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Melbourne Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus & Old Melbourne Gaol

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    • Adults (15+)
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from US$ 43.24 US$ 41.08 per person pp
    • Hop on and off at the most popular Melbourne attractions!
    • No more worrying about parking problems and commuting woes
    • Walk in the footsteps of dangerous criminals in the Old Melbourne Gaol
    • Smartphone voucher accepted – no need to print!
  • Overview


    Enjoy a flexible experience while making sure you don’t miss any of the sights with your Melbourne hop-on, hop-off ticket. Witness the famous Melbourne landmarks and attractions such as Melbourne University, Federation Square and Docklands Stadium. Customise your travel and create your own itinerary – the choice is yours!

    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours and the buses operate on two routes – the red City route and the blue St. Kilda route.

    Major Attractions covered:

    • Federation Square
    • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
    • Eureka Skydeck
    • Melbourne Zoo
    • Etihad Stadium
    • Queen Victoria Market
    • Chinatown
    • The Esplanade St. Kilda
    • Shrine of Remembrance
    • South Melbourne Beach
    • Crown Casino

    You have the freedom to hop on and hop off from the buses at any of the sites at your will.

    Click to see route 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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?



    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours
    Old Melbourne Gaol: As long as you wish

    Start Time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Tour: Buses depart between 9:30am and 5:30pm. Buses arrive approximately every 45 minute to 120 minutes.
    Timings may vary due to seasonality.
    Please refer to the tour route map for complete schedule details.

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

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: The buses start from Federation Square. The voucher must be exchanged 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
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

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