Darwin Heritage Walk

Darwin Heritage Walk

120 to 150 minutes Darwin City, Australia

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Explore the city with a local on this 2-hour walk and enjoy a local’s perspective whilst getting a sense of how the city of Darwin has developed to blend the past with today’s modern multicultural vibe. There are many hidden treasures to discover along the way.
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Pass By: Darwin, Darwin, Top End, Northern Territory

The streets of Darwin CBD are home to many buildings that have connections to Darwin's past and many are still in use today. Stories of the past and the people who ensured Darwin became an important part of current day Northern Territory are aplenty. Public artworks dot the route.

Stop At: Star Village 32 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

This former open-air cinema is one of the few original buildings from pre-Cyclone Tracy. Though it has been converted to a chic retail hub, your guide will point out its historic features and share with you its stories of old.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Brown's Mart Theatre, 12 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

This building has remained part of Darwin's social culture for over 100 years. Your guide will share a few of its stories as you peruse the exterior of this site.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Old Town Hall, 13 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

Many of Darwin's pioneers have passed through this site. Now in ruins, the Old Palmerston Town Hall provides modern-day Darwin with a visible reminder of its past residents.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Administrator of the Northern Territory, 29 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

These beautifully restored buildings and their gardens encapsulate life from the early years of Darwin. Today, they are used as offices for The Administrator of the Northern Territory.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House, Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

A grand building presiding over Darwin Harbour. Here, you'll learn more about the self-governing modern city of Darwin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bicentennial Park, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

Bicentennial Park, overlooking Darwin Harbour, provides residents and visitors with green space to enjoy leisure and recreation activities. There are many hidden treasures dotting the area, reminding us of early Darwin, WWII, life pre-Cyclone Tracy. You may even see local birdlife.

Duration: 15 minutes


  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure Point

John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Return Details

Lyons Cottage, 74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring camera, sunscreen, hat and drinking water
  • Good enclosed non-slip walking shoes are recommended.
  • A minimum of 2 people per tour is required for the tour to operate
  • Wheelchair accessible for active wheelchair users
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks are not required in Australia therefore guests are asked to cover a cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or tissue and then dispose of the tissue and take hand hygiene measures. Group size has been reduced. All guides are using the Australian Government Department of Health COVID Safe app.


3 Reviews

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Carolyn W February 2021

John and Narida were amazing and went beyond what was expected. The alerted me on the Sunday evening that restricts had changed in the NT. They offered their support to help in what every way they could. Sent the NT press release and where I could get tested for Covid-19 well I was negative so our tour was back on track just delayed by a day or two. John was full of knowledge about Darwin and I leant so much that I would have not know if I hadn't taken the walk. Thank you Narida and John your made my trip to Darwin a positive one.

Joy May 2021

Brian was punctual friendly. Unfortunately he was diffuse to understand and the information he imparted at times was inaccurate. Brian consentrated a lot on trivial information and not enough of the historical background. He was long on personal info and short on factual history of Darwin. We felt that this was an expensive tour and not worth the $’s

Anna M May 2021

This would have to be the worst tour that i have ever been on in all my years of travelling. All the reviews before we booked mentioned how wonderful John was. Unfortunately we had Brian. The tour should have been renamed "the life of Brian tour". He only spoke about himself and his second wife Janice and their life in Darwin. He was a lovely man but that was not what we booked for. There were the max of 6 on the tour and the 2 others not in our group left after 40 minutes. We were just so disappointed that they made the decision to do it before us.
A total waste of our holiday time and money and Brian told us ABSOLUTELY Nothing about Darwin and the few questions we asked his response was "well i must look that up"

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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