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

Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
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Booking terms and conditions

Five top reasons to book with us

Here are five amazing reasons to consider booking your Australian tours and activities with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

1. We’re Australian owned and operated

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.

2. You can book online or give us a call

Booking online is easy and secure. Browse our great range of tours and experiences at your leisure – and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll find it for you. Call our booking line on 1300 330 189 (Mon-Fri 8am-7pm AEST) or email [email protected].

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Australian day tours and guided experiences: Go hot air ballooning in the outback. Image: Adam Ford

3. We specialise in small group tours

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

4. We guarantee the best tour price and no booking fees

If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%**. We also guarantee that you’ll never pay booking or credit card fees on The Big Bus tour and travel guide. We will cover any fees imposed by our suppliers or tour operators.

5. Your details will be kept safe and secure

Book with confidence on our SSL encrypted website. You data and details will remain private and confidential.

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

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Australian day tours and guided experiences: Climb the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge. Image: Bigstock

Destination highlights

There are so many awesome tours, activities and experiences on offer in Australia’s major cities.

Here’s a quick overview of some 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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Australian day tours: Visit the 12 Apostles on the famous Great Ocean Road.

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 wine tour from 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.

Darwin

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!

*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 [email protected]. 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.

Additional images: Bigstock