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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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Darwin, Australia

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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

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

  • 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?
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?
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?
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?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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193 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Great experience
, Jun 2021
Excellent service. It’s a great way to see the city. Ideal for finding out how the city functions. Thank you
Excellent tour operator!
, Jun 2021
Tour operators were excellent. Thanks you for a memorable experience. My experience with viator was no so memorable. I did not realise this was an OS company and will never book with them again. Please go DIRECTLY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR NOT THROUGH VIATOR.
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Use the hop on & off bus
, May 2021
The bus was allways there for us we purchased the 2 day pass you can also get discount for over 60s . Driver very helpfull didn’t miss haveing a car at all
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, May 2021
Gave an good overview of Darwin. Good easily heard compressive commentary. Would recommend for first time visitors
Good trip around Darwin
, May 2021
A very informative trip around Darwin. The bus takes you to the main areas, with some interesting facts and details of the places visited,
Need a clean
, May 2021
Dirty buses no sanitizer in the machine driver not friendly at all. Only good thing was the commentary it was really good
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Darwin At Your Pace
, May 2021
We loved the convenience of the Hop on Hop off bus. We were taken to the best points of interest in Darwin with an interesting commentary and we were able to access Darwin's best at our leisure without a guide telling us to get back on the bus and hurry up. The Hop on Hop off service allows leisurely access and time to absorb the sights and scenes of this wonderful city.
Great bus trip
, May 2021
Driving excellent. Commentary interesting and informative. Sights relevant to historical and modern day Darwin.
, May 2021
Adequate & informative. Probably longer than necessary due to waiting at each stop. Easy to find & hop on.
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Easy way to get around
, May 2021
Great big picture view of central Darwin with stops at main attractions to allow visits and informative commentary.

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