2 Day Pass and Big Bus


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  • 2-day Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer ferry ticket between Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison & Shark Island with live commentary
  • 24-hour Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer ticket

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  • Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Ticket valid for 24 hours (within 7 days of cruise)
  • Cruise ticket valid for 2 calendar days
  • Children (4-15 years) $49
  • Map



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The 2-Day Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including Big Bus Explorer Ticket. Hop On Hop Off rocket ferry pass including reboarding at Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison & Shark Island with commentary and 24-hour Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer ticket. More Info ...


  • 2-day Hop On Hop Off ferry pass
  • 24-hour Big Bus Explorer ticket

Family friendly

Child fares available for children 4-15 years

About Each Destination

Circular Quay

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks historic precinct & weekend markets
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour Bridge walkway & Bridge Climb
  • Restaurants, bars & hotels
  • Big Bus Sydney & Bondi Explorer
  • Transport hub - cruise & ferry wharves & airport train line

Darling Harbour - Pier 26

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Maritime Museum
  • Waterfront restaurants & playground
  • Access to Darling Quarter & Chinese Gardens
  • China Town
  • Big Bus Sydney & Bondi Explorer

Darling Harbour - ICC Sydney

  • International Convention Centre (ICC) - Sydney's premier convention & entertainment precinct
  • Harbourside Shopping Centre
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Light Rail to Central and the Inner West

Barangaroo - King Street Wharf No.1

  • Access to Barangaroo and King St Wharf restaurants, pubs & hotels
  • Cruise & ferry wharves & car parking
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • 6-minute Wynyard Walk to city and transport hub

Taronga Zoo

  • Australia's amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus & kangaroos
  • Animals of the world
  • Open daily 9am to 5pm


  • Short walk to famous Manly surf beaches
  • Ocean-front restaurants, bars & cafes
  • Discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary (45min walk from Manly)
  • Fish n chips on The Corso
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk on Marine Parade

Watsons Bay

  • Famous Doyle's seafood restaurant & waterfront pub
  • Park and picnic grounds
  • Short stroll to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, the Gap, South Head & HMAS Watson

Fort Denison

  • Historic island fort in the middle of Sydney Harbour
  • Museum & tide gauge

Please note there are no catering facilities on Fort Denison

Luna Park

  • 500m to Luna Park & North Sydney Olympic pool
  • 700m to the Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway
  • Luna Park opening days & hours - call +61-2-9922 6644

Shark Island

  • National Park Island
  • Perfect BYO picnic destination
  • Small swimming beach
  • Five picnic shelters
  • 360 degree harbour views from the Opera House to the Heads

Attraction Information

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 8pm
  • Last admission at 7pm

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 6pm
  • Last admission 5pm

Madame Tussauds

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 8pm
  • Last admission 7pm

Sydney Tower Eye

  • Cnr Pitt & Market Streets
  • Open daily from 9am to 10.30pm
  • Last admission at 9.30pm

IMPORTANT Please note that smoking is not permitted on NSW National Parks sites. Rubbish bins are not provided - please ensure you take all rubbish with you. Penalties may apply for non-compliance.

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79 % approval from 14 responses

2 days ago

We took the hop-on, hop-off ferry to explore several Sydney sites including the zoo and Manly. I wish there were more options from the zoo in the afternoon towards Manly. The ferries were on time and easy to use. It's a good deal to include the zoo ticket with the ferry. We didn't get any commentary on our last trip from Manly to Barangaroo, so we must have gotten onto a commuting vessel instead of a tourist vessel. Great views at sunset heading back into the city.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 days ago

Service: great service and it was fun catching the ferry to Taronga zoo.
Product: good value, found website as a bit hard to find details.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

4 days ago

Service: Few people knew about the deal or could advise on how best to take advantage of it. Many of the customer service people were unhelpful and impatient.
Product: Misleading and not the greatest value for money.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and 5 Attractions

1 week ago

Amazing. I would highly recommend

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 weeks ago

Service: Cruise are on time, but not so stroller friendly for the hoho as we need to carry the stroller ourselves in and out the hoho.
Product: Great experience with the hoho

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 weeks ago

We were stranded when the ferry didn’t make a scheduled stop. Offered no compensation and no apology. Disappointed!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 weeks ago

Fantastic boats - fast, clean, on -time and very helpful staff.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 weeks ago

Service: It was very informative.
We had a wonderful time
Product: There was a lot of stuff for us to see. Only wish we had more time

Review for Hop On Hop Off and 3 Attractions

3 weeks ago

Service: Thank you Captain Cook Cruises. I and my wife really enjoyed the ferry rides. The reception staff was very helpful in giving directions and also thoughtful by marking times on the timetable to clarify the ferry times for our ferry trips. Service at the reception was fast and queue was short so no long wait time. The same excellence in service was matched by the caring staff on the ferry. The commentaries during the ferry ride were interesting, personal and not repetitive. The ferry ride was very enjoyable with great scenic views. The ferry seemed clean and well maintained from external. The ganger bridge was easy to cross.
Product: Good value for money matched with good service

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago

Very organised service with great options to get to nearby attractions. Comfortable boat and great commentary.

Review for Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

3 weeks ago

excellent service

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 month ago

Service: Exceptional cruise
Product: Great transport to and from zoo

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 month ago

Service: I felt bad because of the inequalities of the employees. You had boat captains and some assistants who were fantastic and timely, but other support staff in the office who barely knew what was going on and people putting out the ramps on their cell phones and not listening to the captain's instructions.

Anyway, the service worked great for our purposes, just funny to watch a dysfunctional organization with poor employees try to put themselves together. The captain would often look at the paying customers with his head in his hands apologizing.
Product: With the discount, it made the ZOO + HOHO a good deal.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo Express Cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very disappointing to receive. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 month ago

Service: The Hop On Hp Off Ferry was the easiest way to see the best sights in Sydney. The only problem we had was that we were trying to catch the last ferry of the night from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, we asked the captain when we were dropped off to make sure we knew where to be to catch the ferry back. While we waited for the last ferry with 11 other passengers, we watched the ferry come in at a different location and leave without us. A taxi boat then informed us that during special events like Vivid, the ferries could not stop where we were. Frustrated that we had been stranded on Circular Quay, we walked to the other pier. The last ferry in, that was no longer taking passengers, was nice enough to take us closer to where we were originally getting off. That captain saved the night.
Product: Great price for easy transportation in Sydney!

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