Welcome to The Big Bus tour and travel guide. Here you can search, compare and book an amazing range of Australian day tours and guided experiences, with no booking or credit card fees*.

See the very best of the country on our amazing range of Australian day tours, including wine tours, guided walks, food tours, scenic day trips, scenic flights and day cruises.

Choose from hundreds of amazing Australian day tours and activities from many of the country’s leading tour providers. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

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Save on top Aussie attractions

Travelling to Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart or the Gold Coast? Consider an Australia Multi-City Flexi Attractions Pass. Save up to 40% on many of Australia’s most famous attractions and things to do. Choose from five, seven or ten attraction passes. Your pass can be used in more than one city, over a period of three months.

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Best price guarantee

If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. This best price guarantee applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours we offer via affiliate websites, including Viator

To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email info@thebigbus.com.au. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee on tours where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

Gift certificates

You can purchase a gift certificate from The Big Bus tour and travel guide, which the recipient can put towards the tour or activity of their choice. Gift certificates are available to the value of $50, $100, $150 and $250 (AUD). Gift certificates can also be purchased for specific tours and activities.

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Many Australian day tours will introduce you to the country’s unique wildlife.

Destination highlights

Looking for tours, activities and experiences in Australia’s major cities? Here’s a handy overview of the highlights. Simply click through to your choice of city and browse all the tours and activities on offer.

Sydney

Sydney has a large number of food walks and history tours on offer that explore the city’s colonial past, along with a variety of day cruises on the world-famous harbour. The Blue Mountains National Park and Hunter Valley are two of the country’s most popular destinations for Australian day tours.

Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s unofficial capital of sport, culture, food, wine and shopping. The city has a large number of food, history and architectural walks, and guided walks through the inner-city laneways are also a popular option. Australian day tours to the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island penguins should not be missed.

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Brisbane

Brisbane offers a number of food walks and history tours, and cruises on the Brisbane River are understandably popular. To the south lies the Gold Coast, which is a popular day tour option, while half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast is the Mount Tamborine wine region. Shimmering Moreton Bay offers a number of day cruises and island-hopping tours.

Hobart

Hobart is Australia’s second oldest capital city. The Tasmanian capital offers a wealth of colonial architecture to enjoy. Guided walks around the city centre are a must, as are day tours to some of the region’s spectacular natural landscapes, including Bruny Island.

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Australian day tours: Book a tour of the wine regions around Hobart.

Adelaide

Over in South Australia, Adelaide is renowned for its wine and food experiences. World-class wine producing regions such as the Barossa Valley can be easily accessed on Australian day tours from the city.

Perth & Fremantle

To the far west, and while Perth is the world’s most remote state capital city, it’s packed with cosmopolitan touring experiences. Food and bar safaris in the inner city will reveal a vibrant dining and social scene. With spectacular beaches and the beautiful Swan River, there are also plenty of activities on the water.

Watch our video of top Australian day tours:

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Darwin

Up in the Top End, laid-back Darwin is the gateway to many of Australia’s most iconic landscapes, including Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land. Fishing tours are particularly popular, as are wetland cruises – where you’ll go in search of the infamous saltwater crocodile.

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Australian day tours: Take a tour from Darwin to West Arnhem Land to explore local Indigenous culture.

Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

In tropical North Queensland two World Heritage-listed landscapes meet side by side near Cairns, and there are hundreds of Australian day tours on offer to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest – part of the stunning Queensland Wet Tropics.

Booking terms and conditions

*Applies to bookings made directly on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and may not apply to bookings made via affiliate websites, including Viator.

**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email info@thebigbus.com.au. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

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