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Big Bus Tours: Darwin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Big Bus Tours: Darwin Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Darwin, Australia
Tour ID: 149

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Highlights

  • On a hop-on, hop-off bus trip, discover Darwin's well-known attractions and monuments.
  • Bus tour covers the best landmarks of Darwin.
  • Enjoy all-day access to the stunning reptile exhibit Crocosaurus Cove.
  • With nine daily presentations, enjoy exciting reptile performances.
  • Learn about the Royal Flying Doctors Service's brave stories.
  • Experience Darwin Harbor's bombing with contemporary means.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board and free app!
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to print)

Overview

Take advantage of Big Bus's simple hop-on, hop-off pass to set out on a sightseeing tour in Darwin. Visit Mindil Beach, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Military Museum, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, and Crocosaurus Cove to take in the breathtaking views and some of the city's finest landmarks and destinations. As you hop on and off the open-top double-decker bus to visit each place at your own speed, unwind and take in the educational commentary.

Itinerary

Make the most of your stay in Darwin by booking a special excursion. Gain admission to two of the most popular landmarks in the city and benefit from a flexible 1- or 2-day pass for the famed sightseeing bus. On a double-decker bus, you can comfortably travel through Darwin while taking in some of the city's most well-known sights. 
 
Utilize the flexibility to get on and off at your convenience and explore the places that most interest you. Experience the splendors of Crocosaurus Cove, home to the greatest collection of Australian reptiles in the world, including the fabled saltwater crocodile. Explore the rich wildlife of the Northern Territory by taking in thrilling daily shows and engaging in fascinating encounters with these extraordinary creatures. 
 
Later, explore the epic tales of the Royal Flying physicians Service to learn about the fascinating history, achievements, and patient experiences of the service's pilots, engineers, physicians, and nurses. Using cutting-edge technology, relive the momentous events of the 1942 bombing of Darwin Harbor. Explore this crucial moment in contemporary history while experiencing the heart-pounding scenes firsthand. 
 
At Crocosaurus Cove, where your ticket entitles you to visit, get up close and personal with Australia's recognizable Saltwater Crocodile and take in the breathtaking display of the country's most striking animals. You can pick from a number of exhilarating crocodile activities, including the only crocodile cage dive activity in the nation, feeding the crocs with a fishing line, holding a young crocodile, and watching the skill of the handlers during an enthralling feeding performance. 
 
Explore the massive 200,000-liter freshwater aquarium to see barramundi, archer fish, and whiprays as well as turtles in the alluring Top End Turtle Billabong. Visit the RFDS Tourist Facility at Stokes Hill Wharf, where your admission ticket entitles you to learn the amazing tale of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Discover the lengthy legacy of the RFDS and its key leaders, including founder John Flynn and inventor of the pedal radio Alfred Traeger, as you learn about the history of aeromedical operations in Australia's Northern Territory. 
 
Participate in interactive displays that illustrate the development of the service, and don't pass up the chance to enter a retired RFDS Pilatus PC 12 plane to see the advanced aero-medical technology firsthand. This all-inclusive travel package provides an extraordinary adventure that immerses you in Darwin's fascinating world of animals, heroism, and history. So, if you are travelling to Darwin, make sure you reserve your tickets well in advance. Book Now!

Schedule

Red Route
First Bus: 9:00am, Last Bus: 4:15pm
Full Loop: Morning: 70 minutes, Afternoon: 90 minutes
Frequency: Morning: 70 minutes, Afternoon: 90 minutes
Departure Location: Stop # 1 Tourist Information Centre (Corner Smith & Bennett Streets)
 
Crocosaurus Cove: Open from 9:00am - 6:00pm daily.
The RFDS Facility: Open from 9:30am - 5:00pm daily.

Inclusions

Classic Ticket

  • 1-Day Hop On Hop Off Pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English language
  • Wi-Fi, Ear Phones

Premium Ticket

  • 2-Day Hop On Hop Off Pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English language
  • Wi-Fi, Ear Phones

Deluxe Ticket

  • 2-Day Hop On Hop Off Pass
  • Pre-recorded commentary in English language
  • Crocosaurus Cove Ticket
  • RFDS Tourist Facility Ticket
  • Wi-Fi, Ear Phones

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop.
Show the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the Big Bus.
This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member of Big Bus Tours will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
All vouchers will now be valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.
Mobile App:
Customers are advised to download the "Big Bus Tours" app to see the most up to date bus stop locations, timings and live bus tracking.
Cruise Passengers: You can get-on the bus from our stop# 12 is at cruise ship terminal. Address: Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal)
Operational Update: Stop #8, Military Museum (AFTERNOONS ONLY) from 12:40 onwards

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
On-Board Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Service Detail: Tour Operating Monday - Saturday only. No tour on Sunday.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. In "normal times" Darwin is a busy city, especially during special events, summer holidays and at weekends. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!

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Cancellation Policy

  • You must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience to get a complete refund.
  • If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience, you will not be reimbursed.
  • Any modifications made less than 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience will not be allowed.
  • The cut-off times are determined by the activity/experience's local start time.
  • This activity/experience is weather dependent. If it is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be given an alternate date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does the Darwin Big Bus tour operates?

A. Big Bus Darwin tour operates daily except Sunday (From March - November); and Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (From December - February). It is shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day , New Year's Day and Good Friday every year. Please check the calendar to see the live availability.

Q. From where can I board the bus?

A. You can hop-on and hop-off the Darwin Big Bus from any of the stops. The main starting point is Stop 1: Tourist Information Centre. You'll find this at the corner of Smith St and Bennett St (southern side of The Mall).

Q. What can I see during Darwin Big Bus Tour?

A. The landmarks of the city like Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Crocosaurus Cove, the Military Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Cullen Bay Marina and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory are included. Please check maps to know more about the route and stops.

Q. Are the Big Bus Darwin buses wheelchair or stroller accessible?

A. Yes, all of the Big Bus Darwin buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Every bus has a dedicated space for wheelchair and stroller on its lower deck. The upper deck on entire fleet is not accessible to the wheelchair or stroller.

Q. What is the child ticket policy for the Big Bus Darwin tour?

A. The child ticket is available for the age group of 5 to 15 years. Children from 0-4 years will travel for free. Every child need to be accompanied by an adult.

Customer Reviews

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Joanne Higgins
2024-07-20

Great service. Beautiful day out on the bus Read More

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Joanne Higgins
2024-07-20

Great service. Beautiful day out on the bus

Joanne Higgins
Sightseeingo

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Susan Frampton
2024-07-06

Buses were quick and all drivers were helpful and friendly. We had a fantastic day. Thank you. Read More

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Susan Frampton
2024-07-06

Buses were quick and all drivers were helpful and friendly. We had a fantastic day. Thank you.

Susan Frampton
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Wendy J Mandel
2024-06-28

Really interesting! Read More

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Wendy J Mandel
2024-06-28

Really interesting!

Wendy J Mandel
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Sally Bean
2024-06-23

The Big Bus was a great way to get the lay of the land on my first day in Darwin. Then on day 2, I used it as transport... Read More

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Sally Bean
2024-06-23

The Big Bus was a great way to get the lay of the land on my first day in Darwin. Then on day 2, I used it as transportation to get to the museums, the gardens, and more. The drivers were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend.

Sally Bean
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Tracey Reid
2024-06-14

Excellent. Ease off booking.Nice drivers Read More

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Tracey Reid
2024-06-14

Excellent. Ease off booking.Nice drivers

Tracey Reid
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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K Brown
2024-06-10

A two way loop & Sunday operation would make the service more convenient for tourists. Read More

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K Brown
2024-06-10

A two way loop & Sunday operation would make the service more convenient for tourists.

K Brown
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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Colin Crosthwaite
2024-05-24

This is a great way to get an overview of Darwin. We stopped at two locations and had plenty of time to visit them bef... Read More

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Colin Crosthwaite
2024-05-24

This is a great way to get an overview of Darwin. We stopped at two locations and had plenty of time to visit them before rejoining the bus.

Colin Crosthwaite
Sightseeingo

Thank you for your valuable feedback. Happy to hear your thoughts. It is always interesting to see what our travelers think of our service.

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