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  •  Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach Explore Deluxe 48 Hour Ticket: 1 Day Hop on Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach Explore Deluxe 48 Hour Ticket: 1 Day Hop on Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer

Big Bus Tours Sydney

  • Sydney
  • English, Mobile APP
  • 48 hours
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 2-day Big Bus ticket, unlimited travel on 2 routes: City and Bondi Beach Routes (48 consecutive hours validity from first use)
  • Pre-recorded Commentary available in 8 languages
  • 1-day on Captain Cook Sydney Hop on Hop off Cruise
From AUD
$89.00

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Included

  • 2-day Big Bus ticket, unlimited travel on 2 routes: City and Bondi Beach Routes (48 consecutive hours validity from first use)
  • Pre-recorded Commentary available in 8 languages
  • 1-day on Captain Cook Sydney Hop on Hop off Cruise

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Depature point 【Big Bus Tour】
● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Good Friday Day (10 April 2020) and Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point
- City Route: Stop 1 - Circular Quay (Address: George Street, corner of Alfred Street (Opposite DFS Galleria))
- Bondi Route: Stop 24 - Central Station (Address: Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18)
● Departure Time
- City Route: Stop 1 - Circular Quay at 10:00
- Bondi Route: Stop 24 - Central Station at 11:00
● Frequency:
- City Route: every 45 minutes
- Bondi Route: every 60 minutes
● Duration for a full loop:
- City Route: 105 minutes
- Bondi Route: 90 minutes
● Last service departs
- City Route: Stop 1 - Circular Quay at 18:00
- Bondi Route: Stop 24 - Central Station at 18:00
● All services terminate at approximately 19:30

【Captain Cook Hop-on Hop-off Cruise】
● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Good Friday (02 April 2021) and Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point
-Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000
-Wharf 6, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
● First service departs
-Pier 26, Darling Harbour at 09:00 (Weekdays), 09:05 (Weekends)
-Wharf 6, Circular Quay at 07:15 (Weekdays), 09:25 (Weekends)
● Last service departs
-Pier 26, Darling Harbour at 17:10 (Weekdays), 15:50 (Weekends)
-Wharf 6, Circular Quay at 18:00 (Weekdays), 16:10 (Weekends)
How to get there 【Big Bus Tour】
Please make your own way to the stop of your choice to catch the bus

【Circular Quay Wharf 6】
● By Car
Closest Parking:
- Wilson Parking - Gateway (Address: 155 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000), approximately 3 minutes walk.
- Enacon Parking (Address: 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000), approximately 7 minutes walk.
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
The closest Train Station is Circular Quay Station
The closest Ferry Station is Circular Quay Station
The closest Bus Stop is Circular Quay
The closest Light Rail Stop is Circular Quay

Please check the Transport NSW timetables (https://transportnsw.info/) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Big Bus Sydney Booking Centre 08:30-18:00
City Route 10:00-18:00 Last bus departs Circular Quay at 18:00
Bondi Route 11:00-18:00 Last bus departs Central Station at 18:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Blockout
Good Friday Blockout
Captain Cook Cruise-Darling Harbour (Monday-Friday) 09:00-17:10 Last service departs Darling Harbour at 17:10
Captain Cook Cruise-Darling Harbour (Saturday-Sunday) 09:05-15:50 Last service departs Darling Harbour at 15:50
Captain Cook Cruise-Circular Quay (Monday-Friday) 07:15-18:00 Last service departs Circular Quay at 18:00
Captain Cook Cruise-Circular Quay (Saturday-Sunday) 09:25-16:10 Last service departs Circular Quay at 16:10
Check-in requirements If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- No Guided Walking Tour
- To minimise the contact between staffs and customers, there's no printing involved - simply show your digital ticket to the driver who will scan it using the contact-less payment process
- Before boarding buses, all of staffs have their temperature checked and have the appropriate PPE to keep them and customers safe
- Service provider encourages a safe distance between all customers and staff and signs are posted throughout the buses as a reminder
- Service provider provides all customers with single use headsets to enjoy the tour, but you're also welcome to bring your own to plug in!
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【Big Bus Tour】
● You may join the tour at any time from any of the stops on the routes.
● Suitcases (Including carry-on luggage) are not allowed on the bus due to space constraints and passenger safety.
● For accurate times on the day of travel please ensure your guests download the Big Bus Tours App.

【Captain Cook Hop-on, Hop-off Cruise】
● Departure point and time is subject to change.
● All children under 18 years must be escorted by an adult that is 18 or over.
● Smoking is not permitted.
● Passengers must not bring any alcoholic beverages or illegal substances onto the vessel.
● Boarding pass tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost, destroyed or damaged.
● The Master of the vessel reserves the right to refuse entry of a passenger onto the vessel and to require a passenger to disembark the vessel in the Master's sole discretion.  
● Please note that Captain Cook charge a child ticket fare for passengers between the ages of 4 - 15 years (3 and under free). Big Bus Tours customers travelling with a child aged under 5 will be required to purchase a single child fare from Captain Cook.

2 Overview

Take time to explore Sydney and Bondi Beach with a 2 day Big Bus flexible Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour. The Sydney tour is the perfect introduction to this dynamic city, showcasing the iconic landmarks including the impressive arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the glorious Sydney Opera House and the sparkling waters of Sydney and Darling Harbour. The tour passes bustling shops, restaurants and attractions set amongst Colonial, Victorian and postmodern architecture.
The Bondi Beach tour is a great introduction to Australia's beach culture. On the way to this famous beach the tour passes by cosmopolitan shopping and dining precincts plus Centennial parklands, one of Australia’s most picturesque parks.

Explore Sydney's Harbour with a 1-day Hop-on, Hop-on ticket onboard a cruise including 8 stops such as Taronga Zoo, Manly, Luna Park or Watsons Bay.

Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach Explore Deluxe 48 Hour Ticket: 1 Day Hop on Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer

Hop on Hop Off Bus - Discover Sydney at your own pace

The 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.

  

Entertaining and informative

The hop-on, hop-off Sydney bus tours include a commentary that explains the city's rich history, culture, landmarks and surroundings, giving you valuable insight as you explore. Commentary is broadcast in 8 different languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese, and you can easily tune in with a pair of complimentary headphones, distributed when you board the bus.

 

2 Different Routes - Explore Sydney city and Bondi Beach

The Classic Bus Tours ticket includes two different tour routes. Hop on the City Tour (Red Route) to explore the best of downtown Sydney. Then change to the Bondi Tour (Blue Route) to discover one of the world's most iconic beaches. The City Tour takes approximately 90 minutes in full and features 23 different stops. The Bondi Tour also takes approximately 90 minutes, and encompasses 10 stops. Passengers are free to hop on and hop off at any stop.

 

To change between the two routes,

  • City Route: hop off at stops 3, 4 & 12 to switch to the Bondi Tour
  • Bondi Route: hop off at stops 24, 26 & 27 to switch to the City Tour

 

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                                                                               【Covid timetable】

City Tour (Red Route) Timetable*
*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. 


WEEKDAY SCHEDULE:

3–18 December: Monday–Thursday
19 December–31 January: Monday–Friday

Stops 1st Departure 2nd Departure 3rd Departure 4th Departure 5th Departure 6th Departure
1. Circular Quay 10:00am 10.45am 12.00pm 12.45pm 2:00pm 2.45pm
2. Sydney Tower/Westfield Sydney 10:10am 10.55am 12.10pm 12.55pm 2:10pm 2.55pm
3. Australian Museum 10:15am 11.00am 12.15pm 1.00pm 2:15pm 3.00pm
4. William St 10:17am 11.02am 12.17pm 1.02pm 2:17pm 3.02pm
5. Kings Cross 10:20am 11.05am 12.20pm 1.05pm 2:20pm 3.05pm
6. El Alamein Fountain 10:23am 11.08am 12.23pm 1.08pm 2:23pm 3.08pm
7. Woolloomooloo Bay 10:27am 11.12am 12.27pm 1.12pm 2:27pm 3.12pm
8. Sydney Opera House 10:31am 11.20pm 12:31pm 1.20pm 2:31pm 3.20pm
9. Botanical Gardens 10:39am 11.24pm 12:39pm 1.24pm 2:39pm 3.24pm
10. State Library 10:43am 1.28pm 12:43pm 1.28pm 2:43pm 3.28pm
11. Hyde Park 10:47am 11.31pm 12:47pm 1.31pm 2:47pm 3.31pm
12. Central Station 10:50am 11.35am 12.50pm 1.35pm 2:50pm 3.35pm
13. Power House Museum 10:55am 11.40pm 12:55pm 1.40pm 2:55pm 3.40pm
14. Sydney Fish Market 10.59am 11.44pm 1.59pm 1.44pm 2.59pm 3.44pm
15. The Star 11:02am 11.47pm 1:02pm 1.47pm 3:02pm 3.47pm
16. Maritime Museum 11:05am 11.50pm 1:05pm 1.50pm 3:05pm 3.50pm
17. International Convention Centre 11:08am 11.53pm 1:08pm 1.53pm 3:08pm 3.53pm
18. Chinese Gardens/Chinatown 11:11am 11.57pm 1:11pm 1.57pm 3:11pm 3.57pm
19. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 11:14am 12.00pm 1:14pm 2.00pm 3:14pm 4.00pm
20. King St Wharf 11:18am 12.04pm 1:18pm 2.04pm 3:18pm 4.04pm
21. Barangaroo 11:22am 12.07pm 1:22pm 2.07pm 3:22pm 4.07pm
22. Sydney Harbour Bridge 11:25am 12.10:pm 1:25pm 2.10:pm 3:25pm 4.10:pm
23. The Rocks 11:28am 12.13pm 1.28pm 2.13pm 3:28pm 4:13pm


WEEKEND SCHEDULE
:
Saturday–Sunday only

Stops 1st Departure 2nd Departure 3rd Departure 4th Departure 5th Departure 6th Departure 7th Departure 8th Departure 9th Departure
1. Circular Quay 10:00am 10.35am 11.00pm 12.00pm 12:30pm 1:00pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm
2. Sydney Tower/Westfield Sydney 10:00am 10.40am 11.10pm 12.10pm 12.40pm 1.10pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm
3. Australian Museum 10:15am 10.45am 11.15pm 12.15pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 2:45pm 3.15pm
4. William St 10:17am 10.47am 11.17pm 12.17pm 12.47pm 1.17pm 2.17pm 2.47pm 3.17pm
5. Kings Cross 10:20am 10.50am 11.20pm 12.20pm 12.50pm 1.20pm 2.20pm 2.50pm 3.20pm
6. El Alamein Fountain 10:23am 10.53am 11.23pm 12.23pm 12.53pm 1.23pm 2.23pm 2.53pm 3.23pm
7. Woolloomooloo Bay 10:27am 10:57am 11:27am 12.27pm 12:57pm 1:27pm 2:27pm 2:57pm 3:27pm
8. Sydney Opera House 10:31am 11:01am 11:31am 12:31pm 1:01pm 1:31pm 2:31pm 3:01pm 3:31pm
9. Botanical Gardens 10:39am 11:09am 11:39am 12:39pm 1:09pm 1:39pm 2:39pm 3:09pm 3:39pm
10. State Library 10:43am 11:13am 11:43am 12:43pm 1:13pm 1:43pm 2:43pm 3:13pm 3:43pm
11. Hyde Park 10:47am 11:17am 11:47am 12:47pm 1:17pm 1:47pm 2:47pm 3:17pm 3:47pm
12. Central Station 10:50am 11:20am 11:50am 12.50pm 1:20pm 1:50pm 2:50pm 3:20pm 3:50pm
13. Power House Museum 10:55am 11:25am 11:55am 12:55pm 1:25pm 1:55pm 2:55pm 3:25pm 3:55pm
14. Sydney Fish Market 10.59am 11.29am 11.59am 1.59pm 1.29pm 1.59pm 2.59pm 3.29pm 3.59pm
15. The Star 11:02am 11:32am 12:02pm 1:02pm 1:32pm 2:02pm 3:02pm 3:32pm 4:02pm
16. Maritime Museum 11:05am 11:35am 12:05pm 1:05pm 1:35pm 2:05pm 3:05pm 3:35pm 4:05pm
17. International Convention Centre 11:08am 11:38am 12:08pm 1:08pm 1:38pm 2:08pm 3:08pm 3:38pm 4:08pm
18. Chinese Gardens/Chinatown 11:11am 11:41am 12:11pm 1:11pm 1:41pm 2:11pm 3:11pm 3:41pm 4:11pm
19. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium 11:14am 11:44am 12:14pm 1:14pm 1:44pm 2:14pm 3:14pm 3:44pm 4:14pm
20. King St Wharf 11:18am 11:48am 12:18pm 1:18pm 1:48pm 2:18pm 3:18pm 3:48pm 4:18pm
21. Barangaroo 11:22am 11:52am 12:22pm 1:22pm 1:52pm 2:22pm 3:22pm 3:52pm 4:22pm
22. Sydney Harbour Bridge 11:25am 11:25am 12:25pm 1:25pm 1:25pm 2:25pm 3:25pm 3:25pm 4:25pm
23. The Rocks 11:28am 11:58am 12:28pm 1.28pm 1:58pm 2:28pm 3:28pm 3:58pm 4:28pm

 

Bondi Tour (Blue Route) Timetable*
*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. 

 

WEEKDAY SCHEDULE:
3–18 December: Monday–Thursday
19 December–31 January: Monday–Friday

Stops 1st Departure 2nd Departure 3rd Departure
24. Central Station 10:00am 12.00pm 2.00pm
25. Town Hall 10:10am 12.10pm 2.10pm
26. Australian Museum 10:15am 12.15pm 2.15pm
27. William St 10:17am 12.17pm 2.17pm
28. Paddington Town Hall 10:30am 12.30pm 2.30pm
29. Centennial Parklands 10:35am 12.35pm 2.35pm
30. Bondi Beach 10:45am 12.45pm 2:45pm
31. North Bondi 10:50am 12:50pm 2:50pm
32. Rose Bay 11:05am 1:05pm 3.05pm
33. Double Bay 11:15am 1:15pm 3.15pm
34. Yurong St 11:20am 1:20pm 3.20pm

 
WEEKEND SCHEDULE:
Saturday–Sunday only

Stops 1st Departure 2nd Departure 3rd Departure 4th Departure 5th Departure 6th Departure
24. Central Station 10:15am 11:00am 12:15pm 1:00pm 2:15pm 3.00pm
25. Town Hall 10:25am 11:00am 12:25pm 1:10pm 2:25pm 3.10pm
26. Australian Museum 10:30am 11:15am 12:30pm 1:15pm 2:30pm 3.15pm
27. William St 10:32am 11:17am 12:32pm 1:17pm 2:32pm 3:17pm
28. Paddington Town Hall 10:45am 11:30am 12:45pm 1:30pm 2:45pm 3:30pm
29. Centennial Parklands 10:50am 11:35am 12:50pm 1:35pm 2:50pm 3:35pm
30. Bondi Beach 11:00am 11:45am 1:00pm 1:45pm 3:00pm 3:45pm
31. North Bondi 11:05am 11:50am 1:05pm 1:50pm 3:05pm 3:50pm
32. Rose Bay 11:20am 12:05pm 1:20pm 2.05pm 3:20pm 4.05pm
33. Double Bay 11:30am 12:15pm 1:30pm 2:15pm 3:30pm 4:15pm
34. Yurong St 11.35am 12.20pm 1:35pm 2:20pm 3:35pm 4:20pm

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City Tour (Red Route)
  • First Bus: 10:00 from Stop #1: Circular Quay. 
  • Last Full-Circuit Tour: 18:00 from Stop #1: Circular Quay. 
  • Last Bus: 18:00 from Stop #1: Circular Quay. 
  • Full Circuit Time: 105 minutes (approx.) 
  • Bus Frequency: every 45 minutes.

 

Timetable*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. 

Stop Location Address First Bus Last Bus
1 Circular Quay George St, cnr Alfred St 10:00 18:00
2 Sydney Tower / Westfield Sydney Elizabeth St, near King St 10:10 18:10
3^ Australian Museum William St near College St. 10:15 18:15
4^ William St. 100 William St, between Crown St & Palmer St 10:17 18:17
5 Kings Cross Darlinghurst Rd. 10:23 18:22
6 El Alamein Fountain Macleay St. 10:25 18:24
7 Woolloomooloo Bay Cowper Wharf Rd 10:30 18:30
8 Sydney Opera House Macquarie St 10:40 18:40
9 Botanical Gardens Macquarie St, Crystal Palace Gate 10:43 18:43
10 State Library Macquarie St 10:47 18:45
11 Hyde Park Prince Albert Rd 10:55 18:47
12^ Central Station Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18 11:00 19:00
13 Power House Museum Harris St, cnr Macarthur St 11:07 19:05
14 Sydney Fish Market Harris St, cnr Pyrmont Bridge Rd 11:12 19:10
15 The Star Pirrama Rd. 11:17 19:15
16 Maritime Museum Murray St. 11:18 19:17
17 International Convention Centre Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2009 11:20 19:20
18 Chinese Gardens / Chinatown Harbour St 11:25 19:25
19 Sea Life Sydney Aquarium Wheat Rd 11:27 19:30
20 King St Wharf Erskine St, cnr of Shelly St 11:29 19:35
21 Barangaroo 21 Hickson Road 11:33 19:40
22 Sydney Harbour Bridge 11 Hickson Road 11:37 19:42
23 The Rocks (City Tour Termination) 11 George St, cnr Hickson Rd 11:45 19:44#

 # Last bus terminates at Stop 23 at approximately 19:44

^ Sydney/Bondi tours interchange stops

 

Bondi Tour (Blue Route) 
  • First Bus: 11:00 from Stop #24: Central Station 
  • Last Full-Circuit Tour: 18:00 from Stop #24: Central Station 
  • Last Bus: 18:00 at Stop #24: Central Station 
  • Full Circuit Time: 90 minutes (approx.) 
  • Bus Frequency: every 60 minutes.

 

Timetable*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice.  

Stop Location Address First Bus Last Bus
24^ Central Station Pitt Street, Bus Bay 18 11:00 18:00
25 Town Hall **STOP CLOSED** Stop closed until further notice    
26^ Australian Museum William St near College St. 11:15 18:15
27^ William St. 100 William St, between Crown St & Palmer St 11:17 18:17
28 Paddington Town Hall Oxford St. 11:30 18:30
29 Centennial Parklands Oxford St, between Jersey Road and Queen Street Paddington 11:35 18:35
30 Bondi Beach Campbell Parade, nr cnr Roscoe St 11:45 18:45
31 North Bondi Campbell Parade, opp Brighton Boulevard 11:50 18:50
32 Rose Bay 735 New South Head Rd 12:05 19:05
33 Double Bay 401 New South Head Rd 12:15 19:15
34 Yurong Street William Street (Bus stop outside Australian Museum, near SW corner of William & Yurong Streets) 12:20 19:25*

* Last bus terminates at Stop 44 Yurong Street at apporximately 19:25

^ Sydney/Bondi tours interchange stops

 

Hop on Hop off - Sydney Harbour Explorer

Experience the world's most beautiful harbour with a Hop on Hop Off Harbour sightseeing cruise. Get a great vantage point for photo opportunities of icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

 

Departure Point:

  • Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Wharf 6, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000

 

Departure times:

  • First service departs
    • Pier 26, Darling Harbour at 09:00 (Monday-Friday), 09:05 (Saturday-Sunday)
    • Wharf 6, Circular Quay at 07:15 (Monday-Friday), 09:25 (Saturday-Sunday)
  • Last service departs
    • Pier 26, Darling Harbour at 17:10 (Monday-Friday), 15:50 (Saturday-Sunday)
    • Wharf 6, Circular Quay at 18:00 (Monday-Friday), 16:10 (Saturday-Sunday)

* Please refer to timetable available from the bus driver.

 

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