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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Customize your sightseeing in Sydney with a hop-on hop-off coach tour and harbor cruise. Each pass is valid for 24 hours, giving you two full days to explore Sydney. The Sydney Harbour cruise stops include Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Manly and more. The double-decker bus tour travels between iconic sites including The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Bondi Beach. Choose to hop off and visit places of interest, or simply remain on board for a comprehensive overview with recorded commentary.


  • Sydney hop-on hop-off bus and cruise combo tour
  • See all of Sydney’s greatest sights with your two 24-hour passes
  • Explore Sydney and Bondi aboard an open-top double-decker bus and visit sites like the Sydney Opera House
  • Enjoy onboard commentary to learn about the places you see
  • Cruise on Sydney Harbour and hop off at Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and more
  • Create your own itinerary and enjoy great photo opportunities of Sydney's icons

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Bus

This combination package provides two hop-on hop-off tour passes, one for the harbor cruise and one for the double-decker bus tour. Each pass is valid for 24 hours from time of first use. If you want to explore a certain stop in depth, simply hop off the boat or bus, then catch the next ride when you are ready to continue.

Please note, the cruise must be taken before the bus tour. The bus tour can then be taken any day within 30 days of your cruise. Please check the schedule for up-to-date hours of operation at the time of your visit.

Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbor Cruise:
The harbor cruise departs from either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay and offers you a scenic way to enjoy Sydney Harbour and hop off at any of the eight stops. Listen to informative onboard commentary during the cruise and hop off to explore Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Manly and more. The entire harbor cruise route takes up to 1.5 hours and boats depart every 45 minutes.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:
The open-top, double-decker bus makes 35 stops throughout Sydney and famous Bondi Beach, with the full loop lasting about 1.5 hours. Buses run every 15-20 minutes, with the option to include a round-trip ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, which is celebrated for its beaches and proximity to Sydney Harbour National Park.

In central Sydney, pass by the iconic Sydney Opera House, admire the extensive Royal Botanic Gardens and Hyde Park, see the seat of government at Parliament House and delve into art and culture at the Australian Museum. Further afield, watch the surfers catch waves at Bondi Beach and perhaps enjoy some fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants.


List of Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise Stops:

Darling Harbour:
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Imax Theater, Star Casino, Sydney Tower, Powerhouse Museum, Chinatown
Circular Quay: The Rocks, weekend markets, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge Pylon
Luna Park: Jeffrey Street Wharf, Luna Park, North Sydney Olympic Pool, Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway
Watsons Bay: Waterfront restaurants, beaches, pubs
Taronga Zoo: With over 2,900 exotic and native animals, free zoo-keeper talks and animal shows, there is something for everyone.
Fort Denison: A historic island and restaurant in the middle of the harbour. Park entry fees apply.
Shark Island: A small island that is perfect for a picnic and swim. Park entry fees apply
Manly: Only a short walk to Manly beach, restaurants, shops and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

List of Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops:

Circular Quay
Queen Victoria Building
Town Hall
Cook & Phillip
William Street
Kings Cross
El Alamein Fountain
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Gardens
Parliament House
Hyde Park North
Australian Museum
Central Station
Power House Museum
Fish markets
Star Casino
Maritime Museum
Hard Rock Cafe/Convention Centre
Imax/Chinese Gardens
Sydney Aquarium
King Street Wharf
Overseas Passenger Terminal
Campbells Cove
The Rocks
Circular Quay
Central Station
Park Street
Bondi Beach
North Bondi
Rose Bay
Double Bay
Garden Island (including free admission to the Naval Heritage Museum)
Darling Harbour
Taronga Zoo
Watsons Bay
Luna Park

Customer Reviews

Alan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent. Very efficient. Great way to get about. Staff friendly.

Vivian F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was fantastic, took us everywhere we wanted to go. The staff were so helpfull and nothing was to much trouble to help us with.The trip around was calm and relaxing. I will be recommending your service to everyone I know. Thanks a million awesome job.

phil h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very good tours

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I was excellent. The drivers and guides were so friendly. The cruise is so fun and amazing. The bus is so superb. Great deal for the price and experience!

Lorraine O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great for my elderly mother, saved her legs and she still got to see all the sights!

Agnieszka Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very nice tour. One day is not enough to see all the attractions.

christoph w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour for new visitors to Sydney to get an overview of the many things this city has to offer - highly recommended. It gives the opportunity to visit all major locations in Sydney which are a must see.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great tour!

Veronika S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

it was wonderful the only way to see as much as possible in Sydney


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved this. Did the boat trip the first day and although there were quite a few people on board most of the boats, there was still somewhere to site if required. Bus journey on the second day the same. Both cruise and buses stop at all the right places and if you miss one, the next one will not be too long. Highly recommended

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