Blue Mountains in Style
Sit back and relax with a small group in the comfort of your mini-coach, as you travel to the amazing Blue Mountains. Your Driver Guide will provide details of the day’s itinerary while you enjoy the journey west.
First up is the charming village of Leura. Its one of several villages in the Blue Mountains that perfectly captures the spirit of the region – fresh mountain air and stunning scenery. Its pretty, tree-lined main street is great for browsing through antique shops, art galleries and bookstores – before enjoying complimentary morning tea at one of the cafés.
The Three Sisters
See the imposing Three Sisters, a great photo opportunity. According to Aboriginal legend, this unusual rock formation represents three sisters who were turned to stone. They stand an incredible 922, 918 and 906 metres respectively and are an amazing sight as the sun shifts to cast magnificent colours across the rock face.
Scenic World Option
Located in southern Katoomba, Scenic World provides the ideal location to experience all that the Blue Mountains has to offer. It’s like nowhere else on earth with its 360° views of this incredible landscape. Experience the world’s steepest railway – nothing short of thrilling! (See panel at right.)
From Scenic World you’ll be treated to a spectacular view. This mountainous World Heritage region covers an area of up to 10,000 square kilometres and features dramatic cliffs, deep canyons and lush vegetation, particularly eucalypt. When first discovered by the European visitors, the Blue Mountains had already been home to the Gundungurra people for what is believed to be millions of years and evidence of their culture and spirituality can be found throughout the region.
Lunch in Wentworth Falls
The Conservation Hut Café is located at the Valley of the Waters in Wentworth Falls. Come and enjoy a hearty lunch on the large open verandah and marvel at the stunning views of the Jamison Valley or in winter inside around the cosy log fire.
Included Meals: Lunch
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Embark on a unique journey, discovering over three hundred species of Australia’s diverse wildlife in a natural bush setting, at the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park. Hand-feed a kangaroo, wallaby or emu and enjoy a face-to-face encounter with one of the friendly koalas - among one of Australia’s largest private collections of native animals and bird life.
Parramatta River Cruise Option
You have the option to escape the city traffic on your return to the city. Board your cruise and relax as you make your way down the Parramatta River, admiring waterside suburbs and scenery along the way, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge before arriving at Circular Quay, where your Small Group tour concludes.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 10 hours
Daily from 6.50am, Sydney
(earlier (pick-ups at selected hotels)
6:00pm approximately, Sydney
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Morning Tea
- Entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
|10.15am||Leura (morning tea)|
|1.00pm||Conservation Hut (lunch)|
|3.30pm||Featherdale Wildlife Park|
|5.05pm||River cruise (optional add-on)|
Scenic World Rides (+R)
With the Unlimited Discovery Pass ride the steepest incline Railway in the world down to a hidden valley. Glide out on the Cableway for panoramic views. Then ride the Skyway 370 metres above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls.
Parramatta River Cruise (+C)
End your day with a relaxing cruise down the Parramatta River on your return into Sydney Harbour. You’ll disembark at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Crescent on Bayswater||Front of Hotel||6.50am|
|Four Points Sheraton||Front of Hotel||8.10am|
|Four Seasons||Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance||7.55am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||7.30am|
|Intercontinental Hotel||Macquarie Street entrance||7.45am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.10am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.20am|
|Rydges World Square||Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance||7.25am|
|Shangri-La Hotel||Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance||8.00am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7.40am|
|Sydney Harbour Marriott||Front of Hotel||7.50am|
|Swissotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7.30|
In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.
Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.
Find your hotel pick up time
The reason for the name ‘Blue Mountains’ is because of the blue haze produced by the oil from the Eucalyptus trees.
The Greater Blue Mountains Area was unanimously listed as a World Heritage Area by UNESCO on 29 November 2000, becoming the fourth area in New South Wales to be listed.
The Greater Blue Mountains Area is inhabited by over 400 different forms of animals. Among them are rare species like Spotted-tailed Quoll, the Koala and the yellow-bellied glider.