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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah...
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The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop on - hop off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 31 stops across Katoomba, Leura, and Wentworth Falls we give you the freedom to explore this spectacular World Heritage wilderness on Sydney's doorstep - all at your own pace. 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. With buses running every half hour, you'll have plenty of time to hit all the highlights. And with some of the best bush walks anywhere in the world, including Wentworth Falls, you will see the most!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. Start planning your perfect day in the Blue Mountains now.
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283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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We had lunch at Papadinos and when we left we stepped on to the bus. Great driver. We did one circuit to see what was on offer. We upgraded our tickets as we were staying overnight. The next morning we boarded again with our driver...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Though it may cost more compared to a regular bus, but it's worth the penny. Bus explorer provides free luggage delivery service to our hotel which is great! This means that we can start our tour right-away from the train station. We bought the Lyrebird...More

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Jimmy was our first driver. He took time to remember who was on the bus, nationalities and where we were all going. He gave us fantastic tips on where to go first and how best to plan our day. There was another bus driver that...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eskimo328, Thanks for your review and glad you had a great day. Just to clarify that the local bus does accept Opal cards and you can tap on and tap off but they only service a few of the stops that the Explorer Bus...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my mum visited the blue mountains and chose the hop on hop off bus. We arrived late so didn’t have long to spend however had an amazing time exploring the Blue Mountains. The staff were so friendly and helpful from the beginning. Our...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Niamhhodkin, Thanks so much for your review, so glad you had a great day. Thanks for your specific feedback for Jimmy as well, we do pride ourselves in all our drivers being able to offer a commentary and local knowledge. regards,

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is another superb HoHo bus service with really friendly and helpful drivers and staff, especially Trish, one of the drivers who really went out of her way to help make our day. Our experience started at the Katoomba railway station after disembarking off the...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi lovetrav9, Thanks so much for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your day. I will pass on your special thanks to Trish. Regards, Jason

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khimms
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.
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Chloe M
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.
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Stefanie L
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
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