If you’re looking for good bushwalks within a stone’s throw of Sydney, you’re in the right place. The Blue Mountains aren’t just “good”, they’re spectacular. Taking their name from the bluish mist that floats off eucalyptus forests, these rugged peaks and valleys are one of the most alluring landscapes in all of Australia – and they’re an easy day trip east of the Harbour City. It’s time to make your escape to a new adventure in the Blue Mountains. Sydney tours are here to help, and we’ll show you the best experiences out there.

Get Wild

Say “so long” to the CBD as you cross the Harbour Bridge and coast along Cliff Drive at the start of the Blue Mountains Wildlife Day Tour. After taking some snaps with the unbeatable backdrop of Megalong Valley, you’ll visit Scenic World, where you can ride the world’s steepest railway – if you dare! Of course, you’ll have a photo op with the famous Three Sisters rock formation, and then it’s time for some adorable wildlife. Smile for a pic with a koala and let roos nibble food from the palm of your hand at Featherdale Wildlife Park. The scenery is great, but these will probably be your favourite snapshots of the day!

Get Cultural

The Blue Mountains don’t just have tons of nature. You can also soak up some culture while you’re here. On the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture Tour, meet your guide at Wentworth Falls, then get ready for a day full of breathtaking bushwalks and landmark locations. First arrive at Echo Point to encounter the towering Three Sisters before continuing on to Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a bit of an education in Australian history. In Katoomba, enjoy a hearty lunch and find the perfect memento for your trip in one of the art galleries. Later in the day, get an up-close look at some of the country’s most iconic creatures at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then return to Sydney Harbour like a VIP: aboard a river cruise.

Get Adventurous

You could spend your time in the Blue Mountains taking selfies with famous landmarks – or you could amble 370 metres above them on a skyway and then dine in a clifftop restaurant. Sounds awesome, right? Sign up for the Small Group Blue Mountains Scenic World Wildlife Tour, where you’ll begin in the hamlet of Leura before heading to Scenic World for aerial tram rides and treks along bushwalking trails. Take a seat on the famously steep Scenic Railway and amble through the ancient rainforest on the Scenic Walkway. Face your fear of heights on the 370-metre-high skyway that soars above Katoomba Falls and the Three Sisters. At Wentworth Falls, sit inside the Conservation Hut’s open-air deck and take in the view from the clifftop restaurant to cap off your day of adventure.

If you’re a traveller looking for spectacular scenery, you definitely need to visit the Blue Mountains. And if you’re a local who’s never been, well, what are you waiting for? Not just any old mountains would get to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so you know these are something special. And all sorts of activities await right here on Expedia.com.au.