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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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Explore the Blue Mountains - Your Way! The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is the ultimate hop on - hop off bus tour of the Blue Mountains. With 31 brilliantly located stops across Katoomba, Leura, and Wentworth Falls we give you the freedom to explore this spectacular World Heritage wilderness on Sydney's doorstep - all at your own pace. The Explorer Bus is more flexible than a day tour, cheaper and less stressful than renting a car, and much more fun than trying to cover all the sights on foot. And you will see so much more because you won't be retracing your steps. Our great-value passes give you unlimited travel all day, making it easy to put together your own perfect day in the Blue Mountains. With buses running every half hour, you'll have plenty of time to hit all the highlights. We'll drop you at the door of star attractions like Scenic World and the famous Scenic Railway, and give you as long as you like to hang out with our beautiful Three Sisters. Want to stretch your legs on a bush walk? Simply hop off the Explorer Bus and we'll meet you at the other end! And with some of the best bush walks anywhere in the world, including Wentworth Falls, you will see the most! If you're coming up by train, we pick you up right outside Katoomba Station - and we don't waste any time taking you straight to the big views. Instead of throwing away 45 minutes of your day walking through town to Echo Point or Scenic World, simply jump on the big red Double Decker bus and we'll get you to the cliff top quicker than you can drink a cup of coffee. While you relax and soak up the unbeatable views from the top deck, our friendly drivers will entertain you with a running commentary of fascinating local facts and stories. And at the end of the day, we'll get you back to the train or your hotel with time and energy to spare. Grab your slice of freedom. Start planning your perfect day in the Blue Mountains now.
  • Excellent68%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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283 Main St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4782 1866
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Aussie Tours/Blue Mountains Explorer bus are HIGHLY recommended by myself and my travelling companions. Michael was friendly, professional and knowledgable. We felt safe in his mini bus, and would not have found the perfect sites at dusk if we hadn't booked this tour. Thank...More

Thank patricialehfeldt
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good morning patricialehfeldt Thank you for your review. I have passed on your comments to Michael. It is very pleasing that you had such a good day in the Blue Mountains, and that Michael was able to show you the "perfect sites at dusk". I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 days in the Blue Mountains and used the Explorer Bus extensively. I can honestly say that they set the gold standard for customer service. Damien and Jimmy were friendly and helpful in every way, from advising us on the best way to...More

Thank Likes2Travel2Places
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good morning Likes2Travel2Places Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased we were able to show you the most in the Blue Mountains, and that you enjoyed your stay. All of our team will go out of their way to make your experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really appreciated the drivers, who were very helpful and often very funny. And it is a good way to get from point to point since there are so many trails in Katoomba and Leura. However, if you are experienced hikers, you can probably forego...More

Thank khage9
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello khage9 Thank you for reviewing your Explorer Bus experience, and thank you for your kind words re our drivers. They are great. Our service is the best way to get to the walking points, and instead of re-tracing your steps, we'll pick you up...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit too expensive but all in all ok anyway. The drivers are fun to listen to and they are very helpful too with hints to how to “attack” the sights, but also with guiding you to what you see. If you don’t have your...More

Thank dgjohansson
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dgjohansson Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. The Explorer bus is indeed "A good way to explore without a car". In fact, even if you arrive in the Blue Mountains by car, the Explorer Bus is still the best way to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Blue Mountains with my husband on July 5th-6th. Prior to our trip we found the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus website very useful and helped us plan our two day stay. $44 spent per head allowed unlimited use of the bus during our...More

Thank Ann C
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ann Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you and your husband with us, and I am very pleased you had such a good experience. You have perfectly pointed out one of the major benefits of using the Explorer...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best hop on, hop off buses around. The drivers are hilarious. The speak multiple languages and even make helpful reccomendations on how to best use your time whilst exploring the region. We bought a ticket that included Scenic...More

Thank James W
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello James W Thanks for your review, and for your kind words in regard to us being, "by far one of the best hop on, hop off buses around." We do strive to make every experience, special. I'm pleased you found our drivers to be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great way to get around what has to be one of the best attractions NSW has to offer! We bought our tickets at the hotel and found the hop on/off the most convenient way to see everything at our leisure. The drivers were...More

Thank ThegirlfromPerth
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ThegirlfromPerth Thank you for your review, and your "Highly recommended" tag. I am very pleased you had such a great experience. You have literally expressed the message we try to get across to travelers, the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus is "the most convenient way...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled with my mum to the Blue Mountains in March and we spent two days using the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. I cannot recommend this experience more - the drivers are super friendly and give excellent advice. A special shout out to Jimmy who...More

Thank Andrea M
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrea M Thanks for your review. It's great that you and your mum had such a great time. Thank you for your recommendation of our service. The Explorer Bus does, as you say, make "...getting around all of the attractions of the Blue Mountains...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The drivers were all super helpful and friendly. If a driver recommends going to a place, listen to the advice! We had started with Scenic world early In the morning and there was a lot of mist. When we got on the bus again at...More

1  Thank Swn4
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Swn4 Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, I am very happy that our team were able to ensure your day was the best possible. As you discovered, our drivers are expert meteorologists too. Well, not exactly,...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

well worth the trip very knowledgeable about the area clean bus all the stops have something differentMore

Thank malcolm k
DamienSales, Customer Service Manager at Blue Mountains Explorer Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello malcolm k Thank you for your review. Short and to the point, and it says it all. I am very pleased you were able to have a great day, and that you found the buses to be "clean", we are very particular when it...More

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Kelvinkkl
24 May 2017|
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Response from Jay H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Explorer Bus is a double decker bus with plenty of room for strollers, push-chairs and suitcases. Hope you're all having a great time.
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hairia
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
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MeLinda280
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
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