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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 operators. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply.

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Ten great reasons to book your tour or experience with us

The Big Bus is one of Australia’s newest tour booking sites and we aim to be the best!

Here are ten amazing reasons to consider booking your Australian tours and activities with us.

You can book online or give us a call

Booking online is easy and secure, and you can browse our great range of tours and experiences at your leisure. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can get help from a human being! Simply call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. We’re open Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm AEST.

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The Big Bus tour and travel guide is proudly Australian owned and operated, with a passion for local experiences. We work with many of the country’s leading tour operators.

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We specialise in small group tours

The majority of our tours carry 14 passengers or less, and offer a highly personalised experience.

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We guarantee that you won’t pay booking or credit card fees on The Big Bus tour and travel guide when you book products sold directly by us*. We will cover any fees imposed by our suppliers or tour operators.

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You’ll benefit from our 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 Australian tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours we offer via affiliate websites, including Viator. For terms and conditions or to make a claim, please click here.

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You can 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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You can give the gift of experience with a gift certificate

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 for any whole dollar value from $10 to $1,000 (AUD). Gift certificates can also be purchased for specific tours and activities.

We have reviewed many of the products we sell

We have written editorial reviews of many of the products we offer and you browse the reviews here. They’ll give you a comprehensive overview of what you can expect on the tour. We haven’t reviewed every product we offer, but we’re working on it!

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We are the Aussie destination specialists

If you need advice on travelling to a particular Australian destination, we are the people to come to! Collectively, our consultants and writers have visited most of the country, and we are happy to share that knowledge with you. You can also refer to our Big Five City Guides. Here’s an overview of the tours and guided experiences on offer in Australia’s key urban centres.


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 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 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 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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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.


Located 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 can go in search of the infamous saltwater crocodile. You’ll also come face to snout with big salties at Crocosaurus Cove.

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Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

In tropical North Queensland, two World Heritage-listed landscapes meet side by side near Cairns — the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. There are plenty of Australian day tours that will introduce you to these pristine natural environments. Prepare to be amazed!


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