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If you're ever in New South Wales, a place you simply can't afford to miss is the Blue Mountains- particularly the area surrounding the scenic town of Katoomba. Take a 2 hour train from Sydney and venture into a world of sprawling flat-topped mountains, lush canyons and Eucalyptus forests. The Blue Mountains open-top sightseeing bus tour makes frequent daily departures from the front of Katoomba Railway Station, allowing you to begin your journey of discovery from the moment you arrive. 29 hop-on hop-off stops reveal major attractions such as the Scenic Worlds Centre and Three Sisters.
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Tickets are valid for 24 hours!

Hop-on and off as many times as you like during the ticket validity period.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 5-18 years. Concession tickets include: Seniors aged 60+ and students with valid ID. Family tickets include 2 adults, 2 children maximum. Children under 5 years travel free.


Pre-recorded English


All Year Round


60 minutes


Every 30 minutes

Departure point

Katoomba Railway (Mountain Ridges Cafe)

Tour Time



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Highlights Of The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Tour:

The vistas of the Jamison Valley are made all the better when enjoyed from the upper deck of an open-top sightseeing bus. See the noble peaks of the Three Sisters rock formation as you wind your way towards the Leura Cascades and the Gordon Falls. In addition to the fantastic views you'll visit a number of the most popular attractions in the area. Hop off at stop 12 for 'Katoomba Scenic Worlds', a site which houses four of the most fun things to on the entire route.

The Scenic Skyway is an aerial voyage across the Jamison Valley in a huge moving platform whose liquid crystal floor can become transparent to reveal the 270m deep gorge below! The Cableway is another cable driven vehicle except it conveys its passengers to the valley floor whilst providing one-of-a-kind views of the Three Sisters, Orpahan Rock and Mt. Solitary along the way.

The Scenic Walkway lets you take a 2.5km stroll through dense wilderness. Navigating the trail is no issue as you will follow a raised boardwalk the full length of the way. Finally, there's the Scenic Railway, consistently the most popular of the four activities. Ride down the cliff face on the world's most steeply inclined passenger train. When you reach the bottom there's a historic mining attraction that's interesting for all ages.


Blue Mountains Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops:

  • 1, Katoomba Railway (Mountain Ridges Café)
  • 2, Katoomba Street
  • 3, The Clarendon
  • 4, Club Katoomba
  • 5, Lost Bear Gallery
  • 6, Lurline House
  • 7, Shuttle Stop
  • 8, 3 Sisters Motel, Lilianfels
  • 9, Skyway Eastern Anchorage
  • 10, Katoomba Cascades
  • 11, Katoomba Falls Reserve
  • 12, Scenic World
  • 13, Blue Mountains Chocolate Co
  • 14, Echo Point (The Three Sisters)
  • 15, Honeymoon Lookout
  • 16, Kiah Lookout (Solitary Kiosk)
  • 17, Leura Cascades
  • 18, Gordon Falls
  • 19, NSW Toy and Railway Museum
  • 20, Lyre Bird Dell
  • 21, Leura Village (Bygone Beautys)
  • 22, Gladstone Road 
  • 23, Waldorf Leura Gardens 
  • 24, Fairmont Resort (Leura Golf Club)
  • 25, Everglades Garden
  • 26, Leura Railway
  • 27, Alexandra Hotel
  • 28, G’Day Motel—Alpine
  • 29, Hotel Gearin (Edge Cinema)

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Important Information & Usage instructions

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the hop-on hop-off bus stops listed below. The first stop is the Katoomba Railway (Mountain Ridges Cafe). Australian Explorer staff will exchange it for bus tickets which you can use at any hop-on hop-off point during the validity period. Your tickets are valid for redemption up to 3 months from date of purchase.


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