1. Australia
  2. New South Wales
  3. Sydney
  4. Darling Harbour

From Sydney: Blue Mountains Gourmet Food and Nature Tour

Product ID: 182165
Explore the natural gems of the Blue Mountains, like Jamison, Grose Valleys, and the 3 Sisters formation. Taste locally-produced cider and apple pie. Luxuriate on a river cruise.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English

Pickup included

Pick up times vary across Sydney CBD between 6:20 AM - 7:00 AM. Customers should confirm departure time 24 hours prior to departure.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at vast vistas from a mountaintop
  • Take in the scenery on a 12-mile river cruise
  • Enjoy up to 1.5 hours of free walking time
  • Go far beyond the usual tourist routes
  • Indulge in a hearty breakfast and progressive lunch
Full description
After pickup from select Sydney CBD hotels, you’ll head straight for a hearty, 3-course breakfast to start your day off right. Then, via the beautiful and historic towns of Leura and Katoomba, you’ll arrive at the sweeping views of the Jamison and Kedumba valleys. Gazing at the 3 Sisters rock formation, your guide will explain the rich significance that the formation holds to Australia’s indigenous population.

At this point, you’ll have the option to participate in a 1.5-hour walk, or to take a set of cable cars for incredible views of Katoomba Falls, vast sandstone cliffs, and the world's steepest passenger train. Afterwards, you’ll head to a local, family-owned sweets company for some well-deserved tastings. Continuing onwards into the region, you’ll capture inspiring views of the Megalong and Grose valleys, pausing to enjoy a progressive chef-inspired lunch en route.

Venturing further into the mountains, you’ll enter the pastoral beauty of Bilpin, a scenic farming region known for its apple production. Pick your own fruit and/or nuts, as well as taste apple pie and alcoholic and non-alcoholic cider. As you head back towards Sydney, keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, parrots, and if you’re lucky, cute koala bears. Passing through the historic Richmond region, you’ll hop on a relaxing, 12-mile cruise back to the city, with drop-off at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.
Includes
  • Snacks and water on pick up
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Locally sourced foods for lunch en route
  • Free tastings of cider, apple pie, and chocolates/sweets
  • Informative local driver/guide
  • River cruise return to Sydney, to avoid evening road traffic and delays
What’s Not Included
  • Entry fee to Scenic World, located in the Blue Mountains
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
Know before you go
• Special dietary requirements or food allergies should be advised at the time of booking, at least 48 hours prior to the tour
• Children above the age of 4 years are welcome
• Discounts are available for seniors over 65 years of age
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for outdoor sightseeing, including jacket, sunscreen, hat
• Have cash on hand prior to boarding for purchases and possible discounts en route
Customer reviews
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My sister and I had a lovely time on our Blue Mountains tour! Although it was raining all day (quite a surprise!) Jason did a great job adjusting our schedule and making sure that we still had a great time. His hiking map around the Scenic World was really helpful for us (and for others) and his recomended hike was beautiful! The places we stopped on the tour had delicious cider/food/desserts/chocolate were all delicious and allowed us the opportunity to check out local places and support them.

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February 16, 2020

Jason was our host and went “above and beyond” to make our tour enjoyable. The lunch was great and he was very informative... I would definitely recommend this tour... Thanks Jason!

February 28, 2020

Jason was a great tour guide! We learned a lot and had great food, and enjoyed the day even in bad weather.

February 27, 2020

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Product ID: 182165