DIY Tourguide offers audio sightseeing tours for the independent self-drive traveller, allowing you to travel in your own time and at your own pace.
Developed and recorded by an experienced professional tour guide, the tours give you the freedom to stop where you want, when you want. If you choose to stop or take a detour, simply pause the tour and start it again when you’re back on the road.
DIY Tourguide brings the stories of early Northern Territory pioneers, aboriginal culture, flora, fauna and natural history alive, and includes commentary by local Outback and Top End characters and field experts . All tours are backed by lively music, including bird calls and provide you with a rich and entertaining journey that will even keep the kids entertained.
All tours are presented in a CD or MP3 format and are available at various retail outlets or can be order on the DIY Tourguide website. Check out the website to sample some audio clips giving you a taste of what you will get.
The West MacDonnell Rages audio tour is now available as an ‘app’ for your iphone or ipad.
From $19.99 to $21.95
The spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges stretch for over 200 kilometres from Alice Springs. The drive tours along the Red Centre Way, as it is known, and will take you on a journey of discovery. It is a journey through billions of years in time, where remote landscapes hide a desert that is filled with life. Along the way there is much to see, do and learn.
Hear about the incredible geological forces that have created magnificent gaps and gorges, some you can walk through, some you can swim in. You will learn why the West MacDonnell Ranges are home to so may rare and ancient plants, about desert dwelling fish, how Albert Namatjira became Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist and how Aboriginal people used to trade ochre from the Ochre Pits.
Listen to spectacular bird calls and hear from local Aboriginal traditional owners about Bush tucker and special Dreaming sites.
Commentary length is 80 minutes.
The 460 kilometre drive between Alice Springs and Uluru / Ayers Rock is a journey through billions of years in time, where remote landscapes hide a desert that is filled with life.
Along the way there is much to see, do and learn. The drive tour from Alice to Uluru includes insights from local cattle station owners, specialist flora and fauna guides and even a singing Dingo. Hear about the early explorers who discovered this region, the Afghan cameleers who forged routes through Central Australia. Learn about mighty rivers, birds, mammals and reptiles and the massive geological forces that formed Uluru and Kata Tjuta / The Olgas. You’ll hear insights from local Aboriginal people too.
DIY Tourguide will give you all the information you need about the best places to stop, distances and travel directions and all the things you can see and do. Enrich your visit to Central Australia, take your own tour guide with you.
Commentary length is 160 minutes.