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The Easy Rider

A relaxed itinerary

You don’t have to go on big bushwalks to have a fantastic experience in the Blue Mountains wilderness. Here’s an itinerary for those days when you feel like taking it easy. Soak up some exceptional mountain views, soar high above waterfalls, enjoy a relaxed meal, and see some of our wonderful gardens and museums. Great sightseeing with minimum effort? Step this way!

Time Needed:

One Day


Best Bus Pass:

Lyrebird Pass


Scenic Rides

Discovering & Exploring Nature



Stop 2 – The Arts Corner

Stop 6 – Echo Point (Three Sisters)

Stop 10 – Scenic World

Stop 13 – Cahills Lookout

Stop 18 – Leura Cascades

Stop 22 – Leura Village

Stop 1 – Katoomba

The Arts Corner

Hop off at the Arts Corner to start your trip. Here you’ll find quirky cafés, restaurants and stores, along with interesting art galleries, op-shops, and the Katoomba Hattery.

Just around the corner, you can enjoy the Katoomba Street Art walk, which showcases world standard street art from a range of artists, both local and international.


Three Sisters and Echo Point

The Explorer Bus drops you right at the entrance to Echo Point, where a short level walk leads out to the cliff edge for the best view of our famous Three Sisters. We pick up every 30 minutes, so you can enjoy the view for as long as you want.

While you’re here, why not take in one of the fun and informative performances at the excellent Waradah Aboriginal Centre?

Scenic World

Hop off at Scenic World and take a ride out and back on the Skyway for a fabulous first view of the Three Sisters, Mount Solitary and Katoomba Falls.

Go down into the Jamison Valley on the Scenic Railway, then take a gentle 10-minute walk through towering rainforest trees on the Scenic Walkway, stopping to look at the historical displays and information boards.

Ride the Cableway back to the top, exit through the gift shop, and head out to the car park where the Explorer Bus will be waiting to carry you onwards.

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Peckmans Plateau and Leura Cascades

After Scenic World, enjoy a couple short hikes out to some stunning locations. Take them as fast or slow as you wish, so long as you make time to enjoy the sights!

First up is a short, 30min walk out to Peckmans Plateau, which offers the perfect picnic spot to relax and enjoy the views. After returning, take the bus to stop #18 and make your way along the return track at Leura Cascades. Here you’ll find a longer, 60min walk which will take you past some iconic views, such as the Meeting of the Waters and Bridal Veil Falls.


Relax in Leura Village

Hop back on the Explorer Bus for a relaxing ride through to Leura village, and look out for the wonderful views across the Kedumba Valley as we drive past Kiah Lookout.

Allow some time to window shop in the many interesting shops along Leura Mall such as specialty shops, antique stores, cafés, restaurants, chocolate shops and more! Or you can  take a tour of the world’s biggest private teapot collection at Bygone Beautys.


Afternoon Tea in Katoomba

Relax on the easy ride back along the highway into Katoomba, while your driver tells tales of local history – such as how a team of 30 convicts built the road across the Blue Mountains in just six months in 1814.

Once you’re off the bus, you can head over to the Mountain Culture Brewpub for some awesome local craft beers and delicious burgers. With a great atmosphere and plenty of history, this pub is a great place to rest at the end of your journey.


Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

From the Brewpub it’s a short walk through to this excellent art gallery and museum.

Learn all there is to know about the natural and human history of the Blue Mountains at the World Heritage Exhibition, see great work by major Australian artists in the City Art Gallery, and head out to the viewing deck for a magnificent panorama of across all the places you’ve been on a great day of Blue Mountains sightseeing.

Fine Dining in Katoomba

After a long day, what’s better than a tasty and satisfying meal? Here in Katoomba, you’ll find some awesome foods, both local and from around the world. Located inside an old church, The Bowery offers a beautiful and classy setting with an ever-changing menu. It’s a great place to try some interesting cocktails as well as local wines, beers, and spirits.

If you’re looking for a new and exciting dish, the 8 Things takeaway serves street food from all around the world, inspired by their chef’s travels. From some tasty South Indian Dosa to a classic NYC burger, this place has something for everyone.