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

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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.


Customer Reviews

Yves Pierre D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Highly recommend it the driver was very friendly and helpful. The bus was just next to the ship terminal and made it easy to find. It was a very hot day so seen the tour was a great option. And been able to hop on hop off was ideal.

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

See all the famous sights including Opera House, Bondi Beach etc etc with full commentary.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Definetly a great trip. Very informative and lovely to sit on the top deck, friendly drivers - very helpful. So much easier than walking!

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

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