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Blue Mountains Day Trip

Immerse yourself in Australia’s natural beauty with a historian
$291 and up
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About the Tour
4 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Get a better understanding of Aboriginal pre-history, history and colonial history
  • Led by a Katoomba heritage expert
  • Blue Mountains
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2 Reviews (2.6)

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Our guide was a wealth of knowledge but my trip was to the Blue Mountains. We spent more time wondering about the town discussing the history at a micro level. I asked twice about when we would go to the National Park and Heritage Site...hint hint. Once we got to the park our guide filled in the blanks for me and she was good. The other issue is that we took a taxi to/from. I was not informed I would be paying for a taxi. Further she incorporated a lunch at the end of the tour and the expectation was that I paid. Not an issue if I know in advance and if the tour and tour guide warranted this expense. In this it was not warranted. We took an extra 70 minutes to eat. I could have taken the train back to Sydney directly from the Park.
Ruth turned out to be a very good guide, but got off to a bit of a shaky start. She had a script that was covering the main points and storylines she wanted to introduce, and she referred to it often in a way that broke up the flow of the conversation. However, as the tour went on she was increasingly "off-script" and her full power bloomed. She was a great storyteller and fount of information for all things Katoomba and also rearranged many parts of the tour on the fly to account for bad weather and one person who couldn't walk very much. Very high marks indeed by the end!