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

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    When your ship pulls into port in Darwin, design your own sightseeing itinerary on a shore excursion. Board your open-top double-decker bus at Fort Hill Wharf, conveniently located outside the cruise terminal. Buses depart every 30 minutes for the 1-hour morning route with 11 stops, and every 45 minutes for the 1.5-hour afternoon route, which includes East Point Reserve and an additional stop at the Military Museum.
    Listen to entertaining on-board commentary for the entire route, or hop off to spend as long as you like at various attractions around Darwin. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass and see Darwin Waterfront Precinct, Crocosaurus Cove, Doctors Gully, Cullen Bay and the Marina Military Museum. See the Itinerary for a full list of hop-on hop-off bus stops.
    This excursion is located within a 5-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Darwin. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
    Itinerary
    Darwin hop-on hop-off bus stops:
    • Smith St Mall
    • Doctors Gully
    • Crocosaurus Cove
    • Cullen Bay Jetty
    • SKYCITY Casino
    • Mindil Beach Sunset Market
    • George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
    • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
    • Darwin Military Museum
    • Parap, a suburb of Darwin
    • Darwin Waterfront Precinct
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    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    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.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Rod S
    Reviewed March 21, 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank RJC31
    Reviewed January 1, 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Musqat
    Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

    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

    Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

    I waited diagonally opposite Crocassurus in Mitchell St for 75mins. No bus. What happened please? Sharon AdelaideMore

    Thank sharon1943
    Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

    Sharon, Due to the arrival of a large Cruiseship, we started our service earlier and finished later (8.30am-6pm) then what is displayed on our current brochure and website, we had extra buses on during the day and we were operating a 90 min loop with...More

    Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

    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...More

    1  Thank 22Groover
    Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Big Bus Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

    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

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    Rebecca G
    March 7, 2019|
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    Response from sharon1943 | Reviewed this property |
    As far as I’m aware it lasts from the time you 1st board
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