Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.




Waltzing Australia

Thursday, 29 October 2009

The Tourist Shuttle


The bright orange and white Melbourne City tourist shuttle bus is free and runs daily every 30 minutes from 9.30am to 4.30pm (excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday). It takes you around the city of Melbourne stopping at 13 key tourist attractions and destinations in and around the city of Melbourne.
From Chinatown to the Shrine of Remembrance, to the Queen Vic to the Sports complex, it is a good way of seeing Melbourne without being hampered by which bus, which tram.
So look out for the bright orange sign for the stops and take the ease out of navigating your way around a major city.

For more information click on the link at the side listed under 'Melbourne Information.'
Happy travels.

9 comments:

Julie said...

We have something similar to this in Sydney. We also have those cutaway red double deckers that can be found in many cities around the world. I have not taken the Sydney version but found the versions in London and Rome quite useful to orient me on day one.

Leif Hagen said...

I'll only get on if you promise they'll stop at a fun, delicious cafe' for coffee and treats along the tour route!

~Cheryl said...

What a marvelous service! The price is right, too! :)

Floral Friday said...

That is a wonderful idea. I think every major metropolitan city should have this! In Olympia we have a bus similar to this it is called the Dash and it runs every 15mins. She is free to ride. Though her stops are limited. To really see our state I would recommend an auto rental.

Ai Shiang said...

The tourists' bus in Melbourne looks neater than Sydney's :o)

B SQUARED said...

What a wonderful idea.

Grace Olsson said...

very interesting information

never have been there.
My son is crazy for to visit Australia..
have a nice day

http://graceolsson.se/mittliv/

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Julie - I saw the free tourist shuttle advertised when I was in Sydney last month, but couldn't find it. We also have the double-decker buses - red, like the London ones. Have ridden in one of them around Katoomba and the Blue Mountains - great way to get around.

Leif - The bus stops at Lygon Street, aka "Little Italy" - plenty of pâtisseries - Tiramisù, Zabaglione, Zuppa Inglese...

Cheryl - Do you have something like this in your area?

Floral Friday - It would be good if all cities had them - good for tourism.

Ai Shiang - I haven't seen the Sydney ones, but ours are very comfortable and the drivers give a running commentary.

B Squared - They are indeed and it makes it so much easier for visitors and/or tourists.

Grace Olssen - Thanks Grace, if and when your son does come to Australia, I'm sure he'll go home with lots of happy memories.
Cheers.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Manchester has I think three free shuttle buses that tour around the city on different routes - even Stockport has one now - very handy and easy to use.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.