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  •  Blue Mountains, Sydney
  •  Sydney Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Kookaburra Pass (Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass - Afternoon Visit to Scenic World and Local Food Experience)

Sydney Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Kookaburra Pass (Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass - Afternoon Visit to Scenic World and Local Food Experience)

  • Blue Mountains, Sydney
  • English
  • Flexible. Up to a full day
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Pass for a full day 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
From AUD
$154.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Pass for a full day 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 【Covid timetable】
● Departs: Saturdays, Sundays
● Start Point: from and finish at Stop 1 – Katoomba Railway
● First Departure: 09:15
● Frequency: Every 45 minutes
● Last Departure: 16:00
● All services terminate at 17:20
● Duration for a full loop (no hop off): 90 minutes


【Normal timetable (After Covid) 】
● Departs:
- Season 1 (Non School Holidays): Weekends, Public Holidays
- Season 2 (July School Holidays): daily
● Departure Point: from and finish at Stop 1 – Katoomba Railway
● First Departure: 09:15
● Frequency: Every 45 minutes
● Last Departure: 16:00
● All services terminate at 17:20
● Duration for a full loop (no hop off): 90 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 (http://www.sydneytrains.info/).

● 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 - 17:20 Last Departure: 16:00 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
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to https://www.explorerbus.com.au/ for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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● 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: http://www.enjoyaus.com.au/pdf/LeuraCascadesClosure0220.pdf

● 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 (www.enjoyaus.com/n3580 or www.enjoyaus.com/n5106) 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.

2 Overview

Add a world class foodie experience to your Blue Mountains adventure! Includes everything that the Lyrebird Pass does PLUS your choice of a Regional Wine or Beer Tasting accompanied by a locally–sourced Antipasti or Grilled Meat Platter with amazing views of Echo Point.

Explorer Pass with Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass - Afternoon Visit to Scenic World and Local Food Experience

 

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 and scenic journey. Arrive refreshed and ready for a great day exploring!

 

29 Stops

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.

 

Kookaburra Pass

Kookaburra Pass includes everything that the Lyrebird Pass does PLUS your choice of a Regional Wine or Beer Tasting accompanied by a locally-sourced Antipasti or Grilled Meat Platter with amazing views of Echo Point.

 

Lyrebird Pass is the most popular Pass! Five of the best attractions in one great value pass. Hop on, hop off all day at your own pace with the Explorer Bus and experience the thrill of Scenic World - feel small again!

 

Local Food Experience at The Lookout Restaurant at Echo Point

Enjoy this culinary experience any time during the day after 11am with amazing views from the outdoor terrace at The Lookout - Echo Point. This brand-new eatery is right next to the 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: #7

 

Kookaburra Pass includes:
  • Unlimited Explorer Pass*
  • An afternoon Scenic World^ Itinerary which includes:
    • Scenic Skyway - Dance on air on the highest single span cable car in the world.
    • Scenic Railway - The steepest incline passenger train in the world.
    • Scenic Cableway - Float high above the valley on the largest and steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere.
    • Scenic Walkway - Experience true tranquility among Jurassic rainforest on the longest elevated boardwalk in Australia.
  • World Class Food and Beverage Tasting#

*Explorer Bus Pass valid for one calendar day and can be redeemed any time within 12 months from date of purchase. Can be extended free for up to 3 days when staying in the Blue Mountains.

^Scenic World Pass is valid for single use and is subject to Scenic World terms and conditions and may change without notice.

#Beer/Wine/Food experience valid for one sitting.

 

Highlight
  • Hop On Hop Off
  • Hop off wherever you like, for as long as you like. See more of the lookouts, waterfalls, and mountains attractions.
  • Colour Guidebook
    Discover more of the Blue Mountains! Your free take-home guide book is filled with information to help you explore, including walking guides.
  • Live Commentary
    With an informative and entertaining live commentary from your friendly local driver-guides, you'll hear tales of Bunyips and magic, aboriginal history and geological facts and more. No two tours are the same!
  • Scenic World Ultimate Discovery Pass
    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 three 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.
  • World Class Food and Beverage Tasting
    Your choice of a Regional Wine or Beer Tasting accompanied by a locally–sourced Antipasti or Grilled Meat Platter with amazing views of Echo Point.

 

TIMETABLE
START POINT Explorer Bus ticket office, outside Katoomba Station
TOUR DURATION Full Day
FIRST DEPARTURE 09:15
FREQUENCY Every 45 minutes
CIRCUIT DURATION 90 minutes
LAST DEPARTURE 16:00
SEASON Weekends and Public Holidays. Every Day - July School Holidays
TICKET VALIDITY Full Day. Can be extended free for 3 days when staying in the Blue Mountains.

Validate your ticket upon arrival at the Booking Office (Top of the railway station steps in Katoomba).

 

Plan Your Day with Blue Mountains Explorer

BLUE MOUNTAINS IN ONE DAY

This highlights itinerary takes you to all the essential sights – including the iconic Three Sisters, Scenic World and the beautiful Leura Cascades – and also allows time for you to discover a few hidden treasures. To make the most of your day, we recommend getting to Katoomba early in time to catch one of the first buses at 9:15am, or 9:45am.

 

TIME: Best to have a full day

HIGHLIGHTS: Lookouts & Views, Waterfalls, Scenic Rides, Short Bushwalks

RECOMMEND STOPS:

  • Katoomba 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.
  • Cliff Tops and Valleys Tour
    Hop back on 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
    Hop off the bus at Stop 6 and cross the road to Honeymoon Lookout
  • Echo 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.
  • Lunch with a View at Echo Point
    LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT is a convenient place to grab a snack with great views from the terrace.
  • Scenic World (Afternoon visit, suggest 2 hours)
    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 Three 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.
  • Leura Cascades
    Give yourself an hour to enjoy this beautiful and popular spot
  • Pool of Siloam and Lyrebird Dell
    Hop off at Stop 28 and discover one of the hidden treasures of the Blue Mountains.
  • Everglades Gardens
    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 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 own expense)

 

THE EASY RIDER

You don't have to go on big bushwalks to have a fantastic experience in the Blue Mountains wilderness. Here's an itinerary for those days when you feel like taking it easy. Soak up some exceptional mountain views, soar high above waterfalls, enjoy a relaxed meal, and see some of the wonderful gardens and museums. Great sightseeing with minimum effort? Step this way!

 

TIME: 1 day

HIGHLIGHTS: Lookouts, Waterfalls, Museums, Gardens

RECOMMEND STOPS:

  • Katoomba Street
    Climb aboard the Explorer Bus at the first stop near Katoomba Station, grabbing top-deck seats for the best views
  • Cliffs and Valleys Tour
    Hop aboard and you will be taken on a tour through some of the most spectacular roadside scenery in the Blue Mountains.
  • Echo Point and 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 with a View at Echo Point
    LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT is a convenient place to grab a snack with great views from the terrace.
  • Scenic World (Afternoon visit, suggest 2 hours)
    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 Three 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.
  • Leura Village
    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 own expense)
  • Everglades Gardens
    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 own expense)
  • Blue Mountains 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 own expense)

  

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS WITH KIDS

The Explorer Bus is your key to a fantastic family day out. Children love the Double Decker Bus and the ride up top gives them the views to make them feel 'big' and see farther than ever before. You will be carried up and down all the hills, and get straight to the main sights before anyone can say "are we there yet?" With a bus every 30 minutes you can spend as much or as little time as you want at each stop, and whenever you're on board the drivers will keep you entertained with all sorts of stories about the Blue Mountains.

 

TIP: Well-fed kids are happy kids, so carry plenty of snacks and drinking water. There are times on this itinerary when you won't be near shops and cafes.

 

TIME: 1 day

HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic Rides, Discovering & Exploring Nature, Waterfalls

RECOMMEND STOPS:

  • 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 9) and do the 20-minute walk to the bottom of KATOOMBA CASCADES.
  • Cliffs Tops 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
    LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT is a convenient place to grab a snack with great views from the terrace.
  • 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.
  • Scenic World (Afternoon visit, suggest 2 hours)
    The rides at Scenic World are suitable for all ages. Many families say this is the most exciting part of their day. 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 Three 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.
  • 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 own expense)
  • Gordon Falls Lookout & The Pool of Siloam
    Hop off at Gordon Falls Park (Stop 29), 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 own expense)
  • Toy shops and milkshakes 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(*Photo at own expense).

 

THE RAINY DAY SPECIAL

Mostly, days in the Blue Mountains are sparkling, bright sunshine, clear skies. But sometimes it does happen that the mist rolls in and the rain comes down.

 

Good News! The Mountains are AWESOME on a misty day – the grey-blue haze of the forests bursts into dazzling shades of green, the trees dress up in cloaks of grey mist, and walking along the clifftop path feels like striding through pillowy clouds. Best of all, when the heavens really open up, the waterfalls come to shouting, joyous life.

 

Here are some of the best places to enjoy the Blue Mountains on one of the wet and wonderful days.

 

TIP: In the mountains weather changes fast – a grey day can turn good (or a good day turn wet and cold) quicker than you can say "wish I'd brought my sunhat/warmest jacket/gumboots". Save your shivers by wearing layers, and pack a light rain jacket just in case.

 

TIME: One day

HIGHLIGHTS:Waterfalls, Photography, Forest Bushwalks, Scenic World Rides

RECOMMEND STOPS:

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
  • Make the best of bad weather by visiting this excellent MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY.
  • Reid's Lookout, Furber Steps and Scenic World (Afternoon visit, suggest 2 hours)
    The best place to be on a rainy day is beside a roaring waterfall. 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 Three 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.
  • 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 own expense)
  • Echo Point and the Three Sisters
    Misty days can be magical here
  • Lunch with a View at Echo Point
    LOOKOUT AT ECHO POINT is a convenient place to grab a snack with great views from the terrace.
  • Leura Cascades
    This is one of the best places to savour the Blue Mountains on a rainy day
  • 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 own expense)
  • Leura Village
    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 own expense)

 

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Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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