Sydney

Blue Mountains Unique Small-Group Day Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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Blue Mountains Day Trip The backpackers option
  • 11 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

If you take just one day trip from Sydney, make it a journey into the Blue Mountains, stopping at natural wonders such as Echo Point, the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, and Wentworth Falls. Catered to adult travelers, this tour includes scenic views, bush walks, a stop for a swim. All national park fees and transportation are also included.
  • Full-day tour of the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • Visit Wentworth Falls, Echo Point, and the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Travel with a group of like-minded travelers to chase waterfalls
  • A picnic lunch and Aussie snacks are also included

What's Included

  • All inclusive (no hidden charges)
  • Birdlife such as cockatoos, kookaburras, rosellas, lorikeets and lyrebirds (keep an eye out)
  • Fresh continental roll (meat/vegetarian/vegan/coeliac/allergy options). Byo refillable water bottle
  • Small group tour usually 18 to 25 happy souls :)
  • Tim Tams and Vegemite on tour (Please ask if we forget to offer)
  • Local guide and knowledge
  • Pickup: Kings Cross (request only )or Sydney City near Central train station (main pickup)
  • Return transport in our mini bus
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • We accept all ages 16+ but sorry no young families. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s+Just need a degree of fitness
  • Drinks. Although lunch is supplied drinks are not- water taps at most stops. Bring a bottle #healthy
  • Kings Cross dropoff
  • Beers/wines/ciders/soft drinks. Please feel free to bring some or buy at our bottle shop stop.
  • We don't offer warm jackets or rain jackets sorry
  • Hotel/Airbnb pickup & drop off (unless a large group). We have designated pickups & a city drop off.
  • Breakfast

Meeting and Pickup

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Start time

07:30 AM

End point

  • 812 George St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

    TOUR CONCLUSION- 515pm to 545pm. 10 minutes walk from Darling Harbour and Chinatown dinner options. 2 minute walk from Haymarket light rail stop and about the same from central train station. You can use a credit card or smartphone for public transport in Sydney (tap On & tap off)

What To Expect

Make your own way to one of the two central Sydney locations for an early morning pickup, and meet your guide and group. Catch up on sleep, choose some tunes to put on the stereo, or get to know your fellow group mates on the journey to the Blue Mountains.

After a short stop to purchase drinks and snacks (optional) at a local shopping village, arrive in the Blue Mountains National Park. Continue climbing the mountain roads until you reach the Wentworth Falls, one of the park’s most photographed natural wonders, and follow your guide on a scenic bushwalk around the falls, with the chance to stop for a swim.

There’s just time for a stop at the Echo Point viewpoint before lunch, to enjoy spectacular views of the famous Three Sisters Rock Formations. Posing for photos against a backdrop of the magnificent Jamison Valley. There are both meat and vegetarian options on offer, but you might also take the opportunity to sample unique Australian delicacies like Tim Tams, and Vegemite.

After lunch, continue to a secluded swimming hole where you can jump in the water or spread out on the sand. Then head down a long dirt road to say hello to Skippy the Kangaroo.

After a full day in the mountains, head back to the city, where your tour ends with drop-off at Sydney Central.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • November to March we sometimes have a splash in a shallow waterfall...though all year round you are welcome to get under the Waterfall (shallow 1m depth max) though is cold in winter #youdoyou
  • Minimum age is 16 years. Non Applicable for Private tours
  • Designated pickup and drop off at 812 George Street, Haymarket in the city below Wake Up hostel. Courtesy pickup at Kings Cross on request ONLY, please CONTACT US in advance. We don't do individual hotel pickup.
  • Moderate amount of walking involved with a 90min hike, there is an option to skip the hardest part as this section is return. Waterfall is 187 meters down.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes...hiking shoes are not necessary. We are not a full on hike tour.
  • Welcome to bring snacks and drinks on bus. Please help us with your rubbish/trash
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. It can get really cold, really hot, rain and extremely rarely snow....the Blue Mountains is always a surprise. If it is cool in Sydney it will be very cold in the upper Blue Mountains.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date/competitor or full refund.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. We ask this information on the tour at 730am
  • Attendence of this tour indicates full agreement with Coast Warriors terms and conditions which is found on our website.
  • Any questions or issues please email us, Whatsapp us or Instagram message Coastwarriors
  • LGBT friendly tour...just want normal and happy people that love the world and fellow earthlings
  • If you are seeking a tour where they talk most the tour through a microphone please do not book us. There is many other options. We are a balanced tour...a tour that doesnt feel like a tour
  • Please do not print off your booking voucher. Just have it on your phone. No point wasting your time and our paper
  • In regards to reviews, a vast majority are actually over on TripAdvisor opposed to the very small amount here
  • **Update March 2024**We have noticed an increase of dingoes (wild dogs) in the area scaring off the kangaroos. We also hope that this will return to normal asap. This has affected all tours mentioning wild kangaroos. Apologies
  • We highly recommend travel insurance in Australia as our emergency fees are quite high for non citizens
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Magnificent views and great escort. Highly recommend
Susan_G, Apr 2024
Excellent trip. Tom was a very good guide and we were never rushed. Unfortunately due to the recent rain the excursion was modified but we thoroughly enjoyed it. The trip was quite exhausting as there was a lot of walking and steps involved. We are aged 69/70 and we managed most of it, but towards the end we missed a climb down. Magnificent views. Picnic was very good too. 10/10
Response from Host, Apr 2024
So happy to read your lovely review of your experience with us. Thanks very much for sharing with us and assisting other potential guests with their decisions. Cheers ✌🏼✌🏼
Good short hikes in the Blue Mountains
robdas310, Apr 2024
This is for people who want to hike a little in the Blue Mountains, but hiking boots are not necessary. It was well organized, with a little time for exploring in most of the places we stopped. Our excellent driver and guide Tom kept us all moving and made sure even the dawdlers didn't allow us down too much.
A phenomenal experience.
Tyla_M, Apr 2024
Absolutely phenomenal. All of the views were Absolutely stupendous and while the walk to the waterfall was an absolute mission the view from the bottom was well worth it. The tour guide (Trent) was Absolutely fantastic and made our first experience with a tour a memorable one. And the lunch was absolutely not what you'd expect for the cost of the tour(as cheap as it is compared to the rest) was actually delicious! And they had options for all kinds of dietary restrictions. 100% worth everything 10/10 would do again.
Blue Mountains
Tracy_J, Apr 2024
Loved the day! Kieran was a great guide! He was efficient, chill, friendly and informative. Great stories and trails!
Missed pickup for tour because directions were misleading.
anton_t, Mar 2024
Incorrect /misleading pickup instructions. Pickup address of 812 George street was in the 700 block, not in the 800 block. Who in their right mind does this. We waited 30 minutes at the start of the 800 block, which later I verified was actually 816 George street. Also pickup description was nearby St. Lawrence church. Where we waited was "nearby". The description did not say "at", "Next to" or "by" the church which would have been more specific. Because the street bent 45 degrees, we couldn't see what was happening in front of the church.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Anton Though I can understand your frustrations the error remains with yourself sorry mate. We had everyone else successfully attend the tour pickup on the day. Every year we have thousands and thousands of people with the exact same information that have no real issues to our knowledge. Multiple emails are automatically sent out to all our guests in advance and there is even a exact GPS navigation link that was also sent out to yourself where you simply tap it on your phone and it literally walks you to the correct location. This link has been verified on both Google maps and Apple maps to be correct and is used by everyone I would assume. Our pickup as described is 812 George Street Haymarket nearby the front of St Laurence church. Using the link or searching the above address or searching the above mentioned church all go to the correct spot and it's mentioned this way so our guests can double check and even triple confirm if they want. I understand you were waiting several minutes up the road at a public bus station area not at the address given and nowhere near a church physically or visually. This was your description of your location given over the phone when you realised you were at the incorrect location (call received 30 mins after the group had departed Sydney). I know you may not have wanted to hear this response but I don't think your review reflects an error on our behalf however more your frustrations at the position you found yourself in. We recommend searching the address in advance on your smartphone and if there is any confusion to get in contact the evening before or in the morning prior to the departing time. Unfortunately our bus left late and went ahead with two empty seats and we missed the chance to show two more people the beautiful Blue Mountains 😥 Hope you had a lovely time in Australia regardless of this minor negative situation and try to remember the better parts of your Aussie adventure down under 🙂 Internet Search our pickup at 'Coast Warriors Blue Mountains' Trent 🤙🇦🇺🦘✌🏼
Highly Recommend
Mya_K, Mar 2024
We had the best day. Our tour guide was great. The ride was good, we had comfortable seats and good music. Many bathroom breaks. Hike was lovely, one had many stairs on the trail, but nothing to worry about if you have a moderate level of fitness.
An amazing tour in the Blue Mountains!
Laura_S, Mar 2024
Kieran was the best! We had a great time with him on our tour. He was the perfect guide for our day in the Blue Mountains. He made the van rides enjoyable with stories. And we had perfect, sunny weather to enjoy the day. The Wentworth Falls hike was incredible! We would absolutely recommend this tour.
What a wonderful day!
Camille_A, Mar 2024
Such a great day! Our guide Tom was fun, easy-going and made sure that everyone was having a good time. We saw a lot, but it didn't felt rush. For me, the highlights of the day were Dolly's Donuts and the Wentworth Falls. The trip was also very affordable. Bring your bathing suit and enjoy the ride!
As much hiking and sites...
Xenofon_K, Mar 2024
As much hiking and sites viewing in the Blue Mountains as you could realistically do in a day! Totally recommended if this is what you are looking for.
A great tour.
Christopher_T, Feb 2024
Very nice trip. Our guide did a fantastic job. The tour company went above and beyond in finding an alternate pickup location for me because of very limited parking close to the normal departure site. I would suggest familiarizing oneself with the Sydney public transportation system to make the parking easier for foreign visitors like myself. I would very much recommend this tour to anyone traveling to the beautiful Blue Mountains.
A great day tour. Tour...
Lori_B, Feb 2024
A great day tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and had interesting facts. Nice mix of walking and site seeing .
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks very much for choosing to join us and also appreciate the time taken to flick us a quick review
Great active day in Blue Mountains
Vinayshree_K, Feb 2024
We were looking for just a Blue Mountain tour and this completely fit our needs. Tom was great and did a wonderful job as our guide, he had a great sense of humor. Lunch was truly a tasty sandwich and big enough to satisfy. Definitely recommend him and this tour with no reservations
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Awesome thanks very much for choosing us and taking some time to leave us a review
10/10!
Corrine_S, Feb 2024
Was nervous about doing a tour thru the blue mountains instead of going solo because I really wanted to hike and not just hop on/off a bus at touristy spots. This tour was exactly what I wanted! Guided hikes, hit the tourist spots, and had fun along the way. Smaller groups so was able to meet people along the way!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for joining us mate. We do find that most of our small groups are filled with a combination of solo and couple bookings. We do feel we are probably one of the better options for those that are travelling solo and looking to make friends. We do often see many people arrive solo and walk away with a mate to the pub for a beer afterwards ha ha
Great day in the Blue Mountains
Kenton_J, Feb 2024
Had a great day out with Tom. He made the trip both enjoyable and entertaining. Really enjoyed the trek to the base of Wentworth Falls as it is something you do not get with the larger superficial tours
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hey Kenton Yeah the waterfall walk at Wentworth Falls is amazing. Thanks for jumping on the bus with us and taking the time to leave us a lovely review. I will pass this on to Tommy ✌️
Superb Day Trip!
Jared_M, Jan 2024
My partner and I had an awesome day out with tour guide Tom. He had a great sense of humour and knowledge of the blue mountains and surrounding area. Tom was very clear from start to finish with how the day would work and what to expect. We had perfect conditions on the day and would definitely recommend to any of my Kiwi friends going to Sydney.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks very much mate. Happy to hear that you had a lovely experience with us. Cheers mate
Wonderfull daytrip
Wiebke_W, Jan 2024
It was a wonderful trip. We found the tour guide very nice and funny. There was good music on the bus and the stop times were very convenient.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Happy to hear that you had a lovely experience with us 🙂
Spectacular views in the Blue Mtns
Liz_B, Jan 2024
Tom was a great guide. The hike to Wentworth Falls was worth every step - views are spectacular. This is a well organized tour with several breaks for food and restrooms. You will be glad you went!!
A.very enjoyable day.
Sarah_E, Jan 2024
Views were amazing, especially Wentworth Falls! Enjoyed hiking through the forest. Lunch sandwich was substantial. Our driver/guide Tom was knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful.
Amazing day trip
Anne_C, Dec 2023
Kieran was an excellent guide - he had lots of knowledge of the area and also was happy to answer any of our questions. The hike was beautiful, the view points are stunning - pictures don’t even do it justice! Would recommend this tour to everyone.
A great adventure
Catherine_H, Dec 2023
The all experience was great .The driver wads good , pleasant and interesting to listen to .We had plenty of time to look around at the scenery .I met some very friendly people and the picnic lunch was nice to .
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