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Katoomba, Australia
Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides

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Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of the Blue Mountains with a sightseeing pass valid for three days. Your bus stops at 29 convenient locations, where you can hop off to visit mountain towns, snap photos from the Three Sisters and Echo Point lookouts, and more. Plus, you can upgrade to the Lyrebrird Pass to add a Scenic World unlimited ride pass.
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like over a 3-day period
  • Visit the major attractions in the Blue Mountains including the Three Sisters and Echo Point
  • 29 convenient stops around Leura and Katoomba
  • Lyrebird Pass upgrade to include unlimited rides at Scenic World (if option selected)

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This great-value package lets you customize your Blue Mountains itinerary and explore at your own pace.
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Hop-on hop-off tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Free luggage transfer to accommodation in Katoomba & Leura
Full colour guidebook - information, maps & bush walking guides
Local discounts - Accommodation, entries, shopping and dining
Information sheets - Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish & Russian
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Restroom on board

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Depart from Katoomba Railway Station or board your hop-on hop-off bus at any of the 29 sightseeing stops in the Blue Mountains. Step on and off whenever you wish in the central Leura and Katoomba area, with buses running every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Plan your day as you like, visiting the region’s waterfalls, art galleries, gardens and towns with their boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The bus stops at all the main attractions, including the scenic lookouts at Three Sisters and Echo Point.

See more while you're in the Blue Mountains by upgrading to the Lyrebird Pass with entry to Scenic World.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Daily departures from Katoomba station at 9:00am. Buses run every 60 minutes until the last circuit finishes at 5:30pm.
42 Katoomba St
Stop 1 - Opposite The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba Street
188 Katoomba St
The Arts Corner - Outside Gallery One88 at the bottom of Katoomba Street.
68a Lurline St
The Gingerbread House - Bus stop across Lurline Street, next to The Clarendon Guest House
Katoomba RSL
Katoomba RSL - Bus stop on Lurline Street next to RSL Club
48 Merriwa St
Carrington Park - Bus stop on Merriwa St next to Jamison House
33 Cliff Dr
Honeymoon Lookout - Bus stop at Honeymoon Lookout
33 Echo Point Rd
Echo Point - Bus stop outside main building
LOT 591 Cliff Dr
Scenic Skyway - Bus stop next to Skyway station
Cliff View Lookout, Cliff Dr
Katoomba Cascades - Bus stop at top end of park
102b Cliff Dr
Katoomba Falls - Bus stop next to reserve at timber bus shelter
Scenic World, Violet St
Scenic World - Bus stop at top of outdoor parking area
Narrow Neck Lookout
Narrow Neck Lookout - Bus stop at lookout
Devils Hole
Devil's Hole - Bus stop at entrance to track
Cahill's Lookout
Cahill's Lookout - Bus stop in parking area
Escarpments Estate
Escarpments Estate - Bus stop next to driveway
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park
Katoomba Falls Tourist Park - Bus stop outside main entrance
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company - Bus stop in Birdwood Ave next to Three Explorers Motel
La Maison Boutique Hotel
La Maison Boutique Hotel - Bus stop at main entrance
Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast
Shelton-Lea - Bus stop outside main entrance
Hinkler Park
Hinkler Park/Lost Bear Gallery - Bus stop in Lurline Street outside park
Nolan on Lovel Gallery
Nolan Gallery - Bus stop outside main entrance
Lyrebird Dell Walking Track
Lyrebird Dell - Bus stop on the corner of Leura Mall and Malvern Road Southbound
Pool of Siloam Walking Track
Pool of Siloam - Bus stop on Lone Pine Ave next to amenities block
Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area
Gordon Falls - Bus stop next to track start
Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum
Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum - Bus stop opposite museum
Leura Cascades Walking Track
Leura Cascades - Bus stop on the corner of Leura Mall and Malvern Road Northbound
Bloome Park
Bloome Park/Cottage on The Mall - Bus stop on Leura Mall next to cottage at bottom of park
Leura Uniting Church, Megalong St
Leura Village - Bus stop in Megalong Street next to Uniting Church
Nesuto Leura Gardens Hotel
Nesuto Leura Gardens Resort - Bus stop on Fitzroy Street at bottom of driveway
Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains - MGallery by Sofitel
Fairmont Resort - Bus stop outside main entrance to hotel
Fitzroy Street & Gladstone Road
Gladstone Road - Bus stop on the corner of Gladstone Road and Fitzroy Street Westbound
Everglades House & Gardens
Everglades - Bus stop on Everglades Avenue opposite Fitzroy Street
Leura Garage
Leura Garage - Bus stop outside main entrance
Leura Station
Leura Railway - Bus Stop on Leura Mall opposite clock tower
Alexandra Hotel
Alexandra Hotel - Bus stop outside hotel in bus shelter
Blue Mountains Highway Motel
G'day Motel/Alpine Motor Inn - Bus stop on highway outside motel
Katoomba Station
Katoomba Railway Station - Bus stop in Goldsmith Place (Drop off only)
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Three Sisters
Echo Point Lookout
Leura Cascades
Gordon Falls Lookout
Everglades House & Gardens
Katoomba Falls
Scenic World Blue Mountains
Narrow Neck Trail
Cahill's Lookout
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Blue Mountains hop-on hop-off tour can be validated for three consecutive days from the first time of use if you are staying in the Blue Mountains. Enquire with the driver.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides.
What is the social distancing policy during Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Blue Mountains Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Optional Scenic World Rides.

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Traveler Tips

  • "So easy to take the train to Katoomba and the HOHO office is RIGHT there." See review
  • "Blue Mountains Explorer Hop on Hop off Bus is a great way to explore Blue Mountains specially for first time travelers to this Region." See review

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Rip off
, Apr 2022
Paid $200 for a 5 minute bus trip which I could have done for free. All ads state kids are free paid full adult fare for my 2 children.My booking didn’t go through properly. Absolutely disgusting theft of money
Blue Mountains
, Nov 2019
It was good was disappointed that I could buy for less directly from vendor. 10usd less which they were selling for 55AUD
Great option to Explore Blue Mountains for first time travelers
, Nov 2019
Blue Mountains Explorer Hop on Hop off Bus is a great way to explore Blue Mountains specially for first time travelers to this Region. Bus driver & tour guide Jimmy was particularly exceptional greeting all tourists in their local language and sharing all the information in a friendly way. There are number of great spots where one can hop off the Bus and again Hop on to continue the tour. Only wish this tour had an option of one day pass also as one needs to buy a 3 day pass by default.
Perfect Day
, Jul 2019
We spent our last day in Sydney at the Blue Mountains. The HOHO off bus was the PERFECT choice! So easy to take the train to Katoomba and the HOHO office is RIGHT there. We got our tickets and maps - and off we went! The driver - Jimmy was UNBELIEVABLE! He welcomed every guest in their native language and gave valuable advice to everyone to ensure we made the most of our time in the Mountains. He helped customize our itinerary so we didn't miss anything and could avoid the crowds! Then our next driver was Damian who was equally impressive. They were eager to answer questions and help in any way they could. At the end of the day Jimmy even dropped us off at the train station to make sure we didn't miss the train back to Sydney! Using the HOHO bus was the best decision!! What a perfect day!!!
The HOHO Tour is a great way to see...
, May 2018
The HOHO Tour is a great way to see the Blue Mountains at your own pace, spending time where you want instead of where a structured tour decides. Another plus was the savings. Transportation from Sydney was no problem, as we took the Blue Mountain Line Train public transit from Central Station that took us directly to Katoomba Station. We enjoyed the 2 hour train ride and the cost was less than 6 p/p one-way. The HOHO office was conveniently located very close to Katoomba Station and easy to find. Definitely recommend.
Very efficient and convenient way to...
, Mar 2018
Very efficient and convenient way to get around Katoomba and the various activities (which are quite spread apart). Worked well for us.
This was a great investment...
, Mar 2018
This was a great investment. Besides access to most of the sights, trails, and attractions, the drivers are first rate. I was on the last bus of the day. After the last stop the driver offered to drop off anyone at their motel/hotel. I thought this went above and beyond and my tired feet were so grateful!
too long a rail trip to get to the hop...
John Richard T
, Mar 2018
too long a rail trip to get to the hop on hop off tour it was not made clear
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent service The drivers...
, Oct 2017
Excellent service The drivers were too helping
Great way to see the Blue Mountains...
, Oct 2017
Great way to see the Blue Mountains at an affordable price. Plenty of stops to choose from. It does include all of the highlights and popular areas.
We were hesitant at first to book a...
, Jul 2017
We were hesitant at first to book a hop-on hop-off tour like this, but this was the best possible decision we could have made as we felt that this allowed us to see everything we wanted to see in a limited about of time we took the first bus going out and came back on the last bus. All three of the drivers who were working that day were very personable and gave great recommendations. The first driver I think his name was Jimmy spoke an impressive amount of languages and greeted ALL of the guests in their native tongue, Damien who we had the most during the day recommended that we not only stop at the Leura Cascades but not to rush it like we originally planned, but rather spend some time hiking further down, which we allowed us to see Bridal Veil Falls which was one of the most impressive water falls I've seen thanks to some rainy days leading up to our visit. When we were taking the train into town from Sydney we were very disheartened by the rainy and foggy weather, but we were really and it cleared up for us right when we got to the Three Sisters lookout and again when we made our second stop at Scenic World. My advice is if you have the time to take advantage of the unlimited rides at Scenic World and try to do the tram ride when the weather is nicer because it made a huge difference for us!
Hello Everyone, The Hop-on and...
Darvin D
, May 2017
Hello Everyone, The Hop-on and Hop-off Bus is a very smart way to save money and time to see all of God's creativity of the Blue Mountains. We're able to see most of the stops with a three day pass this is best deal for your money and you'll never be able to see all in one day. Our tour manager was polite and helpful with information to enjoy park the best. Scenic World was our highlight of the trip with many thrill rides with enjoyable screams I would say...
The bus is very convenient, and the...
, Mar 2017
The bus is very convenient, and the driver are are friendly-- the first took a slight detour past our hotel to drop us off, which was very handy. There is a lot to see though and the hikes take time, we only took the bus a few times over the two days because most time is spent hiking. The buses stop relatively early so the first evening we had to rush back though there was plenty of light. During the peak season right around new years the buses run later to catch stragglers, but the timetables even the adjusted ones they provided during this time don't show this. Still all in all it was worthwhile just so we wouldn't worry about having to call a taxi and the possibility of poor cell reception.
Unfortunately weather was not best...
, Mar 2017
Unfortunately weather was not best for touring, however this tour is worth every cent. You certainly need the three days to see all the sights. Buses were punctual and drivers provided a wealth of information. Must visit Scenic World and make use of unlimited rides option. Blue Mountains are certainly on my bucket list to visit again.......soon!
Perfect way to see Katomba with very...
Frank S
, Feb 2017
Perfect way to see Katomba with very friendly and informative tour drivers.
Loved the Blue mountains but was not...
, Sep 2016
Loved the Blue mountains but was not able to do all the stops and lots of walking. Seemed long to wait between buses.
They were very pushy trying to sell...
, Sep 2016
They were very pushy trying to sell additional items and didn't explain the stops very well. Drivers almost forced you to get off on some stops, presumably those that pay them to even have a stop there...i.e. the chocolate place.
Easy pickups... drivers very...
, Jul 2016
Easy pickups... drivers very passionate about what they showing us. well worth the costs
This was brilliant and definitely a...
Emma F
, Jun 2016
This was brilliant and definitely a must if you are travelling to the Blue Mountains independently. We exchanged voucher right outside the train station and the bus stop was just across the road. The tour guide was very informative and even stopped the bus on a couple of occasions at beauty spots to give us a bit more detail about the history and some stories of the area. We included the Scenic World rides as well and we spent about 3 hours there - it was brilliant and beautiful. Definitely worth getting there as early as you can as it gets busy with the coach tours turning up about lunchtime. Fantastic day out highly recommend and one of our highlights from our trip to Australia.
I think the Hop-on Hop-Off trips are...
Sandi M
, May 2016
I think the Hop-on Hop-Off trips are highly under-rated. This trip allowed MANY great stop choices - too many to use in one day. The drivers were always on time, helpful and some were even story-tellers. The coach was clean and comfortable with a great view on the top layer. The information provided in the extensive brochure was accurate and easily readable with a great layout. I highly recommend this as an option for next travels.

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