The Blue Mountains Places

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Katoomba

Tours

Blue Mountains Adventure Company. The well-established Blue Mountains Adventure Company (which operates in partnership with Wild at Heart Safaris) runs abseiling, rock-climbing, canyoning, bushwalking, and mountain-biking trips. A full-day abseiling or bushwalking adventure costs A$195, and both include lunch, snacks and all equipment needed. There are both introductory and intermediate levels of canyoning from A$220; you'll visit such places as Empress Falls or Serendipity Canyon. 84A Bathurst Rd., Katoomba, NSW, 2780. 02/4782–1271. www.bmac.com.au.

Blue Mountains Explorer Bus. This company operates the signature red buses coming out of Katoomba and running at regular intervals throughout the region, stopping at 29 sites. Different pass types are available that are tailored from everything from single rides to week-long passes. 283 Main St., Katoomba, NSW, 2780. 1300/300–915. www.explorerbus.com.au. A$38.

High n Wild. This outfitter conducts rappelling, canyoning, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking tours throughout the year. Half-day rappelling trips cost A$125; one-day trips are A$165; combination rappelling and canyoning tours cost A$185. The company's office is based at the YHA youth hostel, a short walk from the station. 207 Katoomba St., Katoomba, NSW, 2780. 02/4782–6224. www.high-n-wild.com.au.

Trolley Tours. These purple hop-on, hop-off trolleys operate on a convenient circuit throughout Katoomba and Leura, stopping at the major points of interest. Main St., Katoomba, NSW, 2780. 1800/801–577. www.trolleytours.com.au. A$25.

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