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Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Highlights
  • Darwin hop-on hop-off bus shore excursion
  • See fabulous views of Darwin from the open top of a double-decker bus
  • Visit the Waterfront Precinct, Military Museum, Cullen Bay Marina, Doctor’s Gully and Crocosaurus Cove
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Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
From US$26.16
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24 Hour TicketMost Popular
Darwin Hop-on Hop-off bus. Includes both the 60 and 90 minute tours and is valid for 24 hours from first use.
From US$26.16
24 Hour Family Pass Ticket
Unlimited use on Darwin's Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 24 hours from time of first use. 1 x Family Pass, valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children. To book please enter 1 adult only and all child names
From US$79.95
Overview
Swap your cruise ship for a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Darwin on this sightseeing shore excursion. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass and explore the city in the Top End at your own pace. Board the open-top double-decker bus from the cruise terminal at Fort Hill Wharf and disembark at any of the 11 stops around Darwin, or simply stay on the bus for a 60- or 90-minute narrated tour. Visit the Military Museum, Botanic Gardens, Doctors Gully, Crocosaurus Cove and more!
What to Expect
When your ship pulls into port in Darwin, design your own sightseeing itinerary on a shore excursion. Board your open-top double-decker bus at Fort Hill Wharf, conveniently located outside the cruise terminal. Buses depart every 30 minutes for the 1-hour morning route with 11 stops, and every 45 minutes for the 1.5-hour afternoon route, which includes East Point Reserve and an additional stop at the Military Museum.

Listen to entertaining on-board commentary for the entire route, or hop off to spend as long as you like at various attractions around Darwin. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass and see Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Crocosaurus Cove, Doctors Gully, Cullen Bay and the Marina Military Museum. See the Itinerary for a full list of hop-on hop-off bus stops.

This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Darwin. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Reviews (45)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2019
A Great Way to Spend the Day

This bus offers a great way to see the main sights in Darwin without having to rent a car. I was able to see Cullen Bay, the Museum, Parap Market, etc with running commentary and ample time to hop off and explore before the next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Musqat
Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Appreciate your review Musqat, our Hop on Hop off service visit all the ‘must do’ things/attractions in Darwin, much easier than hiring a car or walking. Kind regards

Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile
No bus

I waited diagonally opposite Crocassurus in Mitchell St for 75mins. No bus. What happened please? Sharon AdelaideMore

Thank sharon1943
Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Sharon, Due to the arrival of a large Cruiseship, we started our service earlier and finished later (8.30am-6pm) then what is displayed on our current brochure and website, we had extra buses on during the day and we were operating a 90 min loop with...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
A great day- great service

A great opportunity to see the main attractions, the recorded audio is informative with some Aussie humour. The driver was great, he provided some personal information and tips at the stops on how to best experience Darwin. A local with great passion for the town...More

1  Thank 22Groover
Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi Kerri, Great to see you enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus, our drivers are either born and bred or have lived in Darwin over 15 years, so some good local knowledge and tips is always helpful. Kind regards

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Good and friendly drivers. Very informative trip.

The audio narration of the whole journey is funny and humorous. Good sight seeing trip, We rode on the longer afternoon route, and the views were magnificent. Remember to ask the driver when you get off when the next bus will come.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank imgod2
Matt O, Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thanks for your review imgod2 and the helpful tip, glad you enjoyed our service. Kind regards

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Excellent value

We bought our tickets in the afternoon which enabled us to have two half days of travel around Darwin with the drop offs and pick ups suiting our transport requirements for dinners and lunch as well as the tourist attractions.. The drivers are friendly and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 287PurpleTulip123
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