Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains

3 Days | Take a short break to see the sites of Sydney and the gorgeous Blue Mountains

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Looking for the perfect couple of days away? Take a 3-day trip through Sydney’s highlights, dipping into the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains for a day trip with all the best natural scenery. Learn about First Nations history and Dreamtime with a local First Nations guide and experience the connection to land, even in a city hub like bustling Sydney. See all the city sites and then head to the rolling landscape of the Blue Mountains for some fresh air – home to waterfalls, eucalyptus forest and high peaks offering sweeping views. See the mighty Katoomba Falls, take photos at Echo Point Lookout and then head back to Sydney, where you’ll explore Manly Beach and Circular Quay.

Trip overview

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Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • See all the sites of Sydney – a bustling central city along Australia’s East Coast – like the Opera House, Hyde Park and the Harbour Bridge.
  • Take a tour around the Harbour with a First Nations guide for a unique insight into the land’s history, culture and connection to the Dreaming.
  • Take a day trip to the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and walk through the gorgeous scenery of Katoomba Falls, Echo Lookout Point and the Three Sisters.
  • Take the scenic ferry from Sydney Harbour to Manly to check out Manly Beach, Shelly Beach, Manly Wharf, Circular Quay and enjoy the laidback lifestyle of this beachside area.
  • Enjoy a short getaway over a couple of days, making the most of your three days in Sydney, or choose to add this trip onto another one as you explore Australia’s highlights.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Greening Australia. Donations help them tackle Australia’s complex environmental challenges, restoring landscapes at scale – in ways that work for communities, economies and nature. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with good fitness and mobility. See information about specific walks in the itinerary.
  • This trip forms part of some longer combination tours. If you would like to continue exploring Australia with us, consider booking our Best of Australia (PZKAC) trip. See our website for details.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2025 - 31 March 2026

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2 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private vehicle, Boat


Hotel (2 nights)

  • Sydney - The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour
  • Wentworth Falls - Wentworth Falls Lookout
  • Katoomba - Scenic Skyway
  • Katoomba - Scenic Walkway
  • Katoomba - Three Sisters Walk
  • Katoomba - Echo Point Lookout
  • Katoomba - Scenic Cableway
  • Katoomba - Scenic Railway
  • Sydney – Harbour to Manly return ferry
  • Sydney – Exploration of Manly Beach

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Important notes

The trip starts in Sydney with a Welcome Meeting at 1 pm on Day 1 at our joining point hotel. The trip finishes in Sydney on Day 3 at our finish point hotel by 2pm. Accommodation is not included on this day but can be booked on request.

A Single Supplement can be booked if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability.

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Best of Sydney & Blue Mountains
USD $1,039