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

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.

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Traveller 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


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Best way to see Darwin
, May 2022
Great value. Absolutely the best way to immerse yourself into Darwin & see all the sites. Commentary was informative. Drivers polite & efficient. Highly recommend.
Great way to see Darwin
, May 2022
Loved relaxing on the bus and enjoying the commentary! Love Darwin! Bus drivers friendly and helpful.
, Apr. 2022
What an enjoyable day. The whole day was filled with interesting commentary about Darwin and points of interest. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Darwin is a unique destination and the iconic Big Bus Darwin Tour is well loved by travellers from all corners of the globe. We hope you can join Big Bus on another tour in another city soon.
Excellent value for money.
, Apr. 2022
The informative guide as we travelled, able to get off at stops and return later to continue on. Great value.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for your kind review. For readers who are interested to join our Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Beach Tour it is recommended to DOWNLOAD the BIG BUS TOURS APP for live bus tracking, walking directions from where you are to your nearest pick up Bus Stop and so much great localised information. Just select the city you are in and all of your questions regarding Big Bus can be answered in one convenient place.
A great way to see and hear about the city
, Apr. 2022
The double decker open air experience seeing the city of Darwin was excellent. The onboard commentary was very informative.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Thank you for taking the time to respond to our tour. We aim to Inspire the Spirit of Adventure for all our guests. Please visit us again soon to enjoy more of what Big Bus has to offer in 23 cities across the globe. DOWNLOAD BIG BUS TOURS APP select they city you are in and get live bus tracking, walking directions to the closest stop to where you are and so much more.
, Mar. 2022
The commentary. Amusing and it is obvious he is proud of Darwin. We always take a hop on hop off wherever we go. You can do as little or a lot of touring, whatever type of tourist or traveller you are.
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.

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