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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

Open Now: 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
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283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Blue Mts HOHO ticket/timetable was full of information of stops and scenic sights and also contained the NSW RR timetable to and from Sydney. Buses were on time and clean. Drivers were friendly, knowledgeable and often entertaining.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stenson20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned our 3 days on the Explorer Bus to get the most of our visit to the Blue Mountains. The bus picked us up at our hotel and we did the first complete circuit just looking and deciding just where we would get off....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yvonne W
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Yvonne W Thanks for the great review, we're happy we could be a part of your blue mountains experience and hope to see you exploring with us again soon. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to Tabitha. Cheers Daniel Ferguson

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time visit Blue mountains. It was easy to travel by train from Sydney. When arrived we signed up for the Explorer bus (hop on hop off). We use it to travel to our hotel then next day for sight seeing. We came across...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ashfordbrownfamily
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi ashfordbrownfamily Thanks for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us in the blue mountains and we hope to see you again soon, with so much on offer in the area i'm sure you'll find something new each time you visit....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the explorer bus along with a ticket to Scenic World. The drivers seemed really knowledgeable and gave a great commentary as we were driving around keeping everyone fully informed what was at each stop. We certainly wouldn’t have seen as much as we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RobE963
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi RobE963 Thanks for your great review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your time in the blue mountains and that we could be a part of it. We have a great group of driver/guides who go above and beyond to ensure each guests gets...More

Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Here’s a great example of a company working with local business in a way that doesn’t seem like a complete sell job. Yes, some of the stops on the tour just happen to be sponsors, which isn’t the main attraction. But it works. Tip: Consider...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lowell U
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lowell U Thanks for your great review, happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us in the Blue Mountains and thanks for your feedback on lyrebird dell (stop 20). We are currently reviewing our current guidebook and appreciate any feedback provided by our...More

Reviewed February 10, 2019

nice hop on/hop off bus tour of Blue Mountains. Drivers were friendly, and gave good commentary. We got the Scenic world add on, and was disappointed -- Scenic World was jammed with people, which made the experience not as fun.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Traveller-BL
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Traveller-BL Thanks for the review, i'll be sure to pass on your comments to our driver/guides who love to share their local knowledge of the area with each of our guests visiting us in the beautiful blue mountains. Sorry to hear that it was...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019

Instead of using the private Blue Mountains Explorer double deck buses, we used the route 686 Blue Mountains Transit public route bus (686) that runs every 15 minutes compared to the 'explorer buses' that while charging far more, run only every half an hour. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Victorianlad I'm Confused as to how you feel you can leave a fair review of a service that you haven't even used. Whether your here for a few hours to a few days our Service the 'Blue Mountains Explorer Bus' offers guests an easy,...More

Reviewed February 8, 2019

I am used to Hop on Hop off buses having a bit of commentary about the history or the sights. Pretty much the only commentary was a physical description of the bus stops we approached so you can find the bus when it returns again....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gatanoz Thanks for your feedback, we do enjoy hearing the 'pro's & con's' for our service as it helps us to constantly evolve and improve the experiences that we offer our guests. I hope to see you again and help to make your next...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

I would recommend it if you do not have lots of time and wish to visit lots of places. The trip tooks about 50-60 minutes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Penatusa
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Penatusa Thanks for your recommendation, happy we could be a part of your blue Mountains experience and hope to see you again soon! Cheers Daniel Ferguson

Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

The ability to hop on and off as desired throughout the day was great, all drivers were friendly. I would live see hours extended to maybe 6 to 6.30pm on months where daylight hours are strong until 8-830pm, gives more time to see more without...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NathAdventures
BmExplorer, Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi NathAdventures Thanks for the review, were happy you found our service 'so convenient'. Also thanks for the feedback, we currently run extra services including later bus's on some of our busier days but are always looking for ways to improve/evolve services we have on...More

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khimms
March 11, 2018|
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Response from BlueMountains2 | 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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chloem359
February 15, 2018|
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Response from tammimarie | 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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771stefaniel
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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