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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

Closed Now: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop on - hop off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 29 stops across Katoomba and Leura we give you the freedom to explore this spectacular World Heritage wilderness on Sydney's doorstep - all at your...more
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Hours Today: 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1866
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased the mid-range Lyre Bird Pass which included our entry to Scenic World. This was WELL worth it. We arrived in Katoomba in time for the 2nd bus and we were advised to get off at Scenic World first. We are glad we took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikalajaneee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to see all the Blue Mountains has to offer. The staff and bus drivers were very friendly and super helpful. We crammed a lot into our day and did a lot of walking and climbing at Echo Point and Scenic World....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous way to self see The Blue Mountains. As a solo traveler I thought this was great. There is plenty to see, both drivers are extremely well versed knowledgeable guides. There are 20 plus stops. You can pace yourself given there are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charmaine3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A much needed service in the Katoomba/Leura/Wentworth Falls area to tie them up with their popular attractions and to get tourists to visit them with the hop on hop off system. We found it so convenient and easy to use with the drivers being friendly,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peter150801
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came up to the Blue Mountains for a day trip and we were not disappointed. First things first, when you get off the train at Katoomba railway station the Explorer Bus office is the first shop you come to outside the station. Which made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank smax94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great! Well worth it, get 2 day offer too. Drivers are fab and tell you everything you need to know. Good value. Lovely 😊 area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helvellyn2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to get round area and see attractions. Bus drivers very knowledgeable. Great when up in mountains for a few days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clairef360
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a few nights in the Blue Mountains and used Explorer Bus to get from place to place. Absolute Fantastic. Paid online, then collected my ticket/info booklet next to Katoomba train station. You just simply show the driver your booklet at you get on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't waste your money! We were so disappointed with the Blue Mountain Explorer Bus! There was no information from the drivers except for the announcement of the stops. We found that the 686 city bus came more frequent. We ended up using the public bus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take the HOHO bus around the blue mountains rather than hiring a car and Im so glad that we did. My only regret is that we didnt start our day earlier. The guide book that we got with our ticket was very...More

Thank LilacGerber
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi LilacGerber I'm Happy you enjoyed your day and good to hear you found the guide book useful, its a great asset for visiting guests. We have a great bunch of local driver/guides and ill be sure to pass on your kind comments, hope to...More

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March 11, 2018|
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Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Hi khimms. The Lyrebird Pass is 83AUD and covers the Explorer Bus Pass and Scenic World entry. You can use the bus to hop on and off all day at any of the stops, including Leura. Buses are every 30 minutes.
February 15, 2018|
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Response from tropicaltammi | Reviewed this property |
Go to scenic world first before the crowds. Don’t ride the full loop. Do your research ahead of time where you want to go or talk to the drivers who are full of info.
December 13, 2017|
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Response from Renee J | Reviewed this property |
1) There is a station at Wentworth Falls (and one at Leura, which is between Katoomba and WF) 2) If you have just 1 day, and Wentworth Falls is on your 'must do' list, I would definitely spend more time at Wentworth Falls... More