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Sydney Great Escapes - Blue Mountains Day Tours
Ranked #42 of 240 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Sydney Great Escapes is a family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with a unique insight and memorable experience. We specialise in smaller, more personalised, boutique tours. Our late model Mercedes sprinters carry a maximum of 14 passengers, they have been uniquely designed with extra leg room, extra height and reclining coach seats, for that more comfortable ride. Our team of tour guides has been handpicked for their vast experience of local knowledge and represent our company with pride. We have guides who are specialised in the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, and Sydney areas. You can be guaranteed that your guide will have a wealth of knowledge on whichever tour you take.
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Leander, Texas
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595 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Rob our driver was a great guide. Small group of six, two from Canada, one UK, one San Francisco and two Texas made for a fun group. Rob had us introduce ourselves and proceeded to make us all feel welcome. Little early start but it was well worth it. Got to the Feather dale Animal Park first so we were the first to pet and play with the koalas, wombats, kangaroos and wallabies. Yes you can touch the animals and have your picture taken with them. Then to the mountains while Rob filled us in n the history of Australia. A number of pulloffs to show us sights with no other tours to be seen. Great views and picture stops. Scenic World the Americans walked to the bottom of the falls which was great then ride cable car back up. Got to see coal mine in process. Fun! Fun! Fun! Great pictures of three sisters rock formations. Drop off for a short river cruise home. e highly recommend this tour.

Visited March 2014
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

You could say that I certainly wasn't excited for my very early 6:40am pickup, but once I stepped on the minibus I knew I'd have a great day! I was the first pickup, so I chatted to Rob about rugby, traffic and the recent poor weather whilst he navigated his way through the city. Once everyone was onboard we set off for Featherdale Wildlife Park (via the Sydney Harbour Bridge). The park itself is fantastic. The collection of animals includes kangaroos, koalas, snakes, bats, crocodiles, wombats, amongst many others. After staying at the park for around an hour, we set off to the Blue Mountains. Rob is a superb tour guide and always has something interesting or witty to share. Along the trip we made numerous quick stops, usually at lookout points where large coaches can't access. For lunch we headed to an old hotel called the Imperial, my vegetable pasta was particularly nice. After lunch we made one more quick stop before heading to Scenic World, right in the heart of the Blue Mountains. I paid $30 for access to the cable car, skyway and railway (steepest in the world!), and also spent time exploring the walkways beneath the trees. The view of the Three Sisters is brilliant throughout the site. After leaving Scenic World, we began the long journey back to Sydney. Our day ended with a relaxing cruise down the river from the Olympic Park to Circular Quay. All in all, I had a fantastic day out, and I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney!

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New York City, New York
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“The Best...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Rob (aka Jeremy) is one of the most memorable tour guides you will ever come across. He picked us up right on time from the Shangri-La Hotel. His knowledge of Australia, the wild life, history, politics and gov't (topped off by his witty sense of humor) made the 2 hour drive to and from the mountains quite entertaining. Amazing day trip. I highly recommend!

Visited February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“Blue Mountains Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

This review is a little late but its lateness in no way reflects poorly on the tour. Rob picked us up from the Frasier Suites right on time and made us feel most welcome guests immediately. He had the right balance of humour, information and charm to make a promising tour truly memorable. We have waited some time to visit the mountains and this was by far the best way to see them and the other main attractions in the region. Every location visited fitted into the tour seamlessly from Featherdale Wildlife Park to our venue for lunch, not to mention finding the occasional secluded gems courtesy to Rob's thorough local knowledge alone. We highly recommend this active tour for value, relevancy, interest and overall product satisfaction. Great work Rob, keep up the good work.

Visited January 2014
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Comanche
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“What a great day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Rob picked us up at our hotel right on time, and after 2 more quick stops, we were on our way to the Blue Mountains. I have never been on a tour where I was so thouroughly entertained; Rob could be a stand-up comedian. His witty insights about life, government, sports, and people in general were greatly entertaining.
As a 25 year volunteer fire-fighter, he knows the Blue Mountains better than most people. He drove us to places only a small 14-passenger van could go and told us a lot about the local flora and fauna.
There are cheaper tours, but I am sure they cannot come close to this one! You will not regret it.

Visited February 2014
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