4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:24 or 48 hours

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

See the sights at your own pace when your cruise ship docks in Darwin, with your choice of a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass. Conveniently departing from the cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf, your hop-on hop-off tour stops at 11 locations around Darwin, including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct and Military Museum. Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top double-decker bus, and listen to an entertaining on-board commentary and design your own shore excursion itinerary.


  • Darwin hop-on hop-off 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
  • Not covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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.

What You Can Expect

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

Cullen Bay, Darwin

When your cruise ships docks in Darwin, join your hop-on hop-off tour at Fort Hill Wharf Cruise Ship Terminal (stop 10), conveniently located outside the cruise ship terminal. Hop on or off at the sights of your choice and spend as long as you like exploring Darwin’s many attractions, or stay on board to enjoy full 60-minute and 90-minute city tours.

The 60-minute morning tour departs every 30 minutes. The extended 90-minute afternoon tour departs every 45 minutes, and includes East Point Reserve and an additional stop at the Military Museum.

You can hop on and off as many times as you like to explore Darwin's main attractions including Crocosaurus Cove, Doctor's Gully, Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin Military Museum and the Waterfront Precinct.

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.

Customer Reviews

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 .

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


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

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great overview of Darwin. The bus drivers were very friendly and helpful. The recorded narration was interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This hop on hop off bus tour was the best trip for my parents who have difficulty walking. We hoped on at the cruise ship terminal where our ship was docked and took the 90 minute tour. Later my mom and I stayed on to do some shopping....two thumbs up !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Saw a lot despite the rain!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This is a great way to get around and gives u flexible times to get on and off.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Good way to get around Darwin for a cruise shore excursion. Bus stop is right outside the cruise ship dock. Turn left up the first street outside the dock area.

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