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The UNESCO World Heritage–listed Blue Mountains of New South Wales provide a playground of eucalyptus forests, sandstone cliffs, waterfalls, caves, and canyons within easy day-tour distance of Sydney. If you’re looking to stretch your legs and breathe the mountain air, these are some of the best outdoor activities.  

Hiking
The Australian Blue Mountains are home to a laundry list of treks and trails passing through rain forests and rocky crags. Day hikers can make the trek to Jellybean Pool for a refreshing swim in the popular watering hole, while more adventurous hikers can tackle the multi-day, 28-mile (45-kilometer) Six-Foot Track.

Horseback Riding
While it’s possible to take in the views aboard the Katoomba Scenic Railway, the steepest passenger railway in the world, outdoor enthusiasts might prefer to explore the Megalong Valley region on horseback instead.

Caving
The Blue Mountain slopes protect a cave system estimated to date back 340 million years. The Jenolan Caves, perhaps the oldest on earth, comprise cathedral-like chambers, tight passages, and illuminated cave formations. Experience the incredible acoustics during an underground concert.

4WD Tours
The rugged landscapes of the Blue Mountains are best explored in a 4WD. Leave the driving to a pro on a small-group Blue Mountains tour as you lose yourself in the natural beauty, taking in views of the Three Sisters from the Echo Point Lookout, Wentworth Falls, Prince Regents Glen, and Katoomba Falls.
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Sunset Blue Mountains Wilderness & Wildlife Tour (Without the Crowds)

Sunset Blue Mountains Wilderness & Wildlife Tour (Without the Crowds)

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Nature lovers—this is the tour for you! Swap the hustle and bustle of Sydney for a day exploring the natural beauty outside the city. Avoid spending time stuck in traffic by going on a tour designed to miss peak hour traffic jams. A guided bushwalk is included, so you won’t have to worry about studying a map. See Wentworth Falls, and the Three Sisters rock formation. A highlight is an incredible sunset over the Blue Mountains—the ideal photo opportunity.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.28
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$109.28

Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides

Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides

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Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains with a sightseeing pass valid for three days. Your bus stops at 29 convenient locations, where you can hop off to visit mountain towns, snap photos from the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookouts, and more. Plus, you can upgrade to the Lyrebrird Pass to add a Scenic World unlimited ride pass.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.93
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$36.93

Blue Mountains Ultimate One-Day Tour

Blue Mountains Ultimate One-Day Tour

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Explore the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park on this small-group excursion with a local guide. After a convenient hotel or AirBnB pickup, watch for koalas, wombats, and crocodiles at Featherdale Wildlife Park, marvel at Katoomba Falls and the amazing Three Sisters rock formation, enjoy a rainforest railway ride and a complimentary lunch, and learn about important elements of aboriginal culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.97
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$199.97

Half-Day Abseiling Adventure in Blue Mountains National Park

Half-Day Abseiling Adventure in Blue Mountains National Park

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Experience abseiling in the Blue Mountains on this tour from Katoomba. With a guide who provides instruction and encouragement, you'll rappel down a set of cliffs, from 16 feet (5 meters) to 49 feet (15 meters) to a 98-foot (30-meter) drop. During your adventure, don't forget to look around at the surrounding bushland scenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.04
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$113.04

Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney with an Aboriginal Experience

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Dive deep into the cultural roots of Australia during this Blue Mountains tour from Sydney including round-trip transport, morning tea and scones, and a 2-course lunch. Watch a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony at Katoomba Waterfall, and then head to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park. End your day with a ferry ride up the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.53
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$214.53

Small-Group Full-Day Canyoning and Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba

Small-Group Full-Day Canyoning and Abseiling Adventure from Katoomba

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Abseiling and canyoning are some of the most thrilling experiences you can have in the Blue Mountains. But if you are inexperienced, you may feel apprehensive about embarking upon such an adventure. Skip the worry on this guided entry-level adventure that allows you to gear-up and abseil the cliffs of Katoomba, before descending through a canyon, all under the watchful eyes of your guide. To ensure that you receive personal attention, the tour is limited to just 10 people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.80
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$165.80

Small-Group Underwater Scooter Experience in Clovelly

Small-Group Underwater Scooter Experience in Clovelly

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Get a closer look at Clovelly's marine life with the assistance of an underwater scooter during this 2-hour tour. Accompanied by a certified dive master, learn how to use the scooter's power to take your snorkeling experience to the next level. No experience necessary; use of all equipment included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.63
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Blue Mountains Hanging Rock SELF-GUIDED Mountain Bike Hire Service

Blue Mountains Hanging Rock SELF-GUIDED Mountain Bike Hire Service

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The natural beauty of the Blue Mountains has earned them UNESCO World Heritage status. Experience them on a self-guided mountain-bike adventure from Blackheath Train Station or Katoomba YHA. After paperwork, an introduction to your wide-handle 29er, and a trail overview, set off into the forest. Follow the ridgeline to Baltzer Lookout and Hanging Rock along flowing trails with a few short climbs: The ride typically takes about half a day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.67
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$86.67

Full-Day Canyoning Experience at Stunning Empress Canyon

Full-Day Canyoning Experience at Stunning Empress Canyon

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The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area to explore but if you want to get up close and embark upon a real adventure, book this guided abseiling and canyon tour. The first half of the day is spent abseiling, beginning with small cliffs and building up to those more challenging ones. After an included lunch walk to the start of the canyon, wade into a creek, and jump into a rock pool. After some exhilarating water jumps and swims, abseil out of the canyon and into the rock pool below.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.71
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Blue Mountains Empress Canyon Adventure from Wentworth Falls

Blue Mountains Empress Canyon Adventure from Wentworth Falls

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Experience canyoning in the Blue Mountains on this adventure tour from Wentworth Falls. Empress Canyon is a beginner-friendly slot canyon that offers opportunities for rock jumps, a waterfall abseil, and short swims, all with the assistance of a guide. During your time in the canyon, you can also admire the scenery of moss-covered walls and Jamison Valley views.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$102.88
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Blue Labyrinth Tour: Sydney Blue Mountains by E-Bike

Blue Labyrinth Tour: Sydney Blue Mountains by E-Bike

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We are the only bike riding service in the whole of the Sydney Blue Mountains. We are also the first ever to offer E-Bike Mountain bike tours to the Blue Mountains and are fully supported by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. You will cover 20 to 30 kilometers of Aussie Blue Mountains Bush with us and out amazing E-Bikes. We are so passionate about bike riding and showing you our landscape, which will become very clear to you. We are not a riding history lesson like you would get if you were on a hiking tour. We prefer to enjoy each others company and share many laughs and let you enjoy the wind in your hair and the sounds of nature. If you happy yo hear it, we are happy to provide rider skill tips throughout the day to help you get the most out of yourself, the bikes and the trails. Sound like fun.... you bet it is!!!!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.32
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$222.32

Blue Mountains Guided 4WD Tour

Blue Mountains Guided 4WD Tour

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Get off the beaten track and away from the crowds on this small-group 4-wheel-drive tour of the Blue Mountains that includes private access to a property with sweeping views of Capertee Valley, the largest enclosed canyon in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the Lost City, a formation of rock pagodas created naturally over millions of years, and see artwork made by indigenous Aboriginal people thousands of years ago. Along the way, stop at the Royal Hotel at Capertee for a home-cooked lunch.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.48
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Three Hour Wombat Adventures Guided Tour

Three Hour Wombat Adventures Guided Tour

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Explore the World Heritage Blue Mountains like never before. Our open air Ex - Australian Army Land Rover provides a unique opportunity for you to experience the amazing Blue Mountains.. You will smell the eucalypts and feel the fresh air around you. Elevated seating and no windows gives an unparalleled view of our spectacular landscape.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.72
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$112.72

Amazing Full Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains

Amazing Full Day Abseiling Adventure in the Blue Mountains

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If you want some excitement in your life, try our 60-metre Super Jump. Our most popular full-day abseiling adventure. The abseiling starts with a beginner friendly 5 metre high cliff. Your instructors are close at hand to encourage and explain the techniques. With your instructor explaining each step, you progress through to a 15 meter high cliff finishing on a thrilling 30 meter high drop by lunch time. After a tasty picnic lunch we head to the "big one" 60 meters of sheer adrenaline. The setting is beautiful bush land, making it both a scenic and exciting adventure!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.41
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Small-Group Blue Mountains Tour with a Local guide

Small-Group Blue Mountains Tour with a Local guide

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Explore with our local Blue Mountains guide and be immersed in the pristine wilderness of the World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains National Park. Enjoy a full-day combined with guided hiking adventures and ow inspiring lookouts. Learn about the ancient landscapes, flora and fauna with an expert Blue Mountains guide on small group or private tours. This tour is perfect for those who wish to enjoy the natural splendour of the Blue Mountains. Explore with expert local guide in a fun small group atmosphere. Highlights include Katoomba home of the 3 Sisters, Leura, a personal Koala Encounter at Featherdale Wildlife Park, option to visit Scenicworld or enjoy a self guided scenic walk. End the day with a cruise down the famous Parramatta River into stunning Sydney Harbour, be sure to have your camera at the ready to snap some of the unforgettable views, including the iconic Sydney Opera House!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.56
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Small-Group Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure from Katoomba

Small-Group Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure from Katoomba

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Scale the cliffs of the Blue Mountains on a full-day rock climbing adventure from Katoomba. Whether it's your first time on the rocks or you already have some climbs under your belt, expert guides present all you need to know about gear, belaying, footholds, and descent for a safe and challenging outdoor experience. Take a break to enjoy a picnic among the beautiful Blue Mountain surrounds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.80
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$165.80

Glow Worm Tunnel Hike

Glow Worm Tunnel Hike

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Join us on a guided journey to the Lithgow regions iconic Glow Worm Tunnel in Wollemi National Park and be allured by the dazzling lights of its rare and elusive glow worms. Following the historical footprint of the Wolgan Valley Railway, the Glow Worm Tunnel Hike meanders through fern tree laden gorges and mountain streams, past sandstone pagodas and spectacular panoramic views onto the aptly named Glow Worm Tunnel. Entering the former railway tunnel into complete darkness, guests are treated to a celestial like experience – the emergence of thousands of glow worms! At Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Our small group sizes, personalised service and experienced local guide offers guests a greater opportunity to experience and learn more about the history, ecology, flora and fauna, climate and geology that make this landscape unique.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.17
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Blue Mountains 1-Hour Trike Tour of Three Sisters

Blue Mountains 1-Hour Trike Tour of Three Sisters

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Our trikes are Chopper 4 trikes not many registered as tour trikes in Sydney, your rider is a local guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.33
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Canyoning at Twister and Rocky Creek: Two Canyons In One Day

Canyoning at Twister and Rocky Creek: Two Canyons In One Day

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Experience two of the best canyons in the Blue Mountains - Twister Canyon and Rocky Creek. This full day adventure will be one you'll never forget. We also provide a gourmet lunch that you can select at time of booking.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.78
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Blue Mountains Private Tour From Sydney, & Featherdale Aussie Animal Park Option

Blue Mountains Private Tour From Sydney, & Featherdale Aussie Animal Park Option

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Soak up panoramic views of lush valleys and bush walk through stunning eucalyptus forests, and learn about the Aboriginal legends behind ancient rock formations. Options to meet all the famous Australian critters at Featherdale Wildlife Park or choose to take in the world class views at Scenic World with its exciting Cable cars and also the world's steepest railways. Explore the charming mountain town of Leura. This is a small-private Sydney tours.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.17
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$192.17
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Juggler Canyon and Abseiling Adventure Blue Mountains

Juggler Canyon and Abseiling Adventure Blue Mountains

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Whether you’re an experienced abseiler or would like to try the sport for the first time in a beautiful natural environment, this day tour ticks the boxes. Starting with a small abseil to perfect the technique, you progress to higher and higher courses throughout the day. All day you’ll be surrounded by the dramatic cliffs, forests, and canyons of the Blue Mountains, distracting enough to take your mind off the big drops!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.71
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Blue Mountains Secret Places Adventure

Blue Mountains Secret Places Adventure

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This will be a full day of exploring destinations not usually seen or experienced by the average visitor to the World Heritage-listed upper Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Yes, you could visit all the usual standard and well worn Blue Mountains crowded tourist destinations but isn’t it more fun to “step off the trail” and explore those little known places that only us locals know about? I'd like you to join me to explore the unknown, to see places that few have seen, to take home memories and tell of experiences that your friends will envy. We will experience awesome vistas, explore amazing caves, walk through cool rain forests, and dine on yummy local food and drink. The goal for the day is to avoid all the usual crowded tourist hot spots and visit some really outstanding secret places. Our day starts at Katoomba and we'll travel as far as Little Hartley, with stops in Medlow Bath, Blackheath, Megalong Valley, Shipley, and Mount Victoria.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$122.06
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Stargazing with an Astrophysicist in Blue Mountains

Stargazing with an Astrophysicist in Blue Mountains

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Perfect night out for all ages, date nights, families, groups and locals, this unforgettable tour features Australia’s spectacular night sky away from the city lights. A wonderful opportunity to experience the Southern Sky and its celestial wonders only visible from the Southern hemisphere. The guide, Dimitri is an Astrophysicist PhD with 10+ years experience including Sydney Observatory, Mt John Observatory, the world-renowned astronomical observatory in Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) and Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley. The Wentworth falls lookout offers a fabulous 180 sunset vista of the lush Jamison Valley with views and sounds of the waterfalls!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.06
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Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tour

Wollemi Twilight Wildlife Tour

Get wild with the night owls as we explore the world of Wollemi National Park's nocturnal wildlife by spotlight! Did you know that the Bare-nosed Wombat’s droppings (scats) are square shaped? And that the Sugar Glider can glide up to ninety meters from one tree to the next? Join us on this fully guiding walking tour through Newnes and Petries Gully as we spotlight for Red-necked Wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Southern Boobook Owls and Bare-nosed Wombats. You can even get involved in our regular citizen science projects surveying Wollemi’s truly unique and diverse wildlife. At Wolgan Valley Eco Tours we believe that walking is a great way to explore the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Our small group sizes, personalised service and experienced local guide offers guests a greater opportunity to experience and learn more about the history, ecology, flora and fauna, climate and geology that make this landscape unique.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.43
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