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Address: 283 Main Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 , Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4782 1866
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Great way to see the Blue Mountains!

This was a great way to see the sights at the Blue Mountains! We bought a ticket for this with our iVenture card and it was so worth it! Used the bus the whole day and saw almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
izzi33
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great way to see the sights at the Blue Mountains! We bought a ticket for this with our iVenture card and it was so worth it! Used the bus the whole day and saw almost everything there was to see at our own pace. What needs a mention is one of the drivers, Jimmy. He was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The whole experience was really great! The driver/guide Jimmy was so engaging and fun! Made the whole ride a lot more fun. The explorer bus also made it easy to explore the blue mountains at your own pace.

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Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We took the explorer bus to get around the city, the bus was in the good condition, the driver was nice, he even gave us chocolate!!!!

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

Hi Sheilicious, Thanks so much for your review, glad you had a good day and wow hope the chocolate was yummy. Regards, Jason More 

Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you start from Sydney, you can buy a bus pass with train tickets. Get off at Katoomba station and hop on the bus. The Explorer Bus will lead you to the major attractions in the Blue Mountains National Park. Hop on and hop off as you wish. First stop not be missed would be the Scenic World. Stop for... More 

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

Hi Beatricejhlee, Thanks so much for your review and glad you enjoyed your day. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This bus takes you to all the highlights of the Blue Mountains! And the bus drives are amazing, they are very friendly and they really look after you. They are happy to help you with anything and give you the best advice!

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

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. Glad you enjoyed your day and our drivers and please enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More 

Wildomar, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We arrived in the Blue Mountains at approximately 1:15pm and bought our tickets for the Explorer Bus and Scenic World Unlimited rides. We didn't have much time to explore everything but what we did see was amazing. Our photos turned out like postcards. The wind was whipping and it was 8 degrees (without wind chill) but the valley and mountains... More 

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

Hi Greg, Thanks for your time reviewing our product and your advice for other travellers. Sorry that your day was a little rushed with only arriving after midday but you still seemed to get the see some of the main sights. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Jason More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If you are intending to hike the trails around Katoomba and Leura, you do NOT need to buy a 40$ ticket for the BM explore bus, its completely useless and relies on turist not knowing the area. Simply take the public bus to Katoomba falls and ahead of you lies a wide aray of fantastic hiking trails! Realising that on... More 

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

Hi Jonas K, Thanks for taking the time to review our product. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your day and thought that it was a complete waste of money. Can you please let me know did you manage to secure your refund in Sydney, as you would have been able to refund your ticket at the... More 

CARSON, CALIFORNIA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The explorer bus is a great way in which to visit many of the attractions located in the Blue Mountains. The two drivers that I had the pleasure of riding with, both were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the different stops and of the area. For myself its well worth the cost.

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

Hi Jason, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our product, great name by the way. Glad you enjoyed the day and enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More 

Foster, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was a totally great experience. Hop off the train from Sydney central Railway station and straight into office to buy ticket - very friendly counter person and lots of info given. Have a good light lunch/brekky/morning tea at Pomegranate Café, then visit the marvellous Cultural Centre by the Carrington Hotel. Walk down the main street of Katoomba with lovely... More 

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

Hi Virginia, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus and I am so glad that you seemed to make the most of your day visiting many of the major stops. I hope you showed your guidebook to get the discounted entry at some of the attractions you mentioned? Enjoy the rest of your... More 

Kuala lumpur
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the best way to explore the Blue Mountain. Don't have to pre book a tour which is much more expensive. My advice is take a train to Lithgow (blue mountaine line ) at the Central Station and make a stop at Katoomba. Once arrived, just go directly to the Explorer Bus counter at the Katoomba Station and purchase... More 

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

Good morning Afidzah, Thanks so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your day and thanks for the advice for fellow travellers. Just for the information of other travellers, while some days can be misty it is not every day so the mist appearing in the afternoon is not every afternoon. You can check the weather before... More 

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Address: 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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