Big Bus Darwin Classic Tour

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Hop-on, hop-off

Explore Darwin at your own pace.

Two Different Routes

See Darwin from all angles.

Digital Commentary

Available in English.

See all the top Landmarks

With top-deck views.

Tour Details

Enjoy the perfect Darwin orientation with Big Bus Tours. You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you like to explore places of interest, with stops stretching from Stokes Hill Wharf up to East Point .

What time do tours start, and how long do they take?

16 September - 14 April

Morning Tour (Red Route):The first bus departs Stop #1: Tourist Information Centre at 9:00am.
A full circuit takes 60 minutes. Buses will depart from Stop #1 every 60 minutes.
The last full-circuit Morning Tour departure from Stop #1 is at 11:00am.
Morning Tour Departure times from Stop #1: 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am.

Afternoon Tour (Blue Route): The first bus departs Stop #1: Tourist Information Centre at 12:00pm.
A full circuit takes 90 minutes. Buses will depart from Stop #1 every 90 minutes.
The last full-circuit Afternoon Tour departure from Stop #1 is at 3:00pm.
Afternoon Tour Departure times from Stop #1: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm.

Please note that tour times and bus frequency are subject to change seasonally and in the instance of public holidays and other events.

Where can I start the tour?

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). However, you can join the tour at any of our hop-on, hop-off stops.

What can I see and visit?

Big Bus Tours Darwin takes you to some of the city's best landmarks and attractions, including Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Crocosaurus Cove, the Military Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Cullen Bay Marina and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

On which days does the tour operate?

Big Bus Tours Darwin operates every day of the year excluding Christmas Day.
If unexpected closures due to special events or extreme weather conditions arise, information will be published on our service information page.

What is the child ticketing policy?

A child ticket is available for children aged between 5 and 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 4 years and under may travel free of charge. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.

Do I need to specify a date for travel?

No, you can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a ticket that's valid for more than one day you must travel on consecutive days.

What is your policy in the event of bad weather?

With the exception of extreme weather conditions that would jeopardise safety, our 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.

I bought the ticket but it’s for someone else. It has my name on it, is this ok?

You're all set! Simply show your voucher(s) to any member of on-street staff who will scan the QR code and hand over your yellow Big Bus Tour tickets. Don't lose them, they're like gold (cash) and cannot be replaced.

I bought my ticket but now can’t make that date, can I use it on another day?

Bus tour tickets purchased are typically valid for six months up until the point of the ticket being scanned (redeemed) – then the clock starts ticking and you’ll need to enjoy your tour within the time purchased. This is usually, one or two days.


To request a refund please follow the below instructions:

Please email your request to: [email protected]

Please include the following details:

Customer name
Customer email address
Date of sale
Order reference number
The reason for requesting refund - please provide as much information as possible.


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