Blue Mountains Day Tour with Return Harbour Cruise

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10 Hours, 30 Minutes, Sydney NSW

Priced Per: Person
Ages: 2-99 Years

The “Grand Canyon” of Australia, which is now World Heritage listed, has deep gorges, steep cliffs, spectacular lookouts, excellent bushwalks and rich flora and fauna. On our Day Tour, the true spirit of the Blue Mountains will be revealed

Itinerary:

  • Pick up – from a scheduled pick-up point Bus Departs City Centre by 8.10 am (see Pick Up Locations).
  • Sydney Zoo** – Sydney’s newest zoo is located on our way to the Blue Mountains. A great opportunity to meet Australian wildlife such as Kangaroo, Koala, Dingo, Wombat, Tasmanian Devil, Echidna and more. You can also meet African and Asian animals! (Cheetah, lion, Red Panda, Elephant, Sumatran Tiger and more).
  • Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout – The best place to view the wilderness of the Blue Mountains (away from the large buses)
  • Wentworth Falls or Leura Falls – a guided bushwalk to one of the most spectacular lookout points in the Blue Mountains.
  • Leura – Spend free time to explore this picturesque village. Great shops, excellent choices for lunch to cater to everyone’s taste & budget… Leura is very popular with Sydney locals.
  • Katoomba – the centre of the Blue Mountains and the gateway to its two most popular tourist attractions: The Three Sisters rock formation and Scenic World.
  • Three Sisters rock formation – Here you will hear the Aboriginal legends about this famous rock formation.
  • Scenic World** – Enjoy all the features that one of Australia’s most visited tourist attractions offers: Skyway – Australia’s highest cable car. Cableway – Australia’s biggest cable car. Railway – The steepest incline passenger carrying railway in the world. Walkway – the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia, with 2.4 km inside a temperate rainforest.
  • Aboriginal History/Culture – Learn about aboriginal rock engravings and the Dharugs, thought to have arrived in the Blue Mountains over 22,000 years ago.
  • Olympic Park – En route see Homebush Bay, home of the 2000 Olympic Games.
  • Trip up Sydney Harbour – Escape nasty afternoon traffic and unwind on an afternoon cruise along Parramatta river (which becomes Sydney Harbour) back to the City Centre where your tour ends (approx 6.30 pm).


Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park Day Tour

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10 Hours, Sydney NSW

Priced Per: Person
Trip Style: Low Cost, Mid Range
Ages: 18-70 Years
Fitness Level: Moderate
Suited To: Young adults, Active travellers
Transport: Coach / Bus

We will take you on an exciting adventure into the heart of the Blue Mountains, plus we take you to our favourite Australian wildlife park on the way there! Your Blue Mountains day tour with Colourful Trips will be a feast for your Instagram feed, with an abundance of photo opportunities throughout the day! We will go sightseeing and hiking – there are so many awesome spots to explore!

Trip Itinerary

  • Your guide for the day will pick you up in the morning and we’ll leave the city nice and early. First stop is a fun and interactive Australian wildlife park, where you can cuddle a kangaroo, feed a wallaby, check out some huge crocodiles and take a selfie with a koala!
  • The Blue Mountains National Park covers over one million hectares and is an inspiring mix of rainforest, canyons, tall forests and headlands. When we get to the Blue Mountains, we take you on our first bushwalk and tell you stories about the ancient indigenous inhabitants, bush tucker and native flora & fauna. We’ll come across colourful birds, unique animal life and dramatic canyons and cliffs.
  • You’ll see the Three Sisters, the famous rock formation which is one of the most iconic images in Australia. The views overlooking the Jamison Valley are stunning, even on a cloudy day! During your Blue Mountains trip, we will also take you on an amazing cliff face walk down through the rainforest.
  • If you are looking to have a unique and fun day out with like-minded people, love bush walking and would like to explore the stunning Blue Mountains National Park, book your tour with us today! We go out 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year!

Highlights:

  • Fun and interactive Australian wildlife park, where you can cuddle a kangaroo, feed a wallaby, check out some huge crocodiles and take a selfie with a koala!
  • When we get to the Blue Mountains, we take you on our first bushwalk and tell you stories about the ancient indigenous inhabitants, bush tucker and native flora & fauna. We’ll come across colourful birds, unique animal life and dramatic canyons and cliffs.
  • You’ll see the Three Sisters, the famous rock formation which is one of the most iconic images in Australia. The views overlooking the Jamison Valley are stunning, even on a cloudy day! During your Blue Mountains trip, we will also take you on an amazing cliff face walk down through the rainforest.
  • If you are looking to have a unique and fun day out with like-minded people, love bush walking and would like to explore the stunning Blue Mountains National Park, book your tour with us today!

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Blue Mountains Full Day 'Coast Warriors' Adventure

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Duration: 11 Hours
Starts / Ends: Sydney NSW
Priced Per: Person
Trip Size: 10-24 PAX
Ages: 18-40 Years

Less touristic small group tour run by young n fun Aussie guides. Great for solo & social travellers or those seeking to see only the best spots and make new mates in Sydney. We don’t take families with kids, not that type of tour.

Starting the Adventure from Sydney: The Coast Warriors Blue Mountains adventure commences with some central Sydney pickups near your hostel/hotel. After everyone shuffles on the bus we have just over an hour to acquaint ourselves with the group or feeling a little anti social grab a pillow for a nap before we hit our first stop Glenbrook….coffees yewww!

Itinerary:

Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains is the hometown of one of our awesome local guides who has pieced together this awesome day trip. In Glenbrook we’ll stop for a quick coffee/smoothie, bathrooms or try an amazing locally made gourmet meat pie before we journey on.

At Blue Mountains: Trudy powers further up the mountains to Ktown (Katoomba) home of the famous Three Sisters rock formations – the iconic image of the Blue Mountains. We view the three ladies up close where your guide will inform you of their aboriginal significance. Now that the most touristy stop of the day is complete we head over to the more chilled and locally known Wentworth Falls.

At Wenty Falls we embark on an approximate 90 minute moderate level, nature enclosed hike down through the undercliff walk, via the ‘Stairs of Doom’ and National Pass to the bottom of the 187 meter waterfall in Jamison Valley or some travellers call it Jurassic Park especially on foggy days.

On the hike we stop at several amazing viewpoints where the true beauty and size of Sydney’s beautiful Blue Mountains can really be appreciated in true the millennials style which is through the lens of your iPhone / Android or for those really weird travellers just their two eyes! Don’t worry you don’t have to be a millennial to use a smartphone

This hike is not overly demanding but if you don’t feel up to it then you can take the easy walk to the first waterfall and cliff walk then stroll back in your own time to the picnic area and have some free time to watch the kookaburras, Magpies or attend to creating today’s Instagram story.

Lunch: All that sightseeing, bush walking and waterfalls makes people hungry, so after we hike back up the Stairs Of Doom back to our nature spot to have our picnic lunch. We do also cater for veggos and vegans. You are welcome to bring your own drinks of any kind to have with your lunch which you can store on our onboard Esky (ice box), we do also attend a bottleo on tour. We are happy to say that Coast Warriors is Sydneys only tour operator to cook a fresh barbie lunch….lunch is on us! We sell water bottles for a cheap $1 with all proceeds going to charity though sometimes we are out of water but Please be eco friendly and bring a water bottle that you may refill throughout the day.

Lincoln’s Rock / Jamison Valley – a popular kangaroo hang out: After lunch we head over to Lincoln’s Rock which is a truly amazing rock lodge with uninterrupted views of Jamison Valley… you feel like you are standing on the edge of the world. Then we head deep into the bush of the Blue Mountains national park in Glenbrook, down a long dirt road to a valley that is a popular kangaroo hang out and camping spot. These kangaroos are as wild as they can get and we often see joeys in and out of the pouch, the occasional kangaroo fight and kookaburras.

Jellybean Pool – swimming: After getting a few snaps of kangaroos (hopefully) we head to a secret Coast Warriors lookout that we only know of because of our wealth of local knowledge. Though on the warmer days we substitute this secret viewpoint for a dip and sun bath at my local swimming spot in Glenny called Jellybean Pool! This local swimming hole is as Aussie as can be, it is surrounded by bush, birds, rocks, some random natural sand and above are clear blue skies.

Returning Sydney: Upon return in Sydney, we often finish with a drink together at a local bar for anyone that wants to continue into the night with their new mates….or be soft and go home and sleep. Our designated drop off is at 814 George Street in the city under Wake Up hostel and only minutes walk from central train/bus station, Chinatown and the beautiful Darling Harbour.


Blue Mountains Sunset & Wilderness Tour

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Avoid the crowds on this relaxed exploration of the Blue Mountains! Explore the changing moods of the Blue Mountains in the late afternoon sunlight and capture the sunset over the rugged ranges and valleys.

  • Late morning tour departure – Avoid the crowds!
  • Capture a stunning sunset from our favourite vantage points
  • Twilight magic and mystery in Blue Mountains National Park
  • See the iconic and spectacular Three Sisters rock formation
  • Guided bush walks along secret trails
  • Amazing lookout views across Jamison Valley
  • Walk the National Pass to Wentworth Falls
  • Australian wildlife sightings in their natural habitat

Avoid the crowds on this relaxed exploration of the Blue Mountains! Explore the changing moods of the Blue Mountains in the late afternoon sunlight and capture the sunset over the rugged ranges and valleys. This tour is designed to avoid the peak hour traffic of Sydney with later departures and returns to maximise our time enjoying the stunning scenery and native forests.

With a late morning departure, you will have extra time to explore Sydney before joining this tour to one of the world’s most spectacular World Heritage-listed national parks. Located 50 kilometres from Sydney CBD, the Blue Mountains is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, and is rich in Aboriginal heritage. A rugged mountain range of unique sandstone formations and steep cliffs, the Blue Mountains is known for its dramatic landscape. Surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees which creates a blue haze that lives up to its name.

After a delightful picnic lunch, we’ll continue to explore the amazing Jamison Valley. Get up close to the storied sandstone formation, the iconic Three Sisters. Hike along some impressive bush trails toward one of the most breath-taking waterfalls in New South Wales then settle in to watch the sun sink behind the distant mountains casting shadows over the rock formations and eucalyptus forests. On the journey home, take a quick break to grab some dinner (own expense) before we go kangaroo spotting! Many of Australia’s native animals are much more active in the dusk hours and we’ll explore some of the secret spots where we are most likely to find wildlife. Driving Distance: 250km

A moderate level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Child policy 6 years old and over, not suitable for children 5 years old and under.