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Go Local in the Blue Mountains/Day Tour

Don’t know what to do with a full day in Sydney? How does a visit to the famous Blue Mountains sound? Join this Blue Mountains Day tour to see the world-famous Three Sisters, Scenic World, breathtaking lookouts with amazing views and photo opportunities and last but not least, make your way back to Sydney on a river cruise.

Travel like a Sydney local, using the world’s largest rail network to take you from the heritage listed Country Rail Terminal to Katoomba.

The World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park is a mountainous region located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney’s metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres west of the city.

The Blue Mountains had already been inhabited for several millennia by the Gundungurra people, and, in the lower Blue Mountains, by the Darug people prior to European arrival in Australia.

First named the Carmarthen and Lansdowne Hills by Arthur Phillip in 1788, were later called the “Blue Mountains”, due to the blue tinge the range takes on when viewed from a distance.

On our environmentally friendly tour of the area, you will be able to enjoy it as a local and experience the region as Australians have the last hundred years. During our tour, we ensure that our clients are given the correct guidance to minimise the impact on the environment and respect the natural wonders of the area. This trip has a strong focus on exploring natural wonders with the aim of fostering a love of and respect for the environment and subsequently, conservation in the areas visited.

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Highlights

  • Explore the famed Blue Mountains like a Sydney local visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
  • Skip the air-conditioned coaches and limousines  – travel by world-class Sydney Rail Network
  • Find out why the Blue Mountains has a mesmerising hold on locals, interstate visitors and overseas tourists alike
  • Take your sweet time exploring the  at your own pace Scenic World attractions
  • Pose at Echo Point and snap your most epic selfie ever with the Three Sisters
  • End your day with a scenic Parramatta river cruise to Sydney Harbour passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

 

The Tour

Experience spectacular scenery, wildlife, plant life and fresh mountain air. You will spend a full day exploring the Blue Mountains region in a sustainable and environmental friendly tour.

Explore one of Australia’s top landmarks as a local as our day will start by hopping on a train. Train travel is a relaxing way to travel to the Blue Mountains (locals have been doing it the last 100 years) and your local guide will point out the sightseeing options along the way.

We’ll hop off at Katoomba, the chief town of the City of Blue Mountains. Katoomba, which is perched on the edge of a 170-metre cliff, is the home of Echo Point and the famous Three Sisters and has been a popular bushwalking area for nearly 170 years.

We will walk around the town, enjoy a coffee at a heritage listed venue, admire the Jamison Valley from  Echo Point, take photos of the best known natural formations in the mountains – The Three Sisters, descend into the Jamison Valley (there are approximately 996 stairs and it is steep) and take in great views of Mt Solitary and the magnificent Katoomba Falls.

At the bottom, we follow the Scenic Walkway, a boardwalk that will take us through ancient rainforest dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. Next, we will make our way along the track, looking out for the old coal mine still and the old coal trucks, to the Scenic Railway bottom platform for a ride back up on the train.

Conclude your day with a trip to Sydney Harbour, unwinding on an afternoon cruise along the Parramatta River back to Circular Quay city centre.

TOUR DETAILS

  • Price: $770 for 1-2 people. $990 for 3-4 people.
  • Location: Meet at the Customer Service Centre, located on the Grand Concourse at Central Station. (Please arrive 20′ minutes prior departure).
  • Departure time: 8.00am sharp.  Finish around 6 pm, Circular Quay Sydney
  • Duration: 10 hours

        What’s included

  • Local licensed guide
  • Enjoy the Informative commentary of your Ringer* tour guide
  • You’ll get a vocabulary lesson on Aussie slang throughout the tour
  • Appreciate the coffee/tea stop at Katoomba
  • Opal Card (if required)
  • Photo opportunity at the world-famous 3 Sisters and Jamieson Valley as your backdrop

          What isn’t included

  • Entrance fees
  • Scenic World – allow $40 per person
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages (not mentioned)
  • Gratuities/Tips (optional)
  • Coffee/tea purchases
  • Food purchases
  • Drink purchases
  • hotel pick-up & drop-off:
  • Group bookings only by request

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Notes & Clarifications

Keep in mind that if you select a private tour, it is possible to customise it to meet your desires.

Should you want to change the itinerary please do not hesitate to contact us by sending us a request through the inquiry form.

Weather: In the event of potential inclement weather, the threat of weather or natural disasters, on the day of a scheduled tour, the tour will be cancelled or postponed. For more info: Booking Terms and Conditions

Dress Code: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera! And an umbrella just in case!

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many world destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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Office phone number: +61414983091
Email address: hello@golocaltours.com.au

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