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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour provided by Big Bus Darwin

Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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92% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5010DARWIN
Important information
Inclusions
  • Choice of 24 hour or 48 hour pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Main Stop: Tourist Information Centre, Corner of Smith and Bennett Streets OR Board the bus at any of the following stops: Stop 1: Tourist Information Centre Stop 2: Crocosaurus Cove Stop 3: Doctors Gully Stop 4: Cullen Bay Jetty Marina Boulevard Stop 5: Cullen Bay Apartments, Marina Boulevard Stop 6: SKYCITY Casino Stop 7: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Stop 7a: Darwin Military Museum (90 minute tour only) Stop 8: Ross Smith Avenue near corner of Freer Street Stop 9: Waterfront Precinct Kitchener Drive Stop 10: Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal), Kitchener Drive Location Address: Cnr Smith St and Bennett St (southern side of The Mall)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 years travel free of charge
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Choice of 24 hour or 48 hour pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission
Departure details
  • Location Name: Main Stop: Tourist Information Centre, Corner of Smith and Bennett Streets OR Board the bus at any of the following stops: Stop 1: Tourist Information Centre Stop 2: Crocosaurus Cove Stop 3: Doctors Gully Stop 4: Cullen Bay Jetty Marina Boulevard Stop 5: Cullen Bay Apartments, Marina Boulevard Stop 6: SKYCITY Casino Stop 7: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Stop 7a: Darwin Military Museum (90 minute tour only) Stop 8: Ross Smith Avenue near corner of Freer Street Stop 9: Waterfront Precinct Kitchener Drive Stop 10: Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal), Kitchener Drive Location Address: Cnr Smith St and Bennett St (southern side of The Mall)
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 years travel free of charge
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 15, 2021
A note from Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Customers are advised to download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. Alternatively please visit the Big Bus website.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
118 reviews
Excellent
64
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Nellie
Canberra, Australia13 contributions
Jan 2022
Loved the Hop on Hop bus as we got to see different locations that we wouldn't normally get to. We hadn't hired a car.

We did a loop then got off at the Museum, where we spent several hours, then caught the Hop on Hop bus back to the city.

The commentary was great - telling us about the history of Darwin - and the guys were friendly & helpful

Would definitely recommend this
Written January 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sales A
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is because of you that we do what we do. We aim to inspire the spirit of adventure in all our guests.
Written April 28, 2022
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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia519 contributions
Mar 2021
I got on in the afternoon for the 90 min circuit and as I seen the attractions before I just enjoyed a tour of the city. Having also been on this bus on a previous trip there were many things I had forgot so worth doing a second time. It is a relaxing way to see the city and the tourist attractions.
Written March 14, 2021
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Thanks a lot for your review and using our service Vicki, glad you enjoyed your experience.
Written March 17, 2021
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AussieGlennB
Victoria, Australia398 contributions
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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Maria B
Darwin, Australia29 contributions
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margscott
Lethbridge, Canada141 contributions
Feb 2020
it was a slow monday and a rainy season monday but the tow of the three lads that work this bus were thee with smile son their faces and cleaning the bus . they were both very helpful and funny and cheery and gave great service and attended to all things we were interested in. The staff fun by Tristen and his other driver Jason were more than accommodating . They were full of great stories albeit they have a great narrative tape to listen to which we did but on another trip around the city we got useful tips from both of them. All the items they recommended were unbelievable fun & interesting A believer you me when the darwin rainy season is on you want to be on a bus to stay dry. we really enjoyed this whole day with these fellows , just all cities we have visited the Hop on hop off bus is a exceptional experience and learning experience . thank you lady for a job well. from your new Canadian friends
Written February 27, 2020
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Peter C
Dunsborough, Australia326 contributions
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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Lulubarro
Adelaide, Australia51 contributions
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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Vicki C
Southern Highlands289 contributions
Aug 2019
Great way to get an overview of Darwin with an informative and fun commentary on the trip. We did the trip twice, once on arrival in Darwin and again when we were held over due to a cancelled flight. The second time we got off the bus a few times to have a closer look at some of the attractions. Highly recommended.
Written January 5, 2020
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Mbf_traveller1
Paris24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Great way to get around considering walking in the humidity can get tiring. Got off at the Art Gallery, Croc cove and the waterfront.

Good commentary about the lay of the land, the history and all other bits and pieces.

Note: Buses are dated though and offer no aircon.
Written February 26, 2020
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bmcfarland2017
Khancoban, Australia13 contributions
Disappointed
We waited for pick up at the first stop nna Sunday morning in the heat and humidity. After 20 minutes over the anticipated time the bus had not arrived. Going into the info centre we were told it wasn’t running. Brochures clearly state that it runs each day except Xmas And public holidays. Website said the same. Very disappointed
Written June 6, 2022
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By: Big Bus Darwin
Vee1963
Vee1963
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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, th
waynebooth50
waynebooth50
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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
DianneC516
DianneC516
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Older buses
In their promotional material the Darwin Big Bus vehicle looks quite modern. The one that arrived at our stop was f
Colcata45
Colcata45
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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
Muchtravelled982
Muchtravelled982
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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,
John F
John F
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Wrong destination
We booked and paid back in June so we could be very organised with this and other tours of Darwin. The Departure P
chriswomble
chriswomble
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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 infor
kbower2016
kbower2016
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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. Th
Andy W
Andy W
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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
Taurangahawk
Taurangahawk
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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 stop
Kazzag71
Kazzag71
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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
Rod S
Rod S
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Excellent
A good way to look around Darwin see what you can & know what else is available to visit the next day. I took a gro
snow47
snow47
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Enjoyed this to see Darwin
Took bus to see best of Darwin, great trip, was able to stop at most of the interesting sites, a liittle expensive
revuall
revuall
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A great way to see and learn about Darwin
We have used the 'hop on hop off' bus service in many cities of the world and found the Darwin service to be up the
Maturity
Maturity
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Hop on/off bus tour of Darwin
We always do a similar tour everywhere we go. The bus had a shady canopy so we had fresh air which was good. Very g
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