Blue Mountains views & vineyards in a vintage Kombi

Katoomba, Australia

Experience hosted by Michael

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Private groups available for up to 6.
Includes transportation

What you'll do

This is a unique, locally-run, guided day tour (approx 11am to 5pm!) around the beautiful Blue Mountains in a lovingly maintained vintage VW Kombi.

We'll visit outstanding places that most tourists don't get to see—places of scenic splendour, the kinds of views for which the Blue Mountains are famous, waterfalls and a secret glade. We'll take some short easy walks, enjoy a lunch stop, and finish up with visits to vineyards in the stunningly pretty Megalong Valley for some wine tasting.

You can join this tour either as a day trip from Sydney or if staying at one of the many hotels and B&Bs in the Blue Mountains. (Please ignore the 'where to meet' on this page!) I'll pick you up from your accommodation anywhere between Springwood and Blackheath, or we'll arrange a convenient meeting point.

Our lunch stop could be a historic cafe or perhaps a picnic, depending on the weather and the group's preference.

This is ordinarily a SATURDAY or SUNDAY tour because that is when the vineyards are open. I can certainly schedule a tour on any weekday for groups of three or more—please just ask! Instead of vineyards, there are many other great places to show you.

Other things to note: along the way we will agree on a lunch stop, but no food is included in the fee. Ditto for any expenses at the vineyards. Please bring reasonable walking shoes (sneakers OK), some water, and sun protection.
This is a unique, locally-run, guided day tour (approx 11am to 5pm!) around the beautiful Blue Mountains in a lovingly maintained vintage VW Kombi.

We'll visit outstanding places that most tourists don't get to see—places of scenic splendour, the kinds of views for which the Blue Mountains are famous, waterfalls and a secret glade. We'll take some short easy walks, enjoy a lunch stop, and finish up with visits to vineyards in the stunn…

What's included

  • Transportation
    Transport in a vintage 1975 VW Kombi Microbus. The normal tour size is 2-5...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Hi, I'm Michael. Yes, I'm fully vaccinated!

I am a long-time local in the Blue Mountains, with a background in natural sciences and years of working with the national parks service and other environmental agencies. My knowledge of the area will give you a deeper understanding of this monumental landscape.

You will see spectacular but less-crowded places in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, including some hidden places that only locals know about!

Your cool ride for the day is my lovingly maintained 1975 VW Kombi Microbus.
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Where you'll be

While cruising in comfort AND style, we can talk about the amazing history and geography of the Blue Mountains and what makes it such a special place.

You can expect the following stops: scenic places to take in splendid views; a couple of short, easy walks; a waterfall or two; a lunch stop (maybe cafe or picnic, depending on the weather); a secret glade; a vineyard or two to taste their wines (weekends only).

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 226 reviews.

Romina
May 2021
Michael gave us a full-day tour where we visited various lookouts and walking paths, saw some beautiful rainforest, and even did some wine tasting when in the depths of the mountains. Michael was always aware of our needs and interests and made sure the journey was planned to accomodate them. Conversation along the way was always very interesting. Michael is very knowledgeable. We visited places off the beaten track. Fantastic tour, we highly recommend it.
Donna
May 2021
I booked this as a surprise for my friends. We had such a lovely time, Helga was very comfortable and so fun to travel around in. The places Micheal takes you were really cool and did not require too much bush walking. We had a friend who had been unwell and Michael was very considerate of her making sure she was coping with the walks OK. Our group was a lot of fun. The winery was gorgeous! Michael was a great host, making everyone feel relaxed and comfortable. We would love to do this again!
Alice
May 2021
Such a fab day trip! Beautiful sites, lovely walks, delicious picnic recommendations and some wine to top it all off! There were 7 of us altogether and it didn’t feel cramped at all. We had a great day and highly recommend a trip in the VW with Michael (who also gave us great top tips for the rest of our stay)! Thank you Michael
Chantelle
April 2021
Michael's tour was the highlight of our Sydney trip. Super relaxed and saw some fantastic parts of the blue mountains which I'm sure we wouldn't have discovered without Michael
Nicholas
April 2021
Michael took us to see a variety of waterfalls across the mountains, all of which were largely unpopulated. All the food stops and wineries were amazing. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommend!
Fiona
April 2021
As it was just the two of us Michael was able to tailor the tour to our interests and give us as much time as we wanted at each stop. Saw a lot more than we would have if we had tried to do it on our own, as Michael obviously knows his way around the area so there was no time wasted trying to decide what to see/ where to eat etc.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 4 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this Experience is moderate.
The skill level for this Experience is beginner.

What to bring

Reasonable walking shoes (sneakers are OK)
Sun protection
Water
Any additional snacks, if desired

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the Experience starts for a full refund.