WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

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Follow a guide through the oil storage tunnels near the Darwin Wharf Precinct, built during World War II and now home to a series of wartime photos.

One of the more interesting constructions in Darwin during World War II are the oil storage tunnels located near the Darwin Wharf Precinct. Originally eight oil tunnels were planned, but only five were actually constructed. Today, two of these oil storage tunnels are open for viewing. The tunnels feature a collection of photographs of Darwin during World War II and the men and women that served in the Northern Territory.

An experienced guide will take you through the tunnels with informative commentary, and books and souvenirs are available.

Opening times:

  • Open 7 days a week, May to September 9am to 4pm. October to April - Tuesday to Sundays 9am to 1pm. The tunnels are closed for the months of December through to the end of February.


  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Shaded Area
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program

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