The Blue Mountains Wonderland
- Duration: 9 hours (9.30am start)
Travelling west from Sydney we call in first at Featherdale Park, Australia’s largest native animal and wildlife park. Here you will have plenty of time to view and take photographs of a wide variety of native animals including kangaroos, koalas and crocodiles as well as many exotic mammals and colourful birds.
Upon leaving Featherdale we pass the historic city of Penrith nestled on the banks of the Nepean River. We begin to ascend through many charming mountain towns and villages, stopping first at stylish Leura for a comfort break and refreshments, plus a stroll down the pretty main street.
Next we move on to the thriving Blue Mountains capital of Katoomba. Here we will delight in the magnificent views of the mountain’s major valleys, gorges and peaks including the world famous Three Sisters rock formation. The bird and plant life here is exotic and plentiful and there is time to marvel at the mind-expanding beauty and the many wonders of nature.
Discover Panoramic views of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains from the Scenic Cableway.
The 500 metres journey gently descends into the Jamison Valley and also returns visitors to the top of the escarpment. The cableway’s fully enclosed cabin provides a unique vantage point for viewing the Three Sisters, Orphan Rock, Mt. Solitary and Katoomba Falls.
Disembark at the bottom station to access the scenic walkway and stroll through 2.5 km of Jurassic Rainforest.
The wheelchair accessible cableway is the steepest and largest aerial cable car in the southern hemisphere.
Next, lunch (at individual expense) will be taken at one of many accessible mountain restaurants or coffee houses, according to the taste of the passengers. This will be discussed with our driver on route but could include such places as the newly renovated 19th century Hydro Majestic hotel at Medlow Bath, with its unbelievable views and very pleasant atmosphere.
Now, on to Australia’s rhododendron capital, the pretty mountain town of Blackheath. Here there is a no cost option (weather and time permitting) of a wheelchair accessible walk through a totally unspoiled Australian gum tree forest. An easy 1.8kms (1 mile) stroll, comfortable for both manual and battery powered wheelchairs. This is a truly great experience, which ends at the awe inspiring Govett’s Leap lookout.
All good things come to an end and after this we must hit road and return to Sydney, with enough time for an accessible comfort stop.
- All tour prices are costed on the basis of AUD$79 per hour for the vehicle and tour captain/driver.
- Please note the day can be flexible according to passenger’s preferences on discussion with your tour captain.
- Entrance fees, rides and refreshments at passengers own expense.
- 50% deposit required to confirm bookings.
- All tours provide fully accessible comfort stops.