During the tour, you're equipped with:
1. A white cane to assist with wayfinding
This everyday aid—frequently used by people with low vision or blindness—provides a sense of orientation, and protects you by identifying obstacles of all kinds.
2. A skilled guide to lead you on your journey
All tours are facilitated by specially-trained guides who are blind or have low vision. Your guide knows exactly how to navigate the experience.
What to expect
Your tour guide will lead you through a series of environments—both everyday and iconically Melbourne—on an incredibly familiar journey in the unfamiliarity of complete darkness. Slowly but surely, an invisible landscape emerges, made of sounds, scents, wind, textures, and temperatures.
Dialogue in the Dark Australia also conducts excursions for schools, as part of a curriculum-based learning activity.Learn more
Team building tours
Wander through a simulated Melbourne in total darkness to explore your perception of the world.Learn more
Professional development workshops
In addition to our guided tours, we also offer workshops for businesses, community groups, and teams.Learn more
'An eyes-wide-open experience. Sound, textures, movement, all in total dark!'Pollyanna, Melbourne.
Reporting our social impact
The darkness is enlightening. We've got proof.
Check out our Social Impact Report to learn how Dialogue in the Dark raises awareness and transforms perception of people with low vision or blindness.
Developed in collaboration with La Trobe University.Learn about our impact
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