How does it work?
The Darwin Audio Tours app features two audio walking tours:
Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities - a tour around Darwin's CBD narrated by Charlie King
Fannie Bay Gaol: On the Inside is a tour of Darwin's infamous prison narrated by Dr Richard Fejo
Both tours are best experienced through a good pair of headphones. You can also use the speaker on your mobile or device if you don't have headphones.
Where does the tour start?
Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities begins at the Tourist Information Centre on the corner of Smith Street and Bennet Street in Darwin.
Fannie Bay Gaol: On the Inside guides you around Fannie Bay Gaol, located on the corner East Point Rd &, Ross Smith Ave, Fannie Bay.
Your guides 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?
Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities - 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.
Fannie Bay Gaol: On the Inside - Fannie Bay Gaol is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm.
How long will it take? Do I have to walk far?
Both tours are about one hour in length. Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities is about three kilometres in total over. 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. Both tours are on flat terrain
Who made it?
You can read all about the teams behind both tours here.
On the Inside - a tour of Fannie Bay Gaol was commissioned by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and made by StoryProjects with Caddie Brain.
Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities was made by Caddie Brain with supported by the Northern Territory Government's Department of Tourism and Culture's Live Darwin Arts program.
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 do I download the app?
1. Get on some WiFi or download using your mobile data
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 start of your chosen tour.
How much does it cost?
The app with both tours is free!