Blue Mountains Private Tours: Small group day trips from Sydney
Spectacular scenery, beautiful bushwalks and unique wildlife–our Blue Mountains private tours from Sydney let you enjoy wild Australia in all its beauty!
Arranged exclusively for you and your travelling companions, our Blue Mountains private tours are a convenient one-day excursion from your Sydney CBD hotel. Travelling in our luxury tour vehicle, you and up to six friends can enjoy a Blue Mountains day trip suited to your abilities and interests.
- Visit popular tourist attractions, or escape to more remote locations with Glenn as your expert private tour guide
- Discover relaxed local villages and delightful café dining
- Take in amazing scenery at every stop!
Our Blue Mountains day trips from Sydney offer unforgettable views.
Discover the Blue Mountains
A famous Australian landmark and tourist attraction, the Blue Mountains rest on the western border of the greater Sydney area. After just a couple of hours’ drive in our luxury tour vehicle, you’ll have the the chance to take in stunning scenery,
Because the tour is tailored to your group, we can adjust the itinerary suit your mobility, fitness and interests. Looking for a high-energy challenge? Then tackle your choice of extensive hiking paths and bushwalking trails. Would you would rather just relax and take in the scenery? Choose from the most accessible lookouts and viewing areas, some only a few steps from the car park. You can also add a wildlife park visit, cable car sightseeing, and more!
Our standard Blue Mountains private tour begins with pickup from your Sydney CBD location at 7:45am. It’s approximately 2 hours to our destination, so we often stop about halfway for a coffee break in a small local village.
Our first major stop is in the famous Wentworth Falls area, where we get our first real look at the majestic valleys in this region. The Blue Mountains are known for views like these, so there will be plenty more to come.
From here, it’s a short drive to the town of Katoomba, with its nearby attractions. Scenic World is especially popular with our guests, who enjoy the cable cars, train ride into the valley, and boardwalk through a section of rainforest (entrance fee applies). Alternatively, you might prefer a longer walk along the cliff top, to enjoy the magnificent view.
When it’s time to move on, we head for Echo Point. This is the best-known vantage point for views of the famous Three Sisters rock formation, so it’s a must-see for tourists. You can also hear the Aboriginal Dreaming story of their creation. We then take in the sweeping panorama of the Jamison Valley before heading off for lunch.
We typically enjoy lunch in the neighbouring village of Leura. This idyllic town has a good range of boutique shops, cafés and restaurants for you to discover. Glenn will discuss lunch options with you and suggest a suitable venue. He can also make a reservation ahead of time if required. (Lunch is at guests’ expense.)
After lunch, we head back toward the western suburbs of Sydney. Here we can stop for a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park (entrance fee applies). The park’s focus is on Aussie animals, so it’s they perfect chance to meet some iconic Australian wildlife. You can take a photo with a koala, feed a kangaroo, and discover the unique nature of Australian fauna.
After a day of sightseeing, we return to the Sydney CBD between 5 and 6pm. You may choose to return to your hotel by car, in which case Glenn will drop you off directly at your destination. Or, you may instead prefer a public ferry ride along the Parramatta River and across Sydney Harbour. You would then make your own way back to your hotel.
Customise your tour^
The Blue Mountains have plenty to offer beyond the well-known tourist sites. And because our Blue Mountains private tours run only for your small group, we can alter any aspect of the trip to suit your preference. Here are a few ideas if you’re looking for something extra special!
- A visit to Jenolan Caves. This stunning cave network is filled with spectacular natural formations that make for unforgettable sightseeing.
- A drive down into Megalong Valley. This peaceful farming area offers more idyllic scenery and offers a great alternative lunch destination.
- Visit some lesser-known lookouts. There are so many walking path and viewing platforms in the mountains, so you can always visit lesser-known destinations to avoid any crowds.
We also offer pick up from locations outside Sydney CBD, by arrangement.
Half-day trip: 6-hour Blue Mountains private tour with optional airport drop-off
Are you short on time? Flying out late afternoon or early evening? We also offer a short half-day tour. You’ll get a feel for the mountains and see some amazing sights, perhaps including an optional attraction if you wish. With limited time at each location, this tour is suitable as a “short and sweet” Blue Mountains private tour experience.
Please also note that pick-up and drop-off times are fixed, and that the shorter time frame limits our ability to plan 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 guest houses, 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.