Our Blue Mountains tour Sydney is an opportunity to visit this amazing wilderness at our city’s doorstep. The Blue Mountains area is an amazing world heritage listed wilderness at the door of a world-class city of 5 million people (only 70kms from the CBD). The UNESCO World-Heritage Listed National Park is mostly virgin bush, lush forests and breathtaking views. It covers an area of 2690 square kilometres and is larger than the country of Luxembourg. The Greater Blue Mountains area at 11,400 square kilometres is larger than countries such as Lebanon and Jamaica. Explorers and convict labour carved out access to the area roughly 200 years ago. Many of its roads utilise the beautiful Hawkesbury sandstone that abounds in the area. Back then it took 21 days to travel from the CBD. The route now takes an easy hour and a half by road or rail.
The area is a treasure trove of natural beauty and adventure. With a unique blend of iconic landmarks, modern attractions, and ancient wonders, this region continues to captivate visitors from around the world. Whether you seek outdoor adventure, or a quiet retreat, the area has something for everyone, making it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the wonders of Australia.
Come with us and let us show you a part of our stunning backyard, a stone’s throw from Sydney.
Wonderful nature experience
The hilly sandstone national park feature one of the world’s largest eucalyptus forests with beautiful steep yellow Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, deep green forested valleys and fresh clean mountain air. The name of the area comes from the slight azure blue colour seen from a distance, as a result of the forest’s evaporating eucalyptus oil. The national park sports a great diversity of wildlife including flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world. In addition to possibly seeing kangaroos, you may be lucky enough to see goannas, black or sulphur crested cockatoos, rosellas, rainbow lorikeets or other Australian fauna.
Stunning nature and views
We stop at excellent viewpoints to look out over the valley floor and brilliantly coloured sandstone cliff walls. Here we see amazing landscapes, breath-taking scenery, possibly see some kangaroos, native birds (including cockatoos, magpies, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, galahs and king parrots) and other wildlife. People come to admire, bushwalk, orienteer, rock climb, abseil, mountain bike, horse ride and basically get back to nature. Its clean air and natural beauty are a drawcard for people from all over the world. Katoomba, the area’s largest town, is home to Scenic World. Here we experience, the world’s steepest railway, an ex mining railway. We also walk around the base of the valley and some views with a difference. We take the steep railway in and the cableway out and offer the opportunity to take the skyway for a different perspective on the surrounding landscape.
Three Sisters Rock Formations
There are a number of sights that one must see when coming to see Sydney’s azure coloured Mountains. These sights form stops on our tour. The area is home to the Three Sisters, a rugged formation of three rocky outcrops that stand side by side. The Three Sisters is perhaps the most iconic and recognizable feature of the Mountains area. This striking rock formation, standing tall and proud, is a symbol of the region.
According to Indigenous Australian folklore, the Three Sisters were three beautiful sisters turned to stone for their own protection. Dreamtime legend tells of three sisters named Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo. In the legend, the young girls fell in love with men from another tribe but the relationships were expressly forbidden. To protect the sisters from harm, they were turned to stone! We observe them from the Echo Point Lookout, offering visitors a stunning panoramic view of the Jamison Valley and surrounding cliffs.
From here, we see how the valley was created as the sandstone sides gave way. Another point of interest is Wentworth Falls. Wentworth Falls is a spectacular natural attraction that combines the grandeur of the Mountains with the serenity of cascading waterfalls. A series of lookouts, including the popular Wentworth Falls Lookout, offer visitors views of the majestic falls as they plunge into the valley below. The area is also a fantastic starting point for various bushwalks, providing visitors with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the lush surroundings.
Both Echo Point and Wentworth Falls provide us with the spectacular views of the sandstone cliffs the area is famous for.
Our Blue Mountains Tour Sydney is completely customisable
This Blue Mountains Tour is completely yours and we can either design a tour for you or you can tell us where you wish to go. We can tailor it for those who wish to walk challenging trails or those with young kids or seniors in their party. We can increase or decrease the amount of walking. The choice is yours.
We have two standard options.
The first, our Blue Mountains Tour Highlights includes:
- Wentworth Falls
- Echo Point
- Scenic World (Skyway, steepest railway and cableway
Our second option includes a stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park.
We can also arrange to take you on one of our Sydney tours to Jenolan Caves to experience a guided cave tour by a specialist cave guide.
• Echo Point (and The Three Sisters)
Echo Point is a highlight on any trip to the Blue Mountains. This provides a stop to see the amazing colours of the sandstone cliffs as well as a rock formation known as the ‘Three Sisters’ which appears as three sandstone roughly pillar shaped sandstone rocks. This is what the area is known for in terms of scenery.
• Wentworth Falls
Wentworth Falls offers spectacular views of the waterfall and sandstone escarpment with an option to walk to the top of the waterfall. Lyre birds and parrots are occasionally seen in the area.
• Scenic railway, Skyway and cable car
The scenic railway takes you to the base of the forest floor and offers the steepest railway in the world at a 52 degree incline, allowing you to look directly down upon the valley far below. Here we see some century old fig trees and ferns who species date back to the days of the dinosaurs as well as the entrance to an old previously used mine. To get back up again, the cable car is a nice option. Then we will cross from one side of the valley to the other using the Skyway. We include the cost of all three rides in your tour price. We can also collect you from the other side when you take the scenic Skyway.
• Featherdale Wildlife Park
Featherdale Wildlife Park specialises in Australian native wildlife and has all your favourites including kangaroos, koalas, echidna, wombats, saltwater crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, emu, wallabies, quokkas, dingo, etc. Here, for an additional fee, you can even pat a koala and feed kangaroos. Our tour price includes entrance to Featherdale Wildlife Park (2nd option above).
• Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves offers a large limestone cave area on the far side of the Mountains where it is possible to take guided tours of some caves and we may see some wild kangaroos. Because we only use small vehicles, we can use alternative routes to access the caves when the main road closes as happens from time to time, although this can add significant travel time. Beneath the surface, Jenolan Caves is a labyrinth of underground chambers adorned with stunning limestone formations. These caves, the oldest open caves in the world, are a testament to the beauty that can be found beneath the earth’s crust. Guided tours lead you through several of the caves, and we can arrange to have you there for one of these tours.
What to bring with you on your Blue Mountains Sydney tour
Bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, water bottle and a jacket. At over one kilometre above sea level, it is generally about 6 degrees cooler that Sydney city.
To request information about our Sydney Mountains tour or any of our other tours, please contact us.