Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise

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Blue Mountains Day Trip Including Parramatta River Cruise
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a full-day tour from Sydney to the Blue Mountains to discover the charms of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. Enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains from Kings Tableland. Take a walk at Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades; visit Leura and Katoomba; stop to see the Three Sisters rock formation and explore the rides at Scenic World (own expense). See ancient Aboriginal rock carvings, then take a boat cruise down the Parramatta River to Circular Quay in Sydney Harbour.
  • Full-day tour to the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • Take an easy walk to Wentworth Falls or Leura Cascades
  • Snap photos of the Three Sisters rock formation and Aboriginal rock carvings
  • Cruise back to Sydney Harbour on the Parramatta River

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Harbour Cruise (on a Sydney Ferry)
  • Pick up from pre-scheduled pickup points
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Scenic World ticket (prices as per Scenic World website)
  • Sydney Zoo (prices as per Sydney Zoo website)
  • Optional tickets to be purchased on the day of the tour by cash or card.

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

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Opening hours

  • 1/1/2022 - 1/1/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 07:00 AM - 06:30 PM

Pickup details

PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE TEN PICK UP POINTS LISTED BELOW AND LET US KNOW WHEN MAKING THE BOOKING , PLEASE INFORM US OF WHICH PICK UP POINT YOU CHOSE. Stop1: 6:45am PARK ROYAL Hotel, Darling Harbour – 150 Day Street Stop2: 6:55am PIER ONE, Sydney Harbour – 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Stop3: 7:00am FOUR SEASONS Hotel (Level 3, rear entrance) – opposite 111 Harrington Street ** best if travelling from north shore by bus or ferry. Stop4: 7:10am SIR STAMFORD Hotel, Circular Quay – 93 Macquarie Street Stop5: 7:15am OVOLO Hotel, Woolloomooloo – 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway Stop6: 7:20am HOLIDAY INN Hotel, Potts Point (Kings Cross) – 203 Victoria Street Stop7: 7:35am VIBE Hotel, Sydney – 111 Goulburn Street Stop8: Central Station - Outside the Services NSW building, on Pitt Street cor Barlow Street near Rawson Place (across the road from Central Station), at 7:45 am ** best if travelling from outside Sydney by train, or from south/west/east by bus Stop9: 7:50am HOLIDAY INN Hotel, Darling Harbour – 68 Harbour Street Stop10: 7:55am IBIS Hotel, Darling Harbour – 70 Murray Street

What To Expect

Sydney Zoo

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Kings Tableland

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wentworth Falls Lookout

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Katoomba (Pass By)

Scenic World Blue Mountains

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Three Sisters

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Olympic Park (Pass By)

Sydney Harbour

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

It is really nice to have hotel pick up on time !
I chose to go on the Scenic World portion, it's extra but completely worth it!
Just watch the news about bushfires in the area before you decide.
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Great day out
Lesley_m, Feb 2024
Great day out. The driver/tour guide was good and the stops made excellent. My only criticism is the initial pickup time. I chose Four Seasons Hotel at 7 am but in relation to the other hotel pickup times this was too early.
Fun and informative full trip
Sarah_G, Feb 2024
We had a lovely guide (Bruce) who was funny and informative. He went out of way to make everyone welcome and went to a few extra viewing spots to give us a great trip in the Blue Mountains. Scenic world was amazing and the river ferry at the end was lovely going under the harbour bridge back to town
Amazing Tour!!
Lauren_J, Feb 2024
Lez ( tour guide) adapted the order of the tour based on the weather so we saw all the places in the best conditions. He was such a knowledgable and funny guide, he made the experience amazing!!
Great tour of the Blue Mountains.
Andrew_T, Feb 2024
Les the driver n tour guide was excellent! They should include the admission to the zoo n cable cars with the cost of the trip. Unless you pay the admission you'll end up sitting on the bus by yourself for hours. The tour is well worth it but keep in mind to really enjoy the trip it will cost you an additional ausd $188 for two! Once again Les was excellent and I highly recommend this tour.
Amazing Blue Mountains tour.
veronica_k, Feb 2024
The a.azing views, cable car ride, train ride going up the mountain at a 45 degree angle ! Our tour guide Les was awesome!
Must see!
Ann_P, Feb 2024
Les, our tour guide, had exceptional knowledge about the area. We took some interesting sightseeing stops. He made it quite enjoyable 😉
Go with Les.
Suzy_C, Feb 2024
Les, tour guide and bus driver was funny , very informative and knowledgeable. We had a good time but we could have had a great time if not for the weather. Thank you.
merijotepe, Feb 2024
Bruce was a friendly, knowledgeable tour guide. The Blue Mountains were spectacular. We made several stops each more breathtaking than the last. We liked being with a small group. We also appreciated going back to Sydney by water and not sitting in traffic. It was a full day.
Oz Did Not Disappoint!
Erik_M, Feb 2024
The Blue Mountains are breathtaking! We saw numerous different viewing points. One of my favorites was the last at Swiss Rock. The town of Leura was interesting and quaint, with several good eateries. Highly recommend The Bunker. The views and food are equally terrific. The Sydney Zoo is an excellent opportunity to see all of Australia's unique creatures. Please note the boat ride back is on a ferry. It was still a nice experience on the water, but different from a regular boat (& they give you the fare, as you purchase passage directly from the ferry company). It was nice to be treated like a competent adult who could figure this last step out on our own. Yet this should be explained in the details emailed to us. Bruce was a wonderful tour guide and driver. Perfect amount of enthusiasm, knowledge and efficiency. Overall we had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this tour!
Great way to experience the mountains, see the small towns and the river
Luis_P, Feb 2024
My driver was at 1st day of work and he was awesome! Full of energy and desire to do things well. Loved it from beginning to end.
Awesome view
Alan_B, Feb 2024
Seeing outside of Sydney more by going to the Blue Mountains and Zoo. Experiencing the scenic train going backwards.
Great tour
Michele_C, Feb 2024
The Bus driver was great he was a very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting, would recommend to everyone
Best day trip in Sydney
Manisha_J, Feb 2024
It’s an amazing day right from the get go! Les was an amazing tour guide! He really knows his stuff and made the trip soo enjoyable from start to finish! Knew all the good spots to see in Blue Mountains.
Stick with Les
Kanchana_D, Feb 2024
Our tour guide Les is absolutely amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. 10/10. Other tourists were stopping to listen to Les talk. We honestly could not have picked a better tour or tour guide. What a fantastic day! Thank you Les- you are Epic!
Blue mountains and scenic world fantastic guide less fantastic bus trip ordinary
Kathleen_J, Feb 2024
Less was a fantastic guide; I found the bus trip extremely uncomfortable. it was a full bus. and I had a very large man sitting next to me who sat half on my leg the whole way up and the whole way back, I had a bruise on my thigh from the where the seat belt plugin was as I was right up against the window, I couldn't even get my seat belt on as his arms were sitting over where you grab it, the bus seats are not large by any means, this is a very unconfutable thing to have a conversation about so I just put up with it, I struggled with my personal space being so invaded and having some sweat on me, every time we would disembark the bus my dress would be wet, the blue mountains were beautiful, I went back the next day by train so i could enjoy the trip and do more walks at scenic world, the Parramatta cruise was more like a ferry ride back to circular quay, call it what it is a ferry ride not a cruse couldn't buy a drink or snack no commentary like you would expect on a cruise,
Exceptional tour and guide!
Danielle_R, Feb 2024
Les, our guide for the day, was incredible. His knowledge, attention to details, humour and care for the client experience was the best!! Hands down worth every penny and minute of time. Highly recommend!
Professional, entertaining and great value
John_I, Feb 2024
The tour guide, Les, was SO knowledgeable friendly, helpful and entertaining. The zoo a super experience with many animals close up. Unfortunately the mountains were clouded most of the time due to weather but the guide went the extea mile to try and get the views. River cruise back to Sydney also enjoyable, giving a new aspect the city and it's sites
Fun trip
Linda_G, Feb 2024
Les was fabulous even if the weather wasn’t. He tried his best to move the clouds and get us some clear skies. So knowledgable about the area and Australia.
A long exploring day.
dizzydonkey14, Feb 2024
Many stops enroute which was great. Beautiful locations especially the train ride. Excellent knowledge of guide but perhaps went on and talked too much... especially about his own dramatic incidents regarding health ie being struck by lightening!! Too much information at times.
Amazing tour!
Jenny_Q, Feb 2024
We had a wonderful time on the tour. Our guide Les, was super friendly, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. He made the trip even more enjoyable with his knowledge of the area. Views were incredible and the entire trip was seamless. I can’t recommend this enough.

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