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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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The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop on - hop off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 31 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. 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. With buses running every half hour, you'll have plenty of time to hit all the highlights. And with some of the best bush walks anywhere in the world, including Wentworth Falls, you will see the most!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. Start planning your perfect day in the Blue Mountains now.
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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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"great commentary"
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"blue mountains"
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"different languages"
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"top deck"
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"native language"
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"scenic world"
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"guide book"
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"friendly driver"
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"hop on hop"
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"own pace"
in 10 reviews
"ticket office"
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"echo point"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived to Leura, we had a slight problem: our suitcase was with us, and if we wanted to drop it off at the motel, we'd need to make a circle back on the bus to reach Scenic World (stop 8, while our hotel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service from everyone I interacted with from the people in the office to the drivers. Extremely helpful with any advice you need and several interactions where they went out of their way to help, one woman in the office who offered advice, and one...More

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We are regular visitors to the Mountains but first time on the Explorer Hop on Hop offbus. It was fantastic. We bought our tickets the Daily price of $44 was not just for the day but covered our e tire stay. The things you miss...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! $50 for an adult ticket and $25 for kids just to travel from Katoomba station to scenic world and to Echo Point... I suggest if you want to get around town take the Public Bus for only a few Dollars. Its...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thanks for the review, I don't really know from your review if you actually traveled on the hop on hop off bus service or not and you are just passing comments. If you did travel I am sorry that you only used the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hopped on this double decker bus at tje end of the day when we were too tired to walk nack to Ecjo Point. Whay a fun fide. The driver gave an interesting commentary and even stopped some places for photo opportunities. Free service for tourists....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at Papadinos and when we left we stepped on to the bus. Great driver. We did one circuit to see what was on offer. We upgraded our tickets as we were staying overnight. The next morning we boarded again with our driver...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi YLisette, Thanks so much for your review, hope the Pizza was great - a good spot in Katoomba Street. I'll pass your comments onto both Jimmy and Damien, we are proud of all our drivers who love the Blue Mountains and help people have...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Though it may cost more compared to a regular bus, but it's worth the penny. Bus explorer provides free luggage delivery service to our hotel which is great! This means that we can start our tour right-away from the train station. We bought the Lyrebird...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi AmyCYL, Thanks for your review and great that you used our luggage transfer service to help you start your day early. So glad you stayed overnight as well so you could explore more and I will pass your comments onto Jimmy. Hope to see...More

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khimms
11 March 2018|
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Response from Jason C | Property representative |
Hi khimms. The Lyrebird Pass is 83AUD and covers the Explorer Bus Pass and Scenic World entry. You can use the bus to hop on and off all day at any of the stops, including Leura. Buses are every 30 minutes.
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Chloe M
16 February 2018|
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Response from tropicaltammi | Reviewed this property |
Go to scenic world first before the crowds. Don’t ride the full loop. Do your research ahead of time where you want to go or talk to the drivers who are full of info.
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Stefanie L
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Response from Renee J | Reviewed this property |
1) There is a station at Wentworth Falls (and one at Leura, which is between Katoomba and WF) 2) If you have just 1 day, and Wentworth Falls is on your 'must do' list, I would definitely spend more time at Wentworth Falls... More
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