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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

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Address: 283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4782 1866
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Explore the Blue Mountains - Your Way!

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is...

Explore the Blue Mountains - Your Way!

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 29 brilliantly located stops across Katoomba and Leura, we give you the freedom to explore this spectacular World Heritage wilderness on Sydney's doorstep - all at your own pace.

The Explorer Bus is more flexible than a day tour, cheaper and less stressful than renting a car, and much more fun than trying to cover all the sights on foot.

Our great-value passes give you unlimited travel all day, making it easy to put together your own perfect day in the Blue Mountains. With buses running every half hour, you'll have plenty of time to hit all the highlights.

We'll drop you at the door of star attractions like Scenic World and the famous Scenic Railway, and give you as long as you like to hang out with our beautiful Three Sisters. Want to stretch your legs on a bushwalk? Simply hop off the Explorer Bus and we'll meet you at the other end!

If you're coming up by train, we pick you up right outside Katoomba Station - and we don't waste any time taking you straight to the big views.

Instead of throwing away 45 minutes of your day walking through town to Echo Point or Scenic World, simply jump on the big red Double Decker bus and we'll get you to the cliff top quicker than you can drink a cup of coffee.

While you relax and soak up the unbeatable views from the top deck, our friendly drivers will entertain you with a running commentary of fascinating local facts and stories.

And at the end of the day, we'll get you back to the train or your hotel with time and energy to spare.

Grab your slice of freedom. Start planning your perfect day in the Blue Mountains now.

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This company is great there drivers know so much info and really really helpful. Jimmy helped me to get the most out of my trip especially on the wettest day. It was so misty u... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
George S
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This company is great there drivers know so much info and really really helpful. Jimmy helped me to get the most out of my trip especially on the wettest day. It was so misty u could not see 100 feet in front of u let alone the mountains but I saw all the falls and cascades. Greg made sure I... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two bus drivers made this Hop on Hop off bus great- one (Sam?) has memorised lots of greetings in lots of different languages! As we got onto the bus, he asked everyone where we came from then referred to everyone when he was talking as we drove to our first stops, giving us advice for the day- brilliant! Well... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bus drivers are very helpful and a guide as well...you love to sit in bus and listen their stories of city.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend had tons of fun in this tour. The drivers are very helpful. We arrived in the afternoon but we were able to see a lot of places. I suggest that you start the tour early in the morning as there are so many place to visit.

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Thank morlem_seyre
DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi morlem_seyre Thanks for the review. You "arrived in the afternoon but were able to see a lot of places". This is one of the reasons why our service is the best choice to see the Blue Mountains. The frequency of buses and the way we have planned our circuit allows for flexibility and maximum sightseeing and exploring. I'm glad... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very happy with the Explorer Bus. I used my iVenture card for the ticket, so that's even better. The drivers were friendly and ALL the busses were ALWAYS on time. That's a biggie for me. I was able to get on the first bus of the day. You cannot do everything in one day but I did a... More 

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Thank Rachel V
DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Rachel V Thanks for taking the time to write this review. It's great that you enjoyed your time with us, and by getting the first bus of the day, you made the most of it. As you discovered, iVenture card holders only need scan their card in our office in exchange for our comprehensive 72 page Guide Book, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The driver of our bus, what an absolute gem you are to this Company, considering you must do this same tour repeatedly, your lovely gentle voice and descriptions lulled us around our trip. We made a super quick trip on a rainy day from Sydney, Katoomba was much colder than I expected, brrr, but only ourselves to blame. Wished we... More 

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Thank Allie S
DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Allie S Thank you for your kind words. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with us and found your driver to be an "absolute gem". We've got many of them. All our staff are committed to providing the best possible experience for each and every passenger, or people just asking questions... not because they have to, but rather because... More 

St Helens, Australia
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take the hop on hop off bus around Katoomba as we didn't have a vehicle to drive around. We thought the driving and service was great, especially if your bus driver is Jimmy. He was fantastic. He provides commentary, can speak in many languages and personalises the trip. He also provides advice on how... More 

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Thank KyleRazza12
DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi KyleRazza12 Thank you for taking the time to review our service. I'm glad you found it to be "great". You made the right choice to enable you to see the most in one day. Jimmy is very passionate about providing the best possible service to all of our passengers, as are all of our staff. The "personalized" service you... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Such an easy way to visit all the tourist venues around Katoomba without the hassle of traffic and parking! Excellent commentary and service by Jimmy and Tabitha on our day.Jimmy even took photos for us so we had some actually together! Highly recommended

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DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Patcol55 Thanks for your review. Your comments represent a common theme, "Such an easy way to visit all the tourist venues.... without the hassle of traffic and parking". You can sit back and relax, enjoy a long lunch or hop on and off at every stop. No rules. It's great that you found the commentary to be "Excellent", our... More 

New York City, New York
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162 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This was a GREAT bus tour. The commentary is live, and although there are multiple drivers, we had Jimmy for the entire day. He was fantastic! He gave personalized recommendations/advice, spoke multiple languages, stopped for people to take pictures/took pictures for them, and pointed out sites/restaurants we would have otherwise not known about. The stops were very useful and allowed... More 

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DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi SnappleSpice We love Jimmy too! Thanks for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time here in the Blue Mountains, and thank you for choosing Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. Our "LIVE" commentary allows our drivers the flexibility of tailoring the experience to meet the needs of everyone on the bus at any time. It also allows for spontaneity, humour... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Not being used to this mode of discovering a town or village it turned out to a great experience and we learned a lot more than by shanks wagon. We actually only got off twice and knowing we could pick up the next bus in 1/2 hour was excellent timing for we were able to do what we wanted and... More 

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Thank Butch312
DamienSales, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Butch312 Thanks for taking the time to review our service. I'm pleased you enjoyed it. As you discovered, our service is the best way to see the most in the Blue Mountains, at your leisure. 2 hour walk? Sure. 10 minute walk? Why not? 3 hour lunch? No problem. There are no rules. Thanks again and please come back... More 

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