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Melbourne Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + Old Melbourne Gaol Entry

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See the sights of Melbourne on a hop on hop off bus tour, followed by a visit to the historic Old Melbourne Gaol! With your ticket, enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24-hours, plus entry to the cities most famous former prison!


  • Enjoy 24-hour access to two different routes
  • Hop-off at iconic landmarks including Federation Square, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, Cathedral Place and many more
  • Explore what life was like for Melbourne's most notorious criminals at the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • Enjoy different activities that take place at the Gaol, including 'Escape the Gaol' and a night tour exploring ghost stories


Enjoy incredible access to a hop on hop off bus tour for 24-hours with your ticket. You will have access to two routes - City and St Kilda - where you will be able to hop-on and hop-off at any of the tour stops to explore this beautiful city at your own pace! Start the City Route at the famous Federation Square - home to the Plaza that boasts a unique architectural structure and is the host of some of Melbourne's most famous sports, music and art events. Continue along the City Route to famous landmarks, including Eureka Skydeck - the highest public viewpoint in the southern hemisphere - or hop-off at the Harbour Town, where you'll find the iconic Melbourne Star. Discover more of the history of Melbourne at the Melbourne Museum, or hop-off at Cathedral Place to admire some of the cities original architectural treasures. Hop-on to the St Kilda route and enjoy panoramic sea views as you drive along South Melbourne Beach, as well as the vibrant, bright and colorful lights of Luna Park! Hop-off and stroll along Melbourne's beautiful and peaceful harbor, or hop-off at the Arts Center to admire the unique structure of this iconic venue. Add a one-off experience to your Melbourne trip with entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol! This unique attraction allows you to explore one of Melbourne's most iconic and historic prisons. The Old Melbourne Gaol is famous for being the former home to Melbourne's most dangerous criminals in history. From its construction in 1800 to it's closure in 1929; this Gaol built-up an incredibly cruel history with approximately 133 hangings including the infamous Ned Kelly! Today, visitors can explore where these criminals lived, what their life was like and even tour the cells of some of Australia's most notorious criminals. The Gaol also hosts weekly events and activities for customers to interact with, including a Night Tour, 'Escape the Gaol', 'A Night in the Watch House' and much more! There's plenty to see and do here! 


24-hour bus ticket
English tour commentary on-board the bus
Entry to Old Melbourne Gaol
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Food drink
Gratuities (optional)

Important Information

  • City Route: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM, departures every 40 minutes
  • St Kilda Route: 9:45 AM - 4:45 PM, departures every 60 minutes
  • Full duration: 120 minutes (City Route), 80 minutes (St Kilda Route)
  • Commentary: English Only
  • This tour operates all year round
  • The Melbourne Gaol is open 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, daily

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