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Travelling Solo? Join Our Blue Mountains Tour!

Always wanted to visit the Blue Mountains but can't convince anyone to come along? Travelling solo is not only possible but also well worth your time. These days, solo travel is more convenient, accessible, and enjoyable than ever!

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Blue Mountains, joining a tour is a great way to experience the many wonders of this World Heritage-listed national park. Today, we’re going to cover the ins and outs of our daily tours, including what to expect, what’s included, and much more!

Why Should You Visit the Blue Mountains?

Spectacular, rugged, and justifiably world-famous, the Blue Mountains are a must-see for locals and tourists alike. Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon” of Australia, this region is home to deep gorges, steep cliffs, stunning lookouts, excellent bushwalks, and rich flora and fauna. 

From Scenic World to Wentworth Falls and Lincoln’s Rock, each destination offers something unique and memorable–even for people who live or work in the local area. Most of all, this is the perfect way to take in native Australian bushland in all of its glory.

What’s more, the Blue Mountains is also full of charming towns brimming with culture, food, arts, and overall, a genuinely welcoming environment for visitors.

Reasons to Go on a Guided Tour

Despite all of the wonders on offer, navigating this region on your own isn’t always easy. From logistical aspects to choosing between different destinations, it can all get a little difficult and overwhelming (especially if this is your first time visiting). 

Fortunately, there are great Blue Mountain tours that take you back and forth from Sydney. This means no driving, no getting lost, and no difficult decisions. All you’ll need to do is sit back, enjoy, and learn fascinating tidbits about the region from a knowledgeable tour guide.

What makes OzTrails the best choice? We are recommended by Lonely Planet, Let’s Go, Trip Advisor, Sydney Visitors Centre and many of Sydney’s leading hotels and booking agencies. From start to finish, we offer the individual attention that you don’t tend to get on other larger tours. What’s more, we’re also committed to offering some of the best prices on the market today.

What About the Benefits?

Convenience: Guided tours handle all the logistics, including transportation, entrance fees, and itinerary planning, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience without worrying about the details.

Expert Knowledge: Tour guides are usually knowledgeable about the history, culture, and significance of the locations visited, providing valuable insights and stories that you might miss on your own.

Time Efficiency: Guided tours are often optimised to cover the maximum number of attractions in a limited time, ensuring you make the most of your day.

Safety: Travelling with a group and a professional guide can enhance your safety, especially in unfamiliar or potentially hazardous areas.

Social Interaction: These tours offer an opportunity to meet and interact with other travellers, which can enrich the travel experience and create lasting memories.

Access to Exclusive Experiences: Some guided tours include access to special areas or activities that might not be available to the general public.

Local Insights: Guides often provide tips on local customs, cuisine, and hidden gems, helping you experience the destination like a local.

Stress-Free Experience: With everything taken care of by the tour operator, you can enjoy a stress-free day without having to worry about planning and coordination.
Cultural Immersion: Through interactions with local guides and visits to cultural sites, you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the destination’s culture.

What’s on Offer

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends and family, everyone is welcome to come along and explore the stunning Blue Mountains region with Oz Trails. Here’s what you can expect on the best Blue Mountains tours in Sydney

Our Sydney Blue Mountains Day Tour Itinerary

Stage 1: Pick Up

Depart from scheduled pick-up points in the City Centre around 8 am.

Stage 2: Sydney Zoo

Visit Sydney’s newest zoo to see Australian wildlife (Kangaroo, Koala, Dingo, etc.) and exotic animals (Cheetah, Elephant, Sumatran Tiger, etc.).

Stage 3: Key Attractions

Kings Tableland or Evans Lookout: Stunning views of the Blue Mountains wilderness.

Wentworth Falls or Leura Falls: Guided bushwalk to breathtaking lookout points.

Leura: Free time to explore this charming "Garden Village" with great shops and dining options.

Katoomba: Discover the Three Sisters rock formation and Scenic World with its Skyway, Cableway, Railway, and Walkway.

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Stage 4: Cultural Highlights

Learn about Aboriginal history, including rock engravings and the heritage of the First Nations people who have inhabited the area for over 22,000 years.

On our Sydney Blue Mountains Day Tour, the true spirit of the Blue Mountains will be revealed

Stage 5: Olympic Park and Return

Drive through Homebush Bay, the site of the 2000 Olympic Games.

Conclude the tour with a relaxing ferry cruise along Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour, returning to the City Centre by 6 pm to 6:30 pm.

Key Inclusions

Dive into the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Mountains with Oz Trails! Guided by friendly and engaging guides, our tours are perfect for the solo traveller. Join us for a day of exploration, discovery, fun, and make some new friends while you’re at it!

Here are some of the key inclusions you can expect!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Start Your Day Right: Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from designated locations around the City Centre. Our Pickup Locations are located near the centre of SYdney, which means that they are a smooth and easy way to kickstart the adventure. At the end of the day, we’ll arrive back in Sydney so that you can easily access your place of accommodation.

Deluxe Blue Mountains Mini Tour Bus

Travel in Comfort: Experience the journey in our deluxe mini tour bus designed to provide a comfortable ride from beginning to end. With large windows for sightseeing, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive into the heart of the Blue Mountains.

Experienced & Accredited Tour Guides

Learn from the Best: Our tours are led by experienced and accredited guides who are passionate about the Blue Mountains. Throughout the day, they’ll provide fascinating insights into the region's history, geology, and wildlife, making your trip both educational and enjoyable. All the while, we aim to create a fun and inclusive environment for all visitors.

Small Groups

Feel Engaged and Involved: Larger group tours can be great, but we understand they aren’t for everyone. This is why we run smaller group tours that allow every member to feel involved, engaged, and a real part of the adventure.

45-Minute River & Sydney Harbour Cruise

End on a High Note: Wrap up an unforgettable day with a relaxing 45-minute river cruise along the Parramatta River, which flows directly into the world-famous Sydney Harbour. This scenic cruise offers stunning views and the perfect way to unwind as you return to the City Centre.

Colourful sunrise over sydney city

FAQs

Still have a few questions or concerns about travelling solo with OzTrails? No problem, we’ve compiled some helpful FAQs below!

When does the tour operate?

One of the reasons we’re known for running the best Blue Mountain Tours is that we operate every day of the year, except for Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year’s Day (1 Jan).

What should I wear?

As a general rule, you need a hat and sunscreen (especially in summer), as well as some comfortable footwear. Closed-in shoes are preferred. In winter, we'd recommend a very good jumper/jacket and a beanie.
For more info, check out our recent article for the Ultimate Blue Mountains Day Trip Itinerary. Here, we outlined some helpful tips for what to wear and bring along.

How large is the group, and what vehicles do you use?

We conduct Fixed Itinerary Tours for up to 28 people in a deluxe air-conditioned mini coach. Our buses are also accredited by the RMS and Transport NSW.

Can I register on the day of the tour?

As we cap each tour at a maximum of 28 guests, it is advisable to book your tour in advance. However, it may be possible to register on the day of the tour if you can get to the pickup point by the scheduled time.
For last-minute online bookings, please notify us of the booking via SMS or email (see the Contact Us page for further info).

Make Your Solo Trip Memorable with OzTrails

With an end-to-end journey from Sydney to the Blue Mountains and back, we kindly invite you to join the best Blue Mountain tours on offer today. With smaller group sizes, down-to-earth tour guides, affordable pieces and unforgettable experiences, this is a tour that you won’t want to miss!
Explore our full Blue Mountains day tour itinerary here, or contact our friendly team to book your spot! Remember, if you’re travelling solo, there’s no better choice than OzTrails!

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