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Peninsula Explorer Double-Decker Buses

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Published January 8th 2015
'Every Stop has a Story'
Peninsula Explorer Hop on hop off Bus
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A touch of Europe has come to the Mornington Peninsula, and what better way to see this picturesque part of the world than by open topped, double-decker bus?

You'll think you're in London climbing aboard one of the Peninsula Explorers big, red, double-decker buses. The hop-on, hop-off tour service is a unique and fun way to experience all the sights of the Mornington Peninsula. Ride upstairs and not miss a single view, or you can choose to ride below in wetter weather as these tourist buses run all year.

Peninsula Explorer Hop on Hop off bus
Photo Credit: Peninsula Explorer Facebook Page
With clearly signposted stops, the Peninsula Explorer Double Decker Bus runs daily starting at 8am from the Boneo Maze and finishing at approximately 6.12pm at the Nepean Country Club and Day Spa.

Each circuit round the Peninsula takes approximately 2 hours. On school holidays, weekends and public holidays two buses work in tandem, reaching each stop every hour. For the rest of the year, there is generally a 2-hour gap at each drop off.

The buses hold a total of 80 people, with 57 able to sit on the top deck and 23 down below. Passengers could ride the full two hour circuit listening to animated commentary relaying various stories and historical information about the Mornington Peninsula area.

Peninsula Explorer Hop on Hop off bus
Photo Credit: Peninsula Explorer Facebook Page

The Peninsula Explorer buses are 'wheel friendly' with ramps to enable wheelchair access and stroller access. Storage space is available onboard to accommodate golf clubs, pushers and bicycles, etc.

To make the most of your all day ticket, log onto the Peninsula Explorer web page and check out the area map. The website also includes full details of each and every stop and bus timetable so you can plan your journey in advance.

The Peninsula Explorer bus timetable coincides with specific CBD and Peninsula transport services along with standard public transport connections.

For a direct trip from the Melbourne CBD, check out Bunyip Tours or call 1300 286 947 for information. These buses depart 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne and arrive at Stop 1, George Street, Sorrento for Peninsula Explorer pick-up.

Peninsula Explorer Hop on Hop off bus
Photo Credit: Peninsula Explorer Facebook Page
If you are travelling from Melbourne CBD on public transport, the Peninsula Explorer website recommends starting at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne and riding to Frankston. From Frankston take Bus No 788 to Rye. For more information please log onto the Public Transport Victoria website or call 1800 800 007

For Bellarine Peninsula connections, log on to Searoad Ferries for relevant times and prices.

If you have a car, the best places to meet the Peninsula Explorer bus is either at Rye parking behind the Rye shopping village - or at Stop 4, Quarantine Station at Point Nepean National Park.

Peninsula Explorer Hop on Hop off bus
Photo Credit: Peninsula Explorer Facebook Page
Tickets to ride the double-decker Peninsula Explorer buses can be purchased online (their preferred option), at visitor centres around the Peninsula, travel agents, via holiday accommodation or on the coach itself when boarding.

Ticket Prices

A single trip ticket allows you to hop on and hop off the bus once at the stop of your choice.
Adult (16 years plus): $10
Children (4 to 16 years): $8
Concession (Student/Concession/Senior): $8

24-hour Tickets
Hop on and hop off as many times as you like for 24-hours.
Adult (16 years plus): $35
Children (4 to 16 years): $20
Concession (Student/Concession/Senior): $25
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $100

3-Day Passes
3 days of unlimited fun aboard the double-decker bus.
Adult (16 years plus): $60
Children (4 to 16 years): $35
Concession (Student/Concession/Senior): $45
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $180

School Groups
School groups are welcome at $15 per person with a minimum of 25 passengers.

Peninsula Explorer has exposure on social media sites facebook
Instagram: instagram.com/peninsulaexplorer
and
Twitter: twitter.com/peninsula explorer

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When: Daily
Phone: 5987 3030
Where: Mornington Peninsula
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This Peninsula Explorer service no longer exists. It ceased early last year (2015)http://mpnews.com.au/2015/01/26/losses-bring-tourist-bus-to-an-early-halt/
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