Hop-on Hop-off Melbourne Highlights Tour

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Choose how you want to get to know city life in Melbourne with this hop-on, hop-off tour. With this tour, the city is at your fingertips, with historic sights, beautiful architecture, wonderful food, and great shopping literally just a hop, skip, or jump away as you get on and off each bus.

The capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia. Also called the "City of Gardens," lush and filled with trees, Melbourne sits on the beautiful Yarra River, creating a stunning skyline where the sparkle and sheen of a modern city meets the flourishing beauty of nature.

Marvel at Sir Roy Burman Grounds's modern design at the Melbourne Arts Centre or visit the Rod Laver Arena, site of the Australian Open and named for one of the country's greatest athletes. Explore neighborhoods like the centrally located Chinatown or the Docklands situated on the city's waterfront.

High above the city on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, an observation deck will lay all of Melbourne out below you. A glass overhang called "The Edge" will give you a unique perspective of the city. It's definitely worth hopping off the bus at that stop.

If shopping is where your interests lie, you'll enjoy finding out more about South Wharf DFO, a mall with 180 shops near the Docklands, as well as the factory outlet shopping center at Harbour Town and the historic Queen Victoria Market. There's something for everyone on this convenient bus tour of beautiful Melbourne, so get your ticket today!

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The City Route runs every 40 minutes and it takes approximately 2 hours to complete the route without getting off. The St. Kilda Route runs hourly from April to mid October and every 2 hours from mid October to March, and it takes approximately 80 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The tours are narrated in English. First and last tour times will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The City Route includes the following stops:

  • Federation Square
  • Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
  • Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
  • South Wharf / DFO
  • Harbor Town / Melbourne Star
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Queen Victoria Market
  • Royal Melbourne Zoo
  • Lygon Street Carlton
  • Melbourne Museum / IMAX
  • Chinatown
  • Cathedral Place
  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • MCG / Sports Precinct

The St. Kilda Route includes the following stops:

  • Federation Square
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • South Melbourne / Perrins Street
  • The Esplanade St. Kilda
  • Luna Park / Palais Theater
  • St. Kilda Marina
  • St. Kilda Skate Park
  • South Melbourne Beach
  • Station Pier / Port Melbourne
  • Bay Street
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
  • Arts Center Melbourne / NGV

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
24 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Numerous bus stops throughout Melbourne. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Guests must be able to get in and out of the bus. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsExpensive ticketsMarch 08, 2018

Reviewer: Tara Yelle
The bus tour itself is a standard route, and it was good. Took us to a lot of highlights and interesting neighbourhoods. The bus driver didn't use the sound system to make announcements and we missed some information. That was frustrating. The onboard tickets were cheaper than what we paid ahead of time at home. We could have saved money by purchasing on board, like most people did. That was a disappointment, as we thought we were getting a deal originally.

4 StarsMelbourne Hop-on Hop-offFebruary 17, 2018

Reviewer: John
Bus was a little old. Speaker system on the bus was hard to understand, ear buds would be better. Good service, beautiful city.

5 StarsMelbourne Hop-on/Hop-offFebruary 06, 2018

Reviewer: Joan Lepage
It was a lovely sunny day and our tour was lovely and very informative. We really felt we got to see the city in our short stay.

5 StarsMelbourne,Australia november,2017December 23, 2017

Reviewer: Maya Shamis
everything was great,we love shore excursion from Expedia.Melbourne is a beautiful city.We love it very much.And we had a good time.

5 StarsMelbourne hop on hop offDecember 11, 2017

Reviewer: Judith Castillo
Good overview of the city. Rode cable car to Botanical Garden. Rose garden was great.

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