Walk Darwin conducts guided sightseeing walking tours through the city of Darwin and its Botanic Garden, sharing a local’s perspective of past events that have helped form the present day capital, as well as informing of current events and activities happening around town.
You will feel comfortable and safe in the care of the local guides who have lived in Darwin for more than five years. More than guides, these locals ensure an informative and memorable experience and impart much more than you’d find in an internet guidebook.
Darwin lends itself to leisurely walks so there is plenty of time for photographs and for the guide to stop and answer any questions.
Carpark Caters for limited mobility Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Family Friendly Half Day or Less Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours
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
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
Thursday. 19 February, 1942.
World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed.
Move forward to today and it’s Thursday, when your guide will take you back to that WWII era on a 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city. 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.
This tour departs on a Thursday only, in memory of that fateful day in 1942.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 Public Toilet
The Walk the Botanic Gardens tour combines both the ‘Botanic Gardens Heritage Walk’ and ‘Met the Plants Walk’ to provide 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, however you’ll 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 Public Toilet