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Darwin Audio Tour

Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities is a first-of-its-kind, immersive, self-guided, audio walking tour that takes you to ten of these locations around Darwin's CBD

In Darwin, every corner has a story. But its history can be hard to see. Destroyed four times by cyclones and war, Darwin's been rebuilt over and over. Yet in between the shiny high-rise are all sorts of secret historic spots to discover.

Researched from Northern Territory collections and oral histories, the tour also features the extraordinary personal story of narrator Charlie King, a legendary Northern Territory broadcaster and campaigner and was funded by the Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture’s Live Darwin Arts program.


In an Australian-first, the tour is recorded binaurally, an innovative recording method that produces immersive 3D sound. Hundreds of locals were involved in re-creating historic soundscapes to support the audio stories that transport the listener back in time.

The Darwin Audio Tour won Interpretation Australia's National Award in 2018.

“In one hour I learnt more about Darwin than I knew from 5 years of living here.”


“I'd recommend everyone to do it, visitors and old-timers, anyone!”


"I was deeply moved. The writing, the sound - it's just brilliant."

Also available - Fannie Bay Gaol: On the Inside


Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre

6 Bennett St, Darwin


7am - 6pm seven days per week



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