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Melbourne by Land and Water: City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour with River Cruise

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The buses depart between 9:30am and 5:30pm (Oct-Apr); 4:10pm (May-Sep), depending on the route.
    Frequency: every 40 to 120 minutes.

    River Cruise:

    Ports and Dockland: 12:10pm & 3pm

    River Gardens: 11am & 1:30pm

  • Duration

    Melbourne Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24 hours
    River Cruise: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • 24-hour Melbourne hop on-hop off bus ticket
  • Audio commentary in English
  • Tour route map and booklet
  • Melbourne River Cruise (choice of 2)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (1-3)

Key Highlights

  • After land, hit the waters with one of three exciting river cruises
  • See one of the busiest trading ports, sail past picturesque gardens or see skyscrapers towering high above
  • The perfect day out in Melbourne
  • Flexible and hassle-free travel around the city in an double decker hop-on, hop-off bus
  • The interconnected routes and stops cover all the major Melbourne attractions
  • Redeem your voucher up to 12 months from the travel date selected

Overview

Discover Melbourne at your own pace with your hop-on, hop-off ticket and see the major city highlights from the water with a leisurely cruise over Yarra River.

MELBOURNE HOP-ON, HOP-OFF TOUR

Experience Melbourne at its best with unlimited travel around city onboard the City Sightseeing Melbourne hop-on, hop-off ticket. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

The interconnected routes show you the city’s major attractions, bustling laneways, cafes and beaches. You may simply hop on and off at the stops and visit places of your choice. An informative audio commentary is available onboard in English.

Major attractions covered:

  • Federation Square
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Palais Theatre
  • St. Kilda Marina
  • Melbourne Arts Centre
  • Eureka Skydeck
  • Melbourne Star
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Chinatown
  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground

For more information on routes and stops, download the map  

MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISE

After your open-top bus tour around the city, you can choose one of the two great cruises, which cover different aspects of the city as well as offer spectacular views of the Melbourne skyline from the river:

Ports and Docklands Cruise: Sail along one of the busiest trading ports in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Central Business District and enjoy stunning views of the historic Victoria Docklands.

River and Gardens Cruise: Meander past picturesque gardens and parks, as well as take in sights of some of Melbourne’s famous sporting venues including the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.   

About the supplier: City Sightseeing is one of the leading tour operators offering hop-on, hop-off services across 100 locations worldwide. They have been providing quality services since 1998.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Melbourne Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24 hours
    River Cruise: 1 hour

  • Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: The buses depart between 9:30am and 5:30pm (Oct-Apr); 4:10pm (May-Sep), depending on the route.
    Frequency: every 40 to 120 minutes.

    River Cruise:

    Ports and Dockland: 12:10pm & 3pm

    River Gardens: 11am & 1:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: You may board the bus at any stop. In case you carry a smartphone voucher, please exchange it for the ticket at Stop No. 1 (Federation Square).

    River Cruise: Cruises depart from Southgate Promenade, near the Langham Hotel on the river’s edge. Please arrive at the start point 20 mins prior to departure.

    Pro tip: Cruise departure point is a 5-minute walk from Federation Square (stop 1), you may choose to start with cruise after exchanging your mobile voucher.

  • Ending Point

    You may end the bus tour at any of the stops

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 24-hour Melbourne hop on-hop off bus ticket
  • Audio commentary in English
  • Tour route map and booklet
  • Melbourne River Cruise (choice of 2)
  • Entrance fees to attractions

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Smartphone vouchers have to be exchanged for the ticket at Stop No. 1 (Federation Square).

Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

Our local partners do everything in their power to ensure the tours runs to schedule. However, Melbourne is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timetable for the Melbourne River Cruises is subject to tidal and weather conditions and demand. Please confirm the schedule with Melbourne River Cruises (03 8610 2600) on the day of the tour.

No/limited river cruises available on public holiday and event days. 

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