Blue Mountains Small-Group Insider Tour from Sydney
Enjoy this small group day trip from Sydney with a maximum of 10 guests as you discover magnificent valleys, rivers and gorges of the World-Heritage listed National Park, that is the Blue Mountains. Experience the true beauty of the Blue Mountains off the beaten track as you immerse yourself in the spectacular wilderness areas of such a unique region in an area that you can't appreciate without getting your shoes dirty (so to speak). Starting no later then 7:30 am to avoid the traffic, you'll head straight off towards Australia's own Grand Canyon for an eventful day packed with close encounters, vistas and walks.
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Stop At: Blue Mountains, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
This tour is designed to focus on those less visited spots taking more time to soak up the atmosphere in stunning rain-forest gorges, ferny grotto's, swimming holes and a series of cascades.
Duration: 10 hours
Pass By: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia
A trip across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge takes us straight on the tollways to avoid the traffic.
Stop At: Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, 217 - 229 Kildare Rd Doonside, Blacktown, New South Wales 2767 Australia
Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park. For us, they'll open 1 hour before the official opening hours, so you will get to meet the mostly nocturnal animals long before the large crowds get here!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Wentworth Falls Lookout, Wentworth Falls, New South Wales 2780 Australia
These falls are best viewed on our circuit walk (See next).
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Overcliff-Undercliff Track, Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales Australia
Guided circuit walk in the spectacular Jamison Valley, including the Wentworth Falls (approximately 1-2 hours, pending on guests' agility and the weather) to discover the true beauty of the Jamison and Grose.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pass By: Leura Mall, Village Centre, Leura, New South Wales 2780 Australia
Picturesque mountain village - worth a photo stop when the Cherry trees are blossoming in spring!
Stop At: The Three Sisters, Echo Point road Echo Point, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
Poster girls of the Blue Mountains. Of course we'll go visit them - but there's so much more to see.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Cahill's Lookout, 258-276 Cliff Drive, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
Spectacular views over the Megalong Valley, and Narrowneck. Get your camera's ready!
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Pulpit Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Track, Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales 2570 Australia
One of the best and most impressive lookouts of the Blue Mountains, offering uninterrupted views over the Grose Valley AKA The Australian Grand Canyon. Only reachable via a section of unsealed road - rough enough to keep out the crowds.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah, New South Wales 2758 Australia
A visit of the beautiful Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens let's us spot a variety of plants and trees (including the Jurassic Wollemia Nobilis) and exotic birds in their natural habitat including New Holland Honey Eaters, Satin Bower Birds, Eastern Robins, Eastern Spinebills, Superb Fairy Wrens, Red Wattle Birds, Crimson Rosella's and King Parrots.
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
Leaving Mt Tomah Botanic Garden, we return to Sydney via the scenic Bell's Line of Road, Bilpin (the fruit bowl of NSW) and the Hawkesbury River area.
Pass By: Dingo Tours, U 4 14 St Pauls St, Randwick, New South Wales 2031 Australia
This tour is designed to focus on those less visited spots taking more time to soak up the atmosphere in stunning rainforest gorges, ferny grottos, swimming holes and a series of cascades.
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Bottled water
- All activities
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- National Park fees
- Entry/Admission - Blue Mountains
- Entry/Admission - Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
We pick up travelers from all hotels, train stations or private addresses within the city area, including Surry Hills, Kings Cross, Pots Point, Darlinghurst, Darling Harbour, the Rocks, the CBD, Sydney, Haymarket, Millers Point, Circular Quay, Dawes Point, Woolloomooloo, Paddington and Rushcutters Bay.
We do not pick up from North Sydney, Manly or airports.
(For our privately booked tours we pick up at any address or location)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
highlight of my week in Sydney. Picked up nice and early. Had little picnic before heading off on walk. Was just lush and peaceful away from where all the normal tourists head to. Tour guide Carlos was fabulous and had great knowledge. Read up on what is involved, we were unfortunate to have had someone who was very unfit and slowed group down a little although this did allow us to see the stunning scenery along way. Stopped and had little break under s cliff looking out over the blue mountains, snacks provided by tour provider, continued with walk to beautiful waterfall and washed face in water to cool down. Stopped for great lunch in little cafe, Turkish bread sandwiches freshly made. Then had drive to couple more lookouts again away from where all the tour drives go to see 3 sisters. Lovely drive back to Perth through some of towns in blue mountains. Would highly recommend booking this tour
There were only 4 of us in our group which was nice. We visited the Featherdale Animal Sancuary and fed the wallabies. We managed to see the Blue Mountains despite the smoke from the bush fires. Our guide was very informative. The scenery was absolutely stunning. We did a hike, which was described as easy to moderate, my husband and I are fairly fit but I would describe this as moderate to hard. Towards the end of the hike it is mostly uphill (alot of steps) and in the heat and after over an hour of hiking took its toll. Also we hadn't eaten since our breakfast at our hotel before pickup at 0720, it was now 1300 so I would suggest you take plenty of snacks and water with you. However, the views along the route were amazing and we were rewarded with a lovely picnic at the end. This is a full day and well worth it.
Thank you Jelle, Dingo Tours for selecting a route that provided a great personal experience of this beautiful place. We enjoyed the historical and cultural commentary and music along the way. Birds, plants, some hiking and a picnic away from crowds, with only one day to see the Blue Mountains, this trip was ideal.
Our guide, Charlie is an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the area. This tour can be flexible with what the group wants to do. Highly recommended.
Great tour. Went with Jelle, who runs The Dingo Tours operation. Lovely chap, very knowledgeable about the area, fauna and flora and Australian history. Only 5 of us on the tour. Started with early entry into Featherdale wildlife park which allowed us up close contact with the animals. The coach parties were just starting to arrive as we left. On to a really nice walk around Wentworth falls, then Three sisters viewpoint, then Pulpit Rock, each time avoiding the coach tours. Fantastic views at each location and nice picnic lunch. Back via 30 minute stop at the Botanic gardens arriving in Sydney at 5:30pm. Loved it.
A really good day which we had to ourselves because of a previous cancellation. A good pace throughout the day and we were able to finesse the schedule.
Had a wonderful day! There were 10 people total on the tour the van was roomy and comfortable Steven was our tour guide and did a great job! we went first to Featherdale Wildlife Park - saw crocodile, koala bears, kangaroos, birds, wombats, bats, dingo's emu's, etc. I was able to pet the kangaroos and cockatoo. We went to two overlooks - Gordon Overlook and Three Sisters We deleted to hike with picnic lunch - magnificent views! Exhausting, but well worth it. We walked/hiked for about 1.5 hours. The last part was 427 steps straight up! Saw lizards, birds, and ant hills! The views were breathtaking after that experience we headed to the Botanical Gardens - beautiful flowers/views/ and had a couple glasses of champagne A perfect day!
Highly recommend the small group tour. We had total of 5 people including us. View of waterfall was amazing and lunch was delicious. Do not hesitate to book.
Great experience walking to lookouts and having a picnic under the trees. Personalized with small group.
Tour guide gave us interesting information about Blue Mountains area.
Brilliant day well worth it loved it!
The Blue Mountains was the highlight of our trip to Sydney. We were lucky that me and my partner where the only ones on the tour so we were able to go at our own pace which means we got to see a lot in the limited time we had. Our tour guide Jelle was friendly and very knowledgeable about all of the places we visited during our 9 hour guided tour. Featherdale was an awesome way to get up close with the Koala bears, Kangaroos and many other Australian animals. Since we got there before the park opened to the public we go to see all the animals without waiting as well as get plenty of great photos. Our morning hike lasted about two hours and we got to see some of the most breathtaking sites. After a delicious lunch we stopped off at several scenic sites in the Blue Mountains as well as the Botanical Gardens. If you want an intimate experience with nature away from all the large tour groups I would recommend this trip.
Jean was an excellent tour guide, he knows a ton about the local geography as well as birds/botany making this tour very enjoyable. As the group was very small just three tourists, it was easier to explore blue mountains.
The trip also accommodated any special dietary requirements I am vegetarian and gluten free, just adding to the positive experience.
My girlfriend and I went on tour with Alexander on a chilly but beautiful Wednesday morning I February. We were very excited about the first stop and delighted to experience the animals in the wild life park before everyone else.
From here on, the weather conditions changed for the worse which resulted in an interesting trip, but not as scenic as expected. You could tell the trip was made for good weather conditions which obviously not implied a rainy and foggy Wednesday. I believe that if the weather would have been great, we would have loved the tour even more. Alexander did a nice job as our guide and knew everything and explained things thoroughly and understandable.
The lunch was great!
The rating is inky tour starts because it seemed like there wasn't any "plan b" when most of the trip was covered in fog. Would recommend everyone and anyone to do this trip!
This tour was taken by another company as the original one couldn't do it. At least I wasn't let down! A few stops at viewing points then Some people hiked about 3k which was lovely while some stopped for lunch. We went to the botanic gardens then we were taken to a quiet and picturesque site on the way home and were given a glass of bubbly which was a nice social! A bit long in the coach home after all the drop offs at various hotels in the Sydney rush though.
My tour was cancelled 3 days before the tour date and I was offered an option which was not at all comparable to the tour which I had booked. Cancelling the tour, because I was the only one signed up, is understandable but a bit more notice of cancellation would have been better because I was left at the last minute looking for a tour which covered the points that this tour was going to cover.
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