• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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When your cruise ship docks in Sydney, enjoy a family-friendly hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers Sydney and Bondi Beach. Travel by double-decker bus with an open-top that allows for unobstructed views of all the sights, including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Have the freedom to create your own itinerary, choosing from 34 stops where you can hop off and explore in depth. Ejnoy the informative pre-recorded onboard commentary in your choice of eight languages along the route, which includes Circular Quay, Kings Cross, the Rocks, Double Bay and Bondi Beach.


  • Hop-on hop-off open-top, double-decker bus tour of Sydney and Bondi
  • Hop on and hop off as many times as you like
  • See great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • 34 conveniently located stops around Sydney and Bondi
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English

What You Can Expect

Sydney Shore Excursion: Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Sydney and Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Visit top attractions throughout Sydney and Bondi Beach on a hop-on hop-off bus tour that makes it a breeze to sightsee in Sydney and visit famous Bondi Beach while your cruise ship is in port.

Your double-decker bus features an open top that allows for great views of all the sights. The mild climate of this harborside city makes it the ideal vehicle for cruising around Sydney’s downtown district and outer reaches. Admire the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, Parliament House, Hyde Park and historic sandstone buildings in the Rocks. Then head further afield to look at Paddington’s 18th-century iron-lace terraced houses, Double Bay’s sprawling mansions and Australian surf culture in Bondi Beach. Informative onboard commentary sheds light on Sydney’s history and landmarks.

You can hop on and off the bus as often as you like with this one-day pass. The full route of 34 stops takes approximately 90 minutes to complete without stopping, and buses run every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop on the city tour and 30 minutes from each stop on the Bondi Tour, and tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use. The tours connect at Cook and Phillip Park, 100 William Street or Central Station stop.

Families can enjoy savings with the Family Pass, which is valid for two adults and two children.

The departure point for the hop-on hop-off bus is located within a 10-minute walk of the Barangaroo and Circular Quay cruise ports so you determine the time you return to your ship. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

Customer Reviews

Yvonne F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The best way to see Sydney! I highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great way to get to know the city! I recommend doing this first so that you can figure out where you want to go. The staff was great and helped us make the most of the time that we had left.

Linda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Well worth doing - always the best way to start a visit to any city. Would have been helpful if we had been aware that the trip to Bondi only goes from Central Station - we did a complete loop of the city then had to do half of it again to get the Bondi bus. Best to do the Bondi trip once you get to Central Station then the rest of the city trip once you get back there.
Commentary really good, everyone very friendly.

Getbusytraveling United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My first Hop-on-Hop-Off bus experience. It was a great way to see the city

Anthony P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way of seeing Sydney sights and visiting Bondi beach.

Patsy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very convenient way to sightsee and get around. Loved it!

Madeleine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The way to see Sydney, it was a nice time and great experience. All fine for us, great experience.

Melinda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Worked perfect for us. Changed at Central to accommodate both circles in our short day.

Neil J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This is the best way to introduce a new visitor to Sydney. Very easy to learn where the sights and points of interest are and to get on and off at will. Viator booking rate saved us a few dollars off of the posted fare.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

An excellent experience to find your way around the city. As the lady on the bus suggested we did the first half of the tour, changed at Central and did the Bondi and beaches section then back to Central and changed buses again, they run regularly so never long to wait. We then got at at the fish harbour and had lunch, a great find before catching the bus back to Circular Quay. Very good value for money and a very interesting commentary.

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