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Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour provided by Big Bus Darwin

Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Get unlimited transportation on a hop-on hop-off bus
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Free cancellation
About
Explore Darwin on your own terms without having to rely on taxis or figure out public transportation with a one- or two-day pass aboard the hop-on hop-off bus. The bus stops a five-minute walk from the cruise port, making for an ideal shore excursion, and you can choose from 24- or 48-hour access depending on how long you plan to stay in town.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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
Highlights
  • Choose from a 24- or 48-hour pass
  • Board and disembark at 11 different stops
  • Listen to pre-recorded commentary on board
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Choose from a 24- or 48-hour pass
  • Board and disembark at 11 different stops
  • Listen to pre-recorded commentary on board
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5010PRTDRWHOHO
Important information
Inclusions
  • 24-hour pass
  • Pre recorded commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Not covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour starts at Stop 1 - Tourist Info Centre on Bennett Street Guest can board at any stop at any time. 70-minute tour: 9am – 12.00pm, every 35 minutes 90-minute tour: 12.30pm last bus departs at 3pm, every 45 minutes.
  • Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Purchase Tickets from the Hop-on Hop-off Booth at corner of Smith and Bennett st.
  • Ports:
  • Fort Hill Wharf, Harbour, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary, 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, 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
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 24-hour pass
  • Pre recorded commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Not covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Tour starts at Stop 1 - Tourist Info Centre on Bennett Street Guest can board at any stop at any time. 70-minute tour: 9am – 12.00pm, every 35 minutes 90-minute tour: 12.30pm last bus departs at 3pm, every 45 minutes.
  • Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Purchase Tickets from the Hop-on Hop-off Booth at corner of Smith and Bennett st.
  • Ports:
  • Fort Hill Wharf, Harbour, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Aquascene Fish Feeding Sanctuary, 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, 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
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 15, 2021
A note from Darwin Shore Excursion: 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.
Popular mentions

4.5
12 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
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RJC31
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Hire a car at the airport for ease of travelling around.Visit Adelaide River
hop on a Croc jumping cruise. Visit Humpty Doo pub, the Aviation Museum and
Litchfield NP and Crocodilus breeding/feeding park and zoo a distance from Darwin.
There are tours, can be booked at Info Centre. The Hop on Hop off bus operates
next to centre. Well worth city tour, buses run hourly be sure to visit The Royal Flying
Doctor centre and Bombing of Darwin a must see. Museum, Sunset dinner cruise Loads of other
places that suit the individual. Pub food - great - comes with a drink - reasonable. Asian food not real good.
Ramada zen aparts located close proximity to CBD secure car parking neat clean well serviced great
Breakfast, affinity pool and more, all within walking distance of fishermans and Stokes Hill Wharf CBD. Info
Centre. Wehighly recommen a stay in Darwin.
Written March 22, 2019
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imgod2
Singapore, Singapore368 contributions
Family
The audio narration of the whole journey is funny and humorous. Good sight seeing trip, We rode on the longer afternoon route, and the views were magnificent. Remember to ask the driver when you get off when the next bus will come.
Written September 9, 2018
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Thanks for your review imgod2 and the helpful tip, glad you enjoyed our service. Kind regards
Written September 17, 2018
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287PurpleTulip123
Amsterdam, The Netherlands73 contributions
Couples
We bought our tickets in the afternoon which enabled us to have two half days of travel around Darwin with the drop offs and pick ups suiting our transport requirements for dinners and lunch as well as the tourist attractions.. The drivers are friendly and extremely punctual. We never had to wait past expected time. Riding in a double decker was fun and the commentary very interesting, but not sure how visitors without good English would manage.
Written August 12, 2018
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Rod S
Brisbane, Australia67 contributions
A good way to look around Darwin see what you can & know what else is available to visit the next day. I took a group to Darwin and they all thought it was a great orientation tour.
Written June 17, 2019
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Musqat
San Juan Cosala, Mexico1,456 contributions
Solo
This bus offers a great way to see the main sights in Darwin without having to rent a car. I was able to see Cullen Bay, the Museum, Parap Market, etc with running commentary and ample time to hop off and explore before the next bus came. Worth every penny!
Written January 1, 2019
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Appreciate your review Musqat, our Hop on Hop off service visit all the ‘must do’ things/attractions in Darwin, much easier than hiring a car or walking. Kind regards
Written February 6, 2019
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Kerri M
Alice Springs, Australia128 contributions
A great opportunity to see the main attractions, the recorded audio is informative with some Aussie humour. The driver was great, he provided some personal information and tips at the stops on how to best experience Darwin. A local with great passion for the town and lovely customer service. Also had the extra benefit of going out to Mindel markets at 4.30pm after the schedule runs had finished - a unexpected bonus for the day.
Written October 9, 2018
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Hi Kerri, Great to see you enjoyed the Hop on Hop off bus, our drivers are either born and bred or have lived in Darwin over 15 years, so some good local knowledge and tips is always helpful. Kind regards
Written October 14, 2018
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lardenib
Dundalk, Ireland6 contributions
For the visitor, the town of Darwin is a relatively small place. This trip helps enormously with orientation around the CBD, Waterfront and close-in suburbs. Staying close to the Waterfront - this tour really helped with my subsequently finding my way around the town. The canned commentary is informative and worked well for me - even if just a little cheesy.

Drivers/Staff were friendly and helpful. The bus frequencies might have been higher - but it was the low (dry)season and they worked well for me.

The slightly longer afternoon circuit was well worth it.
Written February 26, 2018
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travelvoice
Sydney, Australia119 contributions
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
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waynebooth50
Brisbane, Australia215 contributions
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
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Sales A
Hello Wayne, we are delighted you enjoyed the Darwin tour and hope we can welcome you again in one of our Many City's across the globe when next you are travelling
Written May 4, 2022
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John F
5 contributions
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 October 1, 2019
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Hi John F, It’s unfortunate you had to wait a hour in the sun, Our departure points have not changed for a number of years, would you be as kind to call Greg on 0416 140 903, we would like to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
Written October 1, 2019
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By: Big Bus Darwin
Toni A
Toni A
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Great way to get to know Darwin
The bus was great. The commentary was informative The bus gave us a lift to the market on the Thursday night whic
Postcode_X
Postcode_X
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Great service!
A bit apprehensive on how good the Big Bus tour would actually be, after being convinced to go on, I highly recomme
Chucka63
Chucka63
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Easy, Simple and Convienent
Easy to find where this bus stearts from, the driver was very informative and knowledgable on Darwin, coupled with
pjmbarlick
pjmbarlick
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Expensive tour
Like all these bus tours, dry comfortable and informative. It’s only a short tour in Darwin which makes the ticket
Richard B
Richard B
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Good introduction to Darwin
This is a good way to see Darwin city and get your bearings. A one day ticket is enough. Because the whole circui
arondep
arondep
00
Helpful staff; convenient way to see the sights.
Enjoyed the ride, sights and commentary. Take care if sitting up top on the outside seats as some tree foliage alon
542jeanettem
542jeanettem
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Top day in the Top End
Informative commentary (thanks Paul Makin .... can pick your voice as a fellow Adelaidian) so much to see and do we
Graeme S
Graeme S
00
Unsatisfactory service and low quality experience
Low quality tour here-uncomfortable seats poor audio commentary- little information and all promotions of ticketed
bmcfarland2017
bmcfarland2017
00
Disappointed
Disappointed We waited for pick up at the first stop nna Sunday morning in the heat and humidity. After 20 minute
fsandpp
fsandpp
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Good experience
Hop on hop bus good way to get around Darwin. Stops at all the tourist spots. Not long to wait in between stops and
Kim N
Kim N
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Great way to get around.
Would definately recommend using this service, informative, punctual and great way to see the sights and meet like
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
nellie2517
nellie2517
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Give it a go
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
pac1952
pac1952
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Great way to orientate yourself
The Darwin HOHO is like all others around the world - it's a great way to orient yourself to the city when you firs
dilg2013
dilg2013
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Worthwhile
Worth while if on your first trip to Darwin. Did a full loop first before deciding where to get off. Only complaint
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