About The Sydney & Bondi Explorer Bus Tour:
Kick back and enjoy the sights and sounds of Australia's largest city aboard the Sydney & Bondi Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. This popular sightseeing service lets you discover top attractions at your own pace for either 1 or 2 days. There's two dedicated sightseeing routes, one for Sydney and another for Bondi Beach.
Jump aboard a Sydney tour bus to explore locations throughout the city centre such as Darling Harbour, The Rocks and Dawes Point. Join the Bondi sightseeing route for a journey that encompasses Dover Heights, Rose Bay and Double Bay. In between each of the 34 hop-on hop-off bus stops you'll be treated to a multi-lingual audio programme.
All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
- Kids channel also available on selected buses.
Tour Times | Sydney Route:
- Every 15-20 minutes.
- 08:30-19:30 (peak season) or 18:30 (off-peak).
Tour Times | Bondi Route:
- Every 30 minutes.
- 09:30-19:30 (peak season) or 18:30 (off-peak).
Various, see Map Download.
Both routes: 1.5 Hours (1 full circuit).
- Child tickets aged 5-16 years.
- Senior tickets aged 60+.
- Student tickets require valid student ID at redemption point.
- Family tickets include 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Children under 5 years travel free.
Explore The Rocks, CBD, The Bays & Bondi Beach:
This handy hop-on hop-off sightseeing service is the only one of its kind in the capital of New South Wales. Every day of the year their open-top double decker buses chart a course around two diverse and exciting routes: Sydney and Bondi Beach.
The Sydney Route covers key districts throughout city centre, including the CBD, Darling Harbour, Woolloomooloo and Potts Point. At some point during your travels be sure to check out the lively wharfage along Cockle Bay (stop 19), the bustling markets and food scenes of The Rocks (stops 1 & 24), and beautiful green spaces such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Barangaroo Park.
Connect onto the Bondi route by exchanging buses at any of the following three stops: 3, 4 & 12. You'll start by journeying through Paddington suburb (hop-off available) and past Centennial Park. After crossing Bondi Junction you'll then pass along Bondi Road towards Bondi Beach Terminal, where you can disembark for easy access to the famous beach. Stay on the buses a little longer to reach the northern end of Campbell Parade.
Continuing further along the Bondi route takes you up through Dover Heights then onto Rose Bay, where you can step off next to the Royal Sydney Golf Club. The final location to check out on this route is Double Bay, an affluent suburb filled with top restaurants, boutiques and cafes.
Deluxe Ticket Inclusions:
As well as providing 2-day access to the double decker buses, Deluxe ticket holders can ascend Sydney Tower Eye and explore the famous harbour with Captain Cook Cruises.
Sydney Tower Eye:
Enjoy the best views in town from Sydney Tower Eye's 360° Observation Deck - the city's tallest building. In addition to general admission, experience the fun 4D Cinema pre-show. The Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck is open 7 days a week 365 days a year. To gain entry, present your Sydney Explorer Deluxe ticket to staff at the admissions counter.
100 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000.
- October 3 - April 25: 09:00 to 22:00 (last entry at 21:00).
- April 26 - October 2: 09:00 to 21:30 (last entry at 20:30).
Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Cruise:
Experience the world's most beautiful harbour with a Captain Cook 1.5 hour sightseeing cruise. Scope out amazing photo opportunities from the open-air deck and learn about Sydney from the live onboard guide. During this single loop cruise you'll pass Sydney Opera House, the eastern suburbs, harbour beaches, islands and national parks before returning to Circular Quay.
To start your cruise, present your Sydney Explorer Deluxe ticket to staff at the Captain Cook office at Wharf 6, Circular Quay 15 minutes prior to cruise departures.
Captain Cook Cruises Wharf 6, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000.
Up to 13 departures daily from 09:45 until 16:05. Please refer to timetable available from the bus driver. The boats cast off every day except December 25th and Good Friday.