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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Darwin Heritage Walk
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.
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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  • Pass by
    Darwin
  • 1
    Star Village
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Brown's Mart Theatre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    The Old Town Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Administrator of the Northern Territory
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Parliament House
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Bicentennial Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return Details
Lyons Cottage, 74 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Martin T wrote a review Yesterday
Adelaide, Australia33 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2020
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John_ZA1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Frenchs Forest, Australia16 contributions
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
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from WalkDarwin-N, Owner at Darwin Heritage Walk
Responded 21 Oct 2020
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
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Cate-Linne F wrote a review Jul 2020
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.
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Response from WalkDarwin-N, Owner at Darwin Heritage Walk
Responded 21 Jul 2020
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!
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Julian W wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia5 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!
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Response from WalkDarwin-N, Owner at Darwin Heritage Walk
Responded 30 Oct 2019
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.
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Marian S wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne2 contributions
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from WalkDarwin-N, Owner at Darwin Heritage Walk
Responded 30 Oct 2019
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.
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I visited Darwin at end of dry season (& midst 2nd wave of COVID-19) & was chuffed to have the guides all to myself
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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
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Andrew F
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We came across these paintings/graffiti art by accident. It would be worth the time to download the app or do the t
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Christine A
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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
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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
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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
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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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Pelion71
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Fascinating insight into Darwin's rich and amazing history with great local guide
Sure the pools and the markets and the food are all great but Darwin has something else to offer - a totally fascin
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Grasbie
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A relaxed opportunity to learn more about the history of the gardens and some key features. It provides a springboa
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ericanelson100
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Sensational
Interesting and informative. A great way to hear about the history of Darwin, the bombing during WW2, Cyclones and
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Paul Y
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Free walking tour of Darwin Botanic Gardens
Very enjoyable 1 hour free guided tour of the Botanic Gardens by Walk Darwin funded by the government. This is not
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dojies
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A great experience. Worth a sixth star.
A one hour walking tour in the heat was not something that I had planned but very pleased that we took the tour. T
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Key Details
  • Duration: 120–150 minutes
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