See Darwin by open-top double decker bus. The Darwin Explorer Tour lets you hop between 12 stops for 24 or 48 hours.

• Visit Stokes Hill Wharf, Crocosaurus Cove and more.

• Hear English language commentary as you travel.

• Present your ticket to the driver at any bus stop.

• BUY NOW - Note that $ prices quoted are USD.


About The Darwin Explorer Bus Tour:

There's lots to enjoy in the tropical capital of the Northern Territories, from the markets of Mindil Beach and the festivals of Bicentennial Park to Crocosaurus Cove and the popular Deckchair Cinema.

All of these great attractions and more lie within easy reach of Darwin's open-top sightseeing bus tour. The route has 12 hop-on hop-off stops throughout the city that stretch from East Point in the North to the cruise ship terminal at Fort Hill Wharf. With entertaining commentary and a diverse itinerary this Explorer bus tour is one of the best things to do in Darwin.

The Darwin Explorer tour visits popular local attractions such as the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the Military Museum at East Point, with its Defence of Darwin Experience. If you do visit the Museum and Art Gallery take little stroll along Vestey's beach until you arrive at the Fannie Bay Goal Museum, where you can get intriguing insights into the hundred year penal history of the city.

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

headset Commentary:

  • Digital Audio: English.

schedule Times & Frequency:

  • Morning Service: 09:00 to 11:55, every 35 minutes.
  • Afternoon Service: 12:30 to 16:15, every 45 minutes.

place Departure Point:

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Morning Service (from Stop 1 at 09:00): 70 Minutes.
  • Afternoon Service (from Stop 1 at 12:30): 90 Minutes - Includes additional Stop 8 at East Point Military Museum.

Tour Itinerary:

pin_drop | 12 Stops:

  • 1) Tourist Information Centre (Cnr Smith St. and Bennett St. southern side of The Mall).
  • 2) Crocosaurus Cove (Mitchell St. near corner of Peel St.).
  • 3) Doctor’s Gully, Aquascene Fish Feeding (Mitchell St. near corner of Daly St.).
  • 4) Cullen Bay Jetty (Marina Boulevard).
  • 5) Cullen Bay Apartments (Marina Boulevard).
  • 6) Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanical Gardens (Gilruth Ave).
  • 7) Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (Conacher St.).
  • 8) Military Museum - Defence of Darwin Experience (90 minute tour only; Alec Fong Lim Drive).
  • 9) Parap, Parap Markets (Saturday only; Ross Smith Ave near corner of Freer St.).
  • 10) Stokes Hill Wharf.
  • 11) Waterfront Precinct (Kitchener Drive).
  • 12) Fort Hill Wharf (Cruise Ship Terminal, Kitchener Drive).

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Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Darwin Explorer Tour staff at any stop (see map in Download Tab).


• $ prices quoted above are USD.

• Deluxe tickets include entry to Crocosaurus Cove and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum. Tickets for these attractions are provided by the tour staff.

• Children aged 4 years and under travel free when accompanied by an adult.

• Students and seniors will be asked to present a valid form of ID when collecting their ticket from the tour staff. Valid international IDs are accepted.

• Family tickets include 2 adults and up to 2 children of the same family.

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Darwin Explorer | Bus Tour Map & Timetable

This file opens in a NEW TAB, to return to the tour page check your browser tabs. A full circuit of the Red Route lasts approximately 60 minutes. The Blue Route 90 minutes.

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