Join a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour by double-decker bus to discover the highlights of Sydney and Bondi Beach. Enjoy unobstructed views and recorded onboard commentary as you travel between 34 stops, including top destinations like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. Go in-depth at any given place by simply hopping off the bus to explore. You can experience Sydney and Bondi's most noteworthy attractions at your own pace with your choice of ticket, valid for either 24 or 48 hours.
Big Bus hop-on hop-off bus tour of Sydney and Bondi Beach
Enjoy great views of Sydney's highlights from the open-top, double-decker bus
Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House among 34 convenient stops
Dip your toes in the waters at Bondi Beach
Learn about Sydney's sights and history from onboard pre-recorded commentary
Sightsee at your own pace with your ticket that is valid for 24 or 48 hours
Why Travellers Choose This Tour
This tour takes you to Sydney’s top destinations so you don’t have to worry about transportation.
The warm and mild year-round climate in Sydney and Bondi makes the open-air double-decker bus tour an ideal sightseeing option. Travel between numerous Sydney highlights, including the historic Rocks district, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s CBD (Central Business District). Bondi Beach is a suburb with a popular beach located just 4 miles (7km) east of Sydney’s city center. Enjoy the spacious beach and warm sea, or check out the cafes, restaurants and shops around town, many with fantastic ocean views. Hop off the the bus to browse the stores in modern shopping areas or admire local institutions like the bustling Sydney Fish Market. Stretch your legs as you stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens or take tree-shaded paths through Hyde Park. The choice of activities is yours! Hop aboard the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 34 stops around the city. Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in your choice of eight languages as you sit back and relax on the full ride, which takes about 90 minutes. Hop off the bus to explore any given destination at your own pace. The Sydney and Bondi tours connect at Cook and Phillip Park, 100 William Street or Central Station stop. The bus departs every 15–20 minutes from each stop on the city route, or every 30 minutes on the Bondi route, and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use. Please check the current schedule for operating hours; the bus does not operate 24 hours per day. Families can save with the Family Pass, which is valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Below is a partial list of stops on the Sydney and Bondi hop-on hop-off tour (find the full list on the Schedule tab). Highlights: • Sydney Opera House • Sydney Harbor Bridge • Darling Harbour • Circular Quay • Royal Botanic Gardens • Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium • The Rocks • Woolloomooloo • Bondi Beach
The concept of both tours is excellent as it provides a wide tour coverage of Sydney. The only complaint I have is of the Blue Tour which did not have a lot of buses. The ability to hop on hop off on this tour was limited to the few buses available. Accordingly, lost time waiting for the next bus which we could have allocated elsewhere.
This is an economical alternative to structure tours in Sydney. It allows you to plan your own itinerary and spend as much time as you want at the various attractions. Some of the stops could be better marked, and beware if you plan on catching the bus around 5 pm. You may have to wait, as the buses can get full up. Make sure to get your headphones when you get on; they're really handy.
When going to a new city/country, I always look to see if there is a Hop on Hop off option. it doesn’t matter if I am cruising or doing a resort stay, this is my first option or research. This tour did not disappoint. The tour took you by all the famous sights and others less famous. However, all the sights on both routes were excellent and gave you insight into other places you might want to explore. I LOVE Sydney and look forward to returning again.
Worth it to purchase the ticket before hand. Our hotel was close to a major stop so we had the entire day to explore. Ticket was good for 24 hours and worth the price. This was the first thing we did upon arrival
Bus was convenient although a bit packed. We used it only twice to get to two destinations. If you don't really plan on stopping at many locations for a bit of time, this is likely perfect. However, if you plan on spending several hours at a location, it is a bit of a waste as the bus only runs from 8:30am - 7:30pm. If you plan on spending 3-5 hours in one area, it will get you to your next destination. However, the bus has it's last pick up around 6-6:30pm at many of the locations and unless you are lodging close to the final stop, it will be of no use. However, if you have a full day or half day to just ride and see things, this is probably for you. I wish that it would have longer hours to cover later times into the night which would be awesome.