Visit and enjoy Blue Mountains area, wildlife park , falls and cruise. Here you can feel the wilderness aura of this World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains created some 200 million years ago by local volcanic activity.
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun
|Start||Sydney @ 07.30 am|
|Finish||Sydney @ 06.30 pm|
Early morning entry of Featherdale Wildlife Park at feeding time. Tour the Blue Mountains via the Great Estern Highway and return via the Bells Line of Road passing through Bell Mt Tomah and Richmond/Windsor. Travel in a 14 seat luxury Mercedes Benz Mini Coach. Visit Wentworth Falls (great after recent rains). Visit Scenic World for the included Scenic Railway/Cable Car rides [BM3].
Visit The Three Sisters at Echo Point for some lasting photos. Visit Govitts Leap for sensational views over the Grose Valley and Bridal Veil Falls. Picnic Lunch at Govitts Leap. Visit lookouts at Mt Tomah, Mt Banks and Mt York. Short stop & morning tea at Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens. Short historical tour of Richmond & Windsor [c.1794]
Enjoy a river ferry cruise from Olympic Park back to the city, cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past the Sydney Opera House where the tour ends at Circular Quay. National park entry fees are included on this tour
To avoid this traffic problem we are running a "GRAND CIRCLE WILDERNESS TOUR" up the main Highway into the Blue Mountains through the towns of Glenbrook, Lawson Leura and Katoomba to the Three Sisters and Scenic World. From there we continue to Blackheath and Govetts leap on to Mount York and the across to Bell and back towards Sydney along Bells Line of Road stopping at Mt Tomah and back down to Richmond and Windsor and finally to Olympic Park Wharf to catch the River Ferry Cruise to Circular Quay in the middle of the city passing underneath the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge. Check out the Grand Circle Route map on this website
This Grand Circle Tour of the Blue Mountains has the advantage of different scenery for the entire day tour with the bonus of avoiding the traffic congestion in the afternoon from the road works at Lawson.
You travel in a 14 seat luxury Mercedes Benz Mini Bus up into the this World Heritage Area for a small personal tour experience of the Blue Mountains.
We cross the Harbour Bridge around 7.30am to arrive at Featherdale Wildlife Park arriving 8.15am to 8.30am. This is before the park officially opens and the morning feeding is underway.
You have the Park to your self and at this time of day the residents, all Australian Native Animals, are at their best. You can pat the kangaroos and wallabies, get a photo up close to a koala, check out the wombats, Tasmanian Devils or take a look at the crocodile together with an extensive Australian native bird collection. On leaving the Wildlife park we drive up into the Blue Mountains along the Great Western Highway passing through the Villages of Glenbrook Blaxland Lawson Leura to Katoomba. Along the way we stop at Kings Tableland an exposed large Rock on the cliff face looking down into the Jamison Valley. Here you can feel the wilderness aura of this World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains created some 200 million years ago by local volcanic activity.
At this lookout out there are relics of the early aboriginal occupation of this area and was the area for Aboriginal Corrobborees, which was a meeting of the various aboriginal people for social activities.
On leaving Kings Tableland it is on to Wentworth Falls which after local rain are at their best. on leaving the Falls area we pass through the village of Leura to Katoomba where we stop at the Scenic World Complex. This is the home to the Scenic Railway which was built in 1879 to transport Coal from the coal mines in the Jamison Valley up to the cliff top and on to the Railway station. For those doing the train/cable car rides(included on the BM3 tour only) we take the Scenic Railway down and after a short walk on the raised boardwalk though the temperate rain forest we return up again on the Cable car.(See Scenic Railway/Cable Car details).
On leaving Scenic World it is on to the Three Sisters for some more photos. Then it is on to Blackheath, Australia's Rhodendrum Capital where we collect our picnic lunch. (For those on the BM1 tour they will need to purchase their take away own lunch here). Next we visit Govetts Leap a fantastic lookout with views down into the Grose Valley and Bridal Veil Falls where there are picnic tables and facilities for our lunch. (BM2 Tour and BM3 tours include a picnic lunch). [Note if there is inclement weather we will visit a cafe/restaurant for our lunch.]
On leaving Blackheath we travel on to Mount Victoria and out to Mt York. Mt York is where the first road over the Blue Mountains, completed to in 1815 began the frightening descent over the cliff and down to the plateau below. There are a lot of historical markers and history at this area and some great views from the lookouts. From Mt York we travel along the Olympic Causeway to bell where we join up with the Bells Line of Road and commence our return to Sydney through dramatic scenery and wilderness forests.
We have a brief stop at Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens to see the once extinct Wollomi Pine Tree. It was belived to be over 1 million years old and only recently a small thicket of them was found in a remote gorge and new seedlings have been grafted at Mt Tomah. There is an interesting World Heritage Exhibition on display.
We continue your Grand Circle Tour of the Blue Mountains Tour travelling down the mountains through the apple orchards at Bilpin and down to the through the Historic villages of Richmond and Windsor (Circa 1794).
Leaving these villages we travel to Olympic Park home to the Sydney 2000 Olympics where we take a short drive through to see the developments that have taken place since the Olmpics left towm. It has been a great success in the post Olympics period with a large business infrrastructure.
It is from the Olympic Park Wharf that you board a River Cat Ferry to take you down the Parramatta River under the magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge to dock opposite the Opera House at Circular Quay around 6.30pm. This is where your tour concludes.