Welcome to Walk Darwin; a locally-owned family business specialising in small group sightseeing walking tours of Darwin City and the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.
Your hosts, Nerida and John Hart, and together with a passionate team of local guides invite you to discover a taste of what makes Darwin tick, visiting iconic locations and regaling stories of Darwin’s frontier past. We provide visitors with a local’s perspective of life in Darwin today and what makes Territorians in the Top End a unique breed.
With practical city design, Darwin is one of the best cities in Australia to explore by foot. We walk all year round in our vibrant city, through all seasons, adapting to the needs of our guests during the Tropical Summer when the pace of life slows and the energetic drama of the natural environment heralds a wondrous change.
Walking and comfort is what we’re all about. A change in pace, a stop in the shade or a helping hand where needed, makes the world of difference to our guests and we love nothing better than to spend time with happy travellers.
Yes, we are open so come and enjoy our Territory Hospitality!
Australian Tourism Accreditation Carpark Caters for limited mobility Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Evening Family Family Friendly Half Day or Less History & Heritage Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Nightlife Tours Non Smoking Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours Walk Walking and Biking Tours Walks
Explore the city of Darwin with your local guide on this 2-hour walking tour and hear of the history and present-day happenings. From the destruction caused by the WWII bombings and Cyclone Tracy, Darwin has risen and you’ll discover many of the remaining buildings, some of which have been painstakingly reconstructed.
See the Old Police Station and Courthouse, Brown’s Mart and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins, and enjoy manicured tropical gardens as your route meanders through city streets and across the paths of pioneers.
There are many hidden treasures to see on foot when you explore with a local.Family Friendly Non Smoking
The Ship to Shore walking tour is perfect for cruise ship passengers seeking a short shore excursion. This 2-hour walking tour will uncover the hidden treasures of Darwin city, to then allow further exploration at your leisure.
The relaxed walk starts at the Cruise Ship Terminal and departure time is dependent on the scheduled arrival time of each ship.
Hear of WWII bombings and Cyclone Tracy and 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. Pass by Government House, Parliament House and the Supreme Court on your journey through the streets of this modern tropical city. Along the way, your guide will share their passion for the town they call home.
Your tour will conclude at the Visitor Information Centre where shuttle buses depart regularly for the journey back to your ship, or you can walk back along the Smith Street pathway.Family Friendly Non Smoking
Thursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reached mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin was bombed.
In the current day multicultural city of Darwin, there are still many reminders of WWII and on this 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city, your knowledgeable guide will take you back to that era. Hear stories of that fateful day as you meander past historic buildings of the time that have been re-built to provide lasting memories of life in the north during the War.
No WWII tour of Darwin would be complete without a visit into Parliament House, a lasting memorial to the Post Office and staff whose lives were lost in the very first of 77 bombing raids on the town.Family Friendly Non Smoking
Be inspired by nature as you take a 1-hour walk through George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and ‘Meet the Plants’.
Your guide will introduce you to some of the significant trees and tropical plantings within the Gardens, as you walk between the different environments. From ancient cycads to colourful crotons, hidden garden rooms to the rock covered Madagascar Garden, and lush, historic Heritage Lawn, the diversity has to be seen to be believed.
Along the way there may be a chance sighting of birds and seasonal flowers. Remember to bring your camera!Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet
Walk the Botanic Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the 42 hectares of George Brown Darwin Botanical Gardens.
Guided by a Darwin local, you will walk along the same paths as many others have walked for over 130 years, and hear stories of the history and heritage and the revival of the Gardens after cyclones and WWII bombings.
See legacies left by prominent Curators, including significant trees and heritage features. Along the way you’ll be introduced to many tropical plants that grow in these parkland gardens, each with their own interesting story. Keep an eye out for colourful birdlife, stunning flowers and majestic trees.
This guided walk is for those looking to truly experience Darwin’s botanic garden.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Pet Friendly - Enquire Public Toilet