courtesy of NASA
Darwin Airport Shuttle Bus
This is the cheapest way to get into the city unless you're sharing
a cab, and they provide a door-to-door service to all city accommodation
areas and places en route. Coaches are air conditioned with luggage
stored in trailers, servicing all domestic and international flight
arrivals and departures at the airport 24 hours a day. If notified
they also make transfers to and from the light aircraft terminal.
Tickets are currently $9.50 pp one way or $17 pp return with discounts
for groups of three or more. Purchase tickets from the driver or
the Transit centre in shop 15, 69 Mitchell St. It is suggested that
outbound bookings be made the night before departure to ensure timely
pickup but they're very amenable and bookings can usually be fitted
in at short notice. WALK MAP 17
Bookings: Freecall 1800 358 945, Ph (08) 8981 5066,
Fax (08) 8981 5377,
These services are available as in all capitol cities. Taxis may
be hailed at any location but hire cars and minibuses must be booked
Once you're in the city this is the way to
tour; open shaded mini bus, informed commentary, hop on hop off
all day at all city tour destinations, discounts galore - $25, every
hour; on the hour at the Mall Knuckey St stop. WALK MAP
21 Just hail the driver pretty well anywhere! They have
air-conditioned buses for the wet season (BEST!! time to visit).
If you fancy catching your own dinner, fish or succulent muddies,
these are your guys, click here for a full
rundown. On a crabbing trip, they'll even "cook 'em up"
for you; just let them know when booking!
$3 Bus/Arafura Shuttle
For general travel around the city area, the $3 bus
is the way to go. You need to ring them (24hrs/7days) or go to the
ranks; Mall at Knuckey St, Mitchelli's Pizza Bar on Mitchell St, Cullen Bay -
Ferry Terminal and outside Seafood on Cullen.
Bookings: Ph (08) 8981 3300
Available in all shapes and sizes; pick your favourite or ring around
for one of the many deals on offer. If you'd like a direct link
to some of the larger, locally operated, companies, click the
following links; Budget, Delta,
The above site will give you the timetables for Darwinbus; details for the
Mandorah Ferry are here.
If you've got fishing on your mind, you'll find the tide times here.
- Darwinbus is the regular city bus service
provided by the Northern Territory Government. Printed timetables
and service route maps are available at our apartments, on request,
or at the tourist Information Centre, corner Knuckey and Mitchell
Streets and the Darwin Interchange. WALK MAP 33
- The Mandorah Ferry leaves from the pontoon
landing at the ferry terminal in Cullen Bay. WALK MAP
6 It's about a 15 min trip to Mandorah and currently
costs $18 return; it's a good way to see our beautiful harbour,
not to mention the cold beer reward on the other side.
This site will keep you up to date with road conditions right throughout
the Northern Territory.
There are a multitude of harbour cruises on offer, check around
when you arrive, but amongst the more enjoyable cruises on offer
- A Darwin Harbour dinner cruise aboard the
"Alfred Nobel", a lovingly restored 100 ft (30m) timber
hulled vessel; normally seats 70 with a maximum of 100 for
private charters. For further information click here to go
to their web site.
Bookings: Ph (08)
8942 3131 or 0412 078 240
- "Cherry Pie" is a 38 ft (11.5m) Catamaran;
licensed to carry 21 passengers for daytime cruises and 10
overnight. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and nibbles
for a great sunset sail (motorised if necessary!)
Click here and follow the various
links for a bit more info.
Bookings: Ph 0417
- These cruises are very popular so bookings are pretty much
essential, but if you forget to book, call anyway, there could
always be a spare seat!
- Equinox Fishing Charters have three power boats, up to
10m, to take you out for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Whether
you want a day trip on the harbour or a fishing safari, just click here,
get out the credit card, and head off into the wild blue yonder,
limited only by your imagination and bank balance!!