Hop-on Hop-off Tour Bus

The Hop-on Hop-off tour bus is the perfect way to see the sights of Sydney. A 'Classic Ticket' is valid for 24 hours and costs $50 for adults, $40 for seniors and $33 for children. Tickets can be used on both loops: the 'City Tour' (Red route) and the 'Bondi Tour' (Blue route). We sat along the top level of the double-decker bus, which provided us with stunning views throughout Sydney...all while enjoying the beautiful weather. This is a chose your own adventure approach. Visitors are in control of their itinerary, and welcome to hop off the bus at any time. We hopped off the bus at Central Station to enjoy a nice lunch at a local pub. After the short break we continued on our loop making our way back to The Rocks where we first began our journey. We only allowed enough time in our day for the City Tour.

The City Tour makes stops at the following locations: 

Circular Quay (George St, cnr Alfred St - opposite DFS Galleria) 

Elizabeth Street (Elizabeth St, near King St)

Cook & Phillip Park (College & William St, opposite Australian Museum)  

William St (100 William St, between Crown and Palmer Sts)

Kings Cross (Darlinghurst Rd, outside Kings X train station) 

El Alamein Fountain (Macleay St, opp El Alamein Fountain)

Woolloomooloo Bay (Cowper Wharf Rd, outside Woolloomooloo Hotel) 

Sydney Opera House (Macquarie St, next to underpass)

Botanical Gardens (Macquarie St, Crystal Place Gate)

State Library (Macquarie St, opposite Hunter St)

Hyde Park (Prince Albert Rd) 

Central Station (Sydney/Bondi Tour Interchange Pitt St, Bus Bay 18)

Power House Museum (Harris St, cnr Macarthur St) 

Sydney Fish Market (Harris St, cnr Pyrmont Bridge Rd)

The Star (Pirrama Rd, opp casino steps) 

Maritime Museum (Murray St, opposite Pyrmont Bridge Hotel)

Convention Centre - Stop Temporarily Closed

Chinese Gardens/Imax Theatre (Harbour St, beside Chinese Gardens)

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (Wheat Rd, under foot-bridge) 

King St Wharf (Erskine St, cnr of Shelly St)

Barangaroo (Hickson Rd, access to Barangaroo Reserve) 

Dawes Point (Hickson Rd, near Ives Steps Wharf)

The Rocks (George St, cnr Hickson Rd)

View a detailed map of the route. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Explorer Bus Tours describe the experience as an "introduction to a new city or for a fresh look at a familiar one." I couldn't agree more. As a local showing my out-of-town-guests around, I learned a great deal about the history of Sydney on this tour. I highly recommend making time for this experience.