Darwin is hailed as the tropical “Top End” of the Northern Territories, offering up a wonderful array of fantastic sightseeing destinations right up at the coast. And one Darwin Big Bus Hop On Hop Off tour pass is all you need to see the most of the city and its most enjoyable sights! The Red Tour, taking place in the morning, takes you across the scenes of the coast, visiting the Crocasaurus Cove, Doctor's Gully, all the way to the tip of the Cullen Bay Jetty. Part of the cultural sights to see are the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, full of delicious, Asian inspired food, shopping stalls, live music performances, and the beautiful sorbet-colored sunsets. Uncover history with the stops at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and the Military Museum (Blue Tour only). Out in the waterfronts, at Stokes Hill Wharf, and the Fort Hill Wharf, you'll see yachts and boats pulling in, with the occasional cruise ship docking, as the splendid sights of the coast lay out before you. All the while, English commentary will be provided on the bus, giving you vital and fascinating information about each stop. In case you want to explore the stop a little more, just hop off the bus and visit the area on your own! When you're done, just hop back onto the next bus that comes along and continue your tour of Darwin. With up to two days validity on your pass, you can see as much of Darwin as you want.
Sightsee in Darwin on a five hour afternoon tour led by a professional local guide. Get picked up by your driver at your hotel within the city and depart for famous sites around Darwin. Your first stop will be the Darwin Aviation Museum, a major aviation museum in Australia. Here, you will get to see rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin and original footage from Japanese archives. Admire the jet fighters and the variety of aircrafts on display. Afterwards, head for the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, home to artistic, cultural, and scientific collections and research program, as well as the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia! Last but definitely not least, your final stop: the Darwin Botanic Gardens, a 130 year old garden that has survived numerous cyclones and WWII attacks. There, you will learn about the range of plantations and if you're lucky, you could even catch glimpses of rare exotic plants and some local wildlife - a fantastic way to end your half day tour.
Bus drivers are very friendly and helpful. Alighted at the Casino/Botanic Gardens, Art museum, Military museum and waterfront station. Casino is quite awesome as the interior is smoke-free and has designated smoking corner outside. Botanic gardens is quite a big walk so will only recommend it for cooler weather. Art museum could be somewhere to spent more time. Military museum have quite a few outdoor exhibitions but mostly air-conditioned. Waterfront station has a few restaurants and a water slide. Definitely worth the money :)