This tour provides a wonderful opportunity to discover the beauty of the countryside outside of Sydney with a trip to the Blue Mountains. As you travel through the city on your way to the Mountains, you will pass the 2000 Olympic site at Homebush, where you can perhaps gain some feeling of the sheer excitement and logistics of this major event, often described as one of the best Olympics ever.
Following the trail of Australia's early explorers, your coach will climb high into the Blue Mountains passing through Olympic Park. Sit back and enjoy this awe-inspiring Grand Canyon of giant rock formations, geological history, and cascading waterfalls. This truly is a day to relax and take in the natural bushland and the many outlying western suburbs that form part of greater Sydney. Your mountain sightseeing will include numerous small towns along the way that provide a weekend escape for many of the city's residents.
Arriving at the Blue Mountains lookout, you can see the famous rock formation, the Three Sisters and relish awesome panoramic views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary, the Ruined Castle, Katoomba Falls and the Burraborang Valley while capturing some truly memorable photos.
Leaving the lookout, your tour continues with a ride on the world's steepest perpendicular railway, which plunges 700 feet into the valley. Disembarking at the bottom, it's a walk of approximately 7 minutes to the unique Scenicscender cable car which returns you to the top of the mountain.
Lunch today will be on your own in the charming little village of Leura, and free time will be provided to explore some of the charming local crafts and antique shops, as well as to admire the stunning views.
Re-joining your coach, you will make the return to Sydney where your ship awaits, having experienced an often missed side of Sydney that presents a truly different aspect of this fascinating city. Before arriving back at the pier, you will also be treated to a brief overview of the city's essential highlights.
Please note: Due to the combination of walking as well as access on and off the perpendicular train, this tour is not available to wheelchair guests and is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. The order of sights may change and the itinerary may be reversed. This tour does not operate with a separate guide, but rather with a driver/guide.