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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

By Big Bus Darwin
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Ages 5-99
Duration: 1h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English
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  • Choice of 24 hour or 48 hour pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5010DARWIN

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 years travel free of charge
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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

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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour is hosted by Big Bus Darwin. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Big Bus Darwin on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour on Tripadvisor

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  • Big Bus Darwin
    331
    Australia
    Joined in February 2011
  • 618malj
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended to see the highlights of Darwin.
    Excellent way to get around Darwin and get your bearings for the rest of your stay. Stops at heaps of the tourist spots and points of interest. We visited the Art Gallery and Military Museam using the bus, and revisited other areas on other days as you don't have time to do them all in a day.
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Lynne S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy way to see Darwin
    The driver's were friendly, helpful and made it easy to see Darwin. Natural air-conditioning LOL with shade upstairs. Good commentary and value for money.
    Written November 9, 2022
  • Kay B
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Marks for the Darwin Hop On, Hop Off Big Bus
    I chose to buy the 48 hour bus ticket and bought my senior’s ticket from the Booth at Stop One. The driver was super helpful explaining the options when I was deciding on my purchase and recommended the purchase of tickets for attractions I planned to visit over the two days. This proved to be a great choice as the line up to purchase tickets at some of the attractions was quite long. Every driver was courteous and readily provided assistance to those requiring help to enter or exit the bus. They also clearly explained the times for pick up, drop off and location even though the brochure clearly displayed the timetable. On the first morning a heavy shower saturated the top level seats so the driver quickly provided a chamois and the seats were soon dry, ready for departure. Up top there was a great view and often a cooling breeze which was most welcome. Downstairs was very popular as it was air conditioned, a must on 36 degrees days. The bus is great value, takes you to the major sites, and even provides a 5pm service on Thursday evenings to the Mindil Beach Markets. The commentary was interesting, informative and often presented with Top End humour. I’d highly recommend taking the bus if you don’t have your own transport or would prefer just to sit back and relax.
    Written October 9, 2022
  • travelvoice
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well priced and really good value.
    This is dead easy to do. Worth a full circuit to get oriented, then jump on and off at the places you like. Well priced, so it's really good value.
    Written June 30, 2022
  • Vee1963
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip around Darwin city
    Great thing to do to get your bearings first and then get off and explore, there are about 12 stops on the loop, they play an audio telling all about the things that have happened in the past as you are driving by, very interesting.
    Written May 17, 2022
  • waynebooth50
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Darwin Big Bus tour with commentary. Hop on & Off tour . Thumbs up 👍
    Great Way to accustom yourself to The Sights Of Darwin City. Commentary on the bus to improve your knowledge of the sights. A worthwhile day of touring.
    Written April 30, 2022
  • DianneC516
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Older buses
    In their promotional material the Darwin Big Bus vehicle looks quite modern. The one that arrived at our stop was far from it. Air conditioning means open the window, and in the Darwin heat you really want that breeze. The stairs to the open upper deck were beyond my knees - and many others I imagine. Deep and steep! I was off a cruise ship in Darwin for the day, when we paid $37.50 each for a whole-day ticket. But there was still only one bus an hour, which meant that we spent a lot of time standing in the hot sun waiting for the next bus to arrive. This is not the bus to take if you expect to do any shopping in the town. It doesn’t have a shopping area stop. But there is a local bus stop quite near the cruise terminal. The Big Bus route includes the main tourist destinations. Considering that two of them are quite a way out of town probably the $37.50 fare is cheaper than a taxi.
    Written December 4, 2019
  • Colcata45
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short & Expensive
    We had a once interrupted - at the museum - 70 minutes round trip of the city which was ok. But in view of the heat and humidity the bus should have at least downstairs ac, such as you find f.e. in Singapore. In view of all A$ 40 per person is quite expensive. More so I wonder what tourists do when not speaking English.
    Written November 24, 2019
  • Muchtravelled982
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wet season comes too early
    we were in Darwin oct 1 and booked the Big Bus. very good way to see the sights of Darwin IF you plan it propberly, otherwise you will wait a long time for next connection. We followes a route suggested by one of your members. Oct 1st was a bad day, 1st day of wet season timetable where buses run at 1 hour intervals in morning and 90 min intervals in the afternoon. 90 mins is way to far apart. especially at some stop over points where 1/2 and hour is long enough. Buses were very busy and ran late due to so many passengers buying tickets on the bus. drivers were very friendly and courteous.
    Written October 9, 2019
  • John F
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wrong destination
    We booked and paid back in June so we could be very organised with this and other tours of Darwin. The Departure Point on the website ( we were told after we caught an Uber) was wrong due to noone changing this and therefore we had to wait an hour in the hot sun for the bus to come.
    Written September 30, 2019
  • chriswomble
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hop on and hop off bus.
    The best way to see Darwin. Nice and cool with natural air con and plenty of sights to see. The commentary is informative and the drivers friendly.
    Written September 26, 2019
  • kbower2016
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to see Darwin
    The convenience of being able to hop on - hop off to explore Darwin is a major factor in enjoying this facility. The top deck is sheltered so sun screen is not necessary. The commentary is both informative and light hearted.
    Written September 8, 2019
  • Andy W
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant for tourists.
    Bought a premium ticket (2 days and entry to 2 exhibits). Hop on and hop off whenever you want is so handy. It goes by many of the exhibits and displays around Darwin. Top deck was great with a nice breeze all the time. Thoroughly recommend it.
    Written September 7, 2019
  • Taurangahawk
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely good.
    This service is so easy to use, as it says, once you have your ticket you just hop on and off at the different stops. The attractions are very well explained by the running commentary so there is no excuse for not being aware that it is coming up.
    Written August 26, 2019
  • Kazzag71
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do!
    We found a bus stop that advertised this and hopped on, so glad we did. We spent the whole day on the bus, getting on and off and random spots. Saw so much of Darwin and the commentary was fantastic. This is a must do.
    Written August 7, 2019
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Maria B
Darwin, Australia34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We are Darwin locals and absolutely loved the Bus Tour. We did the loop with the kids and didn’t get off. We enjoyed going around Darwin, sitting on the top deck, seeing the sights of our city. The commentary was enjoyable to listen to and we even found out facts about our city that we didn’t know. It’s a great way to see the city. Have done these types of tours around the world and would highly recommend. I would do it again in the dry season next time, and get off at some of the sights to show the kids properly.
Written January 24, 2021
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Thank you for your kind words and support Maria, Look forward to seeing you and the kids in the dry.
Written February 5, 2021
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kthomas013
Little Falls, NJ47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It is a double decker bus, quite hot! But it takes you all over the city of Darwin and stops at or near many of the main attratctions. Get a map as you enter. You can purchase your ticket on the bus and it can be good for either 3 hrs or 24 hrs. You can get on and off at any of the 12 stops it makes. Good narration of the area. Nice over view. Stay on for the whole loop and then go around again, getting off at the places that work for you. Whole loop takes about 1.5 hrs. It was a quick and easy way to find out about the town. Lower level is air conditioned. Upper level is not
Written April 1, 2023
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AussieGlennB
Victoria, Australia430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I thought this was great way to get around Darwin’s main tourist areas. As car hire is so expensive this was a cost effective way to get on and off around some of the town’s highlights. The buses ran about every 35 mins. The map provided with a timetable was very useful.
Written June 2, 2021
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Emma
Greater Perth, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We came via cruise ship. Midafternoon. Bought tickets $84 for the both of us (pensioners discount price)!
We asked the person who sold us the tickets if they stop at the museum. The answer was yes, but failed to mention that we probably will be short on time. We didn’t get off at any other stop but the museum only to realize that the museum would close in 1/2 hour at 4pm and even worse, last hop on hop off was 4.25pm from the museum. There would have been some more stops we would have hoped off, but they also closed 4pm.
So, you happily took our money, knowing very well we couldn’t utilize the tickets.
So if you come via cruise in the afternoon, don’t buy a ticket, it’s a total waste of money!!
Written March 15, 2024
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goblin54
Plymouth, UK236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a good way to get to some of the outlying attractions in Darwin if you don’t have a car & see some more of the city. However it is quite expensive at $42 for a senior for 24 hours. We only hopped off at two of the stops & I’m not sure too many of the other stops get used much. The bus runs every hour in the morning & every 90 minutes in the afternoon. Good option when the weather is bad.
Written March 14, 2023
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Lulubarro
Adelaide, Australia51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We do this at every city we visit, and always find it valuable to help decide what attractions we want to go back and investigate. Darwin’s bus was no exception. Excellent commentary and an easy way to get your bearings…
Written July 7, 2021
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RRB2389
Melbourne, Australia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a good way to see Darwin city and get your bearings. A one day ticket is enough. Because the whole circuit takes 45 minutes it is not a quick way to get from one point to the next in the city - better take a taxi! Also, by the second day the canned commentary starts to wear thin and become irritating.
Written June 30, 2022
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Peter C
Dunsborough, Australia316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The Darwin HOHO is like all others around the world - it's a great way to orient yourself to the city when you first arrive. The drivers were friendly, the commentary interesting, and the timings well structured to hop off at a couple of the more popular attractions. We did two loops to get a good feel for Darwin.
Written September 15, 2021
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ringo1
Richmond, VA87 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Bought our tickets on line and arrived in Darwin via cruise ship.the lines to board the buses where crazy, understandable considering almost 3k people where on board the ship and no doubt a lot where going to use Big Red Bus!
No-one seemed to have a clue what was going on and obviously the guys running the show were not given any heads up there was a cruise ship on the way! Lines of people asking questions and reps just walking away as if to throw their hands up in the air plus hour long waits to board a bus we decided to just walk into town and have a look around, We did eventually get a bus but to be honest it was a waste of time and money would have used my time better to have just stayed aboard the ship relaxing!
Written November 4, 2023
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Iain F
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Tour was OK but commentary difficult to hear as it was an old bus without headphones. Convenient that tour stops at cruise terminal but inconvenient in that the queue was more than 1 whole bus full, so further 20 minutes or so waiting in the heat for the next bus. App for the Big Bus Tours doesn't include Darwin maps so can't have live location of buses or details of stops. You can book tickets for Darwin via the app but it isn't one of the options if you want to "change cities" (it isn't listed). Maybe this is a work in progress...
Written November 5, 2023
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