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 .
January & February - Wednesday and Saturday
March- Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
April- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
May, June, July, August & September - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
October-Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
November & December - Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, you can use your ticket on any date. If you purchase a ticket that's valid for more than one day you, customers are permitted to use their multi-day ticket on any of the days of operation.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following details:
Customer email address
Date of sale
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