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City Sightseeing Melbourne: Open Top Bus Tour

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by Kallen Johnstone (subscribe)
I'm currently studying professional and creative writing at Deakin University.
Published September 30th 2013
See Melbourne through the eyes of a tourist
The world famous hop on, hop off double decker bus service of City Sightseeing is now driving through the streets of Melbourne.

Melbourne City Sightseeing, tours, tourism, sights
The big, red, double-decker!
www.city-sightseeing.com


If you've ever travelled through major cities like London or New York then you'll probably recognise these distinctive red, open-top buses. Originating in 1999 in Seville, Spain this iconic company has grown to service nearly 100 destinations worldwide. And now, it's Melbourne's turn.

Starting in Federation Square the tour takes a large loop of the city, absorbing Melbourne's most famous sights. Here are all the stops:

Stop 1 - FEDERATION SQUARE
Stop 2 - MELBOURNE AQUARIUM
Stop 3 - CROWN CASINO
Stop 4 - DFO / HILTON SOUTH WHARF
Stop 5 - HARBOUR TOWN
Stop 6 - ETIHAD STADIUM
Stop 7 - VIC MARKET
Stop 8 - MELBOURNE ZOO
Stop 9 - LYGON ST
Stop 10 - IMAX/ MELBOURNE MUSEUM
Stop 11 - COMEDY THEATRE / ANZ BUILDING
Stop 12 - CATHEDRAL PL
Stop 13 - FITZROY GARDENS
Stop 14 MCG


The hop on, hop off service allows you to explore the city at you own pace with buses running every 40 minutes. If you decide to stay on the bus, the entire tour takes around 90 minutes.

You have a choice of two types of ticket: a 24 hour unlimited travel ticket is $35.50 for adults and $15 for children, while you can opt for a 48 hour unlimited travel ticket for $45.50 for adults and $25.50 for children. The latter option gives you a little more freedom to see the entire city over, say a weekend if you like.



If you're a local, like me, then this is a really fun way of seeing the city with a fresh set of eyes. It feels a little like you're on holidays and seeing the city for the first time. Everyone's got their cameras out, pointing at things and smiling. The open-air roof seating gives you 360 degree views of everything too on a sunny day it's just beautiful.

When? Every 40 minutes
How long? Approximately 90 minutes
Season? All Year Round excluding Good Friday / 24/25th Dec
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Why? To see Melbourne
When: All year excluding Good Friday / 24/25th Dec
Phone: 0061 (0) 3 8353 2579
Where: The starting point is Federation Square
Cost: Starting from $35.50 for adults and $15 for children (ages 5 to 12 years)
Your Comment
Sound like a lot of hop on hop off fun!
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5613) 2121 days ago
City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tours are always great fun, especially when visiting somewhere new or with kids. The Melbourne tour takes you around all the best sights in the City and you can hop-on or off anytime you want.
by CityXplora (score: 0|2) 1639 days ago
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