Monday, 27 April 2015

Tour of the Week - 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour





If you’re in Melbourne and want to get out of the city, the 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour is the perfect getaway.  Not only will you visit the famous Great Ocean Road, but you will get to experience the Grampians, a natural beauty showcasing Australia’s most incredible landscapes and wildlife. 
On day one you get to experience the amazing coastline, take a walk along one of the beaches, check out the local wildlife, and last but not certainly least, visit the internationally-known 12 Apostles.  If seeing the 12 Apostles from the ground isn’t enough, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a helicopter ride and see the famous landmark and their surroundings from above. But the tour isn’t done yet! After you have taken your fair share of photos at the 12 Apostles, the trip continues on to Loch Ard Gorge and the London Bridge.  Both locations offer up some of the best views of the coast in all of Australia.
Throughout the entire tour you will be told stories of the area, the people and the landmarks by
your informative and friendly guide, giving you a look into a part of Australia’s history. 
Day one will end in the Grampians, where you might get lucky and spot a kangaroo or two on a night spotting adventure.  The nature and adventure lover will enjoy day two.  The entire day is spent in the Grampians National Park, seeing Kangaroos, Koalas, Wallabies and more in their natural habitat.   The tour continues to dazzle with breathtaking views at Hollow Mountain and Chautauqua Peak. If you have the strength and proper shoes, you can hike up to the top of Hollow Mountain for an even better view of the national park.
The adventure continues where you get to spend time at Halls Gap, a quaint little village before hearing an informative talk about the history and culture of the local Aboriginal tribes at the
Brambuk Aboriginal Centre. There’s a chance you’ll get to take a wander over to the beautiful Silverband Falls for another photo opportunity. From there, it’s on to Bellfield Lake, where you have the chance to take a nice walk around the lake and relax for a nice picnic. 
To save the best for last (some might think so!) we visit a traditional Aussie Pub in the country to have a drink before we head back to Melbourne. 
If you want to experience raw beauty, local history, and incredible views, the 2 Day Great Ocean Road and Grampians Tour is the best option for you to see it all in one tour.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Difference between our Blue Mountains Day Tour and our Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour



Australia is jam-packed full of lush scenery in a variety of different colours – there’s the stark oranges and reds of the arid outback, the cobalt blue of the waters, and the vibrant greens of wet rainforests home to all manner of critters.

The Blue Mountains is a favourite amongst visitors looking to soak up the country’s spectacular scenery. With jutting, forest-covered peaks and dipping valleys carpeted with unusual flora, they are the perfect place to get to grips with Australia’s wildlife.

We offer two day tours to the Blue Mountains, our Blue Mountains Day Tour and our Blue
Mountains Deluxe Tour, where you’ll get to hike through the carved pathways and marvel at the never-ending vistas. You’ll get to sight native wildlife in its natural habitat, from cute kangaroos to colourful cockatoos, and you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the history of the region through its ancient rock formations and Aboriginal rock engravings.
Both tours take in the tranquillity of the region, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings. You’ll get to sip tea by the Nepean River and gasp at the awe-inspiring views from Kings Tableland and Evans Lookout – thought the be the best places to see the sprawling wilderness of the Blue Mountains from.
You’ll also get the chance to stroll through the dense bush at Wentworth Falls and wander through the quaint village of Leura where you can dip in and out of boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Then there’s the Katoomba Falls, magical and brilliant, and the famous Three Sisters at Echo Point.

The Difference between the Tours
Whilst the Blue Mountains Deluxe Tour and the Blue Mountains Day Tour take in the same region and offer a similar selection of activities, you can go one step further on the Deluxe Tour, where you’ll have free entry into the Featherdale Wildlife Park where you can get up close and personal with Australia’s flora and fauna.

Not only is this, but everything at your visit Scenic World is included, you can ride the Scenic
Railway, the steepest railway in the world. This amazing experience is one-of-a-kind, where you’ll get to whizz through the lush undergrowth that characterises the Blue Mountains, soaring down the mountainous peaks and diving into the rich, green valleys that lie below.

If the Scenic Railway isn’t for you, you can opt for a ride on the Cable car and the Skyway, both of which present incredible views across the silky landscape of the valleys and peaks. But if you can’t choose which one’s for you, you can ride all three on the Deluxe Tour it’s all included!  Find Out more and compare these 2 Great Tours at http://www.bluemountainstoursydney.com.au/

Friday, 10 April 2015

Our Blue Mountains Day Tour Deluxe



Located only 75 kilometres from Sydney, the Blue Mountains have been dazzling visitors for years with jaw-dropping views and wild scenery.  With its close proximity to Sydney, locals take full advantage during the weekend to get out to the mountains and explore the wonderful region thats practically their back garden. If youre in Sydney and have an extra day to spare, the Blue Mountains Day Tour is your best bet to experience the area like a local without the hassle of figuring out transportation and directions.

The Blue Mountains Tour combines history, exciting information, and Australias natural environment in one incredible day.  Learn about the region, the wildlife, and the people as you make your way from Sydney to the Blue Mountains.  There are multiple stops including the magical village of Leura, where you have time to stroll down the towns
main streets admiring its quaint shops and architecture. Take advantage and grab lunch at one of the cafes or tea house in the internationally-acclaimed Everglades Gardens. These beautiful gardens are not to be missed and make for a great stop during the tour.
After lunch, the tour continues on to Echo Point, where the stories you hear of the Aboriginal Dreamtime legends come alive.  The views are breathtaking from this spot, which makes for a perfect photo opportunity. 

The next stop is at the famous village of Katoomba, the biggest town in the Blue Mountains.  Known for its extravagant resorts, this town is popular with anyone who visits.  Its here you get to stretch your legs and take a nice walk along the boardwalk. 
If the sheer beauty of the Blue Mountains hasnt made your mouth drop in awe, the next stop will.  Scenic World is a tourist attraction thats only for the faint-hearted.  The insanely steep railway descends straight down into the Jamison Valley, coasting out to a view so vast, your eyes wont be able to believe what theyre seeing! The fun doesnt stop there either.  After your cable ride, you have the chance to take another ride, but this time youre above the mountains rather than below.  370  meters above the valley to be exact!  The Skywalk takes you above and beyond to see the Jamison Valley and Blue Mountains from a height like no other. 

After all the excitement of the Blue Mountains, you have one last stop at the Featherdale
Wildlife Park to check out local wildlife in their natural environment.  You even have the chance to get your picture taken with a koala! 

This full day excursion will take you to a whole new world, before you unwind with a spectacular boat ride back to Sydney down the Parramatta River.  Dont miss out on seeing one of Australias most incredible regions.