"Every stop has a story"
The Mornington Peninusla has been voted one of the must-see places of 2015 according to National Geographic's esteemed Best of the World list, and now you can explore the region for yourself, riding on the top of one of the world's most unusual methods of tourist transport.
Open-top double-decker bus trips are no longer restricted to the streets of London, with many cities around the world embracing the big red vehicle for trips around major tourist attractions.
The well-established Explorer Bus Tours model offers sight seeing tours aboard double-decker buses in Sydney, Blue Mountains, Darwin, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane and Perth, and now the big red bus has reached the shores of the Mornington Peninsula, transporting tourists around the region's finest spots on the Peninsula Explorer.
Offering a hop-on and hop-off sight seeing experience, tourists can take a trip on the Peninsula Explorer admiring magificent views of the Mornington Peninsula from seats on the top deck of an open-top bus (or from the bottom deck, if you prefer), whilst stopping to take in important landmarks across the region.
The Mornington Peninsula is historically one of Victoria's lessor known tourist regions, but those in the know are treated to spectacular coastal scenery, quaint villages, art galleries, picturesque walks, magnificent wineries, top dining spots and fantastic golf courses.
The Peninsula Explorer enables you to begin your open-top bus journey where you wish, although the hop-on and hop-off point at Borneo Maze; the closest stop to the city side of the Peninsula, begins and ends on the hour. Find your way to Borneo Maze via car, or public transport options can be found here.
The furthest point of your journey would be the Quarrantine Station, found at Point Nepean National Park, and stops in-between include Cups Estate Winery, Nepean Country Club and Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Peninsula Hot Springs, Dunes Golf Course, Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Millionarie's Walk, Portsea, Sorrento, Ferry Terminal (Queenscliffe - Sorrento Ferry), St Andrew's Golf Club (upon request) and back to Borneo Maze.
A round trip on the Peninsula Explorer will take you two hours without hopping-off, alternatively, take your time and spend a day or more to explore the region.
Aboard the Peninsula Explorer, enjoy animated commentary providing history and stories of the Peninsula, and information regarding attractions coming up and what is available to see and do.
Ticket packages are offered on single journey trips (hop-on once and off at the stop of your choice), a 24-hour pass that allows you to hop-on and hop-off as you please over the course of a day, or a 3-day pass offering excellent value to explore the region over a 3 day period. Prices start from $8 concession and children (single journey trips) to a $180 family ticket for 3 days unlimited travel. Multi-visit, yearly passes, school group tickets and gift vouchers are also available, click here for more price information.
See the best of the Mornington Peninsula on the Peninsula Explorer from 8am – 6.12pm, 365 days of the year. At peak times (weekends, public holidays and school holidays) buses work on an hourly schedule for each stop, for the remainder of the year, the bus works on a 2 hourly timetable for each stop.
Why? See the best of the Mornington Peninsula on a bus
When: From 8am – 6.12pm, 365 days of the year
Phone: 03 5987 3030
Where: From Borneo Maze to Point Nepean National Park and lots in-between
Cost: From $8 single journey (children and concession)
Book your tickets here.