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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

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Address: 283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 4782 1866
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Explore the Blue Mountains - Your Way!

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is...

Explore the Blue Mountains - Your Way!

The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 29 brilliantly located stops across Katoomba and Leura, we give you the freedom to explore this spectacular World Heritage wilderness on Sydney's doorstep - all at your own pace.

The Explorer Bus is more flexible than a day tour, cheaper and less stressful than renting a car, and much more fun than trying to cover all the sights on foot.

Our great-value passes give you unlimited travel all day, making it easy to put together your own perfect day in the Blue Mountains. With buses running every half hour, you'll have plenty of time to hit all the highlights.

We'll drop you at the door of star attractions like Scenic World and the famous Scenic Railway, and give you as long as you like to hang out with our beautiful Three Sisters. Want to stretch your legs on a bushwalk? Simply hop off the Explorer Bus and we'll meet you at the other end!

If you're coming up by train, we pick you up right outside Katoomba Station - and we don't waste any time taking you straight to the big views.

Instead of throwing away 45 minutes of your day walking through town to Echo Point or Scenic World, simply jump on the big red Double Decker bus and we'll get you to the cliff top quicker than you can drink a cup of coffee.

While you relax and soak up the unbeatable views from the top deck, our friendly drivers will entertain you with a running commentary of fascinating local facts and stories.

And at the end of the day, we'll get you back to the train or your hotel with time and energy to spare.

Grab your slice of freedom. Start planning your perfect day in the Blue Mountains now.

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Vistited over two very rainy days before Christmas. Was lovely and quiet, not many views but cooler to do the walks and all the waterfalls were full flowing. Super... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Walliswood, United Kingdom
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Walliswood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vistited over two very rainy days before Christmas. Was lovely and quiet, not many views but cooler to do the walks and all the waterfalls were full flowing. Super firendly and fun drivers and staff in the shop. So informative, offered brollies. Ended up taking us almost to the door of where we were staying and picked us up the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very hot day when we took the bus. There isn't any air conditioning or much ventilation on the buses even with the windows open. It was very nice that they provided free water though. We took the basic ticket since we did not want to do the rides at Scenic World. I thought the price was a... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train here from Sydney and thought the hop on bus would be the best option, as we have done a lot of hop on buses in many of the cities we have visited and they have all been excellent value. However, we felt this one was not. The stops are quite close together so you can walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth catching a train from Sydney which is a very comfortable two hour ride to the Blue mountains followed by using the Blue Mountains Explorer buses to navigate the area itself. Take a rucksack with water bottles, suntan lotion and sun hats a couple of snacks and your camera, wearing trainers are fine. We also took mosquito spray but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience you get with this service and whether it is perceived value for money is probably dictated by your desired approach to the Blue Mountains. As a couple looking to get out and about and take on some of the hiking trails (the relative 'basics' of the area but requiring a degree of stamina), we didn't utilise the bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got a pass which lasted as long as we were there, which was superb. The drivers were all exceedingly friendly and helpful. We were also on there first trial trip to Wentworth Falls. HIGHLY recommend you do that route.

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Thank dirkus1962
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi dirkus1962 Thank you for reviewing our service. I am very pleased you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains, and indeed with us. It's great that you stayed here, because as you discovered, we extend your bus pass for the length of your stay. Wentworth Falls is a highlight. It's fantastic that you were able to make use of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very professional. The bus drivers Jimmy and Damien kept the journey interesting with their funny jokes, local language greets, folklore stories on the blue mountains and some good tips on visiting places. They are very friendly and don't hesitate to talk to them. Worth the visit. Great job team! Thanks, we had a nice time. We made history... More 

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Thank Venkatesh N
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Venkatesh N Thanks for taking the time to review our service. I'm pleased you found our team to be "very professional". We have a fantastic team of passionate locals who strive to make your experience the best it can be. Thank you for your kind words. I'm very pleased you were able to be one of the first to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend have travelled quite a lot and we buy tickets to sightseeing tour bus almost every time because it is so handy way to move around the city and do some sightseeing. The drivers in Blue Mountains, however, very the top! They were polite, funny and they told us about the area and sightseeings themselves while driving... More 

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DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Teemu M Thanks for taking the time to review our service, and thanks very much for describing it as "one of the best Hop On - Hop Off tours..." and for your glowing recommendation of our drivers. Our live commentary is unique, and allows for spontaneity and our drivers can tailor their commentary to make you feel at home.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hop on/hop off explorer bus provides an excellent way of touring around Katoomba and Leura as well as taking in scenic world and many of the other scenic spots. The bus picks up from each spot every half hour and the drivers provide an excellent commentary on the history of the area. The Double decker bus is exciting for... More 

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DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Plum2007 Thanks for reviewing our service. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains. Our 30 minute frequency allows you to see the most in the time you have, and as you discovered, we are happy to extend your bus pass for the entire length of your stay, which allows you to see so much more... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So after reading and rereading the many reviews about Blue Mountains, I went ahead with the Explorer bus (44$). I got off on the first attraction stop (8) and didn't get back on until the last stop which was unfortunately too early (17:30 or so). Basically, it would've been cheaper if I had taken a Taxi to the falls and... More 

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DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Lo0olie Thanks for your review. It appears you didn't use our service to the full potential. One of the great things about our service is that it gets you to all of the walking points fast. The 72 page comprehensive guide book has meticulously planned walks and guides to allow you to maximize your day and see the most.... More 

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