Frequently Asked Questions

What does hop on hop off mean?

Hop on Hop off is a form of touring where you travel independently from other groups on the bus. The Hop It Bus follows a set timetable where you, the hopper, decides where to hop on and off. Using the timetable you can plan your day around our hops and hop at your own pace.

How much is the ticket?

Our ticket prices vary depending on where you get on the Hop It Bus.

  • City/Frankston/Lilydale - $69.95
  • Yarra Valley/Mornington Peninsula $59.95
The ticket price includes your transport to and throughout the region and route you book. Check out our Regions + Routes to choose the right one for you. The ticket price does not include tastings meaning you can choose to spend your coin and day, the way you want.

Where are your pick up locations?

We pick up at a variety of locations along our routes. Hop on from the city at the Grand Hyatt on Russell Street, Frankston or Lilydale Station. If you’re already in the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula, you can join the bus on any of the stops on the routes. Check out our Regions + Routes for more information.

What if I don’t like wine?

No problem at all! We’ve carefully curated timetables that cater for anyone, even if you don’t like wine. There’s so much to explore in these regions such as chocolate, gin, craft beer, beautiful views and even hot springs.

Which venues are the best to visit?

All of the stops on our timetables are amazing places to visit, each in their own unique way. We wouldn’t feature them if we didn’t think that they can provide incredible service coupled with incredible produce. Check out our Regions + Routes to find out more about the places we hop.

Is there a tour guide?

Although we don’t have a tour guide as such, we have drivers that are super knowledgeable and will ensure that you have the best experience. They’ll be able to answer your burning questions about where to get the best gin, rum, wine and so on.

Will there be other people on the bus?

Yes, there will be other hoppers on the bus, however each group travels independently and they may not all hop off at the same stops as you.

Do you cater for large groups?

The maximum group size we accept is 5. We want to make sure that everyone on the bus has an amazing experience. If your group is larger than 5, it’s always best to organise your own private vehicle. We’ve got some great recommendations, so feel free to give us a call on 03 8596 2659!

Can I buy tickets on the day?

We highly recommend that you book your ticket in advance as we may not have any availability on the day. If you’re brave enough, you can meet us at any of the stops and try your luck. Payment via credit card is accepted on the bus.

Where can I eat?

There are so many delicious options! Make sure to check out our ‘Explore Stops’ sections which has all the info you need to plan your day around food, wine and other delicious produce.

Is it suitable for children?

Unfortunately, our hop on hop off routes are not suitable for children under the age of 18.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Your ticket covers your for all day transport within as well as to and from the region of your choice. Any tastings, food and other purchases will be at your own cost.

Is there room on the bus if I make any purchases?

We’ve got plenty of space on the bus for all your purchases. We’ll look after it for you throughout the day.

What amenities are available on the bus?

We offer free water and a coolbox to store any purchases in. We also have the best playlist available. Due to the size of the buses, we do not have any toilet facilities.

Do I need to pre-book my visit at the venues?

Due to Covid-19, a lot of venues have introduced a booking system. Please refer to our venue guide and plan your day in advance to make sure you don’t miss out.