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. Enjoy a Blue Mountains day trip suited to your abilities and interests.
- Visit popular tourist attractions, including a wildlife park, or escape to more remote locations with your private tour guide
- Discover relaxed local villages and delightful café or restaurant 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, you’ll have the chance to take in stunning scenery.
Because the tour is tailored to your group, you can adjust the itinerary to suit your mobility, fitness and interests. Looking for a high-energy challenge? Go for a tour which takes in the hiking paths. Would you would rather just relax and take in the scenery? All tours offer easily-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!
What do you normally do on Blue Mountains Private Tours?*
- Pickup from Sydney CBD hotels
- Stunning landscapes with optional walks
- Optional attractions, including a wildlife park focussing on Australian animals
- Café or restaurant dining in quaint Leura village or rural eatery
Blue Mountains private tours typically begin with:
- Early pickup from your Sydney CBD hotel.
- Heading out of the city, you may first wish to visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, located in western Sydney. The park’s focus is on Aussie animals, so it’s the perfect chance to meet some iconic Australian wildlife. You can get up close to a koala for that perfect photo, feed a kangaroo, and discover the unique nature of Australian fauna. Many tour operators like to get here early, before larger tour groups arrive, or as the last stop on the way back to Sydney.
In the Mountains
Your first major stop in the Blue Mountains will probably be in the Upper Mountains between Wentworth Falls and Blackheath. Get your first real look at the majestic valleys in this region, and learn about the geology, flora and fauna of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The Blue Mountains are known for views like these, so there will be plenty more to come.
- You will likely visit the Katoomba area, which has some of the most well-known views and rock formations in the Mountains, including the Three Sisters.
- Hear the Aboriginal Dreaming story of their creation as you take in the sweeping panorama of the Jamison Valley.
- You may also like to visit Scenic World, an attraction which features cable car rides, a short but steep train down into the valley and a rainforest boardwalk.
- For lunch, you may visit one of the mountain villages, such as Leura, which offer a range of eateries to suit most tastes.
- For those who feel like stretching their legs, you could take a walk on one of the many hiking trails.
- You can head down the steeps steps into one of the valleys, passing through rainforest vegetation and waterfalls, or stay “up top” for a walk along the cliff edge to enjoy the sweeping valley views.
- Mid afternoon, after a full day of sightseeing, return to Sydney CBD (approx. 2 hours).
- On some tours, the Wildlife Park is optional. You could spend more time in the Mountains instead
- In Katoomba, guests may choose to visit Scenic World, which is a popular attraction, especially for groups with kids. (Entrance fee applies, prior booking required during peak times and subject to availability).
- Ferry return. From the west of Sydney, take a public ferry ride along the Parramatta River and across Sydney Harbour. (Ferry at own expense.) You would then make your own way back to your hotel.
*Tour itineraries may vary for each tour operator. Please read the tour operator’s itinerary before booking. Private tours will have the word “private” in the title, on other tours you will be sharing the vehicle with other travellers. Please note that the weather in the Blue Mountains is changeable and the itinerary may be altered on the day. Bad weather and fog can occur in the Mountains, so clear views of the Mountains cannot be guaranteed. Please take this into consideration before booking, as refunds cannot normally be offered for bad weather.
An overnight stay on Blue Mountains private 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.