We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Small-Group Blue Mountains Day Trip from Sydney with River Cruise

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains on this day trip from Sydney. Enjoy a guided bush walk and see the famous Three Sisters rock formation standing tall over Jamison Valley. See kangaroos up close and koalas at Featherdale Wildlife Park. Finish your day with a leisurely cruise down the Parramatta River and into Sydney Harbour.
  • Cover the Blue Mountains with ease in a day from Sydney
  • Pack a full day of sightseeing into your trip without having to worry about logistics
  • Visit the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, and Scenic World
  • Only pay for chosen activities at Scenic World and Katoomba
  • See the 2000 Olympics Park before cruising back to Sydney
  • Group limited to 20 for a more intimate experience
What to Expect
After pickup in Sydney, you'll journey to the UNESCO-protected Blue Mountains National Park. On route, visit the Featherdale Wildlife Park, a haven for native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, and emus. Opt to hand-feed the kangaroos with supervision from trained staff or have your photo taken with a koala. Both activities are at your own expense.  Then, continue into the Blue Mountains as your guide provides commentary on the scenery. Visit Echo Point for views of the Three Sisters, the three pinnacles towering over the forest-filled Jamison Valley. After a nature walk to the Wentworth Falls, head to Scenic World park. Here, choose your preferred activities (own expense), perhaps descending into the Jamison Valley via the Scenic Railway or Cableway, or taking a glass-floored gondola over the rainforest. Afterward, expect a lunch break in Katoomba village before a brief stop at Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Park and a River Parramatta cruise back to Sydney’s Circular Quay, where your tour ends.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know if you would like to check if pick up is available from your hotel. Otherwise, we will meet you at the pick up point you selected at the time of booking.
Return Details
Concludes at Circular Quay approximately 6:30pm
  • Full-day tour of Blue Mountains
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from many central Sydney hotels
  • Return River Cruise finishing at Circular Quay in Sydney
  • Guided bushwalk in Blue Mountains National Park
  • Entry to Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Entry/Admission - Activity Tours Australia
  • Entry/Admission - Blue Mountains National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Wentworth Falls
  • Entry/Admission - The Three Sisters
  • Entry/Admission - Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Scenic World attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Scenic World Blue Mountains
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Small-group tour maximum 20 participants
  • Closed-toe walking shoes and warm clothing are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (489)
Filter reviews
83 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews activity tours three sisters rock formation featherdale wildlife park circular quay steepest railway scenic world blue mountains olympic park small company interesting tidbits superb tour would highly recommend this tour bush walk the entire trip great job well worth the cost small bus
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 83 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three adults and three kids in our group. We wanted an easy way to go to all the major spots so this was the way to go. Before booking the trip, I emailed them questions and they were so quick to respond. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tiffany L
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tiffany for your review of our Blue Mountains day tour - it sounds like you really enjoyed your time with us! We apologise for the delay you experienced in the morning and uncertainty you felt whilst awaiting your driver. I've checked with our Operations...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steve was an awesome guide, with so much information delivered in a bright and humorous manner. He was very attentive to our needs. Travelling in a small group also gave us the chance to experience the attractions properly. Highly recommend this tour.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Stephen L
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our Blue Mountains day tour, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with Steve and appreciated the small group tours we have to offer! Thank you and all the best for the rest of your time in...More

Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Scotty was great! Had a fun time, he definitely knew his stuff and didn't fake it if he didn't know it. Well worth it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vincenten2019
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review of our Blue Mountains day tour! Sounds like you had a great day out with Scotty, we will be sure to pass on the feedback! All the best, the Activity Tours team.

Reviewed 8 August 2019

We had a fantastic day out on this tour. It was long, but wow! did we ever do a lot and have a great time. The amount of time we spent at each stop was pretty much perfect. Steve was an awesome tour guide, knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Brian G
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Thank you Brian for recommending our Blue Mountains day tour! We are glad that you appreciated the jam-packed day - we try to fit in as much as possible, whilst still spending quality time at each stop. Sounds like you learnt a lot and enjoyed...More

Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went on the blue mountains tour and had an absolutely wonderful day out. Steve was our tour guide for the day and we could not have been luckier. He quickly learnt everyone’s names and was always chatting to everyone and cracking...More

Thank Mattyboy05
ActivityManager, Public Relations Manager at Activity Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

Hey Matty, so great to read about your awesome day out in the Blue Mountains with Steve - so pleased you had a great time and it was the perfect pace! The river cruise into Sydney Harbour at the end is a spectacular way to...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 September 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from stacyf368 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to Scenic World is included in the price. We had to meet them at a pick up spot, near our hotel. This seems pretty common in Australia. Even Uber didn't pick you up at your door but at a spot close by....and... More
17 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from gwh1234JH |
We got dropped off after a trip round the Olympic park. Boat trip was about 49-50 mins. Great views as you went along, very enjoyable end to the trip. Take care where you sit. The day we did it the heat and sun were intense... More
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall: +1 855 275 5071