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  •  Blue Mountains, Sydney
  •  Sydney Blue Mountains Explorer Kookaburra Pass (Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass and Local Food Experience)

Sydney Blue Mountains Explorer Kookaburra Pass (Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass and Local Food Experience)

  • Blue Mountains, Sydney
  • English
  • Flexible. Up to a full day
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Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Full Day pass with unlimited stops
  • 2. Exclusive Cliff Tops And Valleys Tour
  • 3. Free Guidebook
  • 4. Live Commentary
  • 5. Exclusive Discounts
  • 6. One Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass (unlimited rides for 1 day)
  • 7. One Beer or Wine Tasting with Food Platter at The Lookout Echo Point
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  • 1. Full Day pass with unlimited stops
  • 2. Exclusive Cliff Tops And Valleys Tour
  • 3. Free Guidebook
  • 4. Live Commentary
  • 5. Exclusive Discounts
  • 6. One Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass (unlimited rides for 1 day)
  • 7. One Beer or Wine Tasting with Food Platter at The Lookout Echo Point

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Blue Mountains, Sydney
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
● Departure Point: from and finish at Stop 1 – Katoomba Railway
● Departure Time: First tour starts at 09:15
● Frequency every 30 minutes throughout most of the day.
● Last service departs at 16:15 at Stop 1.
● All services terminate at 17:30
● Duration for a full loop: 60 minutes
How to get there Please make your own way to the Blue Mountains

● By Train
The best trains to catch from Sydney Central Station to allow for maximum sightseeing in the Blue Mountains are:

Monday to Friday
06:53, 07:23, 08:18, 08:50, 09:18, 10:18, 11:18

Weekends and Public Holidays
06:24, 07:24, 07:54, 08:24, 08:54, 09:24, 09:54, 10:24, 11:24

For other times visit the Sydney Trains website (

● By Car
The M4 Motorway, becomes the Great Western Highway and leads straight to the Blue Mountains. Parking is available for free in the Railway Station Car Park in Goldsmith Place, Katoomba. Then simply walk through the Railway Subway and up the steps on the other side. Our booking office is located directly at the top of the railway station steps.
Operating hours
Ticket Office (Monday - Friday) 08:45 - 17:00
Ticket Office (Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays) 08:15 - 14:30
Buses runs daily (including Christmas Day 25 Dec) 09:15 - 17:30 Last Departure: 16:15 From Katoomba Station
Scenic World (Daily) 09:00 - 17:00 Last ride at 16:50
The Lookout Restaurant Echo Point 11:00 - 15:00 Address: 33 - 37 Echo Point Rd, Katoomba. Bus Stop #14
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
Other info ● Revised Circuit due to Leura Cascades Road Closure.
- This starts 13 Feb 2020 until further notice
- Stop numbers 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 will not be accessible by bus during this road closure.
- A temporary bus stop 17 is located at Carrington park to allow walking access to Prince Henry Cliff Top Walk.
- Stops 18, 19, and 20 are still accessible by walking from Stop 21 as a return walk.
- Please see the map & timetable for all the details:

● The full day bus pass can be upgraded to 3-days pass free of charge. This promotion is subject to change/cancel without notice, please refer to the ticketing staff for up-to-date information. Please mention this promotion when exchanging.

● This product is not suitable for travellers under 18 years old. It is against the law to sell or supply liquor to anyone under the age of 18 years old in NSW. Travelers who travel with children under 18 years, please book Lyrebird Pass ( for kids and order food for them at your own expense. For those who are 18 years old and over, we strongly recommend that in order to ensure your pleasant dining experience, please bring a valid photo ID which can prove your age when dining.

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START POINT: Explorer Bus ticket office, outside Katoomba Station.
FREQUENCY: Every 30 minutes.
SEASON: Every day of the year. Even Christmas Day (25 Dec)

Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass and Local Food Experience


Scenic World
  • Allow: 2 hours
  • Bus Stop: #9

For a view you can't get anywhere else, take a trip on Scenic World's three thrilling rides. Marvel at the birds-eye views of the 3 Sisters and Katoomba Falls on the Skyway and Cableway, then ride the world's steepest railway down into the rainforest in the floor of the Jamison Valley.

Perched on the cliff overlooking the Jamison Valley and the Three Sisters, Scenic World is the Blue Mountains most popular man-made attraction. The three exciting rides here offer beautiful views of the Blue Mountains you simply can't get any other way.

  • Scenic Skyway

    The glass bottomed Skyway floats 270 metres above the floor of the Jamison Valley, offering amazing views of the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary and Katoomba Falls. Part of the cabin floor is made of electro-glass which becomes completely clear as you cross, giving a dizzying view of the rainforest right below your feet. If you don't feel that adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available.

  • Scenic Railway

    The steepest incline railway in the world takes you safely and comfortably down into the depths of the Jamison Valley in just over two minutes. Originally built to haul coal from mines at the base of the cliffs, the Scenic Railway was converted to carry tourists in 1945. The new bright red Swiss train comes with seats that you tilt forwards or backwards for a more exciting or relaxing ride. When you get off, walk right and you'll find some interesting mine relics and historical displays about the coal mining days.

  • Scenic Cableway

    This fully enclosed and wheelchair-accessible cable car glides over forest, descending gently to the valley floor with yet more fantastic views of the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock and Katoomba Falls.

  • Scenic Walkway

    Beginning at the bottom of the Scenic Railway, this 2.4km-long wooden boardwalk leads through beautiful Jurassic rainforest to the Valley station of the Cableway. You can spend anything from 10 minutes to an hour walking between the two. This is one of the favourite walks to do on rainy days, when the tall tree ferns come alive in vibrant shades of green.


Local Food Experience at The Lookout Restaurant at Echo Point

This brand-new eatery is right next to our bus stop at Echo Point. The cafe has sandwiches, pies and home-made ice cream, with great views of the cliffs from the huge terrace. Inside there's a smart wine bar, which does snacks and pizzas as well as a great range of local wines until late. This is where you can enjoy a Wine or Beer tasting with a choice of grilled meat or ploughman's platter at Bar NSW with the Kookaburra Pass.

  • Allow: 45 minutes
  • Bus Stop: #14


Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus operates every day of the year, with a 30-minute frequency, the day pass is an unlimited Hop On - Hop Off service. It is also the only dedicated tourism service based in the Blue Mountains designed for FIT visitors. This allows every passenger the flexibility to plan the day according to their interests - Visit waterfalls, lookouts, bush walks, galleries, gardens, cafes and restaurants as well as the major attractions of The Three Sisters, Scenic World, and Waradah Aboriginal Centre.


Catch the Train – it's Cheap, Easy & Scenic!

From Sydney the best way to get to Katoomba and the Blue Mountains is to catch the train from Sydney's Central Station for a relaxing, scenic journey up to the Blue Mountains. Arrive refreshed and ready for a great day exploring!



Blue Mountains Explorer Bus has 29 Hop On Hop - Off Stops covering the Upper Blue Mountains region in and around Katoomba and Leura within the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.



Blue Mountains Explorer Bus departs from Katoomba Railway Station regularly from 09:15 daily, with the last bus departing at 16:15 returning at 17:30.


Plan Your Day with Blue Mountains Explorer

Blue Mountains in One Day

Only have one day to see the Blue Mountains? No problem. Use the Explorer Bus and you can do all the highlights in ease and comfort. Stand on the 3 Sisters, watch the Scenic Railway, see the waterfalls and more. Here's the action-packed guide to a Blue Mountains day tour you'll never forget.

  • Kattomba Street
  • Jump off the train and collect your Explorer Bus Pass from the ticket office right next to Katoomba station.Watch the Art Deco storefronts of Katoomba Street slide by as your driver steers you through town and shares a few essential sightseeing tips.
  • Scenic World
  • Hop off at Scenic World for unique views of the Blue Mountains wilderness. (*Rides at Scenic World are optional extras at your own expense.)
  • Cliff Tops and Valleys Tour
  • Meet the Explorer Bus at Scenic World and get your breath back as the bus takes you on a beautiful drive around past Eagle Hawk Lookout, and Narrow Neck Lookout
  • Honeymoon Lookout to Echo Point Bushwalk
  • Hop off the bus at Stop 15 and cross the road to Honeymoon Lookout
  • Eco Point and The Three Sisters
  • As you emerge from the trees and walk out toward the edge of ECHO POINT, the Blue Mountains most epic view opens before you.
  • Time for Lunch
  • LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT is a convenient place to grab a snack with great views from the terrace, or you could hop on the Explorer Bus (sit on the right of the bus for fabulous views of the Kedumba Valley) and ride around to Stop 16 for SOLITARY Cafe, or the Rooster Restaurant for French Food. Alternatively, pack a picnic and eat al fresco on the grassy lawns at your next stop – lovely Leura Cascades. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Leura Cascades
  • We suggest you give yourself an hour to enjoy this beautiful and popular spot
  • Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell
  • Hop off at Stop 18 and discover one of the hidden treasures of the Blue Mountains.
  • Everglades Historic House and Garden
  • Stay on the bus and ride through Leura's neatly manicured lawns and hedges to EVERGLADES (show your Explorer Bus pass here for a big discount on entry. *Entry fee at your own expense).
  • Leura Village
  • Before you jump on the train back to Sydney, treat yourself to the very Blue Mountains ritual of a Devonshire Tea in one of Leura's great cafes. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • The Train Home


The Rainy Day Special

Most days in the Blue Mountains come with sparkling bright sunshine and clear skies. But it does sometimes happen that the mist rolls in or the rain comes down. The forest comes to life in the mist and our waterfalls put on a spectacular show after even a little rain. Grab umbrella and come play!

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre World Heritage Exhibition
  • Make the best of bad weather by visiting this excellent MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY.
  • Reid's Lookout, Furber Steps and Scenic World
  • The best place to be on a rainy day is beside a roaring waterfall. (*Rides at Scenic World are optional extras at your own expense.)
  • Hot Chocilate at The Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
  • While your warm hands grip the steaming mug of hot chocolate, watch through the big glass window as the in-house chocolatier creates delicious chocolate treats. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Echo Point and The Three Sisters
  • Misty days can be magical here
  • Lunch
  • Try Solitary Cafe for lunch in style, or the Rooster nearby for French comfort food. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Leura Cascades Bushwalk
  • This is one of the best places to savour the Blue Mountains on a rainy day
  • Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum
  • If it's truly too wet to be out, check out this WONDERFUL COLLECTION of old tin soldiers, trains, dolls and teddies. Note that the working model railways are all outside in the garden. (*Entry fee at your own expense)
  • Afternoon Tea in Leura
  • Ride the Explorer Bus into beautiful LEURA MALL to have a lovely afternoon tea before heading back to your sweet home. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)


The Blue Mountains with Kids

The Blue Mountains are a natural wonderland and a great place for kids to run, climb and discover the joys of nature. This hand-picked itinerary gives you an easy and fun-filled day that's suitable for kids of any age.

  • Katoomba Street
  • Climb aboard the Explorer Bus at the first stop near Katoomba Station, grabbing top-deck seats for the best views
  • Katoomba Cascades and Reid's Lookout
  • Hop off at Katoomba Cascades (Stop 7) and do the 20-minute walk to the bottom of KATOOMBA CASCADES.
  • Scenic World
  • The rides at Scenic World are suitable for all ages. Many families say this is the most exciting part of their day. (*Rides at Scenic World are optional extras at your own expense)
  • Cliff Top and Valleys Tour
  • Take a rest and enjoy some of your bus driver's stories, and take you on a beautiful drive around to NARROW NECK LOOKOUT
  • Lunch with a View at Echo Point
  • For a good easy lunch with plenty of child-friendly options, grab an outside table at The LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Echo Point and The Three Sisters
  • It's time to meet the famous THREE SISTERS. Walk down to the edge at Echo Point and enjoy the most amazing panorama of sheer cliffs, rippling mountain ridges and endless forest.
  • Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
  • Get charged up for an afternoon of exploring, and give the kids a real-life Willy Wonka experience, at KATOOMBA'S AWARD-WINNING CHOCOLATE FACTORY. (It's a 5 minute walk up the road from Echo Point. *Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Gordon Falls Lookout and The pool of Siloam
  • Hop off at Gordon Falls Park (Stop 18), a great place for a picnic and for kids to run around and play on the swings and slides.
  • NSW Toy and Railway Museum
  • Hop back on the Explorer Bus (or walk up the road, it's not too far) to the NSW TOY AND RAILWAY MUSEUM. Young kids are more likely to enjoy the huge coin-operated model railways out in the gardens. (*Entry fee at your own expense)
  • Toy Shops in Leura
  • Ride the bus into the centre of LEURA VILLAGE and browse the many wonderful shops for unique gifts and fun souvenirs.
  • Catch The Train, or Come Drive a Bus
  • If you're heading back to Sydney you can get straight on the train at Leura. Or hop on the Explorer Bus for one last ride back to the Katoomba store, where you can climb into the driver's seat of the replica Big Red Bus – a unique photo reminder of your fantastic day in the Blue Mountains.


The Easy Rider

Here's one for those days when you want to stop and smell the roses instead of ticking off every single sight. This relaxed one-day itinerary gives you iconic views, a look at some great museums and gardens, and time for a long lazy lunch. See the highlights with minimum effort.

  • Kattomba Street
  • Climb aboard the Explorer Bus at the first stop near Katoomba Station, grabbing top-deck seats for the best views
  • Scenic World
  • Hop off at SCENIC WORLD and take a ride. (*Rides at Scenic World are optional extras at your own expense.)
  • Cliff Tops and Valleys Tour
  • Hop aboard and we'll take you on a tour through some of the most spectacular roadside scenery in the Blue Mountains.
  • Eco Point and The Three Sisters
  • The Explorer Bus drops you right at the entrance to ECHO POINT, where a short level walk leads out to the cliff edge for the best view of the famous Three Sisters.
  • Lunch in Leura
  • Hop back on the Explorer Bus for a relaxing ride through to Leura village, and choose from one of the many great places to eat on and around LEURA MALL. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Everglades Historic House and Garden
  • Jump on the bus and ride to EVERGLADES, the finest of Leura's many superb gardens. (Show your Explorer Bus Pass for a big discount on the entry fee. *Entry fee at your own expense)
  • Afternoon Tea at The Paragon Cafe
  • Jump off at the top of Katoomba Street and walk down to the Paragon Cafe for coffee and a piece of cake in the historic surrounds of one of AUSTRALIA'S BEST ART DECO BUILDINGS. (*Food and beverages at your own expense)
  • Blue Mountians Cultural Centre
  • From the Paragon it's a short walk through to this excellent art gallery and museum. Learn all there is to know about the natural and human history of the Blue Mountains at the WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION. (*Entry fee at your own expense)


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