Debark Tour - Spectacular Blue Mountains
SYD-910 | Sydney, Australia |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- The Blue Mountains
- Featherdale Wildlife Park
- Scenic Cableway
You will see:
- Echo Point
- Giant Stairway
- Three Sisters
Approx. 8 hours
Max. Group Size: 45
Your narrated tour begins in Sydney at the pier where you will board your air conditioned motorcoach and drive to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Encounter Australia's unique and precious wildlife in a natural bush setting. You'll get an opportunity to observe a private collection of more than 2,200 mammals, birds and reptiles, with unforgettable experiences, such as hand-feeding a kangaroo, wallaby or emu, and enjoying a face-to-face encounter with a friendly koala. Before we head to Blue Mountains you'll have time to visit the gift shop to find any number of animal-motif souvenirs to remember your trip by.
Reboard your motorcoach drive up to higher elevations through dense eucalyptus forests to the village of Katoomba. At Echo Point, the views are amazing. Here, discover the "Grand Canyon" of giant rock formations, geological history, deep, tree-studded valleys and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy panoramic views of the Jamieson Valley, Mount Solitary and the Ruined Castle.
Don't miss the Three Sisters, a famous rock formation, and the Giant Stairway, located adjacent to the Three Sisters on Prince Henry Cliff Walk, which descends 916 steps into the Jamison Valley. The Three Sisters, like the rest of the Blue Mountains, are made of porous sandstone formed by erosion over time from wind, rain and rivers. The cliffs surrounding the Jamison Valley are all being slowly broken up, and eventually, as nature dictates, the Sisters will be completely eroded away.
Afterwards, enjoy a lunch at town of Katoomba which is the most visited town in the Blue Mountains. Before returning to the pier you'll get to take a ride on the Scenic Cableway, Australia's steepest aerial cable car, crossing high above the Jamison Valley. Enjoy the views of ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls while suspended 886 feet above.
This tour is available to passengers on most voyages disembarking in Sydney and departing on the same day with flights after 8:00 p.m.; passengers who have extended stays in Sydney including all CruisePlus passengers, and/or to passengers in transit between voyages. CruisePlus passengers who have purchased an optional tour as part of their package should not choose this option as they will miss their CruisePlus tour.
Passengers with Princess Air should book a customized air flight ticket to be sure they can participate on a tour the day of disembarkation. Passengers without a customized air flight may not be booked on a flight which will permit them to participate on a tour on the day of disembarkation.
Featherdale Wildlife Park's rangers will hold and feed many of the animals, so they can be touched and photographed; you can have your picture taken with a koala.
The return drive from the Blue Mountains is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Local currency is required for purchases.
12 years & under only