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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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Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides and Waradah...
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283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1866
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 buses ran the route while I was there. My driver Jimmy was amazing, spoke to the different nationalities in there own language. Greeting/giving commentary whilst he drove along the route. The route included dropping off passengers at Scenic World. The service runs from 9...More

Thank michaelscholes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus driver was very enthusiastic and friendly. Able to recommend plenty of things to do. Pointed out some pretty scenic sights along the way. The bus was very comfortable, and gave you enough time to look at things. Very punctual.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a three-night stay in Leura [from NZ] and arrived without knowledge of this wonderful service. A ticket can be extended for up to 6 days, from memory. More importantly, the bus not only stops at most attractions but many of the B'n B's...More

Thank bmlawrence
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pretty handy service for getting about the area and the bus "ticket" gets you a pretty large variety of discounts and freebies in the area. Drivers are good fun too!

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a day out of Sydney last week hiking and touring around some sites in the Blue Mountains. We took the Blue Mountains train line to get there and back and used the Explorer Bus to get around while we were...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I purchased tickets for the bus when we arrived in Katoomba. At $44.00 each for the 3 days we were there it was excellent value. With 28 stops it offers a great choice of where to visit. The extensive book was good...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned to spend a morning getting to know the local area via the Explorer Bus as we'd already visited Echo Point and Scenic World, and it was just as hoped- the drivers offered commentary with information on the history of different places, advice on...More

Thank Annabelle P
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Annabelle P Thanks for taking the time to review our service. I am pleased you enjoyed it. It appears you made the most out of your time and hopped off at many amazing places, and as you mention, the fact that the timings are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommended even if you come to the mountains by car, but especially if you come by train or are staying in the mountains. We did a day trip with 3 kids and found the schedule convenient (every 30 mins from every stop which is...More

Thank Sasch M
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Sasch M Thanks for your review. Your heading says it all. "Convenient, friendly and local knowledge". Our team are committed to providing you with the best possible experience, every time. No doubt the 3 children travelling with you enjoyed the big red bus. We...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

The best thing for visitors. Paid $44 and could hop on and off for our entire stay of 3 days. Also informed us if we were staying longer they would extend the ticket. Saved us from driving somewhere and getting lost or navigating the busy...More

Thank Debbie562
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi Debbie562 Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I'm very happy that you found our service "Exceptional". We aim to exceed your expectations. I note you visited during Easter. We provided many extra services throughout the Easter period to help our passengers...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

The bus route allows a comprehensive visit of the area. A 2 day visit is best. The drivers are friendly and extremely helpful. I consider this one of the bargains of our visit ti Australia. We took the train back and forth from Sydney, but...More

Thank mittyc2016
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this review

Hi mittyc2016 Thanks for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in the Blue Mountains. Our service is definitely the best way to see the most in the Blue Mountains and is great value, particularly if you're staying here as we extend your pass...More

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Hi, I will be visiting Blue Montains with my wife and a baby next week and intend to purchase the Explorer Bus tickets. Am I able to bring along the baby stroller to visit Blue Mountains especially on the Scenic World? Hope someone will be able to advise me. Thanks & Regards, Kelvin
24 May 2017|
Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There were numerous couples using strollers on the Explorer Bus and at Scenic World. Have a great holiday. Kind Regards Karen
I will be staying in blue mtn for 3nts 4days. How much will be the fare of the explorer bus for the hop on and off,for only one day +? tkts for the scenic railway, skyway and cable car? Beside the explorer bus, is there any public bus that we can take? Thank you.
9 September 2016|
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Response from DamienSales | Property representative |
You can purchase a Lyrebird Pass for $83AUD, Explorer Bus + Scenic World, the bus pass can be used every day, and Scenic World for one whole day. Damien
Hi everyone whats the best/cheapest way to get to blue mountain from Sydney for a one day trip? Is there any aborigine park up there?
7 June 2016|
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Response from Diana C | Reviewed this property |
We took the train, leave early so you can hit all the stops & see all the waterfalls/views. Last hop on hop off bus was around 6ish, so if you miss the last bus be prepared to walk back to the train station; not too bad of... More