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Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney

Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney

By Australian Luxury Escapes
This is a fully inclusive private tour of the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the day with a local, knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park, arriving early to beat the crowds and allow you to see kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats. Enter a little known hidden clearing to enjoy some home style morning tea. You will have time to roam the area and spot wild kangaroos and birdlife. View the famous 3 sisters Rock formation and marvel at the stunning views of the Jamieson Valley. Lunch today is a 2-course lunch with wine and beer at a local restaurant in Leura. After visiting more lookouts and enjoying a short scenic walk in the mountains you will return to Sydney.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 12-99
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • National Park fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook
  • Entry/Admission - Eagle Hawk Lookout
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all CBD hotels, Sydney Airport and Cruise Terminal
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal
      • White Bay Cruise Terminal, 2041 James Craig Rd, Rozelle NSW 2039, Australia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29497P9

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29497P9

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        5.0 of 5 bubbles5 reviews
        Very good

        Erin Galvin
        New York City, NY40 contributions
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        Mar 2022
        I just returned from traveling to Australia from the US for the first time. Australia has just recently re-opened its borders to international travelers after almost 2 years. Australian Luxury Escapes was able to arrange (2) tours for me with very short notice and I had a great experience on both days! I spoke with one of the owners, Elise, on the phone prior to traveling and she was tremendously helpful in explaining their offerings and what the tours would entail as well as answering other questions about traveling to Australia which was so helpful!

        I wanted to maximize my time in Sydney when I first arrived which I was able to do in the "Private Essential Sydney Tour". The tour guide was tremendously knowledgable about Sydney having grown up there and was able to accomplish all of the main sights in a half day tour. Doing the tour by vehicle + walking for certain parts allowed us to cover the whole city but also get a closer look at areas of interest. Both vehicles I traveled in felt brand new and were completely clean and comfortable. They offered bottled water and hand sanitizer for use during the tour and a great lunch was included in both tour prices. At the end of the tour, the guide gave me some tips on how I could spend the rest of my day which was great.

        The second tour I did was the "Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney" which was also amazing. After a few days in Sydney, it felt great to get out of the city and see more of the beautiful landscape and nature of the national parks region. The area is expansive and would be difficult to cover on your own, especially if you haven't been to the region before. I was able to do this tour with one of the owners, Grant, who has a great knowledge of the region, its history and which locations offer the best views and photo ops! Part of this tour included a trip to a wildlife center which was nice to be able to see animals unique to Australia that you're not going to find just being in Sydney. The center was really well maintained and the staff we encountered were all very friendly. This tour also included a great lunch at the "Boiler House Restaurant" which had great food and amazing views. We did a quick tour of the Hydro Majestic hotel right after lunch which is a true step back in time.

        I highly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Australia. They have a wide range of unique and curated offerings and both tours made my time in Sydney very well spent! I will definitely use them again in the future and refer family and friends their way.
        Written March 20, 2022
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        Wow! Thank you Erin for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We were thrilled to show you so many parts of our country and we hope to welcome you back to Australia sometime soon.
        Written October 3, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nicky R
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        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Had an amazing trip with Mel, such a great guide. We were picked up from our Hotel in a luxury vehicle, taken to Featherdale Wildlife Park to feed Kangaroos, see koalas and lots of other animals, birds and snakes. The Blue Mountains we went to afterwards were stunning, Mel knew all the best look out spots and secret places away from the crowds. The whole day was fabulous from beginning to end, including the tea/coffee and Lamingtons along with the delicious lunch. Mel was so friendly, knowledgeable and a great photographer for us too, she's a star! Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Sydney area.
        Written March 7, 2024
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        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023
        We had a wonderful experience with Susie. She was knowledgeable and very personable. She took us to areas that were very peaceful and quiet with no other tourists around. She tailored the tour to our physical needs and our personal interests. Phenomenal company.
        Written April 26, 2023
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        Thank you for your recent review of our Blue Mountains Tour. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with Susie, she is a wonderful guide!
        Written May 1, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Mary Beth L
        27 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2023 • Friends
        We enjoyed this fun filled day with Grant - our lovely tour guide and driver. We set off for the Blue Mountains and Grant kept us fully entertained with his knowledge of this part of Australia and his good humor! We visited the Three Sisters Rock Formation and enjoyed commanding views from several lookouts - Grant also gave us some history of the bush fires that caused so much damage in this area and pointed out the re-growth of the trees and vegetation - Nature is truly miraculous! We then enjoyed High Tea at a lovely restaurant with an amazing view of the gorge, a truly unique experience. Our tour began with a visit to the Featherdale Zoo and we enjoyed interacting the the wombat, kangaroos, and the most colorful birds I have ever seen! Grant was so patient and truly made this tour about what WE wanted to do - He truly tailored it to us.
        Written April 6, 2023
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        Thank you, Marybeth. This is so nice to read and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.
        Written April 10, 2023
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        Kimberly K
        Tomball, TX38 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our private tour to Featherdale and the Blue Mountains was an absolute highlight of our trip.

        First of all, I was skeptical that Featherdale would be of interest to our group of 9 with 5 teens/young adults. The website makes it seem like a petting zoo. I was pleasantly surprised- we loved seeing all of the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, birds, croc etc! The kids said that they could have stayed at Featherdale all day ;-)

        Our guide, Scott, was fantastic! He modified the schedule due to a later arrival in Sydney- making recommendations on what would be best for the group while ensuring we were back on time. He provided such amazing service - going above and beyond to help us move our luggage to the right hotel.

        Scott also showed us the best spots for photos at various stops in the beautiful Blue Mountains!

        I highly recommend Scott and Australian Luxury Escapes!
        Written January 7, 2023
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        Hi Kimberley. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us in the Blue Mountains! Scott is an excellent guide and I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with him. Featherdale is also a great wildlife park that allows you to interact with so many Australian animals. We hope to see you back in Australia sometime soon. Safe travels, Grant
        Written January 8, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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