Australia's Frontline: Bombing of Darwin Tour
Product update: Australia's Frontline 1/2 Day Bombing of Darwin Tour now available
See how the Second World War was experienced in Australia on a WWII historical tour of Darwin. Sea Darwin is pleased to introduce this new poignant tour for 2016 which highlights the memorials and sites of the war, explains the Bombing of Darwin, and visits Darwin’s historic bases, museums and military precincts. You’ll also cruise Darwin Harbour to sit over the site of the USS Peary, a wartime shipwreck as well as see the modern-day navy base. This new tour is Darwin’s only Bombing of Darwin tour that takes in the sites on land and sea, it is the complete package.
- Led by local guides on both land and water, who provide accurate and real time commentary;
- Hotel pickup from CBD hotels or Bennet Park
- Admission to Darwin’s Military Musuem, the Defence of Darwin Experience
- Charles Darwin National Park as well as East Point
Your Bombing of Darwin journey
After pickup in the CBD you start your tour with a guided drive by air-conditioned vehicle along the Esplanade past Darwin’s war memorial and anti-aircraft gun sites. Then it’s off to Charles Darwin National Park to see the ammunition storage shelters built here in 1944, and take a walk to the lookout platform for views of Darwin’s harbour and city skyline. Next, take a scenic journey to Stokes Hill Wharf where you’ll step on board a harbor cruise to see the underwater resting place of an American warship. On board, you’ll learn how Darwin’s harbour was targeted in the Japanese attacks, and see historic photos of Darwin and sonar images of the shipwreck. Leaving the boat at Cullen Bay, travel to East Point Military Precinct, the site of Australia’s only wartime battleground. Here, you’ll see where anti-aircraft guns were positioned, along with the storage bunkers and observation tower that survived the WWII bombing of Darwin. Tour the museum’s collection of wartime weapons and vehicles housed in one of the concrete bunkers, before returning to central Darwin and the end of the tour.
Full tour details including time and prices can be found on our website or our brochure, along with details for the cruise only option – the 1 hour Australia’s Frontline cruise which departs Stokes Hill wharf at 11am.