1. Australia
  2. Northern Territory
  3. Darwin
  4. Crocosaurus Cove

Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

Product ID: 106072
See Darwin’s top attractions aboard the open-top double-decker bus, and hop on and off at any of the 12 stops around the city. Experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the remote city, and learn more about its history, culture and nature along the way.
About this activity
Valid 1 - 2 days
Printed voucher required
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the best of Darwin on the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Jump on and off at any of the 12 available stops
  • Learn more about the city and its attractions from the on-board English commentary
  • Take stunning photos of Darwin from an alternative perspective
Full description
Discover Australia's gateway to the Northern Territory's "Top End" on board the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Venture into the lush jungle at the Botanical Gardens, enjoy exotic street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and get up close to saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Learn the fascinating local history at the Military Museum and much more! 

Enjoy unlimited rides for the validity of your ticket, and benefit from 12 strategic stops. Join the Morning Tour (Red Route) to see the best of Darwin from the city through to Fannie Bay. Climb aboard the Afternoon Tour (Purple Route) and follow the route of the morning buses before you venture further out to the East Point Reserve. Learn about Darwin's fascinating history, culture and geography from the entertaining and informative pre-recorded digital commentary, broadcast in English via on-board speakers.

Choose from a 1-day (Classic) or 2-day (Premium) ticket to suit your schedule. Buses run every 35-45 minutes from April to September and every 60-90 minutes from September to April (subject to local traffic conditions). Catch a bus anytime from 09:00 to 17:45 between April and September, and from 09:00 to 16:30 from September to April.

Bus Stops:
• Tourist Information Center
• Crocosaurus Cove
• Doctor’s Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding
• Cullen Bay Jetty
• Cullen Bay Apartments, Myilly Point Heritage Precinct 
• Casino, Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Botanical Gardens
• Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
• Military Museum - Defence of Darwin Experience (90-minute tour only)
• Parap, Parap Markets (markets held on Saturdays only)
• Stokes Hill Wharf
• Waterfront Precinct
• Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal)
Includes
  • 1-day (Classic) or 2-day (Premium) access to the hop-on hop-off bus

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board the bus at any of the 12 stops along the route, including the Tourist Information Centre, Crocosaurus Cove, Doctor’s Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Stokes Hill Wharf or Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You can hop on and off the bus at any of the 12 stops around the city
• Suitcases (Including carry-on luggage) are not permitted on the bus due to space constraints and the safety of passengers. Third party luggage storage facilities are available close to major stops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Great commentary

The bus driver was friendly and helpful. Just be aware that you will need to send a copy of your electronic ticket via email to the bus company before they will print a paper ticket for you to use on the bus. It was ok for us as we had access to wifi. Could be a problem if you didn’t have wifi access

July 6, 2019

Great way to see lots of different things!

Nothing on website about Seniors' Discount! I found I spent a lot of effort keeping track of the time when anticipating the next bus/activity. I missed the last bus - perhaps it went a little early? - so had to walk around to where the lift is and back to terminal. (It was not a problem!) And I'm not sure what could be done about this ... some places too complex to have driver come in and give a whistle! I had a drink when I went to the Mil. Museum, so looked at outdoor exhibits first. When I went back to the desk there was no one to collect tickets. Later the bus driver had to run back in with several people's tickets, otherwise confusion over whether the bus company owed the M. Museum money or v. versa. Having only one way to buy tickets might be easier for all in every way! Perhaps it could be mentioned by the drivers that Parap is only open in the mornings. I was planning that for the afternoon, not wanting to carry shopping around with me, but ... too late!

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September 11, 2017

Apart from the military museum with history/weapons etc from WWII not much of interest for me to see.

February 18, 2020

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