See the best of the Victorian capital on this double-decker hop on hop off bus tour with comprehensive recorded commentary. There are two tour routes to choose from — City and St Kilda. Hop on and off at designated stops as often as you like.

AUD $35pp

Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (24-hour ticket)
Runs: Daily
Departs at: First City route bus departs Stop 1 (Federation Square) at 9.30am. First St Kilda route bus departs Stop 1 (Federation Square) at 9.45am.
Duration: 24 hours (starts from the time you first board)

Purchase a 48-hour ticket

Combine your 24-hour ticket with entry to one of these attractions — and save!

☆ Eureka Skydeck 88
☆ Melbourne Zoo
☆ Yarra River Cruise
☆ Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
☆ SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
☆ Old Melbourne Gaol
☆ MCG and National Sports Museum

⟶ All Melbourne city tours

Tour highlights

  • Choose from two routes — City and St Kilda. Mix and match, or do both!
  • See the majority of the city’s top sights, landmark buildings, and major sporting and cultural venues
  • Enjoy panoramic sightseeing from the upper deck
  • Have the flexibility to hop on or off the bus when it suits you.

What's included

  • Unlimited travel on Melbourne’s iconic double-decker tour buses (two routes)
  • Informative audio commentary throughout.

What you can expect

This Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour is the ideal way to see the city’s key sights at your own pace. From the many landmark architectural and historic attractions, to the bustling markets, bayside beaches and green spaces, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to see and do on the two Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour routes. Plan your itinerary without having to worry about using public transport. Hop off the bus at the attractions you want to visit, and when you’re done, hop back on and move on to the next.

Buses for both the City and St Kilda routes leave from Federation Square, and with services departing every 40 to 60 minutes you don’t have to rush through any attraction you choose to hop off and visit. After all, you’re on holiday! [More]

Choose the City route to take in famous sights including the Queen Victoria Market, the MCG, Crown Casino, Fitzroy Gardens, the Arts Centre, Eureka Tower and many more. The St Kilda route includes historic South Melbourne, The Esplanade, St Kilda Beach, Luna Park and Station Pier.

The stops on each route are:

City route:

  1. Federation Square
  2. Melbourne Aquarium
  3. Eureka Skydeck
  4. Crown Casino
  5. South Wharf/DFO
  6. Harbour Town
  7. Etihad Stadium
  8. Queen Victoria Market
  9. Melbourne Zoo
  10. Lygon Street, Carlton
  11. Melbourne Museum
  12. Chinatown
  13. Cathedral Place
  14. Fitzroy Gardens
  15. MCG/Sports’ Precinct

St Kilda route

  1. Federation Square
  2. Shrine of Remembrance
  3. South Melbourne
  4. The Esplanade, St Kilda
  5. Luna Park & Palais Theatre, St Kilda
  6. St Kilda Marina
  7. St Kilda Skate Park
  8. South Melbourne beach
  9. Station Pier, Port Melbourne
  10. Bay Street
  11. Crown Casino
  12. Arts Centre

The beauty of a Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour is that your pass allows you to disembark and reboard at designated stops as many times as you like. If you want to stay on and complete the entire loop, that’s OK too. The 24 and 48-hour passes offer unlimited rides, so you can backtrack, skip stops and do whatever it takes to make your day (or two) in Melbourne absolutely unforgettable.

Please note: Your tickets must be used within three months of the date of purchase.

Pricing

Save with our 24-hour ticket and attraction combo offers!

24-hour ticket
Adults: AUD $35pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $15pp
Concession: AUD $30pp
Family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children): AUD $70

Your tickets must be used within three months of the date of purchase. Children must be accompanied on board by an adult.

Combine your 24-hour ticket with entry to one of these top attractions — and save! Follow the prompts to book your combo.


Eureka Skydeck 88 (general entry ticket)

Experience jaw-dropping 360-degree views over Melbourne and its surroundings from 88 stories up at Eureka Skydeck 88. Get a true birds’ eye view of the CBD and stunning Port Phillip Bay from the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Please note: This combo offer does not include entry to The Edge.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $45pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $21pp
Adult saving: $10pp


Melbourne Zoo (general entry ticket)

Get up close and personal with a huge range of exotic animals at Melbourne Zoo — Australia’s oldest zoological park. See the state-of-the-art open-air exhibits, underwater displays and native animal enclosures. You can even head up into the treetops to observe the fascinating orangutans.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $56pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $15pp
Adult saving: $16pp


Yarra River Cruise

Choose from one of two river cruise options, departing from the city centre:

Cruise A – 1-hour ‘Ports and Docklands’ (down river)
Cruise B – 1-hour ‘River and Gardens’ (up river)

Both cruises provide a chance to admire different parts of the city from the water.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and river cruise)
Adults: AUD $48pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $16pp
Adult saving: $12pp


Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Get a unique perspective of Melbourne from the top of the city’s soaring, 120-metre-high observation wheel. Climb aboard for a 30-minute flight and enjoy absolutely stunning views of the city and its surroundings.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $62pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $31pp
Adult saving: $9pp


SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium (general entry ticket)

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is home to thousands of marine animals, and is one of the Victorian capital’s must-see attractions. The aquarium’s 12 different zones bring the magnificent world beneath the waves to life.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $60pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $30pp
Adult saving: $17pp


Old Melbourne Gaol (general entry ticket)

At one time it was the country’s most infamous prison, but Old Melbourne Gaol has long since been reincarnated as a museum. Bushranger Ned Kelly was jailed and executed here, along with 132 others over the life of the prison. A visit here is a hair-raising experience!

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $50pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $25pp
Adult saving: $13pp


MCG & National Sports Museum (MCG tour and museum entry ticket)

Delve into the nation’s rich sporting heritage at the National Sports Museum, which is located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Browse the vast collection of memorabilia from a range of sporting codes and enjoy the amazing interactive activities. You’ll also go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the mighty MCG.

Combo ticket price (includes your 24-hour bus ticket and attraction entry)
Adults: AUD $60pp
Children (4 to 14 years): AUD $25pp
Adult saving: $10pp

Please note: Attraction tickets must be collected in person from Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Stop 1 at Federation Square. Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day as your Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour.

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘There’s a lot to see and do in Melbourne and a lot of ground to cover. This hop on hop off bus tour is the perfect way to get around. Your 24-hour ticket includes unlimited disembarking and re-boarding, and there are stops at most of the city’s key attractions. The attraction combo offers will drive your holiday dollar even further!’

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation document and voucher will be sent automatically to your email address, including boarding details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the voucher and have it available when you board.

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This tour operates in all weather conditions.