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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Go sightseeing in Darwin with a hop-on hop-off pass that is valid for 24 or 48 hours. Cruise to top spots including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct, and Darwin Military Museum. Enjoy unobstructed views from the open-top double-decker bus and informative onboard commentary. Simply hop on board to travel from sight to sight, and explore in depth on your own by hopping off at any of the convenient stops. Opt for two different tour lengths to suit your sightseeing schedule.
  • Darwin Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Visit Waterfront Precinct, Darwin Military Museum, Cullen Bay Marina, Doctors Gully, and Crocosaurus Cove
  • Get on and off at several convenient stops around Darwin
  • Choice of 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Travel on two different routes to see the best of Darwin
  • Listen to informative prerecorded commentary

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Two bus routes and unlimited travel lets you visit all of Darwin’s highlights in one day.
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Choice of 24 hour or 48 hour pass
Pre-recorded commentary
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Set your own pace when exploring Darwin by using your hop-on hop-off bus pass to take in the city and choose where you want to disembark. Choose a pass that is good for 24 or 48 hours, according to your schedule. It's a great way to get to know the city, especially if you are short on time.

The extended tour departs includes East Point Reserve and an additional stop at the Military Museum. The shorter, morning tour stops at several convenient locations around Darwin.

Discover Darwin's main attractions including Crocosaurus Cove, Doctors Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and the Waterfront Precinct. You can hop on and off as many times as you like to explore on your own. When you want to continue, simply board the next bus.
1 hour 30 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  60-minute tour: 9am – 12pm, every 60 minutes / 90-minute tour: 13.30pm last bus departs at 3pm, every 90 minutes. We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information. To confirm availability, please contact +61 416 140 903
Points of interest passed by on this route
Crocosaurus Cove
Big Bus Darwin
Defence of Darwin Experience
East Point Reserve
Cullen Bay Marina
Darwin Waterfront
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 years travel free of charge
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips

  • "A map is a helpful extra to help one get bearings of a place." See review
  • "It is very convenient to get on and off at the places you want to visit." See review
  • "The Hop on Hop off service allows leisurely access and time to absorb the sights and scenes of this wonderful city." See review


212 Reviews

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Big Red Bus
, Nov 2021
Brilliant tour, great commentary. Great way to see Darwin . Would recommend to friends and family . Great hop on hop off service
Fantastic day
, Oct 2021
Very informative. Bus driver was terrific, friendly helpful knowledgeable. Unfortunately I didn’t get his name.
Hop On Hop Off Bus
, Oct 2021
Had a great time toying around Darwin on the Hop On Hop Off bus. Very interesting and informative. Hopped off at the Darwin Museum which covered WW11 bombing of Darwin through to Cyclone Tracy and beyond. Also we to the RFDS which was also interesting. Back on the bus and back to the city centre.
Relaxing Bus Ride
, Oct 2021
The drivers were friendly and very knowledgeable. Even funny at times when he tricked me into thinking my ticket had expired. The trip takes you around a large variety or locations and this gave us time to jump off and on at the different locations. Spent from 9am - 4.30pm (last bus) going around all the sites and seeing different aspects each time.
A very convenient and enjoyable way of seeing Darwin
, Sep 2021
The drivers were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the commentary and the freedom of getting on and off whenever we wanted.
Air conditioned & self guided
, Sep 2021
Booked this bus on the day of arrival as a method to become orientated and see the local attractions. Due to the limited timetable (a bus every hour) it takes an extremely long time to undertake this tour - it might be wise to purchase the 2 day offer or just catch the local bus.
, Aug 2021
Bus ride awesome upstairs. Aircon on the bottom awesome. Narration done very well. Paul Makin I think . Hop on Hop off excellent Cullen Bay drop off for lunch beautiful.
Top way to see Darwin
, Aug 2021
Was really great , I did 2 day pass , you get see all the top spots and you can stay awhile and get back on later well worth the money
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Missed opportunity
, Aug 2021
I did not make Darwin I am in lockdown in happy Sydney. I was not game to cancel ticket as i had left it a bit late. I had to do so much because of cancellation which was left to last minute. I wish you well. Annette
Wonderful experience
, Jul 2021
I had a 2 day pass what an amazing adventure it provided for me to see Darwin. The drivers especially Trisitan were amazing. He went above and beyond he provided great information about what Darwin has to offer. No need to worry about missing anything the bus has it covered.

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