- Round-trip route with on/off privileges in Melbourne!
- Comfortable double decker open top city shore excursion buses!
- Air-conditioned buses with Wi-Fi and Wheelchair access!
- Easy to use system map of the Melbourne!
- Audio narration on the bus!
- 25+ Bus stops at the must-see sites along 2 routes!
For a great way to see Melbourne's best sights, here is the iconic double-decker bus that allows you to hop on, or hop off wherever you want to explore up close and personally. Customize your day and see the sights and highlights you want to see!
The views from the top deck are phenomenal, so keep those cameras ready. You'll receive a map with all the stops and what you'll find at each, along with a headset that allows you to hear (in English) a narration about the sights you are seeing. Please see the map link below. You can hop on the bus at any of the stops. You may book this up to 3 months prior to your excursion date.
There are 2 different routes that will take you in and around Melbourne - the City Route and the St. Kilda Route. Melbourne is a fascinating city that was founded in 1835, 47 years after the European settlement of Australia. It is also the capital and the most populous city in the state of Victoria with so many wonderful sights to see that it's hard to choose. You'll discover there are stops at such great locations as China Town at stop 12 on the City Route where you can take in the colors, atmosphere, and aromas. At stop 13 on the City Route, is Cathedral Place. This large Catholic Church was built in the 19th century. Or if you want to hit the beaches, then take the St. Kilda Route and hop off at stop 8 to enjoy South Melbourne beach.
Be sure to visit the Eureka tower, which has the highest public vantage point. Or maybe try your luck in the Crown Casino at stop 9 on the St. Kilda Route. Note that entrance fees to the attractions are not included in the excursion price.
The City Route begins at 09:30 AM and the last bus is at 05:30 PM. If you want to just stay on the bus and see the sights, the loop will take approximately 2 hours. The buses run approximately every 40 minutes. The St. Kilda Route begins at 09:45 AM and the last bus is at 04:45 PM. The entire loop takes approximately 90 minutes. The buses run every 60 minutes in the summertime and every 2 hours in the winter.
Finally, you can combine your stops with exciting attractions. Just check out what's happening during your visit online and then you can plan ahead. Whatever you choose to do, you're in for a treat as you explore the city of Melbourne on your own terms.
Here are the stops:CITY ROUTE
From 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM. The full circuit is 120 minutes, runs every 40 minutes.
1. Federation Square
2. Melbourne Aquarium
3. Eureka Skydeck
4. Crown Casino
5. South Wharf - DFO
6. Melbourne Star / Harbour Town
7. Marvel Stadium
8. Queen Victoria Market
9. Royal Melbourne Zoo
10. Lygon Street
11. Melbourne Museum - IMAX
13. Cathedral Place
14. Fitzroy Gardens
15. Melbourne Cricket Ground
ST. KILDA ROUTE
From 09:45 AM to 04:45 PM. The full circuit is 90 minutes, runs every 120 minutes.
1. Federations Square
2. Shrine of Remembrance
3. South Melbourne
0. (P) Pullman Hotel
4. The Esplanade St. Kilda
5. Luna Park / Palais Theater
6. St. Kilda Marina
7. St. Kilda Skate Park
8. South Melbourne Beach
9. Station Pier
10. Bay Street
11. Crown Casino
12. Melbourne Arts Centre
Please download a copy of the route map
here. You will receive another on the bus.