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Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour around Darwin and the informative commentary as well. Easy to find stops and goes to all points of interest. If you don't have a lot of time in Darwin this is the way to get the most out of your time.

Thank Gabriella W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do hop on hop off buses in many cities as a way to get to know the layout of a city. This didn't disappoint. Only thing we found a bit puzzling was the fact that they only run their longer route to the military...More

Thank woowooSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hop-on hop-off bus was a good way to get an overview of the Darwin city and attractions. It runs regularly and you can get onn and off at the main tourist attractions

Thank BruceBuderim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good way to get around in Darwin and there were stops at all main attractions. We decided due to time restraints just to enjoy the ride and sights. The tour lasts for 70mins and cost $35 for pensioners.

1  Thank chigago
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a full circuit on our first day in order to get an idea of the lay of the land and then used the data we gained to plan our visits for the rest of our stay. We had our own vehicle and...More

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 24 May 2018

What a fantastic way to see Darwin,so many stops of interest and time to enjoy them.The staff were so helpful in advising how much time needed to be spent at each stop and what time the next bus would be along.Wonderful day and great value.

Thank jppetty
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Only in Darwin for a day from a cruise ship. Great way to see the sights when you have limited time. A stop nearby the cruise terminal to get on & off again. Plenty of stops, good commentary, friendly helpful drivers. Hopped on & off...More

Thank Woo1949
Matt O, Owner at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for your excellent review Woo1949 The Hop on Hop off bus service is the only way to see our fantastic city, we visit only the best and most popular attractions around Darwin and you can take your time, instead of being rushed around like...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It was Anzac Day...... I'm not sure what went on? Only managed to get to two stops as buses were all full. Then we managed to get on, it was so full we were cramed downstairs like cattle. So didn't even see anything. Would have...More

Thank Jodi R
Matt O, Owner at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi Jodi R, Thanks for your feedback, we are very disappointed you didn’t enjoy your experience with Big bus darwin, with regards to your situation, there was a 3000 pax Cruiseship in on Anzac Day, however, this is no excuse, Jason the driver informed me...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

We booked a 1 day hop on hop off bus trip . It was great because we took a trip in the morning and hopped off at a number of spots the returned in the afternoon to go to the War memorial museum ... fantastic...More

1  Thank tessa02
Matt O, Owner at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thanks for your review Tessa, as the part owner of Big Bus Darwin and a darwin local of over 20 years, I personally wrote the commentary for the tour. There’s plenty of stories in our commantary that only a true local would know. Kind regards

Reviewed 7 May 2018

We happily used this service during a recent cruise stop and it was a great way to get an overview of the city. ($35 ticket for seniors).We could see the bus (and stop) just out of the cruise terminal from our port side balcony so...More

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12 May 2018|
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Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
We did exactly that. We took the HOHO bus to the art gallery in the morning - got off here and got on again at 12:30ish when the HOHO bus makes its first run to the war museum in the afternoon. Ask the driver when he picks... More
12 May 2018|
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Response from Matt O | Property representative |
Hi Tessa, That’s correct, the ticket is valid both the morning and afternoon trips.
Deborah S
8 September 2015|
Response from Matt O | Property representative |
Hi Deborah S, You can purchase a ticket from our website Get a print out of the ticket and give it to the driver at stop 10 which is right out the front of the cruise ship terminal, or you can walk into town via the... More