Darwin City Sightseeing Tour by Coach with Museums

  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Central CBD meeting point
  • Departs at: 8.30am

Overview

Soak up the history and culture of the Northern Territory capital on this relaxed Darwin City Sightseeing Tour by Coach. Travel in air-conditioned comfort and see all the key sights, including the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory and Darwin Aviation Museum.

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Darwin City Sightseeing Tour
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00DW00 (via TripAdvisor)

‘Who knew Darwin had so many interesting places and so much history! I was truly impressed by the tour. Warren was a fantastic host. He had a wealth of information and stories that brought the facts to life. The tour is well-paced, and covers a lot of different places across the area. I would highly highly recommend this for anyone visiting Darwin for the first time. It’s a great way to figure out which places you want to return to and see in more detail.’

Featured guest review

'Who knew Darwin had so many interesting places and so much history! I was truly impressed by the tour. Warren was a fantastic host. He had a wealth of information and stories that brought the facts to life. The tour is well-paced, and covers a lot of different places across the area. I would highly highly recommend this for anyone visiting Darwin for the first time. It's a great way to figure out which places you want to return to and see in more detail.'- 00DW00 (via TripAdvisor)
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Operates: Daily
  • Departs from: Central CBD meeting point
  • Departs at: 8.30am
$71.00

  • Spend a morning exploring Darwin with an expert local guide
  • See a range of historical, cultural and natural highlights in and around the city
  • Learn the region’s rich history, including that of the Bombing of Darwin, and the devastating effects of Cyclone Tracy
  • Take a walk through the lush Darwin Botanical Gardens
  • Explore the fascinating Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, and Darwin Aviation Museum.
  • Guided group tour
  • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Informative commentary
  • Selected CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach transport
  • Museum entry.

  • JenniT57 – Via TripAdvisor

    Steve was our driver/guide. Great local and historical knowledge that put into perspective the impact of both WW2 and Cyclone Tracey on Darwin and NT. Told with insight, humour and a great impersonation of Winston Churchill! While this tour is an overview with some time spent at a few places such as the Museum, we could then decide what we wanted to go back to and spend more time at our own pace.

  • 00DW00 – Via TripAdvisor

    Who knew Darwin had so many interesting places and so much history! I was truly impressed by the tour. Warren was a fantastic host. He had a wealth of information and stories that brought the facts to life. The tour is well-paced, and covers a lot of different places across the area. I would highly highly recommend this for anyone visiting Darwin for the first time. It's a great way to figure out places you want to return to.

  • Micheal J – Via TripAdvisor

    The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. The vehicle was a little cramped but otherwise suitable. The tour itself was interesting and worth the experience. A good afternoon out.

  • Debra P – Via TripAdvisor

    This trip was well paced with time to see the spots and not feel rushed. Amazing how much history there is in Darwin. We also loved the Museum and the stuffed Sweetheart the Croc.

  • Michelle D – Via TripAdvisor

    Our guide Narelle was great. She was very nice and very informative. We got a great overview of many interesting features of Darwin. The size of group and size of bus was perfect for gaining spots to see things. I would highly recommend this tour!!

  • Highlights
    • Spend a morning exploring Darwin with an expert local guide
    • See a range of historical, cultural and natural highlights in and around the city
    • Learn the region’s rich history, including that of the Bombing of Darwin, and the devastating effects of Cyclone Tracy
    • Take a walk through the lush Darwin Botanical Gardens
    • Explore the fascinating Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, and Darwin Aviation Museum.
  • What's Included
    • Guided group tour
    • Services of a knowledgeable local guide
    • Informative commentary
    • Selected CBD hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Comfortable air-conditioned coach transport
    • Museum entry.
  • What You Can Expect

    For the first time visitor to the Northern Territory capital, this comprehensive Darwin City Sightseeing Tour by Coach with Museums is a great way to cover all the must-sees and get an insight into life in this remote Australian city from a passionate local guide. And you’ll do it all in your air-conditioned coach!

    You’ll board your comfortable transport at the central CBD meeting point and set off for a 4.5-hour tour of the city. Sit back, relax and enjoy as your guide provides engaging live commentary on this multicultural urban centre. Darwin may not be big, but it has a surprising number of heritage sites, and you’ll learn about key chapters in its history like the Bombing of Darwin during WWII and the destruction caused by Cyclone Tracy in 1974 — the remnants of which can still be seen in places.

    City sights covered on the tour include historic Government House (which dates back to 1870), the distinctive Parliament building, the Supreme Court, Stokes Hill Wharf, and the Darwin Waterfront. You’ll see beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, which bears the scars of Tracy. Only the historic porch, built in 1944, remained after the storm.

    The tour also passes surviving remnants of World War II like the old Oil Storage Tunnels — which you may like to return to and visit at another time. See Darwin’s strong Chinese heritage displayed around the Cavenagh Street China Town precinct, and drive past the Smith Street Mall and along Mitchell Street with its many bustling cafes and restaurants.

    As the tour progresses, you’ll also soak up the sublime natural beauty of the region. See gorgeous Mindil Beach and Fannie Bay, and visit the lush George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. If you’re lucky, you may even see wallabies feeding in the grasslands.

    You’ll gain an even more in-depth understanding of the city’s history during your visit to the excellent Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, which is a highlight of the tour. See the amazing Cyclone Tracy exhibition and meet the infamous ‘Sweetheart’ — a 5.1-metre-long saltwater crocodile. In the 1970s, Sweetheart became notorious for attacking local fishing boats and ultimately ended up on permanent display at the museum!

    A visit to the Darwin Aviation Museum is also included on the tour. Aircraft on display include a rare B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a replica Spitfire, and a Royal Australian Navy helicopter that was used in the clean-up in the aftermath of Tracy.

    All in all, this Darwin City Sightseeing Tour paints a comprehensive picture of the city’s unique culture and history of resilience. It’s a must-do!

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  • Guest Reviews

    • JenniT57 – Via TripAdvisor

      Steve was our driver/guide. Great local and historical knowledge that put into perspective the impact of both WW2 and Cyclone Tracey on Darwin and NT. Told with insight, humour and a great impersonation of Winston Churchill! While this tour is an overview with some time spent at a few places such as the Museum, we could then decide what we wanted to go back to and spend more time at our own pace.

    • 00DW00 – Via TripAdvisor

      Who knew Darwin had so many interesting places and so much history! I was truly impressed by the tour. Warren was a fantastic host. He had a wealth of information and stories that brought the facts to life. The tour is well-paced, and covers a lot of different places across the area. I would highly highly recommend this for anyone visiting Darwin for the first time. It's a great way to figure out places you want to return to.

    • Micheal J – Via TripAdvisor

      The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. The vehicle was a little cramped but otherwise suitable. The tour itself was interesting and worth the experience. A good afternoon out.

    • Debra P – Via TripAdvisor

      This trip was well paced with time to see the spots and not feel rushed. Amazing how much history there is in Darwin. We also loved the Museum and the stuffed Sweetheart the Croc.

    • Michelle D – Via TripAdvisor

      Our guide Narelle was great. She was very nice and very informative. We got a great overview of many interesting features of Darwin. The size of group and size of bus was perfect for gaining spots to see things. I would highly recommend this tour!!

  • Important Information
    • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
    • Child pricing applies to 2 to 15-year-olds. 16 and 17-year-olds are classed as adults, but must be travelling with a passenger over 18 years of age. Concessions must hold a valid concession card. Infants travel free of charge, but spare seats are subject to availability on the day of the tour.
    • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
    • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
    • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
    • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
    • View our booking terms and conditions here.
What You Can Expect

For the first time visitor to the Northern Territory capital, this comprehensive Darwin City Sightseeing Tour by Coach with Museums is a great way to cover all the must-sees and get an insight into life in this remote Australian city from a passionate local guide. And you’ll do it all in your air-conditioned coach!

You’ll board your comfortable transport at the central CBD meeting point and set off for a 4.5-hour tour of the city. Sit back, relax and enjoy as your guide provides engaging live commentary on this multicultural urban centre. Darwin may not be big, but it has a surprising number of heritage sites, and you’ll learn about key chapters in its history like the Bombing of Darwin during WWII and the destruction caused by Cyclone Tracy in 1974 — the remnants of which can still be seen in places.

City sights covered on the tour include historic Government House (which dates back to 1870), the distinctive Parliament building, the Supreme Court, Stokes Hill Wharf, and the Darwin Waterfront. You’ll see beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, which bears the scars of Tracy. Only the historic porch, built in 1944, remained after the storm.

The tour also passes surviving remnants of World War II like the old Oil Storage Tunnels — which you may like to return to and visit at another time. See Darwin’s strong Chinese heritage displayed around the Cavenagh Street China Town precinct, and drive past the Smith Street Mall and along Mitchell Street with its many bustling cafes and restaurants.

As the tour progresses, you’ll also soak up the sublime natural beauty of the region. See gorgeous Mindil Beach and Fannie Bay, and visit the lush George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. If you’re lucky, you may even see wallabies feeding in the grasslands.

You’ll gain an even more in-depth understanding of the city’s history during your visit to the excellent Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, which is a highlight of the tour. See the amazing Cyclone Tracy exhibition and meet the infamous ‘Sweetheart’ — a 5.1-metre-long saltwater crocodile. In the 1970s, Sweetheart became notorious for attacking local fishing boats and ultimately ended up on permanent display at the museum!

A visit to the Darwin Aviation Museum is also included on the tour. Aircraft on display include a rare B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a replica Spitfire, and a Royal Australian Navy helicopter that was used in the clean-up in the aftermath of Tracy.

All in all, this Darwin City Sightseeing Tour paints a comprehensive picture of the city’s unique culture and history of resilience. It’s a must-do!

Important Information
  • Once your booking has been completed, an order confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address. You will also receive a booking confirmation with hotel pick-up details and tour operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.
  • Child pricing applies to 2 to 15-year-olds. 16 and 17-year-olds are classed as adults, but must be travelling with a passenger over 18 years of age. Concessions must hold a valid concession card. Infants travel free of charge, but spare seats are subject to availability on the day of the tour.
  • The itinerary provided is a guide only and may change due to operational requirements.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • To purchase a gift voucher, please click here.
  • Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.
  • View our booking terms and conditions here.
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