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Discover the sights of Sydney from land and sea with our Explore Ticket!

Hop on, hop off

Discover Sydney at your own pace.

Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours give you the freedom to explore the best of Sydney at your own pace. Hop off the tour as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket, and simply hop on again when you're ready. Alternatively, you are very welcome to remain on board for the entire tour.

Fantasea Harbour Hopper cruise

Discover Sydney from the water on a 90-min sightseeing cruise.

Explore the sights of Sydney on a Fantasea sightseeing cruise. Sit back, relax and listen to fascinating facts and stories about Sydney and its landmarks from the onboard commentary. Along the way, you'll get great views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, stunning bays, hidden beaches, islands, national parks, towering headlands, city skylines, botanic gardens, and the homes and playgrounds of Sydney's rich and famous. For scheduling, ticket redemption instructions and further details, please see our Harbour Cruises Page.

City Tour (Red Route)

Discover the city of Sydney on our Red Route bus tour.

Join our open-top City Tour (Red Route) to explore all the must-see sights of Sydney, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Botanical Gardens and more! Hop on and off from over 20 different stops. For more information, see our City Tour (Red Route) Timetable.

Bondi & Bays Tour (Blue Route)

Explore Sydney's famous Bondi Beach and exclusive Eastern Bays on our Blue Route bus tour.

Hop on our Bondi & Bays Tour (Blue Route) to discover Bondi Beach, a world-renowned mecca for sun, surf and sand. During the tour, you'll also travel through Sydney's glamourous eastern suburbs, Rose Bay and Double Bay. You can hop on and hop off from over 10 different stops. For more information, see our Bondi & Bays Tour (Blue Route) Timetable.

Sydney Tower Eye

Get sky-high views of Sydney.

The Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck offers the ultimate view of Sydney and beyond, where visitors can enjoy a horizon-to-horizon panorama. Take in 360 degrees of view featuring the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and Hyde Park. You'll also get to enjoy the Sydney Tower Eye 4D film experience.
Important Information: After purchase, you will need to pre-select your visit date and timeslot on the Sydney Tower Eye website.
Redemption Instructions: Please visit Sydney Tower Eye – Observation Desk at Westfield Sydney (Stop 2 Big Bus) - your entry date and time (recorded on this ticket) must be shown on arrival. Sydney Tower Eye & SKYWALK opening days from Thursday to Monday 11am-7pm (last entry 6pm). Merlin attractions charge a child ticket rate for visitors between the ages of 2–15 years (1 and under free).

Pre-recorded Commentary

Available in 8 languages.

Educational and informative pre-recorded commentary is available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. Complimentary earphones are available from your driver.

See all the top Landmarks

Take in top-deck views with Big Bus.

Our two comprehensive tour routes are carefully designed to show off Sydney’s most famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

Check Service

Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.

Fully Flexible Bus Ticket

You can change your bus tour date for free!

This bus tour ticket is fully flexible, which means you can change your bus tour date to another date for free! To change your bus tour date, please contact us to speak to our friendly Customer Service team. To learn more, visit our Flexible Tickets page.

  • Paddington Markets
  • St. Mary's Cathedral
  • Sydney Jewish Museum
  • Hyde Park Barracks
  • Bondi Beach
  • Sydney Tower
  • Australian Museum
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Darling Harbour
  • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • LEGO Megastore
  • Luna Park
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper Ferry
  • Captain Cook Cruises
  • The Rocks & Circular Quay
  • Kings Cross Distillery


Circular Quay George St (opposite DFS Galleria near the corner of Alfred St)
First Stop 09:00
Last Stop 15:30
Circular Quay


Sydney Tower/Westfield Sydney 60 Castlereagh Street (near corner with King Street, Outside Lao Feng Xiang Jewellery Shop)
First Stop 09:10
Last Stop 15:40
Sydney Tower/Westfield Sydney


William St. 100 William St (between Crown St & Palmer St, outside The Sydney Boulevard Hotel)
First Stop 09:18
Last Stop 15:48
William St.


Kings Cross Darlinghurst Rd (outside Crest Hotel Chemist, near Kings Cross station)
First Stop 09:21
Last Stop 15:51
Kings Cross


Woolloomooloo Bay Cowper Wharf Rd (outside Woolloomooloo Hotel)
First Stop 09:30
Last Stop 16:00
Woolloomooloo Bay


Botanical Gardens Macquarie St, Crystal Palace Gate (scenic walk to Mrs Macquarie's Chair)
First Stop 09:39
Last Stop 16:09
Botanical Gardens


Hyde Park Prince Albert Rd (outside Hyde Park Barracks Museum)
First Stop 09:47
Last Stop 16:17
Hyde Park


Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Wheat Rd (under the foot bridge)
First Stop 09:27
Last Stop 16:52
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium


State Library Macquarie St (outside NSW State Library, near Hunter St intersection)
First Stop 09:42
Last Stop 16:12
State Library


El Alamein Fountain Macleay St (outside Oasis Emporium, opposite the fountain)
First Stop 09:24
Last Stop 15:54
El Alamein Fountain


Maritime Museum Murray St (opposite Pyrmont Bridge Hotel)
First Stop 09:17
Last Stop 16:42
Maritime Museum


Sydney Harbour Bridge 11 Hickson Road (near Ives Steps Wharf & Pier 1 Hotel)
First Stop 09:47
Last Stop 17:08
Sydney Harbour Bridge


Power House Museum Harris St (near Macarthur St intersection, opposite Hannah's Pies)
First Stop 09:05
Last Stop 16:30
Power House Museum


The Star Pirrama Rd (opposite casino steps)
First Stop 09:15
Last Stop 16:40
The Star


International Convention Centre Darling Drive (beside Harbourside)
First Stop 09:19
Last Stop 16:44
International Convention Centre


Barangaroo 21 Hickson Road (opposite Roslyn Packer Theatre)
First Stop 09:41
Last Stop 17:06


The Rocks 5 Hickson Road (behind Campell's Stores)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 17:13
The Rocks


Central Station Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18 (opposite Wake Up Sydney hostel)
First Stop 09:00
Last Stop 16:25
Central Station


Sydney Opera House Macquarie St (next to underpass)
First Stop 09:35
Last Stop 16:05
Sydney Opera House


Sydney Fish Market Harris St (outside the Post Office near the Pyrmont Bridge Rd intersection)
First Stop 09:10
Last Stop 16:35
Sydney Fish Market


Chinese Gardens / Chinatown Harbour Street (beside Chinese Gardens, near Liverpool Street intersection)
First Stop 09:24
Last Stop 16:49
Chinese Gardens / Chinatown


Australian Museum William St (next to Cook & Philip Park, near College St. intersection)
First Stop 09:15
Last Stop 15:45
Australian Museum


King St Wharf Erskine Street (outside Macquarie Bank bldg, near corner of Shelly Street)
First Stop 09:30
Last Stop 16:55
King St Wharf


William St. 100 William St (between Crown St & Palmer St, outside The Sydney Boulevard Hotel)
First Stop 09:48
Last Stop 15:04
William St.


Town Hall 339 Pitt Street (outside the Kimpton Margot Hotel)
First Stop 09:40
Last Stop 14:55
Town Hall


Paddington Town Hall Oxford St (opposite Town Hall)
First Stop 09:55
Last Stop 15:10
Paddington Town Hall


Central Station Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18 (opposite Wake Up Sydney hostel)
First Stop 09:30
Last Stop 14:45
Central Station


Rose Bay 735 New South Head Road (outside Anytime Fitness)
First Stop 10:35
Last Stop 15:50
Rose Bay


Yurong Street William Street (Bus stop outside Australian Museum, near SW corner of William & Yurong Streets)
First Stop 10:55
Last Stop 16:15
Yurong Street


Australian Museum William St (next to Cook & Philip Park, near College St. intersection)
First Stop 09:45
Last Stop 15:00
Australian Museum


Centennial Parklands Oxford St, between Jersey Road and Queen Street Paddington (next to The Light Brigade pub)
First Stop 10:00
Last Stop 15:15
Centennial Parklands


Bondi Beach Campbell Parade (outside ‘Between the Flags’ shop near the corner of Roscoe St)
First Stop 10:15
Last Stop 15:30
Bondi Beach


North Bondi Campbell Parade (opposite Brighton Boulevard)
First Stop 10:17
Last Stop 15:32
North Bondi


Double Bay 401 New South Head Road (next to the Commonwealth Bank)
First Stop 10:45
Last Stop 16:00
Double Bay

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