pitt St Entrance||7.40am|
|Swiss Hotel||68 Market St||7.40am|
|Sheraton Grand||Meet at Swiss Hotel 68 Market St||7.40am|
|Sofitel Sydney Wentworth||61-101 Phillip Street||7.45am|
|Sydney Harbour Marriott||30 Pitt St||7.50am|
|York Street Apartments||5 York Street ( Corner of Jamison St)||7.55am|
|North Sydney Post Office||92 Pacific Hwy North Sydney||8.05am|
What to Bring.
Non Slip Shoes or runners,
This are a numerous cafés and food outlets at both Leura and in Katoomba. We visit one or the other depending on the number of tourists on the mountains. WE drop you off in a safe location and then collect you after an hour, time for some window shopping.
BMF Tour Itinerary
The BMF Tour and BMFR tours are very similar. They both go to Featherdale Wildlife Park and do the Ferry Cruise back to the city.
The difference is that the BMFR includes the 3 Scenic World Rides in the late morning whereas the BMF Tour does some more Sightseeing for that 1 hour
Both tours leave the city around 8am and cross the Harbour Bridge travelling to the Blue Mountains. On the way we stop at Glenbrook for morning tea and a visit to the Blue Mountains Visitor centre which has a large range of souvenirs, post cards and books on the Mountains from the early history to the present day.
After a short break we continue up the mountains passing through some smaller villages to our first lookout at Kings Tableland and a remote cliff top lookout, Lincoln’s Rock. There is a lot of Geological evidence at this site of the history of the birth of the Blue Mountains dating back millions of years.
Next this Blue Mountains Tour travels to Echo Point around 11.00am for around 30 minutes before we take those on the Scenic World Rides around to the Skyway Cable Car which traverses the Valley above Katoomba Falls to Scenic World where the Scenic Railway and The Cable Way are located. All 3 rides take about an hour in total. Those not doing the rides will do more sightseeing and lookouts.
Around noon we all catch up again and go to the main street of Katoomba where there are many small food outlets in one small area to minimize the walking and find an easy lunch followed by an easy stroll around the shops. Duration is about 45 minutes to one hour.
After Lunch there is more sightseeing until we leave the top of the Blue Mountains at around 2 pm and drive back towards Sydney where our next stop is Featherdale wildlife Park, the best small Australian Native animal enclosures which is easy to walk around and check out all the animals you have wanted to see with Koalas, Kangaroos Tasmanian Devils and Wombats being the popular.
We leave here at around 4.15pm and go Olympic Park, home of the 2000 Olympics. Time permitting, we will have a short tour through the village before arriving at the Olympic Park Wharf to Board a 5.10 pm Rivercat Ferry for a cruise back to the city arriving Circular Quay at 5.45pm where your Tour concludes.
Cancellation Policy and Information
24 hours from Departure time i.e. 8.am day before at the latest. All bookings are confirmed by return email. If you fail to board the bus at the designated location and time then you are a “no show” and there is no refund. It is best to plan to be at the correct location 10 to 15 minutes early. Have your mobile phone “SWITCHED ON” All children must have a seat Not suitable for children under 5 years Bring a warm jacket.
Includes Featherdale Wildlife Park
Featherdale is the best small Wildlife Park in Australia and home for Australian Native Animals and amazing colourful bird life from all over the Australian Continent.
All the animals are native to the Australian bush and are housed in an excellent wild life park where they are well looked after. We have an afternoon visit for around an hour’s duration where you will have an “up close and personal” experience with the “inhabitants.”
Our visit is for around one hour or so, long enough to experience the wombats, wallabies, koalas dingoes Tasmanian devils, quolls, bandicoots emus and kangaroos and numerous other residents as you wander around the park. There is an exhibition of the most dangerous snakes in the enclosure plus hundreds of birds