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Blue Mountains Tours

Get your first taste of the Australian Outback during a Sydney Blue Mountains tour! Experience the breathtaking majesty of this world-famous mountain range and its mysterious blue haze. Then hike to the bottom of the valley, where you can walk underneath waterfalls and frolic amongst the ferns. Along the way, snap a photo of The Three Sisters rock formation, one of the most famous attractions on the Blue Mountain hiking tour. Or board the Katoomba Scenic Railway, which is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the steepest funicular railway in the world!
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Our tips for Blue Mountains

  • Come on down! To fully enjoy the natural beauty during the Blue Mountains sightseeing, you should hike down to the valley. It only takes 45 minutes and you can then enjoy the waterfalls and ferns.
  • Up, up, and away! If you’re too tired or just don’t feel like hiking back up from the valley, there is a Scenic Railway with a steep, 52° incline that will shoot you right to the top.
  • On the flip side. Don’t forget that the seasons are reversed south of the equator. If you are visiting from December through February, bring water. Bring a warm jacket if you’re coming in July or August.
  • Spot rare wildlife. Try your best to spot some rare mammals such as the koala, the yellow-bellied glider, and the long-nosed potoroo. It’s what you do on a Sydney Blue Mountains tour, mate!
  • Winter ready. Winter provides ideal weather for Yulefest, which is one of the most popular Australian events.

Good to know

Occupying over 1 million hectares of land, the Blue Mountains stand tall nestled in the wilderness of verdant valleys with endless vistas. At 470 million years old, the Blue Mountains are almost 10 times older than the Grand Canyon. Six aboriginal tribes have connections with these mountains including Darug, Gundungurra, Dharawal, Darkinjung, Wanaruah and Wiradjuri.

Many locals believe the blue haze is caused by the eucalyptus trees. But, really, a parametric process, called the Rayleigh Scattering, causes everything to appear blue from a distance. At 3,986 feet above sea level, Mount Werong represents the peak of the Blue Mountains. The Sydney Blue Mountains generates approximately 250 million dollars per year from domestic day trippers alone!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Blue Mountain?

    The best time for a Blue Mountains Sydney tour depends on your interests. Late spring and early fall bring mild climates, suitable for almost any visitor. The air seems cleaner and crisper during these portions of the year. Hiking in the higher regions during late fall and late winter becomes very risky once the rains begin. Summer is quite warm during the day and cools in the evening, making for a pleasant experience during your Blue Mountains tour.

  • Q: How do I get there?

    It takes about 90 minutes to get to the Blue Mountains from Sydney. If you are coming by car, take the M4 Motorway. Another option is to take a train from Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station and then hire a car. This saves both gas and frustration due to traffic. Otherwise, the NSW TrainLink departs from Sydney quite frequently, with the fastest trains reaching Katoomba Station within 100 minutes.

  • Q: How far are the Blue Mountains from Sydney?

    The Blue Mountains are about 50 miles away from the center of Sydney.

  • Q: Why are they called the Blue Mountains?

    The Blue Mountains are named so because of the blue haze that blankets the entire forest area making it appear bluish.

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