Tour code: 5010PRTDRWHOHO
Swap your cruise ship for a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Darwin on this sightseeing shore excursion. Select a 24- or 48-hour pass and explore the city in the Top End at your own pace. Board the open-top double-decker bus from the cruise terminal at Fort Hill Wharf and disembark at any of the 11 stops around Darwin, or simply stay on the bus for a 60- or 90-minute narrated tour. Visit the Military Museum, Botanic Gardens, Doctors Gully, Crocosaurus Cove and more!


  • Darwin hop-on hop-off bus shore excursion
  • See fabulous views of Darwin from the open top of a double-decker bus
  • Visit the Waterfront Precinct, Military Museum, Cullen Bay Marina, Doctor’s Gully and Crocosaurus Cove
  • Get on and off at 11 convenient stops, including the cruise ship terminal
  • Choose from 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to explore Darwin at your own pace while your ship is in port. The commentary is very informative and you will have fantastic views from the top of the bus. Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen and of course, your camera.

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What You Can Expect

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

Cullen Bay, Darwin

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.


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

Customer Reviews

Jacquelyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! It was a great way to get an overview of the city and be able to stop and enjoy some of the sites too. The narrative was Aussie style entertainment and we loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved Darwin and quite frankly, this tour bus took us to all of the main attractions there. We really needed more time and that was the only unfortunate thing. Bus drivers were all friendly and informative and gave us good advice when needed. Would definitely do again and certainly hope to see Darwin again


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Although the weather was very very hot and humid, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thank you

Heidi F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Perfect - anytime again. Thank you !

Claude L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent laid back tour. When a shower of rain hit us the driver stopped the bus for everybody to come downstairs out of the rain.

Kaylene W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved the Hop on Hop off bus, was a great way to see Darwin, great drivers good bus, a lot of fun was had that day .

Bev B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What great value for money and the commentary was very interesting with 90minute one. it gave us time to review where we wanted to go on the next trip around. Excellent

DinkyDave Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The bus tour passed a very short walk from the cruise terminal and took a comprehensive trip around Darwin to various museums and attractions. A good way to get an overview of Darwin especially when your time in Darwin is short.

Anthony W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

A great way to see Darwin Carmel and I did the round trip then went back and visited the places we marked down

Sachi E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great way to see Darwin. Buses came right on time and the drivers were very helpful and friendly.

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