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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

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Address: 283 Main Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 , Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4782 1866
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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah...
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First I should state: "Michael is the best driver in the world"! Not because he requested it but because he deserved it! Entertainig, informative, safe, in time and if you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

First I should state: "Michael is the best driver in the world"! Not because he requested it but because he deserved it! Entertainig, informative, safe, in time and if you would have requested it he would have dropped you right at your hotel in Katoomba on his final tour. Actually I started the day earlier just to go around one... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were very disappointed in this part of our trip. Each stop is a 30-40 minute trek once you get there, after paying our money we then found out as we got to each stop. Were unable to do any as we are older and my husband a heart patient. We did see the three sisters as that is right... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Good morning Ann Maree Z, Firstly I am so sorry that you were disappointed in your visit to the Blue Mountains and in particular our service and driver. I am certainly very concerned that you found one of our drivers not very helpful and I would like to follow this up personally, if you could perhaps send me a message... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a fabulous way to see Katoomba and comes with lively fun commentary, assistance in planning your walks and lots pf other helpful tips. Incredible customer service. We were travelling with my sister who has a disability and were excellent in accomodating her and recommending appropriate tourist activities. Always friendly, and many of the drivérs were mutli-lingual, greeting guests... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Tess H, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our Explorer bus and especially for your comments and rating. I am so glad that you had an enjoyable day. Regards, Jason More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I took a trip to the Blue Mountains for a few days and decided to make the most of the time by using the tour bus. This was especially helpful as I didn't have a car or any knowledge of the area. My friend came down for the day so she got the day pass and we were able to... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Bee A, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and i am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains. We certainly take pride in all our drivers and you manged to meet a few, thanks again and enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More 

Jakarta
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The bus was convenient, the driver gave us good information. better you buy the tickets on the office rather than buy in the site will be save much of your time. the staff had been very helpful.

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Bluerose, Thanks for your review and recommendation to pre purchase your tickets, I assume you are talking about the Scenic World rides, which can be purchased as a combined bus and ride ticket called the Lyrebird pass. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More 

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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We came in from Sydney to spend one day at the Blue Mountains, but one day is just not enough. This bus was a convenient way to get around and visit the most interesting sites. We purchased our tickets, $15, right at the exit of the train station. The first stop was half a block from the train station. The... More 

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Strathalbyn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We used this bus for the couple of days we were here we thought it provided a good frequent service particularly if you hop on and off and explore, walk etc. drivers were helpful - particularly Michael with his excellent commentary and enthusiasm.

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Binney4n, Thanks so much for your review and I am glad you had a great day hopping on and off. I will also let Michael know of your comments. Regards, Jason More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The explorer bus service was an absolute delight and made our first trip to the Blue Mountains a breeze, and extremely enjoyable. The route is fantastically planned, covering a good range of stops for walking, as well as key attractions and village stops. Drivers were always very helpful to all travellers, offering advice at every stop. In particular, I would... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi BL, Thanks so much for your detailed review, it is always pleasing when guests say that they will be back, you are welcome anytime. Thanks also for your comments for Jimmy, will make sure he sees them. Thanks again for your review. Regards, Jason More 

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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bus drivers were very nice and friendly. Commentary was informative as well. We bought a packge with Scenic world. It was not enough time to do everything. $40 per adult for bus ride is too high. Trolley would have been better. It was $25. The only reason we chose the bus was because it ran evey 30 minutes. However we... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Koreanineurope, I am so sorry that you felt the price of the Lyrebird pass was too high, I guess you either arrived later in the day or found that Scenic world had so much to offer you spent a lot of time there instead of hopping on and off at the other stops? There is certainly so much to... More 

Rapid City, South Dakota
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We arrived in Katoomba not knowing what to expect. That was our first mistake. We should have researched it in advance. We walked in and purchased 3 bus tickets as well as the Scenic Park tickets. We understood the bus was on-off riding and even though it was early afternoon, we thought it would work out well for us. However,... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi 3NLS, Thanks so much for your detailed and honest feedback, it is through feedback like that we can improve our service and like you say the information given. It seems the main concern you had was the lack of restaurants open in Leura which I apologize for especially as you were given the information that you were given. I... More 

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