Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer + Taronga Zoo

When in Sydney travel like the locals do, on the harbour highway. We’ve selected the best harbour destinations and combined them into one easy to follow ferry timetable. Our 1- and 2-days passes give you the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as you like, with the expert local guidance of our on-board crew.



Every Saturday & Sunday

Daily during NSW school holidays


1-DAY PASS: from AU$35 / ADT - AU$20

2-DAY PASS: from AU$50/ADT - AU$28/CHD



**Child age: 4-15 yrs old**

Price guides

1-Day PASS

  • Retail: AU$42/ADT – AU$25 / CHD
  • Special: AU$35 / ADT – AU$20 / CHD

2-Day Pass (Valid two consecutive calendar day)

  • Retail: AU$55 /ADT – AU$35 / CHD
  • Special: AU$50 / ADT – AU$28 / CHD

1-Day Pass + TARONGA ZOO TICKET (Valid one calendar day)

  • Retail: AU$79 /ADT – AU$49 / CHD
  • Special: AU$65 / ADT

2-Day Pass + ONE TARONGA ZOO TICKET (Valid one calendar day)

  • Retail: AU$89 /ADT – AU$55 / CHD
  • Special: AU$69 / ADT

**special rate is applied to selected dates and limited time only**

  • Start your day from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Choice of 1 or 2 days passes
  • Add entry to Taronga Zoo and save (includes free Sky Safari cable-car)
  • Commentary onboard
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure decks
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All transfers to pier
  • Other personal expenses
Check in - Route & Timetables

Check in offices:

Passengers must check in at one of these 2 offices to exchange boarding pass:

  • Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1
  • Circular Quay Wharf 6

Route & Timetables

  • Regular services operate between Circular Quay, Manly, Watsons Bay, Shark Island, Darling Harbour and Taronga Zoo on weekends and daily during selected NSW school holidays.
  • 2021 NSW school holiday dates: 18Dec21-21Jan22.
  • Special timetables may operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information.

Note: Please note all guests must enter via the main entrance until further notice. Guests arriving by ferry will need to take the bus up to the main entrance (at own expense). Zoo tickets are not available at Taronga Zoo entry. All tickets must be pre-purchased. The Sky Safari is subject to weather and operational conditions.

Important information
  • All guests must be double vaccinated to enter the Zoo from the top entrance.
  • Please note until further notice, the lower entrance is closed, and all guests must enter via the main entrance. Guests arriving by ferry can take a bus up to the main entrance (at own expense).
  • Taronga Zoo is generally open 365 days of the year, between 9:30am and 4:30pm*
  • Sky Safari cable car operates between 10am - 3pm and is subject to weather & operational conditions
  • Zoo tickets are not available at Taronga Zoo entry.
  • All tickets must be pre-purchased.
General terms & conditions (Captain Cook's)
  • Conditions of Carriage apply to all bookings
  • Travel Insurance is strongly recommended
  • Groups over 60 guests are on request as special conditions and/or a private charter may apply
  • Refunds are not available for services not availed once travel has commenced
  • All refund claims must be made in writing
  • Refunds exclude cancellation fees, change of date fees and any third-party fees financial transaction fees including credit card surcharges
  • Operators other than Captain Cook Cruises reserve the right to charge cancellation fees in addition to these conditions
  • Additional terms and conditional may apply to promotional products that may be released from time to time, which will be indicated on the promotional material
Booking Conditions (QueenTours)
  • All bookings must to be placed at least 1 day in advance.
  • Full payment requires to confirm booking.
  • No cancellation /refund after ticket purchased
  • Please prefer to our general terms & conditions

Check-in offices

⏰ Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1

⏰ Circular Quay Wharf 6

Getting There

  • Town Hall by Train / Light Rail: get off Town Hall Station or QVB to walk to Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1 (approx 15 mins walk).
  • Circular Quay by train / Light Rail: get off Circular Quay station to walk to Wharf 6 for check in at the counter (2 mins walk)


  • Parking: Cinema Centro Car Park (521 Kent St) is one of the close car park to get to Darling Harbour. Check rates here
  • Parking: King Street Wharf Car Park (1 Shelly St). Check rate here

Why book with QueenTours?

  • No booking fees
  • We will do all the hard work. Our team will make all reservation, book your time slot on your behalf. You don’t have to do anything!!
  • We will send you your ticket voucher with details, all you need to do is turn up at the attraction and enjoy the fun