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Blue Mountains tour

By Traveller July 26, 2018
Sydney

Blue Mountains tour

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By Courtney Traveller July 26, 2018

Hi

I would like to go to Blue Mountains via a tour as I feel more comfortable that way, what with drop pandas and scary spiders (don't worry I know the joke with DP).

I would like to ask whether you would say a day tour is enough, or if it would be much more worth while doing the over night tour? 2 days 1 night?

Thank you
Courtney

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If you are on a limited travel timeline, I would suggest spending 2 days 1 night.

Hire a car in Sydney (AVIS, Hertz, GoGet) leaving as early as you can, this will get you up to the blue mountains and to the main attractions (Three Sisters, Katoomba, Lithgow etc) before the larger tour buses can make it there. You can do some great well-marked walks/hikes around the three sisters or to Wentworth Falls (note: hiking in the blue mountains can be difficult and is notorious for lost walkers, stay on signed and marked paths). I would then stay in an Airbnb (or a hostel subject to budget) and then spend the next day pushing out further into the Blue Mountains to places like Jenolan caves or a day hike (check National Parks website for more details). You can then come back to Sydney via Bells Liner Road and be back in the evening :)
T
Local September 13, 2018
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There are spiders everywhere in Australia. In the cities and in the bush. Realistically, your chances of being bitten by one are slimmer than your chances of being involved in a car accident whilst driving to the mountains

Is it better to see the mountains by tour or on your own?
That depends whether “on your own” means going by train (which will limit how much you’re able to see of the mountains) or driving yourself in a car (which will give you maximum flexibility)
P
Local July 29, 2018
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Hi Courtney, I myself haven’t done any tour of the blue mountain so I really be any help. I know people camp and do tours there. I’d lean towards TripAdvisor for this.

It’s a beautiful place. Only thing I’d suggest is taking warm clothes. It gets really cold there and weather can change quickly.

All the best.

Kind regards from
Pankaj
P
Local July 27, 2018
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For me, I think there is a lot to see in the Blue Mountains area, and an overnight stay would mean you could do it at a slower pace.
The one day trip will give you a good taste of the area but it will be tiring. Depends how old you are!
Local July 27, 2018
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Hi Courtney,
A one day tour is fine but if you enjoy “bushwalking” or hiking, there are many great tracks to explore.
Consider, too, a 4wd tour. Not sure how much they cost now but they’re great, too.
M
Local July 27, 2018
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i would suggest 2 days. great places to explore in leura and than there's the hiking etc etc
nice to wake up there as well.
enjoy
Local July 27, 2018
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Would you suggest doing it through a your or on my own? I'm terrible with the sights of spiders. Very very bad with spiders.
Maybe look for company that has a few stops on the way there like the Hydro magestic hotel etc etc but also allows you to do your onw thing. I wouldn't worry about the spiders....
Hi Courtney,
You can do the Mountains in one day but if you have the time to do it more leisurely 2 days one night would nice and what I would choose, However it depends on what time frame you have here.

C
Local July 27, 2018
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I think that depends on how much hiking you’d be planning to do, Courtney
And how much time you have

To me, the advantage of staying overnight in the mountains is how quiet the towns become once all the day-trippers go back to Sydney

They’re a two hour drive from Sydney, so seeing them in a single day is definitely possible, but obviously not as relaxing as spreading your visit over two (or more) days
P
Local July 26, 2018
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