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Blue Mountains Escape

Spend a day exploring the Blue Mountains

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Sunset in the Blue Mountains

Group Size: Maximum 24

Trip code: RACTBM

Duration: 1 days

Day Trip in the Blue Mountains
Eco-accredited tour guide
Group tour

Enjoy a scenic day trip to the Blue Mountains! With transport to and from Sydney included,  this hassle-free day trip to the World Heritage-listed location is the perfect escape from the city. Hang out with cuddly Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park and hand feed adorable kangaroos! An expert guide will take you on a luscious bush walk, across streams and to a breathtaking lookout with a captivating waterfall. Refuel with a locally-made lunch,  marvel at the Three Sisters rock formation and listen to aboriginal stories. Breathe in the fresh air, snap lots of pics and explore with a group of like-minded travellers!

Trip highlights

  • Return transport from Sydney 
  • Meet Kangaroos and Koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Explore bushwalks with your eco-accredited guide 
  • Visit Three Sisters Lookout 
  • Descend the Furber Steps and opt to ride the Scenic Railway
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What's included
  • Return transfer from Sydney in an air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Eco-accredited tour guide with informative commentary 
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park visit
  • National Park entry
  • Blue Mountains National Park guided bushwalks (recommended moderate level of fitness)
  • Three Sister Lookout
  • 1 lunch 
  • 24/7 emergency support 
What's not included
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • Some meals 
  • Accommodation 
  • Optional activities, including Scenic Railway
Further trip information

Rise and shine early to get the most out of your unforgettable day trip! Your guide will pick you up from Sydney. Hop in your comfy, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the views. First stop, Featherdale Wildlife Park!

Start your day getting up close to adorable wildlife, cuddling Koalas, hand-feeding Kangaroos and meeting crocodiles! Featherdale Wildlife Park has the largest collection of animals native to Australia in the world so this visit will be truly unique and not one to miss!

Arrive in the wonderful Blue Mountains! The highly diverse landscape offers lushious rainforests, captivating canyons and beautiful headlands. Your guide will be eco-accredited and an expert in the Blue Mountains, taking you to all the unmissable spots! Head on your first bushwalk, hopping across flowing streams and spotting beautiful birds in the trees. 

Take a break with a picnic lunch, provided with fresh local produce. Then, continue to the iconic rock formation, the Three Sisters! Soak up the spectacular sights as you overlook Jamison Valley and listen as your guide shares aboriginal stories and legends about the national park. 

Then, it’s time to descend the Furber Steps. Walk down the incredible path carved into the side of the cliff and disappear into the amazing rainforest! You’ll feel like you’ve entered another world as you marvel at cascading waterfalls. You can then choose to take the world-renowned Scenic Railway to travel back to the top, for an added cost, or tackle the steps. Either way, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the epic views! 

 

 

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Arrival information

You will be collected from Sydney early in the morning and a return vehicle is also included. 

Accommodation & meals

No accommodation is included for this tour. 

This tour included 1 picnic lunch. This will be a bread roll (choose from ham, chicken, beef or vegetarian for the filling) and a bakery treat. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking. 

 

Minimum age & eligibility

The minimum age to join this trip is 18.

You need a visa to travel to Australia. British citizens can get an eVisitor visa direct from the Department of Immigration and Border protection, free of charge, which allows you to stay in the country for up to 3 months.  If you’re planning to work in Australia you’ll need to apply for a Working Holiday Visa. You’re only eligible for this if you’re aged 18 - 30. 

Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Healthcare
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.