Sydney (Australia) Blue Mountains Excursion Reviews

Take a tour of the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park, home to the famous 'three sisters' rock formation.
We got a good day - went on all three cable car trips and enjoyed a snack in the restuaurant.
We got a good day - went on all three cable car trips and enjoyed a snack in the restuaurant.
We got a good day - went on all three cable car trips and enjoyed a snack in the restuaurant. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The day we went the Blue Mountains were enshrouded in a thick white mist which meant that we could ...
The day we went the Blue Mountains were enshrouded in a thick white mist which meant that we could hardly see anything, but that wasn't the fault of Royal Caribbean. When the white mist is absent, the view is spectacular, like the ... Read More
The day we went the Blue Mountains were enshrouded in a thick white mist which meant that we could hardly see anything, but that wasn't the fault of Royal Caribbean. When the white mist is absent, the view is spectacular, like the Grand Canyon, but covered in pre-historic vegetation. There are three different viewing rides that were included in this debark excursion, all of which would have normally have been excellent had it been a clear weather. And they have a nice gift shop (useful since New Zealand has hardly any gift shops.) Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
tour was a screw up.
tour was a screw up. Do not use Great Sights. Bus did not have our names at pick up. looks like they contracted out some pickup points. we did eventually get to Blue Mountains but after jogging several blocks and flagging a taxi and much ... Read More
tour was a screw up. Do not use Great Sights. Bus did not have our names at pick up. looks like they contracted out some pickup points. we did eventually get to Blue Mountains but after jogging several blocks and flagging a taxi and much stress and worry. wrote to tour operator and they didnt even reply. booking agent did try to help us out and offered some future discount. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a wonderful trip.
What a wonderful trip. Could spend more time on this tour and city time.
What a wonderful trip. Could spend more time on this tour and city time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long day, excellent tour guide Tim, saw Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Scenic World, Waradeh Aboriginal ...
Long day, excellent tour guide Tim, saw Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Scenic World, Waradeh Aboriginal Center, Featherdale Wildlife Park, excellent lunch stop, scenic lookouts, and a river ferry return under the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay.... Read More
Long day, excellent tour guide Tim, saw Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Scenic World, Waradeh Aboriginal Center, Featherdale Wildlife Park, excellent lunch stop, scenic lookouts, and a river ferry return under the Harbor Bridge to Circular Quay. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went with CC group we met on our roll call, The tour was everything it said it would be.
Went with CC group we met on our roll call, The tour was everything it said it would be. The trip back to Sydney at the end was by ferry and it just made the day extra special.
Went with CC group we met on our roll call, The tour was everything it said it would be. The trip back to Sydney at the end was by ferry and it just made the day extra special. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
It was a long day (12 hours) but weather was beaut and scenery superb.
It was a long day (12 hours) but weather was beaut and scenery superb. Not long enough at Scenic World, only 1.5 hours. We were the only Aussies on board and I don’t think the other passengers had any clue about what the driver was ... Read More
It was a long day (12 hours) but weather was beaut and scenery superb. Not long enough at Scenic World, only 1.5 hours. We were the only Aussies on board and I don’t think the other passengers had any clue about what the driver was saying as they missed the times to return to the bus, and thus we missed our connecting ferry. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Comprehensive tour that gave us a thorough experience of the area with a focus on the scenic beauty.
Comprehensive tour that gave us a thorough experience of the area with a focus on the scenic beauty. Unfortunately poor weather limited some of our activities but the guide did everything possible to ensure we had a positive experience.
Comprehensive tour that gave us a thorough experience of the area with a focus on the scenic beauty. Unfortunately poor weather limited some of our activities but the guide did everything possible to ensure we had a positive experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did a full day tour that included the highlights of Sydney and Blue Mountains.
We did a full day tour that included the highlights of Sydney and Blue Mountains.
We did a full day tour that included the highlights of Sydney and Blue Mountains. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took two trips with the ship including a ferry tour of the harbour and the Blue Mountains.
We took two trips with the ship including a ferry tour of the harbour and the Blue Mountains. Both were well organized and interesting. We stayed another two days and did Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay ourselves. We took the free ... Read More
We took two trips with the ship including a ferry tour of the harbour and the Blue Mountains. Both were well organized and interesting. We stayed another two days and did Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay ourselves. We took the free tours of Sydney and the Rocks and they were sensational. Py what you want and we gave them $15 each and well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We did several tours with Viator during our stay...we did an Opera House Tour which was fabulous, ...
We did several tours with Viator during our stay...we did an Opera House Tour which was fabulous, we took a Captian Cooks Harbor Luncheon cruise which was excellent the food was wonderful and we took a Blue Mountains tour loved all of it
We did several tours with Viator during our stay...we did an Opera House Tour which was fabulous, we took a Captian Cooks Harbor Luncheon cruise which was excellent the food was wonderful and we took a Blue Mountains tour loved all of it Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed the Wildlife Park.
Enjoyed the Wildlife Park. A small relaxing zoo. Our guide was quite good, but the weather was foggy and we could not see anything in the Blue Mountains.
Enjoyed the Wildlife Park. A small relaxing zoo. Our guide was quite good, but the weather was foggy and we could not see anything in the Blue Mountains. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Mountains were beautiful, but the tour guide's heavy Russian accent was difficult to follow and it ...
Mountains were beautiful, but the tour guide's heavy Russian accent was difficult to follow and it was difficult for him to attend to guiding duties while constantly navigating the tour driver using his i-phone. This was offputting.
Mountains were beautiful, but the tour guide's heavy Russian accent was difficult to follow and it was difficult for him to attend to guiding duties while constantly navigating the tour driver using his i-phone. This was offputting. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a tour on Gray Line to the Blue Mountains.
We took a tour on Gray Line to the Blue Mountains. Full day tour costs $398AUD per couple. Pick up at centrally located hotels at 7:15 AM. About 1-1/2 hours to Blue mountains. Stopped in mountain town for coffee and any other needs. ... Read More
We took a tour on Gray Line to the Blue Mountains. Full day tour costs $398AUD per couple. Pick up at centrally located hotels at 7:15 AM. About 1-1/2 hours to Blue mountains. Stopped in mountain town for coffee and any other needs. Went to Scenic World for Skyway Tram with glass floor about 270 meters above Jamison Valley and Katoomba falls. While there you can descend to the valley floor via the Scenic railway, walk the rainforest valley floor with many points of interest and take Cableway back up to top. At the top you can view famous three sisters rock formation. You have lunch vouchers to be used here that will get you lunch and drink, including beer or wine. Tour includes all fees at Scenic World. There are 3 other stops on the way back. Small town, famous for of all things, its public toilets. The aborigine center includes a show about the people and closer view of three sisters rock formation. The Featherdale Wildlife park which is a small zoo that is a nice size to see animals. Bus drops you off near the head of the Parramatta River which flows into Sydney Harbor. It's about a 3/4 hour boat ride with a drink included back to Central Quay. Great tour which is highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a pay tour and disappointing.
This was a pay tour and disappointing. We were rushed through the scenic parts of the Blue Mountains and then dropped in Kuranda for several hours with no planned activities. Kuranda is a touristy town with many shops selling ... Read More
This was a pay tour and disappointing. We were rushed through the scenic parts of the Blue Mountains and then dropped in Kuranda for several hours with no planned activities. Kuranda is a touristy town with many shops selling "native" crafts that seem to have been made in China. We went to the Butterfly Sanctuary on our own, and this was very worthwhile. It was too bad the tour couldn't prearrange this type of activity. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Excellent tour with Dingo Tours to see the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Animal Sanctuary.
Excellent tour with Dingo Tours to see the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Animal Sanctuary. We enjoyed seeing the "Three Sisters" Rock formations and taking the cable cars and learning about Aboriginal culture. Featherdale was ... Read More
Excellent tour with Dingo Tours to see the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Animal Sanctuary. We enjoyed seeing the "Three Sisters" Rock formations and taking the cable cars and learning about Aboriginal culture. Featherdale was great for seeing and photographing koalas as they had many on display and a good variety of other animals as well. It was weird seeing such a place in the middle of a residential area. We also had a brief tour of the Olympic village and caught the ferry back to Circular Quay. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour, excellent guide.
Excellent tour, excellent guide. Beautiful scenery, fun wildlife.
Excellent tour, excellent guide. Beautiful scenery, fun wildlife. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice day out and especially liked the stop at the wildlife park.
Nice day out and especially liked the stop at the wildlife park. Attractions at the Blue Mountains also good
Nice day out and especially liked the stop at the wildlife park. Attractions at the Blue Mountains also good Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The blue mountains are amazing , well worth the coach ride.
The blue mountains are amazing , well worth the coach ride. A steep train takes you to the valley floor. Also a cable car across the valley gives spectacular views.
The blue mountains are amazing , well worth the coach ride. A steep train takes you to the valley floor. Also a cable car across the valley gives spectacular views. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Spent morning in Blue Mountains.
Spent morning in Blue Mountains. Started with stort stop in Leura, which was nice. Spent most of morning at Scenic World. Took skyrail & cable car, Had excellent views of 3 Sisters, Orphan Rock and various other sites. Enjoyed ... Read More
Spent morning in Blue Mountains. Started with stort stop in Leura, which was nice. Spent most of morning at Scenic World. Took skyrail & cable car, Had excellent views of 3 Sisters, Orphan Rock and various other sites. Enjoyed short walk in tropical forest a lot. Lunch at Conservation Hut with beautiful views of the Blue Mountains was extremely nice. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Loved the Blue Mountains for the 20 minutes we spent there.
Loved the Blue Mountains for the 20 minutes we spent there. Traffic going out Too long at lunch 2 hours and didn't want to shop 20 minutes.
Loved the Blue Mountains for the 20 minutes we spent there. Traffic going out Too long at lunch 2 hours and didn't want to shop 20 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We combined the Featherdale Wildlife Park with the Blue Mountains for a full day tour.
We combined the Featherdale Wildlife Park with the Blue Mountains for a full day tour. A 4x4 vehicle took us up and around the mountains with stops for whip cracking and boomerang throwing demonstrations. The weather can be iffy so be ... Read More
We combined the Featherdale Wildlife Park with the Blue Mountains for a full day tour. A 4x4 vehicle took us up and around the mountains with stops for whip cracking and boomerang throwing demonstrations. The weather can be iffy so be prepared to change itineraries and enjoy the scenery. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
ROB OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY PERSONABLE!
ROB OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY PERSONABLE! HIS MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS FOR US TO BE AHEAD OF ALL THE CROWDS SO THAT WE COULD ENJOY OUR TRIP TO THE MAX! WE THOUGHT THE BLUE MOUNTAINS WERE INCREDIBLE, TOOK THE TRAM RIDE ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, ... Read More
ROB OUR TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY PERSONABLE! HIS MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS FOR US TO BE AHEAD OF ALL THE CROWDS SO THAT WE COULD ENJOY OUR TRIP TO THE MAX! WE THOUGHT THE BLUE MOUNTAINS WERE INCREDIBLE, TOOK THE TRAM RIDE ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, VIEWED A CASCADING WATERFALL, OTHER ROCK FORMATIONS. TOOK ANOTHER TRAM DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS, WALKED AROUND IN THE RAIN FOREST. ALSO SAW AN ABORIGNAL SHOW, AND FEATHERDALE WILDLIFE PARK. JAM PACKED DAY! WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BLUE DIAMOND TOURS!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour was by 4WD bus.
The tour was by 4WD bus. Booking with the cruise line was convenient, but paid more than a separately arranged tour, of course. Not sure why a 4WD was necessary; maybe for the road up to one of the lookouts. Guide showed us how to use a ... Read More
The tour was by 4WD bus. Booking with the cruise line was convenient, but paid more than a separately arranged tour, of course. Not sure why a 4WD was necessary; maybe for the road up to one of the lookouts. Guide showed us how to use a boomerang, the materials used for rock drawings, talked about all things Australian, and played folk music. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises