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Darwin Explorer

#28 of 95 Tours in Darwin
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Address: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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US$30.78*
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Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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Darwin Shore Excursion: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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A very good overview of Darwin - excellent routes and commentaries!

We took the longer route (1-1/2 hours). The Hop On Hop Off showed us everything we wanted to see from the bus, and got us oriented as to where we wanted to return. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
William P
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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481 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the longer route (1-1/2 hours). The Hop On Hop Off showed us everything we wanted to see from the bus, and got us oriented as to where we wanted to return. The commentary was excellent (and funny) and our driver was very friendly and interjected some comments along the way. It's a great way to acquaint yourself with... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a trip on The Darwin Explorer to get a great overview of Darwin city especially with the hop on hop off facility, excellent commentary plus great friendly service from the driver. The route covers most of the major attractions, prices are more than reasonable. We enjoyed our trip and have used the Explorer on a previous visit to Darwin.... More 

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Thank Peter B
Greater Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Booked a day on the bus recently, comentary very good, driver very helpful with instructons on timetable when we stopped of @ various attractions. Only downside was when we got caught in a storm at the War Museum & had to run across carpark when bus came. Got very crowded when everyone stayed downstairs due to rain. Was Ok as... More 

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Tarago, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great way to explore Darwin , if you are short of time. Not only do you learn so interesting facts while travelling through the city itself, it also stops at some great places where you can jump on and off as you please. The drivers were great, they will Let you know what time they will be... More 

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Matt O, General Manager at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and support. Cheers More 

Doolin, Ireland
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely morning touring darwin with my little guy! Remembered just how beautiful our town is and how lucky we are to live here. Great route and super friendly driver.

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Matt O, General Manager at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Thanks for you kind review, it's great to receive some local support. Cheers More 

Bromont, Canada
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313 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Temperature was around 32-33oC. Too hot to walk. So we stayed on the bus. It takes 90 minutes to make the grand tour. Darwin is a beautiful city: parks, a lot of vegetation, vast ecological areas, etc... But really too hot to descent. Nice tour and good driver.

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Thank B265
Matt O, Public Relations Manager at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it can get abit harm up here in the tropics during the wet season, thankfully we have canopy cover over the tops of our buses. Cheers More 

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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great service provided by this Company. I took my granddaughter who is in a wheelchair and could not fault their caring service. Like to mention Matthew. Thanks for making it a great day.

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Matt O, Owner at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Hi Nola, It was a pleasure meeting you, thanks a lot for your kind review. Cheers Matt More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Arriving via cruise ship, we had limited time in Darwin. The Explorer bus was the perfect alternative to taking an excursion offered on the ship. It's a hop on hop off bus which means that we purchase a pass for the day and can get on or off at any stop on the route as many times as we want.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were on the Solstice when we docked in Darwin on Nov 6.We could see the hop on hop off red bus from the ship so went and joined the queue. The bus could not have been more than a third filled when the driver announced we would have to wait for the next bus which would be along in... More 

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Thank Christine S
Matt O, Owner at Darwin Explorer, responded to this review

Hi Christine S, In response to your review, It's unfortunate that you found my driver to be rude, but I would just like to point out the following, my drivers are highly trained and are experienced when it comes to cruiseship arrivals, what you are unaware of, is that we already have quite a few people paid and waiting at... More 

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91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A great way to see the city and locations you want to get off to see. We decided to do the whole circuit first for the experience and decide the stops we would explore on the 2nd run, which in fact was a great idea, as the Darwin art gallery and the Darwin military museum were both exceptional and were... More 

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