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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Old Melbourne Gaol

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    • Adult (15+)
    • Child (5-14)
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Key Highlights

  • Discover Melbourne at your own pace and learn about the city’s gruesome past
  • Flexible and hassle-free travel around the city in a double-decker, hop-on, hop-off bus
  • The interconnected routes and stops cover all the major Melbourne attractions
  • Walk in the footsteps of dangerous criminals in the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • See death masks, letters and new clippings of the Gaol’s prisoners
  • Use the services of the hop-on, hop-off bus to reach Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Both printed and smartphone voucher accepted
  • Overview

    Enjoy a flexible experience while making sure you don’t miss any of the sights with your Melbourne hop-on, hop-off ticket, visit the city’s oldest buildings, and learn about its dark history. Enjoy savings of up to 5% with this ticket as against buying these tours separately.


    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


    Australia’s romance with criminals has been quite evident in its folk culture and there is one place that further brings it to the fore is the dark, dank and spooky Old Melbourne Gaol where the city’s most dangerous criminals alongside thieves, debtors, the homeless and mentally ill were locked up.

    Step inside one of Melbourne’s oldest buildings and find out what was life for the men and women who lived and died here. The three-story set up with tiny prison cells that held one inmate each presents a daunting picture of the gruesome life the inmates lived.

    Today most of the cells have been turned into exhibition rooms displaying death masks and chronicling the lives of gaol’s inmates through letters and news clippings. The focus of the museum is on its most notorious and controversial inmate, Ned Kelly, who was executed here.

    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 & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 24 hours
    Old Melbourne Gaol: As long as you wish

    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.

    Old Melbourne Gaol: Open between 9:30am and 5pm.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 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).

    Old Melbourne Gaol: Make your way to 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. It is a two-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station.

    Ending Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours: You may end the tour at any of the stops

    Old Melbourne Gaol: Same as the start point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour Melbourne hop on-hop off bus ticket
    • Audio commentary in English
    • Tour route map and booklet
    • Old Melbourne Gaol ticket


    • Entrances, unless specified
    • Old Melbourne Gaol audioguide
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!).

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

    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.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Unfortunately, the tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.