Katoomba Bus Tour


  • Discover the beauty of Katoomba with our bus tour.
  • Take in panoramic views from the double decker bus.
  • Live guide providing interesting facts and information.
  • Choose between a 1-hour bus tour or a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour.


Katoomba is a beautiful town located in New South Wales, Australia. Famed for its breathtaking views of nature, Katoomba is a bucket-list destination! Surrounded by mountains and gorgeous landscapes, make the most of the picturesque town with our Blue Mountains Explorer bus! Whether you want to spend the whole day exploring or if you don’t have much spare time, we have the perfect tour to suit your needs!

Explorer Pass (1-day)

Spend the day in the wilderness with our hop-on hop-off Katoomba sightseeing tour! With 37 bus stops around the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, you’ll be above the waterfalls within minutes of hopping on to the tour bus!

Hop off by Echo Point – a viewpoint offering incredible views of the Three Sisters, one of the best sites in Katoomba! Explore the area before hopping back on to the bus and experiencing a day full of waterfalls, cliff tops, and mountains!

Lyrebird Pass + Scenic World Pass (1-day)

Combining the Blue Mountains hop-on hop-off bus tour with Scenic World’s amazing scenic pass together, this tour is perfect if you’re looking for a day full of adventure!

With this pass, you’ll have access to the hop-on hop-off bus tour as well as the Scenic World itinerary! This includes the Scenic Skyway where you’ll be in the highest single span cable car in the world! Float high above the valley with the Scenic Cableway and experience the beauty of Katoomba with the Scenic Walkway as you walk through Jurassic rainforest.

This pass offers you once in a lifetime experiences! Whether you’re alone or with your loved ones, you’re guaranteed to have a day you’ll never forget!

Boomerang Pass (1-hour)

If you’re short for time, worry not – the Boomerang Pass is just for you! This bus tour will take you around the best places in Katoomba, offering you astonishing views from the tour bus.

A full loop on this tour takes approximately one hour, so just sit back, and relax as you admire the stunning scenery. You’ll be entertained throughout the tour as the live guide provides you with fascinating facts along the way, whilst pointing out key sights. Keep an eye out for Mount Solitary, the Three Sisters, the Ruined Castle, and more!

Please note this is not a hop-on hop-off tour.

Click here to see Route Map.


  • Enjoyable bus tour in Katoomba offering stunning views
  • Live commentary on all tours


  • Entry to attractions
  • Food and drink

Additional information

Explorer Pass: 09:15 – 17:30
Buses depart every 60 minutes

Lyrebird Pass + Scenic World Pass: 09:15 – 17:30
Buses depart every 60 minutes
Departure point: Goldsmith Place, 2780, Katoomba

Boomerang Pass: 09:00 – 17:15
Final departure:16:00 from Katoomba Station
Ticket office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:45 – 17:00, Sat & Sun & public holidays 08:15-14:30
The first bus departs at 9am and the final bus departs at 4pm. The final bus tour will finish at 5pm.
Please ensure to arrive at the departure point 15 minutes before your scheduled departure to allow enough time to check in.
The earlier you arrive in the Blue Mountains, the more time you will have to explore at your own pace and get the most out of your day.
The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Shop is located at the top of the stairs as you exit Katoomba Railway Station (283 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba). Please head straight to the shop to redeem your voucher before the tour begins. The shop is open from 8:30am to 3pm Monday to Sunday.
There is free all-day parking at the Katoomba Railway Station car park located in Goldsmith Place (turn left at the lights at the corner of Great Western Highway & Goldsmith Place if you are travelling westbound). Then simply walk through the railway station tunnel and straight up the steps into our booking office.
Only the Explorer and Lyrebird Pass allow entry to the hop-on hop-off bus tour. Guests who purchase the Boomerang Pass must remain on the bus for the entirety of the journey.