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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 Aboriginal...

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Jakarta
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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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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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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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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 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There is probably cheaper options getting around the tourist spots but honestly, the entertaining commentary from the bus drivers and the good advice given to help us make a short day worthwhile was very much worth the $40 pp. I had read suggestions to start early but illness and a bad night gave us a late start out of Sydney.... More 

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

Hi HongKongDayzee, Thanks so much for visiting and your review, sorry you arrived late but like you say next time if you plan to stay overnight you will get the chance to see so much more. And yes there are cheaper options but you get what you pay for and I am glad that you enjoyed our service. Hope to... More 

San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We booked the ticket from the train station and the package include bus and all the rides in Scenic world. It save us lots of time when I see the long ticket line in the Scenic world. The bus driver is very friendly and explain well on each attraction. He also gives us good tips to visit since we aware... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We recently visited Sydney from Brisbane. We planned a day trip to the Blue Mountains, it was easy to get to Katoomba by train from Sydney city. Once we arrived it was easy to get our tickets for the hop on hop off explorer bus, Right from the beginning the tour guides are extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

Address: 283 Main Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4782 1866
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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