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Darwin Heritage Walk

From US$32.56
  • Learn the histories behind the attractive facades on this walking tour

  • See the old and new side-by-side in the tropical city of Darwin

  • Hang out with a local guide who is passionate about their city

  • Best suited to moderately active travelers due to walking and standing

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Darwin Heritage Walk
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Darwin Heritage Walk
From US$32.56

Get an insider’s perspective on the history and culture of Darwin on this walking tour with a local guide. Hear the background stories to the buildings and monuments that you’d miss if you just walked past them alone. There are many opportunities to stop and take pictures of the must-see sights as well as the more peaceful, hidden corners of central Darwin.

What to Expect
Meet your guide under the John McDouall Stuart monument in Raintree Park. They will be wearing a bright orange shirt for easy identification.

Your guide will cheerfully share their passion for the town they call home and will tell of the history of the World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy. Discover many of the remaining buildings such as the Old Court House and Police Station, Browns Mart and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, all of which have been painstakingly reconstructed. View Government House, Parliament House and the Northern Territory Supreme Court on our journey through the streets of this modern tropical city.

There’s many hidden treasures to see on foot and plenty of opportunities to capture photographs of the indigenous sculptures, architecture, historic buildings, wildflowers and wildlife.

Remember to bring the following:
Camera, sunscreen, hat and drinking water. Good enclosed non-slip walking shoes are recommended. 
We walk on pathways, gardens and cross a number of streets. Commentary is usually given in a shady location for everyone's comfort.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very knowledgable guide!!

We spent an excellent 2 hours plus with John. John was extremely passionate about Darwin and it's history and we really enjoyed the walk and what we learnt. I would highly recommend this walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris201309
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Interesting and informative

This was an enjoyable walk around many of the city's historic buildings. Although we had been to some of them before, Betty the guide had stories and information which gave us a much better picture of what life was like in earlier times. We were...More

Thank Jenni B
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Interesting Walk with Informative Guide

Although about my 15th time to Darwin, because this time travelling with my adult daughter I saw it through her eyes and her interests, it was her first visit. The two hour walk was interesting because it gave the history of the many buildings I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HenReeTess
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
Great in depth insight to Darwin over the ages

Informative, enjoyable walk through Darwin with Brian who's knowledge is second to none. Also a great insight into cyclone Tracy by someone who lived through it. Really made Darwin come alive for us.

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 24 July 2018
Great introduction to Darwin with a local perspective

We had a good experience with Brian and John taking us through the heart of Darwin and giving us both a current perspective on Darwin and a personal perspective on the history. Having locals who have such strong connections and can answer questions, provide advice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ellipsis000
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18 November 2018|
Response from HenReeTess | Reviewed this property |
Providing you get off the ship at 0800 SHARP you can make it, BUT you will HAVE TO KNOW exactly where you are going to make it, BUT if you let the tour guide/company know you may be a little late I am sure you will find they... More