How does it work?
A Tale of Four Cities is an audio walking tour around Darwin's CBD. It is delivered to your mobile device or tablet via an app. It sounds best through a good pair of headphones.
Where does the tour start?
The audio tour begins outside the Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Smith Street and Bennet Street in Darwin. Your guide Charlie King will direct you from there. There is also a map built into the app in case you get lost.
When can I take the tour?
Anytime! Although it is best experienced from Monday to Saturday from 7am until 6pm. You can take the tour on Sunday, but you won't be able to access just one of the locations. You can still listen to the story out the front if you like and then use the map to find the next location.
How do I download the app?
1. Get on the internet.
2. Go to with the App Store or Google Play and download the Darwin Audio Tour app.
3. Once you've got the app on your device, open it, click on the Tale of Four Cities Tour and press Download while you still have WiFi access. Then you won't incur any data fees while you're talking the tour.
4. Grab your headphones and head to the corner of Smith Street and Bennett Street.
Does the app work on all platforms?
How much does it cost?
The tour is $2.99. If you're from a school or educational organisation get in touch and we can make an alternate arrangement.
What do I need to bring?
Your mobile or tablet device (pre-loaded with the downloaded tour) and bring the best pair of headphones you can find! If you want to listen with a friend bring a headphone double-adapter and listen with two pairs of headphones. Also, Darwin can be a hot place, so bring a hat and some water - that said, we'll try and keep you cool along the way. If it's wet season bring a raincoat or umbrella.
How long will it take?
The tour takes one hour. If you'd like to take a bit longer, you can stop off along the way and then resume the tour when you're ready.
Do I have to walk far?
The walk is about three kilometres in total over one hour. It's all flat and all-access.
Who made it?
You can read all about the team behind A Tale of Four Cities here.
It was supported by the Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture's Live Darwin Arts program.