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Blue Mountains Explorer Bus

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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...more
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: Friendly and informative driver Clean buses Covered major sights Cons: We were there on Sunday and bus timing were all over the place. Even with the relief bus (3rd bus), they were still behind schedule. We spent a long time waiting and therefore missed...More

Thank slingrunner
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello slingrunner, I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your day as much as you should have, it was unfortunate that we had such a busy day that we were not prepared for, normally we assign additional buses for busy days, like you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day started off fine, our bus drivers were very friendly and eager to help and offer guidance but later in the day One driver sent us in the completely wrong direction for a walk which took a big chunk of time out of our...More

Thank lmcasey08
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good evening Lauren, Firstly I am so sorry that we did not exceed your expectations while visiting the Blue Mountains. I am pleased to hear that you did enjoy the beginning of of the day but again I am sorry that your experiences later in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this option as we felt it had so many places we wanted to visit and we werent disappointed. The bus drivers were do knowledgeable and so helpful. We had a fabulous day and did lots of great walks and saw so many beautiful...More

Thank Joan H
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Joan, Thanks for your review and feedback, looking forward to hopefully seeing you back for an overnight visit in the future, regards, Jason

Reviewed 2 September 2018

+The Hop-on-Hop-off office is right outside Katoomba railway station. +The stops cover all of the sights to see. +The bus drivers were friendly esp Jimmy who greeted everyone in their native language and also guided each of us on how best to use our time/which...More

Thank PriyankaK30
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi PriyankaK30, Thanks so much for your review, glad you had a great da, Hope to see you back one day? regards,

Reviewed 1 September 2018

I wavered between taking public transit and HO/HO bus but glad I chose this bus. It was super easy to get around and the driver was the best part. He would ask where everyone was when you go on the bus and would greet everyone...More

Thank Courtney T
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Courtney, Thanks so much for your review and glad you had a great day, Just so you know - no stops are sponsors or pay to be part of the stop, we select them on their merit. the chocolate shop being waking distance to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Hop on Hop Off tour is absolutely the best way to see the Blue Mountains if you have just one day to spend there. We came as a day trip from Sydney and were able to see a ton of different sights in just...More

Thank Alyce R
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Alyce, Thanks so much for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Mountains. Hope to see you back one day, Regards,

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great idea but too expensive we went as a family of 2 adults and 1 10 year child to visit blue mountain for the day.

Thank shar0n6666
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Shar0n6666, Thanks for your review, I'm glad you think it was a great idea and we will definitely take on board your family pricing issues. Regards,

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I can't recommend this highly enough. Note: In the options below I've chosen "Family (teens)" but in fact our family members ranged from 21yo to 77yo, and we all loved it. Despite the fact that the drivers must be saying much the same things every...More

Thank Marion G
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi marion G, Thanks so much for your detailed review, I am so happy you enjoyed your day and thanks for the particular advice for other travellers. Regards,

Reviewed 11 August 2018

We sadly only had one day to spend in the Blue Mountains so taking the train and using the Hop on /off Bus was perfect for us. All three drivers we met that day were an excellent source of information and suggestions. We could spend...More

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Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi jbpk, Thanks for your review and looking forward to you coming back and staying overnight, Regards,

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Katoomba mainly walking the tracks. The bus enabled us to get to certain points and picked up either at end of trip or on a return circuit. The bus drivers were extremely helpful and knowledgable. They were all great but...More

Thank Robert H
Jason C, Owner at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Robert, Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your 3 days in the Mountains regards,

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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
13 December 2017|
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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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