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Darwin Heritage Walk provided by Walk Darwin

Darwin Heritage Walk
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
120–150 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    120–150 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53039P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
120–150 minutes
Departure details
  • John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Look for your guide in a bright orange shirt, under the statue of John McDouall Stuart, in the small park on Knuckey Street which the locals call Raintree Park. It is at the intersection with Smith Street Mall.
  • Lyons Cottage, 74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Tour ends at the intersection of The Esplanade and Knuckey Street, opposite Lyons Cottage.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Look for your guide in a bright orange shirt, under the statue of John McDouall Stuart, in the small park on Knuckey Street which the locals call Raintree Park. It is at the intersection with Smith Street Mall.
  • Lyons Cottage, 74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Tour ends at the intersection of The Esplanade and Knuckey Street, opposite Lyons Cottage.
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return details
  • Lyons Cottage, 74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Tour ends at the intersection of The Esplanade and Knuckey Street, opposite Lyons Cottage.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
A note from Darwin Heritage Walk
Mandatory check-in applies within the Northern Territory - download 'The Territory Checkin' app. Face masks to be worn when ordered by the CHO NT. Observe social distancing and cover a cough or sneeze with bent elbow or tissue then dispose of the tissue and take hand hygiene measures.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    John McDouall Stuart
    Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Look for your guide in a bright orange shirt, under the statue of John McDouall Stuart, in the small park on Knuckey Street which the locals call Raintree Park. It is at the intersection with Smith Street Mall.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Darwin
  • 1
    Star Village
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Brown's Mart Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Old Town Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Administrator of the Northern Territory
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Parliament House
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Bicentennial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Lyons Cottage
    74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
    Tour ends at the intersection of The Esplanade and Knuckey Street, opposite Lyons Cottage.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

5.0
29 reviews
Excellent
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Sue L
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
A nice early start in the mall to beat the heat. John had plenty of knowledge and historical information to share. A few local Darwin secrets explored on an easy walk around town.
Written 25 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
We are glad you enjoyed your tour. John loves to find that hidden gem or little known fact. He is always looking for something unusual to tell our guests.
Written 13 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gay15
Perth, Australia58 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
topics well researched. Clear summary of history and remaining heritage buildings. Pace of Walking was fine
Written 16 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Hi @Gay15! Thanks so much for your feedback on the Darwin Heritage Walk. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we're on the right track with content and pace. Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trishinthegarden51
Canberra34 contributions
May 2021
The guide really makes the experience on tours such as these. Regretfully our guide, Brian, was inclined to talk more about his life and his experiences than move on with the tour. We were kept standing in one spot for the first 30 minutes of the tour while he spoke about his Cyclone Tracy and work experience, which was initially interesting however, we were keen to get on with the tour.

He has obviously led an interesting life in Darwin but a walking tour is what we had signed up for.

Another half an hour got us to visit two sites in the mall and then with some coaching we moved on with the walk, but with insufficient time to really see the subsequent sites.

Overall, we were disappointed with the tour. Brian had some aids to show but at times they were hard to see and often they faced him, rather than the group.

From previous review of the walk, it sounds like John is the tour guide to request.
Written 15 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
On behalf of Walk Darwin, I apologise for the experience you had and thank you for providing this feedback highlighting that one of our guides has not met your expectation of a Walk Darwin tour. We take pride in providing local guides who are passionate about Darwin, it's history and lifestyle, and delivering an entertaining walk. They are human though and there is always a chance they will have an off day. It appears that this day it happened. We would love to clone John, but not sure that he is keen on the idea. Thank you once again for this feedback which will help us to support our guide to improve.
Written 16 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Martin T
Adelaide, Australia41 contributions
Nov 2020
Fantastic way to start the day. John was a fantastic tour guide and was able to highlight so many things we would not have noticed. I recommend that you give this one and go as you will learn so much. Thanks
Written 25 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Thank you for this 5-star review and your recommendation. It's great to hear you enjoyed the leisurely walk through the city and, as you've experienced, it's worth walking with someone who lives here as you do get to see and learn so much more about the town. John sure is a font of knowledge!
Written 30 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John_ZA1
Frenchs Forest, Australia16 contributions
Oct 2020
A really informative walk through Darwin city centre. Out host (John) was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. The pace was good and not too rushed, which we really enjoyed. Highly recommended
Written 21 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour with us. We like to keep the pace slow as it allows us time to take in a lot of what this city has to offer
Written 21 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cate-Linne F
Darwin, Australia1 contribution
The walk Darwin tour was exceptional. I learnt so many things about Darwin's history and got a real sense of the challenges it has overcome.
I look forward to doing a different tour again soon.
Written 18 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Thank you for taking a moment to review the Darwin Heritage Walk, @cateyjade. It's great to hear that after a the few months of lockdown our guides are still in top form and providing a great experience. We look forward to hosting you on another of our tours very soon!
Written 22 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julian W
Perth, Australia4 contributions
John is a fun and knowledgeable guide. It is such a special experience to see Darwin through a locals eyes. Thanks John. Highly recommend!
Written 28 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Wonderful! It has made my day reading that you enjoyed your time with John. Thank you so much for taking a moment to highly recommend Walk Darwin.
Written 30 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marian S
Melbourne2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was s very enjoyable and informative tour. Because of the heat, we started early in the morning, which was a good thing to do. Guide was knowledgeable and shared interesting and humorous anecdotes. Well paced. Plenty of opportunities for questions and dialogue. Probably the best, and most informative tour we did whilst in Darwin.
Written 20 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Thank you for this amazing review, Marian S! Exploring with a local certainly has its advantages. The team at Walk Darwin work hard to meet the expectations of our guests, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Thanks again for sharing your experience.
Written 30 October 2019
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Rolf W
Brisbane, Australia164 contributions
Sep 2019
In an entertaining couple of hours John walked us around Darwin and gave us a good historical background of Darwin from John McDougall Stuart initial discovery, through the second world war bombing to today.
We usually do this kind of walk when we travel overseas to get a grounding on the city we are visting and Walk Darwin is as good as any we have done.
Written 28 September 2019
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minakadina
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Excellent walk. Very pleasant guide John! Well researched, interesting and the time flew by. Highly recommendable.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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pac1952
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A great couple of hours
It almost didn't happen ... John (the boss) was going away on the days that we were going to be in town. But when
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WWll reflections tour
John was a great guide that was very informative. The tour gave us an overall understanding of Darwin’s war and cyc
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Very enjoyable day trip
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Fabulous walk of the gardens
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Highly recommended walking tour
We did two tours with Walk Darwin during our short stay in Darwin, the ‘Meet the plants walk’ through the Botanical
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Walk Darwin, Botanic Gardens
Fantastic tour. As a local I enjoyed learning so much more about our beautiful gardens. I highly recommend to Darwi
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Rich Tour of Darwin's WWII Trials
On a hot march afternoon, John met us promptly and gave us an interesting, varied, and knowledgeable walk through t
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Pamela Z
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A great way to experience Darwin City
Nothing better than a local showing you around town. Very relaxed easy paced walking tour. Great for finding you be
Andrew F
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Walking Around Darwin
We came across these paintings/graffiti art by accident. It would be worth the time to download the app or do the t
Christine A
Christine A
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History tour
We found this tour very interesting, whilst we have been to Darwin before we certainly were not aware of the many h
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The highlight of our Darwin visit
We just finished the Heritage Walking Tour of Darwin and were absolutely delighted with our guide, Brian, and the r
ericharris2016
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Darwin Heritage Walk
This is a great wander around Darwin with a friendly and informative guide. John’s knowledge about early Darwin set
Danish64
Danish64
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Very Informative
We did the Darwin Heritage Walk and found it to be a very informative insight into the history of Darwin, cyclones
Kjbarker
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Great introduction to the seasonal highlights & history of the gardens
This is an excellent, informative and well-researched tour covering the history of the gardens and many of the plan
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