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Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Optional Taronga Zoo

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from US$ 35.86 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • See famous Sydney attractions on an action-packed hop-on, hop-off cruise
  • Hop on and off at any of the stops and explore the vibrant city at your own pace
  • Visit Sydney highlights include Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay
  • Visit Taronga Zoo (optional) and see over 350 species of aussie wildlife
  • Take pictures with kangaroos, wallabies, birds, wombats and echidnas & more
  • Enjoy the Sky Safari cable car ride and enjoy amazing aerial views of the zoo and the Harbour
  • Enjoy informative commentary on board
  • Smartphone Vouchers Accepted – No need to print!
  • Overview

    With this flexible hop-on hop-off all-day cruise ticket you can easily enjoy the attractions of Sydney’s spectacular harbour.

    Board the vessel at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Sit back and be treated to magnificent views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Watch sailing boats, cruise ships and ferries bustle across the sparkling water. Either sit back and enjoy the 1.5 hour ride while listening to an informative audio commentary or hop on and off at any of the designated bus stops and explore popular attractions including Fort Denison, Shark Island, Luna Park and so on.

    Choose the combo option with Taronga Zoo admission and meet an array of incredible creatures from kangaroos to Komodo dragons. Watch graceful seals show off their skills at the Seal Theatre and enjoy the famous free-flight show featuring birds of prey.

    You can also learn more about the animals from the free zoo-keeper talks. Your optional Taronga ticket also includes a ride on the Sky Safari Cable Car – a thrilling experience that gives bird’s eye views of the Zoo and its surroundings.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Sep 18 - 16 Jun 19: Daily
    17 Jun 19 - 31 Aug 19: Monday


    Cruise ticket is valid for 2 days. Full Loop takes 90 minutes.

    Start time

    Cruise: Between 9:45am from Circular Quay (9:30am from Darling Harbour) to 4.30pm; every 45 minutes.
    Taronga Zoo: Open from 9am to 5pm daily.

    Click here for the tour timetable

    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Number 6 Jetty, Circular Quay or Pier 26, Darling Harbour to board the cruise.

    Ending Point

    You can end the hop-on, hop-off cruise at any of the stops.


    To board your vessel, make your way to either Number 6 Jetty, Circular Quay or to Pier 26, Darling Harbour.

    Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise:
    Your flexible all-day pass lets you hop on and hop off at up to seven famous waterside attractions. Disembark at any one of these, stay as long as you like and board the next boat.

    Some of the main Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise stops included are- 

    • Fort Denison: A rocky island with a colourful history and the only Martello Tower in Australia. It has a museum and restaurant. (Entry fees apply).
    • Taronga Zoo: Australia’s finest zoo, home to more than over 2,900 exotic and native animals. (Entry fees apply unless you have chosen the option with Taronga Zoo).
    • Shark Island: This island gets its name from its shape and not its wildlife! It’s a great place for a swim and a picnic. (Entry fees apply)
    • Watson's Bay: Australia’s oldest fishing village. Famous for its waterfront restaurants and pubs as well as for fine beaches and sea views.
    • Luna Park: A superbly restored fun park. You can also jump off here for North Sydney Olympic Pool, and Sydney Harbour Bridge Walkway.
    • Darling Harbour: Good selection of restaurants and cafes. Hop off here for the Australian Maritime Museum, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Imax Theater, Madame Tussauds, and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
    • Circular Quay: Alight here to explore The Rocks or visit Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Harbour Bridge.

    You can leave the cruise at any of the above stops.

    Sydney Harbour Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise with Taronga Zoo:
    Choose this option and combine your Harbour Cruise with a visit to award-winning Taronga Zoo. Discover Australia’s unique fauna such as kangaroos, koalas, platypuses, wallabies and wombats. Meet other exotic creatures such as bears, chimps, Asian elephants, giant tortoises, giraffes, gorillas, Komodo dragons, lions, tigers, and rare snow leopards.

    To find out more about the Zoo’s inhabitants drop in on one of the excellent Keeper Talks. Other highlights include popular shows, such as the Free-flight Bird Show and the Seal Show.

    Your ticket includes a ride on the Sky Safari Cable car, which gives spectacular views of the Zoo.

    You can end your tour at any of the stops.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-On, Hop-Off sightseeing cruise
    • Entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari Cable car ride (optional)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    The local activity operator reserves the right to change the timetable, vessels and increase fares without prior notice.

    A certificate of fitness of travel issued by a doctor is required for passengers over 79 years of age and passengers with limited mobility.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Better than described

      I booked a one day pass in the UK but was given a two day pass in Sydney covering four routes. The extra routes were: Barangaroo and Manly; Taronga Zoo, Watson’s Bay and Manly;...

      Geoffrey Prett, United Kingdom, 24/Nov/2017
    • Customer service was great!

      I had mistakenly booked our cruise/tour for the wrong day. We went to the customer service location at the dock and they worked their magic for us! The cruise boat is great...

      Rebecca Dibble, United States, 26/May/2017
    • very good expiriences...

      MAT RAHMAT, Malaysia, 12/Dec/2016