Tours and Tickets by FJ Tours - Day Tours
Cover more Blue Mountain attractions in less time on this day trip from Sydney. An early morning visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park lets you safely view Australian wildlife before the crowds rush in, and a trip to Scenic World Blue Mountains includes three sightseeing rides over the UNESCO-listed rain forest. Plus, your guide knows the best viewpoints for the Three Sisters and other panoramic mountain vistas.
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Rei wrote a review Jul 2020
I totally recommend this tour on Convid-19 times. The first thing to know is that if you go to the Tour Company website you have the option to book without the lunch option (at the time it was not available here), which I'll advise doing so since there are plenty lunch options in Leura main street. We departed on a heated, confortable coach bus with Aaron, our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide/driver/dad-jokes-master, who in every stop we made offered antibacterial gel and a smile. On our way to Featherdale Wildlife Park we arrived just as it was opening making us the first ones there! We had the whole park for us with enough time to see all the place and hit the road just when the crowds started to arrive. The next stop was the picturesque Leura village for lunch, then we stop at Scenic World were they made special arrangements to allows social distancing with small sessions in a pre-approved circuit that include all the main attractions with robust Convid-19 safe processes. Later, the next stop was Echo Point were you can see (and even touch) the Three Sisters rock formation from a close range. We finalized the tour close to sunset on a River Cruise into Circular Cuay down the Parramatta River, due to private chapters still not working we made the trip on the public Ferris which are awesome and we were reimbursed the private cruise fares and properly informed by Aaron as soon as we where getting on the bus so no dramas. Overall it was a wonderful experience and a great day. We cannot thanks Aaron enough for his above-and-beyond customer service, is people like him, the heart of the tourism industry, the reason why we keep doing this tours.…
Patricia M wrote a review Jun 2020
Windham10 contributions1 helpful vote
Long day of driving but the driver was very informative. Wonderful stop at the Wildlife Park along the way, and lunch at a great cafe. We enjoyed all of the stops especially at the cable car, where we had a chance to walk through the forest along the boardwalk. Views of the 3 Sisters and the waterfall were wonderful too. The final ferry ride back to the city was very good and a chance to see a different view of Sydney Harbor. This is a great way to get out of the city a bit, if you don't have a car. I would recommend!…
Date of experience: February 2020
rdcorbin13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Longmont, Colorado16 contributions
Full day of great views and information about the Blue Mountain area. We enjoyed the journey with all the different activities including a really nice lunch.
Katiebeth17 wrote a review Mar 2020
Pearland, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great one day excursion. Wild Life Park was fun. Views in Blue Mountain were spectacular. Highly recommend.
Date of experience: March 2020
Bry wrote a review Mar 2020
Rockville, Maryland5 contributions4 helpful votes
Let me start by saying we did the blue mountain & the featherdale park with lunch included as well as the river cruise back to the City. Our guide was Jed & he was the best! Very funny and informative. He was a great/safe driver and knew literally everything. To me, it felt like my husband & I knew him already. We were in a coach bus but I must say the bus would have been better if there were a bathroom just in case. While there are restrooms at every stop and Jed lets you know, i just think that a bathroom would be a perk. The bus makes stops at various hotels in the city to pick up other passengers & once done, the driver will drive about 20-25 minutes to the zoo park. The featherdale park was wonderful and very interactive. Lots of photo opportunities. There is a cafe there with food/snacks & toilets; you spend about 1.5 hours there. Then it’s about 1.5 hours into the small City before the blue mtns. Lunch in the small City before the mountains was so yummy! You have about 8 options to choose from; you will choose when you get on the bus and your guide will send in the order; there are vegan/vegetarian options as well (pasta, lasagna, soup, salad, wraps, fish). I had the chicken wrap and hubby had salad with grilled chicken and they were both delish. If you do not choose the included lunch, you are free to do lunch on your own & there are a few restaurants to choose from or a grocery store (Woolworth’s) is there. Lunch was Very filling; you also get a drink/dessert. You will have time to again, use the toilets and shop around a bit in the small town. You have about 40-45 minutes in the town. Then it’s a 5 minute drive into the mountains where you take the cable car & other ride into the mountain. Now this is where it gets lack luster...but this is no fault to the tour company, it’s the actual park service. The trails are ok...there are some hills/stairs but there isn’t anything to see besides trees. You can’t even see through the trees to the mountains. I thought we’d see a waterfall, but we did the entire trail and didn’t see anything. The only time we saw scenic views were at each cable car location. The red cable car (steepest in the world) is very steep! And it will feel like you may fall but it’s safe. There are places through the walk/hike to stop & have a picnic lunch at a table if you choose. There’s an easy route that takes about 10 minutes & another that takes about 35-40 minutes but my husband and I did both in about an hour with backtracking another trail twice. After that, you’ll head to echo point to see the three sisters which is beautiful; there are toilets there as well. You will then head the river outside of the blue mountains to return to the city on a catamaran that is 3 stories and has a paid bar with drinks/snacks and toilets. It will drop you off at Circular Quay or darling Harbour. Overall, for the price this was, this tour was worth it because you don’t have to deal with driving and the separate entry fees into these places are expensive. Again, our guide Jed was amazing! I hope his employers see this and continue to value him. He was so nice and engaged with everyone including the kids on board and he passed our souvenir koalas after the zoo park which was a nice treat. …