The big red bus with no roof

As our holidays draw to a close {nooooooooo, where did that time go?} we decided to do something that’s been on Bubba’s wish list for a while: ride on the big red bus with no roof.

The Explorer buses are double-decker buses with open top levels that do two loops for tourists in Sydney – one around the city, the other out to our famous Bondi beach. You can purchase a 24 or 48 hour ticket and hop on/off as many times as you please. The buses pass many attractions, museums and iconic places of interest in our beautiful city.

Headphones are provided and you can listen to the commentary in a number of different languages. Love bug and I shared a pair of headphones so we could chat along the way. We listened to Kev the Koala’s kids commentary which was filled with useful pieces of information. Did you know that Sydney averages 240 sunny days each year? Or that Hyde Park started as a house racing course? Or that the Conservatorium of Music was built as stables?

It’s a fun way to get around, although we did swap upstairs in the sunshine for downstairs in the air conditioning for a different perspective {and a reprise from yesterday’s heat}. We only got off once but I think it would be more fun to use it as a way to get to all of these attractions rather than the bus itself being the attraction.


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a prime example of the journey being the destination. What fun! #joy

  2. rachel says:

    We have one of these in Hobart and my 4 year old is dying to go on it! I will definitely make the time to take her!!

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