8 Things To Consider When Planning A Blue Mountains Day Trip

things to do in blue mountains day trip

One activity everyone should add to their list is a trip to the Blue Mountains. 

This is a wonderful outing for those who want to enjoy all nature has to offer while hiking in sensational surroundings. 

Before you head out and buy hiking gear, here are some pointers that will help you plan the perfect trip.

1. Decide How Long You Want Your Excursion To Be

The amount of time you have to spend on this trip will have a direct bearing on the number of activities you will be able to enjoy. 

It can be rather complicated to get as much out of your trip when you are only going to be there for a day or two. 

In order to maximise your time, you should schedule a guided tour. This will ensure you get to see as much as possible when you have limited time available.

2. Getting To The Park

If you decide not to take a guided tour and you want to do things on your own, you will have to figure out how to get to the park on your own. 

Going by car is an option for those who are familiar with driving on the left side of the road (assuming you’re from overseas).

Otherwise, it would probably be best to take the train which is just as convenient.

3. Hiking For All Skill Levels

Many people who are not very physically active are usually intimidated about the prospect of hiking in the Blue Mountains 

The great thing is that there are some trails, like the Prince Henry Cliff Walk, that are great for those who may not be very advanced hikers.

4. Bring A Camera

There are so many things to see in the Blue Mountains, including peaks and waterfalls. Do not miss out on the opportunity to capture these memories.

5. Buy Snacks On Katoomba Street

Katoomba Street is in the centre of the main town in the mountains. 

It has numerous shops there where you can buy souvenirs, snacks and other necessary items. 

Consider shopping at one of the grocery stores if you need snacks or items to make a meal with.

6. Visit Echo Point Lookout

The park is really large and it is not likely you will ever see all of it, but this is one place that cannot be missed. 

This point offers views of the Jamison Valley and Three Sisters rock formation. There are also plaques on the railings that detail some of the park’s history.

7. Avoid Free Maps

There are free maps located in the visitor centre at the park, but they do not offer the best information for hikers, particularly those who want to participate in bush walks. 

Your best bet would be to hire a tour company since they know the area and can offer the best directions. 

Other than that, purchasing a map is an option; not the best one, but more preferable than using free ones.

8. Choose The Right Tour Company

As you have been told, using a tour company is the best way to experience the Blue Mountains. 

There are many available, so choosing the best is not the easiest task. 

With that said, consider a company like FJ Tours, which has been in business for many years, offers hotel pickups and has experienced, knowledgeable staff.

Heading to the Blue Mountains should be an exciting prospect; one that should not be marred by poor planning. 

Make sure that you take all of these things into consideration if you want to have an enjoyable experience.

As mentioned, if you are planning to visit the Blue Mountains, look no further than FJ Tours.

At FJ Tours, our friendly sightseeing day tours are the best way to maximise your travel time, which means you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Mountains.

Please call us today to book your tour on +612 9637 4466 or you can contact us through our website

Find out more about FJ Tours Blue Mountains Day Tours here.

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