Stuck to a Blue Mountains tour with Feathervale included, as I had a great time there 10 years ago. Enjoyed the open enclosure with kangaroos, plus photo op with koala. Fortunately weather was fair at Blue Mountains, allowing us to take in the great views and Scenic World rides. Overall attractions were great, but the same could not be said about the guide/driver Barry.
At the start of the trip, he did advise us to be back on bus in time, or he may leave us behind. Though the advice was valid, I thought leaving participants behind was tad harsh, hence I thought he was joking.
During the 1hr lunch stop, my group took a bit of time to eat and for toilet break, and got back to bus around 5-10 minutes late. He tried to drive off when we were approaching the bus, which I shook off as a prank. But when he reprimanded us as we were hopping on, I thought it was distasteful as it felt like school teacher lecturing kids.
While I understand that there may be a schedule to follow, I feel that there should have been buffers factored in. All other tours that I've been on (within and outside Australia) had been more accommodating, with no such bad experiences. Hence I felt that he could have been more focused on getting off work on time than to ensure a comfortable experience for participants.
Not the best ambassador for Sydney, as it left a bad taste for the rest of our stay in Australia. Possibly the worst tour I've been on.