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From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World, Zoo, & Ferry Tour

1. From Sydney: Blue Mountains, Scenic World, Zoo, & Ferry Tour

Embark on a guided trip to the Blue Mountains on a full-day minivan tour from Sydney. Visit multiple lookouts and take in the views of Jamison Valley. Ride the world's steepest railway and visit Sydney Zoo. Your first port of call will be at Echo Point, where you will have the closest and best view of the Three Sisters. Witness the blue haze and the vast expanse of the Jamison Valley, and experience for yourself the raw magic the Blue Mountains create. Next, visit Scenic World and dare yourself to ride the steepest railway in the world. The trains drive down with an incline of 52-64 degrees, but the views from the top are also spectacular. The Scenic Cableway & Skyway offers magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the Valley. After, visit the quaint village of Leura. Explore the boutique store and enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (at your own expense). On the way back to Sydney, venture to the Western Plains to visit Sydney Zoo — Sydney’s ultimate wildlife experience. See a koala or a wallaby with an amazing nocturnal enclosure of Australian mammals and reptiles. Sydney Zoo not only provides a huge range of Australian animals but also animals from all over the world. Your trip to Sydney is not complete without a ferry ride on the Parramatta River to Circular Quay. Travel under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House before disembarking at Circular Quay where your tour will conclude in the late afternoon.

Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

2. Sydney: Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park Day Trip

A visit to Sydney is not complete without a tour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. This private tour full-day tour incorporates both the majestic Blue Mountains and a unique experience with Australian wildlife. Informative commentary throughout the day will focus on the flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains, its unique formation and the local culture of the area. As a general itinerary, after pick up from hotel, we make our first stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park when the animals are often at their most active. Your guide will lead you through this mostly indigenous animal attraction. There will be the opportunity to feed a range of wallabies and kangaroos as well as have a photo taken with a koala (own expense). We then make our way into the scenic Blue Mountains and be immersed in their unique beauty and formation at a series of popular as well as lesser-known lookouts. Depending on the group's preference, lunch is taken at either the small town of Leura or Echo Point. The afternoon offers a range of activities including further photo opportunities at waterfalls and cascades, easy bushwalks or shopping at Leura before we venture back down the mountain. The day concludes with guests being returned to their hotel at around 4 pm. Experienced local tour guide provides informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. All tours are private so no wasting time picking up other passengers from around the city as well as the option to customize the day's activities to best suit your group.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Tour with Dinner

3. Sydney: Blue Mountains Nature Tour with Dinner

Enjoy a photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. Stop at three amazing lookouts, each just a short walk from the vehicle. Listen to the sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 90-minute bush walk into Wentworth Falls and two other 20 minute walks. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours at your own expense. After the group reunites you'll visit two spectacular lookouts before returning to Echo Point to view the Three Sisters as the sun sets. The final remote lookout looks west over the Megalong Valley to watch the last rays of sunlight. Finally, relax at a local restaurant and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

From Sydney: Boutique Uncharted Blue Mountains Tour

4. From Sydney: Boutique Uncharted Blue Mountains Tour

Your day starts with the spectacular views offered from Wentworth Falls, overlooking the Jamison Valley. Here you have time to wander the many walks on offer.  At lunch time visit one of the Mountain villages of Katoomba, Leura, or Blackheath with plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops, and galleries to visit. After, continue the journey to discover the Blue Mountains. Options include short guided bush walks, and an abundance of lookouts over the Jamison, Grose, and Megalong Valleys. Next, head down from the mountains for a hands-on Australian native wildlife encounter and the chance to pat a Koala and feed Kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park! Return to Sydney in your luxury tour vehicle.

From Sydney: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Bushwalks

5. From Sydney: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Bushwalks

Take the hassle out of planning and organizing your own day trip to the Blue Mountains with this private day trip for you and your group only. Your day starts with convenient pickup from your hotel or accommodation, before heading west towards the Great Dividing Range. Depending on your preferences, when passing through western Sydney you can take 1.5 hours at either Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to the largest collection of Australian native animals in the world, or Sydney Zoo, Sydney's newest animal sanctuary with both native and exotic animals. Both offer the chance to see all your favourite animals up close and interact directly with some truly iconic Aussie creatures, including koalas, kangaroos, and many more. Further west the journey follows the Great Western Highway, the same route taken by Aboriginals for thousands of years. Once in the mountains, enjoy some time for bushwalking, waterfalls, and lookouts. While hiking, keep an eye out for colourful birds, unique animal life, and dramatic canyons and cliffs. Your expert guide will point out interesting natural formations, and provide commentary throughout the day. Choose from an array of different dining options for lunch. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the national park, a table at a great local cafe, a bistro meal in an Aussie pub, or a gourmet experience in a prestigious restaurant. After lunch you'll head to Echo Point, which provides the best view of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley to hear the Aboriginal story of creation. Optional free time for you to visit Scenic World for the Discovery pass taking in the three rides (at own expense) or you can go on another beautiful bushwalk. After this adventurous day, your driver/guide will safely deliver you back to your pickup address or drop you off on route if preferred.

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What people are saying about Echo Point Lookout

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 855 reviews

Can’t say enough good things about this tour! Our guide, Scotty, really made the trip. He was so informative about the areas we went and extremely friendly and fun! Gorgeous views at echo point of three sisters, fun on the rides at scenic world, lunch in the cute town of Leura, petting kangaroos and pictures with koalas at the Sydney Zoo, and a ferry ride back to Sydney going under the Harbour bridge with views of the opera house. Perfect day!

Great day in the Blue Mountains! Ronnie was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and let our family set a pace that worked well for us. We also loved stopping at Featherdale first thing in the morning before all the crowds and fed the wallabys.

Great experience, Terry was very knowledgeable about everything to do with the Blue Mountains, and also very entertaining. Was a fab day will treasure my memories, not bad photographer either.

Since the rest of the group canceled I got a private tour from Terry. great local guy. he told a lot and selected the best spots for the pictures. Highly recommended including dinner.

It was very fun hiking with Scotty ! He shared a lot of info with us, beyond the tour’s scope and we learned a lot of great things about Australia’s history.