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Darwin City, Australia
Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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!
  • 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
  • Get on and off at 11 convenient stops, including the cruise ship terminal
  • Choose from 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This bus tour leaves from right outside the cruise terminal and has 11 stops all around Darwin.
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24-hour pass
Pre recorded commentary on board
Food and drinks
Not covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

Departure Point

Tourism Top End, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour starts at Stop 1 - Tourist Info Centre on Bennett Street
Guest can board at any stop at any time.
60-minute tour: 9am – 12.00pm, every 60 minutes
90-minute tour: 12.30pm last bus departs at 3pm, every 90 minutes.

Ports

  • Fort Hill Wharf, Harbour, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Tourism Top End, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Aquascene, 28 Doctors Gully Rd, Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia
  • Crocosaurus Cove, 58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Cullen Bay Resorts, 26/32 Marina Blvd, Darwin City NT 0820, Australia
  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 19 Conacher St, The Gardens NT 0820, Australia
  • Darwin Military Museum, LOT 5434 Alec Fong Lim Dr, East Point NT 0820, Australia
  • Parap Village Markets, 3/3 Vickers St, Parap NT 0804, Australia
  • RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, 45 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Darwin Waterfront Precinct, 19B Kitchener Dr, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia


Departure Time

4/1/2021 - 8/16/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.

Itinerary

Darwin hop-on hop-off bus stops:
• Smith St Mall
• Doctors Gully
• Crocosaurus Cove
• Cullen Bay Jetty
• SKYCITY Casino
• Mindil Beach Sunset Market
• George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
• Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
• Darwin Military Museum
• Parap, a suburb of Darwin
• Darwin Waterfront Precinct
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Darwin Shore Excursion: 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
See all safety measures taken by Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Darwin Shore Excursion: 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
See all safety measures taken by Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Darwin Shore Excursion: 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 Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Darwin Shore Excursion: 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 Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.

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star-5
Bus company went all out for cruise passengers
Ed_D
, Feb 2020
Wonderful ride around the beautiful city of Darwin. The bus company went all out by having a bus waiting at the cruise terminal, increasing frequency to every 20 minutes, and including the run out to the Military Museum all day rather than just the afternoon. We enjoyed the museum as well as the stop at the Bombing/Royal Flying Doctors Museum. Excellent day!
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star-5
Great way to see Darwin
alison2204
, Dec 2019
We were on a cruise ship, so this was a very convenient way to see Darwin. We enjoyed the commentary, and all the sights, especially the Royal Flying Doctors.
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star-5
Great day in Darwin
dncndianne
, Nov 2019
The Hop On Hop Off Bus in Darwin served many purposes. We got a great tour around the area plus I was able to find a place to have a manicure!
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It was a hop on hop off bus but we...
janet G
, Feb 2018
It was a hop on hop off bus but we made the mistake of booking it on a bank holiday so Darwin was ostensibly 'closed'
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I bought the tickets online before...
Susan I S
, Jan 2018
I bought the tickets online before we arrived in Darwin. It would have been nice to know that everything in the city was closed for New Years Day when I purchased the tickets. There was no reason to take the bus.
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Highly recommend it the driver was...
Yves Pierre D
, Aug 2017
Highly recommend it the driver was very friendly and helpful. The bus was just next to the ship terminal and made it easy to find. It was a very hot day so seen the tour was a great option. And been able to hop on hop off was ideal.
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This is a nice way to see Darwin and...
Robert P
, Mar 2017
This is a nice way to see Darwin and environs in 1 day, unfortunately, there just isn't a lot in Darwin to 'hop off' and see! We we in Darwin for a day on a cruise. It's an easy to walk from the cruise port to the city center, where the bus starts - just walk along the breakwater, across the man-made lagoon, up the glass elevator, and you're practically there. The morning busses 9a, 10a, and 11a do a 60 minute loop, but the only stop worth 'hopping off' is at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The afternoon busses 12p, 1:30p, and 3p do a 90 minute loop that include the East Point Military Museum. The best strategy for a 1 day visit would be to start with the 10a loop, 'hopping off' at the museum for an hour, and returning to town on the the 11a bus. Then, taking the 12p bus out to the military museum, returning on the 1:30p bus.
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Good tour, but the cruise terminal stop...
Sue
, Mar 2017
Good tour, but the cruise terminal stop was very busy and had to wait in the heat.
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star-3
if on a cruise ship you can pick up...
janielkins
, Dec 2016
if on a cruise ship you can pick up the bus with your voucher near the ship. We paid the shuttle bus to get to the hop on hop off tour starting point in city center. also I believe the senior rate was the same as Viator, so no savings, The Hop on Bus was a great way to see the city. Narration was good and there were plenty of stops.
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There was not much to hop off for in...
Tours
, Nov 2016
There was not much to hop off for in Darwin. Since we had never been there, it was a good choice.
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