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Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

1. Sydney: Blue Mountain Sunset, Bushwalk & Wilderness Tour

Leave Sydney and begin your day of exploration by journeying to the Blue Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area, on a comfortable bus. Explore the park on a guided bushwalk, visit local towns, and marvel at your stunning surroundings, as your guide gives you informative commentary. Known for its stunning display of natural beauty and vast rainforests clad in eucalyptus trees, the Blue Mountains are over 100 million years old and span over thousands of hectares. The combination of the scorching Australian sun and fine oil mist from the eucalyptus leaves gives off a distinctive blue haze, earning The Blue Mountains their name. Your first stop is in the quaint town of Glenbrook, where you can enjoy a coffee or a quick snack before making your way to Euroka. Truly an authentic Australian experience, Euroka is campground near Glenbrook that is ideal for spotting native wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch here before beginning your guided walk to Wentworth Falls. Appreciate the stunning surroundings on this hour walk through the bush. Marvel at the spectacular views from Wentworth falls and make your way along the stunning forests of Jamison Valley. Make your way to the locality’s iconic landmark, the Three Sisters rock formation. This is the ideal spot to capture photos of the Sisters whilst avoiding the morning crowds. Keep a close eye out for some of Australia's most iconic and unique wildlife here. As you come to the end of your tour, head to a secret sunset location for spectacular and undisturbed panoramic views. Witness the dazzling range of colors on display and experience the magic and charm of the mountains in the golden hour before sunset, before returning to your starting point.

Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

2. Sydney: Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, and Kanangra Lookout

Take a full-day tour to discover the stunning landscape of the Blue Mountains and visit some of the region’s natural highlights. Your day begins with pickup at your hotel in Sydney in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Head towards the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, and relax during the drive there. Visit the incredible Jenolan Caves, the oldest discovered open caves in the world. Learn about and explore this outstanding limestone cave system, dating back 360 million years. Discover what the caves might have been used for throughout the ages. Next, enjoy a walking tour of the Blue Mountains to see the most scenic spots, including the Grand Arch. Admire stunning waterfalls and glistening blue pools as you learn about native flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Stop at the breathtaking Kanangra Lookout where you can appreciate the unforgettable views. As you walk through this unique landscape, your certified outdoor guide will teach you the basics of essential outdoor survival skills. At the end of an incredible day out, you’ll be dropped off back in Sydney.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

3. Sydney: Blue Mountains Glow Worm Adventure by Night

Following collection from your Sydney accommodation, begin your truly extraordinary adventure into the Blue Mountains. This thrilling thrilling experience sees you guided on a bush walk through the forest during the evening - equipped with headlights. Your evening hike leads to a cave, which includes a waterfall. There you can encounter native glow worms, candescent like a starry night. As you travel to and from the cave, be on the lookout for other forms of local wildlife. Throughout your experience your guide is also happy to introduce you to some bush tucker, and can also talk with you about general survival skills. At the conclusion of your authentic and informative Blue Mountains experience, your guide returns you back to your tour starting point.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

4. Sydney: Blue Mountains Afternoon and Sunset Tour

After a lazy start to your morning in Sydney, embark upon a truly special day in one of the most spectacular world heritage listed national parks, the Blue Mountains. You will leave the hustle and bustle of the Sydney metropolis and avoid the peak hour traffic, driving west towards the national park. Once there, you will explore the Blue Mountains National Park, with the regular tourist buses long gone, you will be left alone to soak in the golden hours before sunset. On your Blue Mountains tour, you will learn all about the native flora and fauna as well as the indigenous people of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains has a very special indigenous dream-time creation story linked to the national park. Upon arriving in the Blue Mountains, you will commence an awe-inspiring scenic bush walk overlooking the breathtaking Jamison Valley. You will make your way to a sensational lookout across one of the most remarkable waterfalls in Australia, Wentworth Falls. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at one of the perfect lookouts chosen by your experienced tour guide. This is where you will have a closer look at the iconic Three Sisters sandstone formation. You can enjoy your Blue Mountains sunset whilst overlooking amazing views of Jamison Valley, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, and Narrow Neck Plateau. Your guide will take you to some terrific vantage points, allowing for the perfect sunset photo opportunities.

Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

5. Sydney: Blue Mountains Waterfalls, Walks, and Sunset Tour

Enjoy a small group photo tour of the Blue Mountains including sunset at Echo Point. This semi-private tour departs later so you can sleep in and avoid Sydney’s rush hour traffic. You'll stop at three amazing lookouts. Each lookout is just a short walk from the vehicle. Then listen to sounds of nature, the birds, and rushing water on two longer walks to some majestic waterfalls. Keen nature lovers will enjoy the 40-minute bush walk to Leura Cascades and a longer walk into Wentworth Falls. Those who would rather not join in the longer walks can choose to take a shorter walk or visit Scenic World for two hours. 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 hotel and enjoy dinner before returning to Sydney.

Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

6. Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the most scenic part of Sydney on this fun-filled and unforgettable tour of the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Relax on a scenic drive in an air-conditioned minivan to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While there, bush walk to sacred rock engraving sites to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Enjoy stunning ocean views at Manly Beach, the Spit, West Head, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Long Reef, North Head Palm Beach, Summer Bay and Palm Beach Lighthouse. Then travel to Narrabeen Beach, one of the best surfing spots in Sydney. Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities from Long Reef Headland, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. Then, escape the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl coastal walk. Stop to admire the spectacular views of Freshwater Beach, where you can learn about the origins of surfing in Australia. Sail past Sydney Harbour’s entrance between North and South Heads on the Manly ferry before enjoying views of the mighty Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at the end of your tour!

Sydney: Kiama Coast, Nature, Beaches & BBQ Small Group Tour

7. Sydney: Kiama Coast, Nature, Beaches & BBQ Small Group Tour

Enjoy a unique tour through the dairy countryside, winding, scenic roads through the national park and coastal seaside beaches. It blends beautifully all the contrast of the bush, the farmlands and the coastline of the Australian landscape. Escape the city and into the great Aussie outdoors. Take some great photos and create lasting memories of a unique south coast tour. The Grand Pacific Drive is part of the 140-km award-winning South Coast drive.  After a BBQ lunch, start your return scenic trip via the dairy countryside and stop at the Kiama Blowhole. Cruise past some of the best local beaches in the Illawarra and South Coast region before sweeping over the Sea Cliff Bridge along the Grand Pacific Drive. Walk along the Sea Cliff Bridge and listen to the crashing ocean waves below. Grab some great photos of the breathtaking views or the hang gliders leaping from Bald Hill before driving onwards through the Royal National Park. The final remote location will take your breath away at Bundeena. Enjoy marvelous walking trails that open into remote lagoons and gorgeous waterfalls. Look out for deer or rock wallabies as you pass by. Finally, walk across a remote sandy beach to view five aboriginal engravings in the late afternoon sun. Lookout across the ocean as the sun sets and you may see a pod of dolphins swimming by. Your guide is a local, loves the outdoors and will ensure a memorable day in the Australian countryside.

Blue Mountains: Private Scenic Tour with Optional Stops

8. Blue Mountains: Private Scenic Tour with Optional Stops

Experience the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area on this guided day trip. Behold panoramic views of Jamison Valley, take a bushwalk to Echo Point, and explore Katoomba and Leura. Add an optional stop at Featherdale Wildlife Park or Scenic World. After pickup in Sydney, continue westward into the Blue Mountains. Soak in the sheer sandstone cliffs and lush rainforests of Jamison Valley. Take a bushwalk up to Echo Point for stunning views of the famous Three Sisters sandstone rock formation. Stop for lunch at a local spot in the quaint town of Katoomba which borders the Blue Mountains National Park. Experience the charming village of Leura with its tree-lined main street, antique shops, art galleries, and artisan chocolate makers.  Add a stop at the award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s cutest native animals. Choose to stop at Scenic World, home to the Scenic Railway, Skyway, Cableway, and Rainforest Walkway. 

From Sydney: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Sydney: Private Blue Mountains Day Trip with Lunch

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 nominated address, before hitting the road. The first stop of the day is Featherdale Wildlife Park, home to the largest collection of Australian native animals in the world. Get the chance to see all your favorite animals up close and interact directly with some truly iconic Aussie creatures, including koalas, kangaroos and many more. Once back on the road take in all the scenery on the drive up into the mountains. The best way to experience the wonder and beauty of the area is on foot, which is why you'll get to experience a few hikes on this day trip. While hiking keep an eye out for colorful birds, unique animal life, and dramatic canyons and cliffs. Your expert guide will point out interesting natural formations, and provide commentary throughout the day. You'll head to Echo Point, which provides the best view of the Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley. You will also venture down into the valley to experience the rainforest floor. You can then walk back up or buy a ticket for the world’s steepest railway to get back to the top. After this fun-filled day, your driver will safely deliver you back to your pickup address.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Although I am much delayed in leaving this review, as I went on this tour last July, I had to take a moment to HIGHLY recommend this tour, or any with terry for that fact! In my trip to Sydney, this Blue Mountains tour was by far one of the BEST, if not the best experience I had while there. From the friendly, small group environment (which is a lovely way to make some new friends, and I found to be so fun!), to Terry's promptness (he showed up at my hotel right on time, with a smile, even AFTER I had booked the tour quite last minute!), to his thoughtfulness and knowledge (especially of Photography! This is a huge bonus, and I left with the most incredible photos from the day) as well as the incredible opportunity to learn so much from Terry about general information/Australia, truly made for a day I will likely not ever forget. No other tour I have been on anywhere in the world gave me the anything near the quality of this enriching, personalized experience I got with Terry

Unforgettable experience to the Blue Mountains. We had the sunset tour and would recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide Donna is very experienced and guided us through the day very well. Since she grew up in the area as a child, she was able to show us great places when hiking through the mountains. At noon we stopped for lunch in a small village and there were delicious sandwiches and some fruit from a local baker. It was also enough for us, but if someone is really hungry, they should pack something else. The sunset over the Blue Mountains will also be unforgettable. The good thing was that we were the only tourists there and a few locals.

This was an amazing and wonderful experience wing with Mr. Antoine. He has special and superficial skills to make his travel partner happy and he makes the travel so easy that everything has been fun with knowledge of whereabouts. He is the best travel partner I have ever met in my life. Moreover, this day with him was the best day of year so far. I congratulate Mr. Antoine for being a wonderful human being and amazing Travel Partner.

The tour guide from wildscape adventures was exceptional, so knowledgeable and well mannered, I can’t speak highly enough of him, will definitely recommend friends and family to do the glow worm tour with him

We were unable to visit the Jenolan caves due to riad damage. Antoine still provided an amazing comprehensive and interesting tour.