Arranged exclusively for you and your travelling companions, private Blue Mountains tours allow you to experience the region through activities of your choosing. Visit popular tourist attractions and viewpoints offered on our standard itinerary, or get away from it all to more remote locations away from large tourist groups. A convenient and popular stop can be made at a wildlife park along the way as well.
The tour can be adapted to suit your mobility and fitness. You can simply visit the most accessible viewpoints – which can be just footsteps from the car park – or tackle the hikers’ paths. Time allowing, we can even do a bit of both!
You will be picked up at 7:45am from your Sydney CBD location. It’s approximately 2 hours to our destination and we often stop about halfway in a small village for a coffee break. Our first stop is in the Wentworth Falls area, where we get our first look at the expansive valleys the Blue Mountains are known for. It’s a short drive to the town of Katoomba and its nearby attractions. Guests have the option to visit Scenic World – with activities including cable cars, a steep train ride into the valley and a boardwalk through a section of rainforest (entrance fee applies). Alternatively, guests can take a longer walk along the cliff-top.
After Scenic World or the cliff-top walk, we arrive at Echo Point, the most well-known vantage point for views of the famous Three Sisters rock formation. Hear the Aboriginal Dreaming story of their creation and take in the sweeping panorama of the Jamison Valley.
Lunch is usually in the neighbouring village of Leura, which has a good range of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Glenn will discuss lunch options with you, suggest a suitable venue and make a reservation if required. (Lunch is at own expense.)
After lunch, we head down to the western suburbs of Sydney for a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park (entrance fee applies). The park’s focus is on Aussie animals. Guests can get a photo with a koala, feed a kangaroo and discover the unique nature of Australian fauna. From here, we travel back to the city centre. Return to Sydney CBD is by public ferry along the Parramatta River and Sydney Harbour (guests make their own way back to their hotel), or by road with hotel drop-off. Return time is normally between 5 and 6pm.
Tailor your tour^
The Blue Mountains has plenty to offer away from the well-known tourists sites. For those looking for something a little different, alternative activities include:
- a visit to Jenolan Caves for a guided tour of a stunning cave network
- a drive down into Megalong Valley – a peaceful farming area and a good place for lunch
- walks and viewpoints in less-visited parts of the Mountains
Pick up from locations outside Sydney CBD by arrangement.
6-hour Blue Mountains private tour with optional airport drop-off
Short on time? Flying out late afternoon or early evening? We offer a shorter tour which enables you to get a feel for the Mountains, and perhaps include one of the attractions from the standard itinerary if you wish. We have limited time at each location, so this tour is only suitable for those looking for a “short and sweet” Blue Mountains tour experience. Please also note that pick-up and drop-off times are fixed, and the shorter timeframe also limits our ability to plan activities around any adverse weather.
An overnight stay on private Blue Mountains tours enables you to discover landscapes and visit attractions which can’t all be covered in a day tour. From historic spa resorts to small guesthouses, there is a range of accommodation available for those who want to enjoy the mountains for a little longer.
*Please note that the weather in the Blue Mountains is changeable and the itinerary may be altered on the day.
^Additional costs may apply. Please contact us to discuss your itinerary and receive a quote.