The street and mural art of the Northern Territory is one of Australia’s best kept secrets - it's about time this secret was shared!
There are tonnes of options to tour Darwin’s prolific and vibrant street art, whether you want to self-manage your own tour using the DSAF app, or you’re interested in a more curated and guided tour - there’s something for everyone.
Not sure where to start? We recommend Austin Lane, there are 21 murals along the 370 metre length of this laneway, including some of the most iconic murals in Darwin.
SELF GUIDED TOURS
Download the DSAF app and take a tour of the streets in your own time at your own pace. If you’d like to do the tour sans electronics you can pick up a copy of the DSAF map at the Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre or download one here
SELF-GUIDED TOURS IN STYLE!
Take a load off your feet and jump on a Neuron scooter or bike and tour the vibrant murals in the CBD, at the Waterfront and in Nightcliff.
You can find Neuron’s orange scooters and bikes all across Darwin, download their app and get scooting now!
Remember to ride responsibly and follow the riding rules. Your safety and the safety of pedestrians is the number one priority! So remember to always follow the riding rules and #ScootSafe.
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EASY-TO-USE QR CODES
Keep your eyes peeled for our special QR codes when you're touring Darwin's streets.
Use your smartphone to scan the codes to learn about each artwork - it's easy and user-friendly!
(C) Walk Darwin - Sebastian Kappen
WALK DARWIN TOURS
Experience a unique and fun educational tour with Walk Darwin. Across 2.5 hours you'll learn how today's street art rose from the New York City graffiti scene to the majestic murals that adorn our cities today.
Along the way you'll hear stories of the artists who have participated in Darwin's six street art festivals and see many of their magnificent artworks. Your guide will share techniques, point out highlights you may miss and allow time to capture that perfect Instagram moment.
DARWIN GOURMET TOURS
Are you looking for a guided tour of Darwin’s spectacular street art with some delicious extras?
Darwin Gourmet Tours run a 3.5-hour Gourmet & Art Tour, you will visit three top restaurants and try several tasting plates featuring everything from Aboriginal bush foods to fresh local seafood, crocodile, buffalo and other exotic local tastes. On this easy walking tour, your local guide will tell you about Aboriginal history and show you Darwin’s award-winning street art that comes to life with futuristic augmented reality.
If you’re after a shorter experience the 2-hour Stroll, Snack & Art Tour covers Aboriginal history, WWII, architecture, futuristic street art and more. And we’ll stop three times along the way for locally-sourced tasty snacks to keep us fortified.
The Alice Springs Street Art Festival has run for three iterations, Red Hot Arts Central Australia has twice delivered the Alice Springs Street Art Festival, most recently in 2021. The festival aims create a sense of vibrancy and purpose within the CBD, that in turn creates local engagement, retail opportunities and visitation.
The previous two festivals have seen 11 new pieces of street art installed throughout the streets of Alice Springs, including pieces from well-known interstate street artists, such as Kaff-eine, Bronte Naylor and Gus Eagleton, as well as our own very talented local artists and arts organisations, including Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre.
Check out these works, and the other public art in Alice Springs.
Find out more about the works and artists from the 2021 Alice Springs Street Art Festival
KATHERINE ART TRAIL
Katherine has a vibrant and growing art scene including input from communities across the Big Rivers region. This trail highlights public murals, art galleries and community arts organisations in Katherine. Ranging from traditional styles practiced in the region for thousands of years and modern street art, to contemporary work with ceramics and eclectic youth led art, there's a style in Katherine for everyone.
Download the DiscoverKatherine app to follow the Katherine Art Trail, which includes award-winning murals that pay tribute to a number of important local Indigenous figures whose stories are significant to the region.
Image credits: Paz Tassone
In 2021 renowned mural and street artist Kaff-Eine went on a little road trip with fellow artist Pabs.
They drove from Alice Springs to Darwin painting murals along the way at towns and rest stops - see if you can spot these gorgeous artworks on your drive through The Centre.
This project was made possible by the Regional Arts Fund Experience Initiative