Defence of Darwin


Uncover the Territory's and Darwin's significant role in Australia’s defensive and offensive activities during World War II. You'll visit the East Point which has a long association with military history. Military tacticians identified this spot as an ideal defensive position for protecting Darwin Harbour and its assets. During the war, Darwin was bombed 64 times over almost two years. Today travel to the Darwin Military museum where you have free time to view the exhibits, artefacts, items of war, artillery pieces, vehicles, firearms and much more. Next, travel to the nearby Charles Darwin National Park. The park lies on the outskirts of the city on Frances Bay. It is both a significant wetland area and a part of a network of World War II military sites established during the development of Darwin as Australia's northern defence line. The park is home to a number of bunkers and shelters that were used for storage between 1944 and the mid 1980's. Take a stroll along the parks pathways (approx. 500m) to the scenic Lookout platform for views of the harbour and its wetland. On the way view the bunkers and shelters and hear about their history and use. Reboard the coach for the return to pier.
  • Tour Code

    DRW105

  • Location

    Darwin

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Sightseeing, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $59.99


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Capture your day ashore uncovering the Territory's and Darwin's significant role in Australia’s defensive and offensive activities during World War II.

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Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.

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