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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

283 Main Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 , Australia
(02) 4782 1866
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Ranked #2 of 11 Activities in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Kilburn, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Took the train from Sydney central out to katoomba...(17.9.14) On arrival bus tour ticket staff were friendly and helpful! Got off at stops 9, 12 and 17 however decent blue mountains view from most of the route. Both drivers working on this particular day were friendly, informative and accepting of all nationalities in which were taking the tour. One even... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a great way to see the area and learn a few facts along the way. The frequency of stops and pick ups is great. Loved the view from the top deck. Got some great photos along the way. You can buy your ticket from the bus driver at any stop, just make sure you have enough cash on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The drivers are very friendly and the buses run every half hour, so it is reasonably convenient to hop on and off at attractions. If you want to catch the train out of Blue Mountain, the drivers are very mindful of the train timetable and make sure to get you there on time. Two reasons why I didn't give this... More

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Laval, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A quick review to express how much i've enjoy this tour, i still speechless, it was a splendid day, every attractions were top notch, I recommend this tour to everyone who likes hiking, and nature. JP

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Rhode Island
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164 reviews 164 reviews
126 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I will begin by saying this was a good way to see the Blue Mountain area. We found their "office" with very little problem but they were a bit busy and directions to the first departure point was a bit confusing. There are quite a few stops - all the major points of interest in addition to a number of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have recently stayed in Katoomba for 4 days and had made full use of the explorer bus. We were lucky to be on Jimmy's bus for many times. Even my 5-year-old daughter were really amazed by him, in particular his ability to manage so many languages. He remembers the nationalities of all passengers and where they might want to... More

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

Hi Cathy Y, Thanks so much for your review and comments. It was good to see you used the bus over the days you were here. I am also so glad your 5 year old enjoyed it we certainly try and make sure we are family friendly and keep all ages happy. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Big thank you to David our driver on the Red Hop on Hop off bus. Very enjoyable tour and very entertaining!! Keep up the good work David :)

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

Hi Angela, I will make sure David sees your post, thanks for the review and glad you had a great day. Regards, Jason More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a must visit place around Sydney. The cable car rides show you a good portion of the valley and the steep train ride is like a roller coaster ride. The beauty of the place is magnificent!!!

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

Hi Rupaks, Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your day, thanks for coming and enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the blue mountains last week and had a fantastic time. The drivers Jim and Dave were fantastic. They were very polite and extremely helpful and made us feel vey welcome and talked about lots of very interesting things on our journey. I would really recommend this tour.

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

Hi Sam, Thanks for your review and especially for our drivers David and Jimmy, our team certainly make the day more enjoyable. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More

Redwood City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I choose to visit the Blue Mountains on a day trip from Sydney without using a tour. I took the train from Sydney's Central Station to Katoomba. The train trip takes about two hours. The train has four cars (which I think is standard, at least for this time of year) of which the first and last cars are "quiet"... More

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

Hi Jinichola, Thanks so much for your review and very detailed report on the day out. I am glad you had a great day, enjoy the rest of your travels. Regards, Jason More

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