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Big Bus Darwin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
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from US$ 27.46 US$ 24.72 per person pp
    • Discover Darwin on a fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off bus tour!
    • Hop on and off at attractions of your choice and customize your own sightseeing itinerary
    • Enjoy top-deck views from open-top buses and easy access to city's best attractions
    • Plan your own itinerary with 12 convenient stops, hop-on and off as often as you wish
    • Explore extensively and save on precious time with buses arriving at frequent intervals
    • Travel on two different routes, starting early in the day and extending till late afternoon
    • Learn interesting facts about Darwin from the entertaining audio commentary on the bus
  • Overview

    It’s time to explore the adventure, wildlife and indigenous culture of the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia with the Big Bus Darwin Hop-on, Hop-off ticket. Discover the most famous landmarks of this small and peaceful cosmopolitan and get top-deck views while travelling on an audio-guided open-top bus.

    Enjoy this sightseeing excursion at your own pace as you hop off at any of the 12 stops as many times and for as long as you want, and hop back on to continue to the next attraction. Discover the blossoming Botanic Gardens, taste the local food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, gape at crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove and learn the fascinating local history at the Military Museum.

    Choose from a 1-day Classic and 2-day Premium ticket with 2 interconnected routes covering the popular attractions of Darwin.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1 or 2 days from the time you board the bus

    Start Time

    The bus departure timings from the two routes are as follows: Red Route (Morning tour):Buses depart from 9:00am - 11:55am; every 35 minutes. The entire loop takes 70 minutes.
    Purple Tour(Afternoon tour): Buses depart from 12:30pm - 4:15pm; every 45 minutes. The entire loop takes 90 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.


    Hop on the bus at any of the designated stops to start your Big Bus Darwin hop-on, hop-off tour. Choose the Darwin Classic ticket category to discover the city in a day or extend your tour for another day with the Premium ticket, valid for 2 days.

    Both the Classic and Premium ticket options follow two interconnected routes: the Red route (Morning Tour) and the Purple route (Afternoon Tour). The Red route runs till midday covering the sights from the city to Ross Smith Ave, and is then succeeded by the Afternoon tour that extends till the East Point Military Museum with incredible views of the Timor Sea. Some of the most famous attractions of Darwin that will be covered in this tour are:

    Crocosaurus Cove
    Doctor’s Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding
    Cullen Bay Apartments, Myilly Point Heritage Precinct
    Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanical Gardens
    Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
    Fort Hill Wharf

    Refer to the tour route map for complete details on routes and stops

    You may hop off at any of the stops to end this tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket valid for 1 day or 2 days
    • Audio guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Admissions to any attraction covered by the tour route
  • Please note

    Please Note:

    The Big Bus Darwin hop-on, hop-off ticket does not need to be used immediately on purchase. One can buy it now and use it any day within six months.

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop you wish to start your tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 1 day or 2 days (depending on your ticket choice) from that time.

    Tour times are subject to change due to public holidays, weather conditions and cruise ship arrivals.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Excellent service, everything went like clockwork.

      KEVIN DAVIE, 14/Aug/2019
    • Good value for money spent

      Richard Westmacott, United Kingdom, 08/Jan/2019
    • Good value for sightseeing

      Horace Lowbridge, United Kingdom, 22/Jun/2018

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