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Darwin Explorer

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Address: Darwin Tourist Office, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 0416140903
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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Absolute MUST in Darwin

We had the one day pass and used this service the whole day, hopping off and on wherever we thought a interesting place to visit. A great way to get to know your way around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ingrid B
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the one day pass and used this service the whole day, hopping off and on wherever we thought a interesting place to visit. A great way to get to know your way around the city. Useful information during the drive via loudspeaker. I highly recommend the Darwin Explorer!

Thank Ingrid B
Bendigo, Australia
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 2 day pass, jumped on, on our first morning and did a full loop. This was a great way to get our bearings. We then used this as our transport to get to all of the stops over the next 2 days. Definitely value for money. This worked for us as we were in no rush and... More 

Thank MrsDavey88
Cairns, Qld
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the ticket a little expensive but on a hot day it is a great way to save on the walking and still get round and see plenty of the town. If you are planning to go to the military museum this takes you all the way out there. You can buy tickets in advance or on the bus... More 

Thank CairnsGirl25
Darwin, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this on my first day to get to know the city. It's well worth it. The guy selling the tickets, at a great price by the way, will explain all the attractions along the map before you buy. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. I got to know the places to go and see from this trip. Seriously... More 

Thank derekkel
Palm Springs, California
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148 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I have always enjoyed the experience of a Hop on Hop off tour experience. I usually tend to take the bus around once & then get off/on where I thought I would enjoy the attractions. During certain hours of each day, the bus continues on a longer journey to show WWll attractions/memorials... a must see.

Thank Desertconcierge
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was my first time visit into Darwin so after my three hour walk through the inner town areas and the beautiful parks close by I hopped onto the Darwin Explorer bus to take in the extra sights. All I can say is WOW..... Wow this service is just so "Bloody" great.... Thank you Explorer, you showed me so much... More 

Thank Graeme R
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

You really don't need to do this tour! Overpriced, doesn't really go anywhere of interest other than the art gallery. You can get everywhere far cheaper and easier either walking or by taxi.

Thank ask6400
Matt O, General Manager at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Hi ask6400, Judging by our many positive reviews with regards to our price and what you get to see, I found your review quite misleading, we charge $30 concession or $40 for a adult to hop on hop off our service using a 24 hour pass, with a frequency of 1 bus every 30 mins in the morning and every... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Loved the natural air-con on the top level of the bus! Travelled with my elderly mother who used 2 walking sticks and she even made it to the top level of the bus each time we stopped. The drivers were helpful & patient. It was easy to take photos while travelling along. 48hr ticket was great value for money as... More 

Thank Mel H
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Best and probably cheapest way to get around Darwin. Very helpful with lots of great commentary, stops at so many of great attractions like Museum/Art gallery, Cullen Bay, Casino and War Museum. As an older traveler, they need to be aware that unless the stops are next to a kerb, the height of bus step Is quite high, so can... More 

Thank Molly W
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Good way to visit places of interest at your own pace, the commentary is excellent and it is value for money

Thank Martha R

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