SMALL GROUP BLUE MOUNTAINS DAY TOUR WITH DINNER AT SUNSET

A day trip from Sydney crafted by nature lovers and photographers

$237 inc gst per person

MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE

RELAXING LATE START & LONG STOPS

SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

DINNER INCLUDED

LIMOUSINE COMFORT

EXTENDED NATURE WALKS

UNIQUE ITINERARY

CREATED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS

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PICTURE ME SYDNEY TRIP ADVISTOR 5 STAR RATING

In my trip to Sydney, this Blue Mountains tour was by far one of the BEST, if not the best experience I had while there. From the friendly, small group environment (which is a lovely way to make some new friends, and I found to be so fun!), to Terry's thoughtfulness and knowledge especially of photography!

This is a huge bonus, and I left with the most incredible photos from the day.

No other tour I have been on anywhere in the world gave me the anything near the quality of this enriching, personalized experience I got with Terry

Niki - USA

Blue Mountain small group tour highlights

Picture Me is a premium tour operator specialist that offers day trips from Sydney in small group tours which provide an immersive experience exploring the beauty, remote lookouts and valleys of the Blue Mountains. Many people say the Blue Mountains is one of the best places to visit in NSW and with our day trip is a perfect day out in Sydney where you will listen to the sounds of nature, the birds and waterfalls as we take you on an immersive nature tour through a UNESCO World Heritage listed region. For anyone looking for things to do in Sydney you will quickly discover that a Blue Mountains day trip is an ideal choice for any traveller. Picture Me is one of the best small group tour companies that will take you on a Blue Mountains day tour from Sydney which is an an unforgettable road trip.

Our Blue Mountains day tour itinerary

Sit back, relax and enjoy a full day tour in executive style luxury with long stops at a gentle pace. This day trip from Sydney is great for families, couples or seniors.

What makes our Blue Mountains Day Tour unique?

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We are the only full day Blue Mountains day tour that stays for sunset & includes dinner

Experience a full day without the distractions of animal parks, ferry rides or tourist traps in the Blue Mountains with us. Our day tour from Sydney all the natural beauty of this region and explore waterfalls, wildlife, Australian flora and magnificent views.

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The only day tour that includes a remote lookout above Megalong Valley at sunset

Watch the setting sun and capture amazing photos of the Blue Mountains. Listen to the sounds of the wind as it flows across the tree tops. Your day trip will end at a local hotel for a delicious dinner.

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A day tour that lets you sleep in.

Avoid Sydney peak hour traffic and arrive at the best places after all the big bus crowds have passed through or are going home. We've scheduled our tour itinerary to avoid the crowds and see the best spots at the best time.

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You get to take photos of The Three Sisters without trying to fight off all the crowds.

Visit the Three Sisters in the late afternoon to watch the soft yellow sunlight caress this iconic sandstone landmark at the very best photo opportunistic time of the day. We'll even give you some tips about taking great photos or we can do a quick photo for you.

Our Blue Mountains day trip inclusions

Most small group day tours are designed to start early, visit lots of locations and you will generally feel rushed with lots of time wasted in your day getting in and out of locations or not enough time to really soak in that spot. With a Picture Me day day tour we let you sleep in which means we aren’t caught in peak hour traffic, battling the big bus tours for space & you avoid the crowds.

We also don’t pack your itinerary with the typical tourist traps like animal parks, ferry rides or shop filled locations. We focus on helping you explore Australia at some of the very best locations with amazing views on a unique tour carefully crafted by Sydney locals who are photographers

  • Avoid Sydney’s peak hour traffic.

  • Lengthy stops so you don’t feel rushed.

  • Small group maximum of 8 people with a Sydney local & professional photographer.

  • 3 x amazing lookouts that are close to the vehicle.

  • 2 x immersive casual walks and incredible waterfalls including Leura Cascades and Wentworth Falls.

  • Dramatic escarpments and paths excavated by hand over a hundred years ago.

  • A choice of taking a shorter walk or a visit to Scenic World (at your own expense)

  • The unique experience of watching the sun set at Echo Point with the incredible view of the Three Sisters when all the crowds and tour buses have left for Sydney. It’s the perfect time to see the sunlight caress the sandstone of the Three Sisters as we share our Aboriginal history of a time gone by.

  • A delicious dinner at a local hotel that completes a memorable day exploring the Blue Mountains.

  • Bottled water and snacks.

  • Entry to National Parks.

  • Air-conditioned, executive style, luxury transport.

  • Local Australian guide with photography experience.

  • Two central Sydney pickup and drop off locations.

  • Dinner (Vegan/Vegetarian options available)

  • Photography advice.

What to bring on your tour

  • Good walking shoes.
 
  • Warmer jacket (gloves and hat for colder months)
 
  • Small backpack or carry bag

Tour exclusions

  • Option entry to Scenic.
 
  • Tea, coffee or alcoholic drinks (available for purchase locally) 

Minimum age

  • 15 years of age and accompanied by a paying adult
 
  • Children younger than 15 can be accommodated on a Private Tour only

Pick up and drop off locations

CENTRAL STATION 
Rydges Sydney Central 28 Albion Street Surry Hills – 25 minutes before departure

THE ROCKS
The Clocktower – corner of Harrington and Argyle Street The Rocks – 5 minutes before departure

We will return you to the drop off point or as close to your CBD hotel when possible.

Tour days and timing

Sunday, Monday or Fridays. Private Tours are organised for your chosen days.

April – September
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

October – March
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Temperatures

Spring
the three transition months
September, October and November
22/15 C or 73/59 F

Summer
the three hottest months
December, January and February
27/18 C or 82/64 F

Autumn
the transition months
March, April and May
20/15 C or 68/59 F

Winter
the three coldest months
June, July and August
17/9 C or 62/48 F

Blue mountains tour dates and bookings

Frequently asked questions about our day tour to the Blue Mountains

What fitness levels do I need for a Picture Me day tour to the Blue Mountains?

Moderate fitness required as there are some steps and uneven surfaces. Not suitable for people with back or joint problems, pregnant women or young children.
 

Is there a bush walk included on the Picture Me Blue Mountains Day Tour?

We have two nature walks during the tour. If you wish to attend Scenic World (at your own expense) we will drop you off and collect you two and a half hours later. You will not be able to do the bush walks and attend Scenic World.

Is lunch included on the Picture Me Blue Mountains Day Tour?

Even though we start later in the day than other tours, lunch isn’t included but we do include fruit & snacks along the way as well as dinner following the sunset viewing of the Blue Mountains. For many people they will enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast at their hotel which helps them power through the day with ease.
 

How long does it take to get to the Blue Mountains?

The drive from Sydney to the Blue Mountains takes less than 90 minutes usually and our tour leaves later in the day so that we avoid peak hour traffic & all the other big bus tours. With our luxury seating you can kick back and relax in comfort.

Why do most of the Blue Mountains day tours start early?

Most other tour providers want to give you a range of experiences including the animal or theme parks, local cafes and shopping. Its a formula used for many years but Picture Me Sydney wants you to just enjoy all of what the Blue Mountains. After all, isn’t that what you came to see?

What are the best places to see in the Blue Mountains?

There so many wonderful walks and scenic views all within a 30 minute drive from each other. There is too much to see in one day. If you have time, stay overnight and enjoy Jenolan Caves or some extended nature walks.

How can you get to the Blue Mountains from Sydney?

For most travellers coming to Sydney you won’t have a vehicle to drive to the Blue Mountains so the options to get there from Sydney include;

  • Catching public transport via train then bus
  • Hiring an Uber
  • Hiring a car
 

What are the Three Sisters?

One of the most popular places to visit in Sydney is the Blue Mountains and many people go there to see the incredible mountain vistas but also the very  unusual sandstone rock formation on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley called The Three Sisters. This spectacular landmark in the Blue Mountains is located at Echo Point in Katoomba & is visited by millions of people each year.

 

The Three Sisters is essentially rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned to stone. Each of them stand at 922, 918 & 906 metres tall, respectively which is about 3000 feet above sea level.

 

The character of this formation changes throughout the day and the seasons as the sunlight brings out an array of magnificent colours which can create some spectacular photography opportunities. Our tour takes advantage of the late afternoon light which has a softer palette and enables you to create photos with wonderful hues in the sky using the The Three Sisters as your subject.

Is this Blue Mountains Day Tour suitable for seniors?

Yes our tour is perfect for seniors as our van is easy to get in and out of while also having large, comfortable seats compared to typical bus seating. Good fitness levels will be required for the nature walks but we have plenty of time to complete these during the day as our itinerary isn’t rushed.

Is this day tour to the Blue Mountains good for couples?

If you are thinking about a romantic gift for your partner then a day out in executive style luxury can be the perfect way to surprise them. We even sell gift vouchers.

Will we get to see or touch Kangaroos or Koalas on this tour?

Our tour does not include a visit to an animal park and this has been done for a couple of reasons. Firstly we didn’t want to fill our itinerary with so many things that you can’t relax and enjoy your day. When you look at most tour itineraries they only allow a short period of time at each stop, combined with 30+ people on a tour and you have lots of time lost during the day simply getting into and out of locations.

 

The other reason is cost – by removing the common tourist traps in Sydney that don’t add much value to your experience we can also keep the costs down and make it more reasonable to visit the Blue Mountains on a budget.

 

Best of all, with our tours we don’t just wander to a couple of look outs, we immerse ourselves into the forest through a couple of longer walks where you might end up seeing Australian wildlife in their natural habitat such as a Lyrebird or Echidna doing what animals do naturally.

Does this tour go to Scenic World?

Our tour is focussed on immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and avoiding the tourist crowds. So we don’t include a visit to Scenic World, but we do provide the option for people to be dropped off and return 2.5 hours later.

 

We know from our own local experience that people who live in Sydney typically don’t visit this location and we choose to spend our time exploring parts of the Blue Mountains that will be more memorable for your trip & help you create some amazing photographs to take home of the ‘real’ Australia

Will we get to see or touch Kangaroos or Koalas on this tour?

Our tour does not include a visit to an animal park and this has been done for a couple of reasons. Firstly we didn’t want to fill our itinerary with so many things that you can’t relax and enjoy your day. When you look at most tour itineraries they only allow a short period of time at each stop, combined with 30+ people on a tour and you have lots of time lost during the day simply getting into and out of locations.

 

The other reason is cost – by removing the common tourist traps in Sydney that don’t add much value to your experience we can also keep the costs down and make it more reasonable to visit the Blue Mountains on a budget.

 

Best of all, with our tours we don’t just wander to a couple of look outs, we immerse ourselves into the forest through a couple of longer walks where you might end up seeing Australian wildlife in their natural habitat such as a Lyrebird or Echidna doing what animals do naturally.

Does this tour go to Scenic World?

Our tour is focussed on immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains and avoiding the tourist crowds. So we don’t include a visit to Scenic World, but we do provide the option for people to be dropped off and return 2.5 hours later.

 

We know from our own local experience that people who live in Sydney typically don’t visit this location and we choose to spend our time exploring parts of the Blue Mountains that will be more memorable for your trip & help you create some amazing photographs to take home of the ‘real’ Australia

How much is a Scenic World Ticket?

$50 per adult

Is there enough time on a day tour to do all the rides at Scenic World?

It would typically take up to 3 hours to enjoy all the main attractions at Scenic World and wait times increase significantly for each ride during peak seasons. When you consider the length of time you spend fighting the crowds, waiting in line and being shuffled around like sheep then it reduces the time you have to actually enjoy your holiday, hence we don’t include it in our day tours to the Blue Mountains.

Does the Picture Me Blue Mountains Day Tour visit Katoomba?

Picture Me Day Tours to the Blue Mountains include visits to a number of locations including Katoomba which stops at Echo Point and also drives through the main part of town.

Does this Picture Me Blue Mountains Day Tour visit Leura?

Picture Me Day Tours to the Blue Mountains includes a visit to the Leura Cascades, its a natural location that we love to visit where you can capture some amazing photos. So rather than spending time visiting the shops in Leura that are mainly designed for tourists, we enjoy nature.

Does the Picture Me Blue Mountains Day Tour visit Jenolan Caves?

Jenolan Caves is one of the other top things to do in Sydney and to enjoy them would mean taking a full day at this location. It is another hour or so drive away and there are a number of different cave systems to visit meaning there isn’t enough time to do it justice on our Blue Mountains Day Tour.

Can a family go on this day tour to the Blue Mountains?

This will depend on the age of everyone coming along. If all family members are 15 years or older then a family can book a day tour exclusively depending on how many of you there are. 

For families with children under 15 years of age a Private Day Tour would need to be organised

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of our booking?

The weather adds texture to our day and can change quickly. We respect your time and desire to attend but also want to ensure that our outdoor experience is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. If the weather or environment precludes an enjoyable day, we will contact you as soon as practical. Picture Me Sydney cannot be held liable for any third party costs incurred by you if our experience is cancelled.  Attendees will be offered an alternate date. If a date is not suitable we will offer a full refund.

What do I need to bring along?

Good walking shoes, hat and sunscreen for any tour or class. We also recommend you bring a pen, fully charged camera battery and a clean memory card.

Can I bring luggage along on a day tour?

Due to the small size of our touring vehicles, we do not have space to store luggage on board. We recommend that our guests travel with a light small day pack, as it will rest on your lap throughout the duration of the tour. Luggage can be stored at your hotel or Smart Carte Storage is located near our Central or Clocktower pickup – contact them (02) 9247 1709 about storage options prior to tour.

 

What is actually included in each tour or course?

 

We detail what is or is not included upon booking. Please read our communications or contact us for more detail.

Can I bring my child or an extra person?

We do not accept children younger than 15 and all under 18 attending must be in the company of a paying parent or guardian. We cannot allow anyone to bring additional persons without paying for that person. It is essential that we are aware of all guests attending. 

All traveling persons must have a separate seat allocated for their use. 

Carrying an infant on one’s lap or having them occupy space in the aisle is not permitted. If there are no seats available for any undisclosed party to occupy, the entire traveling party may be denied the opportunity to travel and will forfeit their fares. We allow children under 15 on a private booking only.

What are the health and fitness levels required?

Our tours and classes will require a reasonable amount of walking. This will often include stairs, uneven surfaces or bush terrain. It is not suitable for people with back or joint problems, pregnant women or children. We detail the amount of walking and fitness level in each of our experiences. Please contact us to discuss further.

Is parking and transport easy to access?

We have chosen convenient locations with a ready made backdrop for you to take photos. Parking is not included but numerous car parking stations are available nearby. We have two different meet points so please check your booking for details.

 

What if I am running late?

We have a packed program so please be prompt and ready at the agreed time and meet point.  We appreciate some unforeseen circumstances may occur so please contact us via phone and we will do our best to accommodate you. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person who causes unnecessary departure delays. Please also read our Cancellation Policy.

What if I get sick or an injury stops me attending?

We understand some guests may become ill before their tour but we are not in a position to absorb loss of revenue when guests are unable to join our tours or classes at short notice.

We strongly recommend all guests to take out travel insurance to help cover costs associated with situations such as this. Where required, we are happy to provide a letter for your insurer, to assist you in making a claim.

 

What are the food selections?

Tours that include a meal will have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Guests MUST advise us three days prior to the tour day.

What are the cancellation policies for a booking?

You can reschedule your attendance with not less than three days’ notice to another date, subject to availability without penalty. If you reschedule with less than three days’ notice and choose an alternate available date, a rebooking fee of $50 applies. There are no refunds available if you cancel a booking with less than 72 hours notice. Please email us with your original booking and preferred new date. We will send a confirmation of that request within 24 hours.

 

Picture Me Sydney reserves the right to reschedule or cancel an event due to weather or other circumstance. A full refund is available if alternate dates are not suitable. Picture Me Sydney limits its group size and commits itself to resources and personnel in advance. Those who do not attend are not eligible for any refund and are liable for the full cost for attendance at that event.

Can I arrange hotel pick up and drop off?

This is included in any private tour booking. It may be available by special request for all other bookings. Sydney is a busy and congested city so we will limit this availability. Please enquire with us before making a booking as additional fees will apply.

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