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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1866
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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah...
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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 31 brilliantly located stops across Katoomba, Leura, and Wentworth Falls 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. And you will see so much more because you won't be retracing your steps. 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 bush walk? Simply hop off the Explorer Bus and we'll meet you at the other end! And with some of the best bush walks anywhere in the world, including Wentworth Falls, you will see the most! 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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4782 1866
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Based on some other reviewers ( thanks ) the half hour stops sounded the better option. We later noticed the “trolly” bus was pretty empty. Jimmy is the best; informative , friendly and accommodating. Buses were on time and went to where we needed to...More

Thank Nangus
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Nangus Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. I am very pleased you chose us to show you the most in the Blue Mountains, and all at your own pace. We think "Jimmy is the best" too....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great hop on hop off service to get around hassle free. Our driver Jimmy was so friendly and helpful. The route is well sign posted and you're given a very informative guide book and timetable. The red double decker bus is easy...More

Thank Susan B
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Susan B Thanks for your review. I am very pleased you found the Explorer Bus to be a "hassle free" way to explore the Blue Mountains, and "good value". We aim to make every experience special. It's great that you found our comprehensive Guide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both drivers, Jimmy and Dan had excellent customer service skills. Very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Guiding and advising customers of information. Definitely not just a bus driver....Thank you.

Thank Shelley R
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Shelley R Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. We always appreciate feedback. I will pass on your comments to Jimmy and Daniel. We share your opinion, and think they are great! I hope you will come and visit again. Damien

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend Blue Mountains Explorer Bus.Great cost effective way to travel around the mountains and see all the wonderful attractions.We had a very obliging and Kind Hearted man Called Jimmy driving the Bus we were on.He had great compassion and understanding for all the elderly...More

Thank 26,991
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi 26991 Thank you for your kind review, and your willingness to "recommend Blue Mountains Explorer Bus". I'm pleased you found our service to be a "Great cost effective way to travel around the mountains". I am also pleased you were looked after so well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service and very convenient. The driver was friendly and helpful especially when he saw that we had a toddler with us and a stroller.More

Thank Catmare
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Catmare Thanks for your review. It's very pleasing that you had such a good experience. All of our team are sensitive to the various needs of people, and what assistance they might require when using our service, such as toddlers and prams. I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy way to get around blue mountains area. 31 stops where you can hop on hop off. It covers everything present in the area.

Thank vijaymalik1979
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi vijaymalik1979 Thank you for your review. It says it all really. 31 stops and covers everything. We will always show you the most in the Blue Mountains and all in your own time. I am very pleased you had a great experience. Damien.

Reviewed 12 September 2017

The drivers were great, commentary was very informative and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone going to the Blue Mountains. The buses turned up on time and every half hour.More

Thank Tingalady
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Tingalady Thank you for your review. It's very pleasing that you had such a great experience. We aim to make every experience special. I hope you will recommend us, and I hope you will come back again and explore the beautiful Blue Mountains with...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We chose this hop on hop off bus and met all expectations. We found all drivers to be very friendly, knowledgable and had good suggestions. It came by each stop every 30 minutes which worked out well. I'd recommend this over other options that only...More

Thank tropicaltammi
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hello tropicaltammi Thank you for your review. I am pleased that we were able to meet all of your expectations, and that you found our frequency to be helpful. I hope you had a fantastic day in the Blue Mountains. I'm pleased you would recommend...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

What a great experience I had. I want to thank you all drivers of Explorer Bus, Jimmy, Daniel and Kylie (I`m not sure if is correct. but is the woman driver). All of them are excellent professionals!! I had only one day to explore the...More

Thank Tica_arruda
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi Tica_arruda Thank you for such a nice review. I am so pleased you had a such "great experience", and that our team left such a good impression. You are correct, Kylie is one of the drivers you had, and we think she's awesome. In...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

All the staff were extremely friendly and we had the most incredible time in the blue mountains! The weather was on the cold side and there was some maintenance happening on some tracks but that didn't stop us from having some lovely hikes! Jimmy, Daniel...More

Thank Michelle G
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Good morning Michelle G Thank you for your review, and your kind 10/10 assessment of our service. I am very pleased you had such a great experience, and that you have chosen to use our service more than once, a lot of people do come...More

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Kelvinkkl
24 May 2017|
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Response from Jay H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Explorer Bus is a double decker bus with plenty of room for strollers, push-chairs and suitcases. Hope you're all having a great time.
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hairia
9 September 2016|
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Response from DamienSales | Property representative |
You can purchase a Lyrebird Pass for $83AUD, Explorer Bus + Scenic World, the bus pass can be used every day, and Scenic World for one whole day. Damien
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MeLinda280
7 June 2016|
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Response from Diana C | Reviewed this property |
We took the train, leave early so you can hit all the stops & see all the waterfalls/views. Last hop on hop off bus was around 6ish, so if you miss the last bus be prepared to walk back to the train station; not too bad of... More
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