The Forgotten War - The Bombing of Darwin WWII Journey

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Starting your WWII journey you head out to Charles Darwin National Park to view the historic ammunition storage and testing areas that were built in 1944. After a look around and an informative talk from your driver you visit the lookout platform with wonderful views of Darwin Harbour and its wetlands. Heading back towards the city, from Stokes Hill Wharf (a major target during the war) you'll take a trip on the water to see what is happening now and learn more about when the first bombs fell in the harbour. Leaving the wharf precinct, the memorial to the USS Peary will guide you to the site of the most significant American warship wreck in Australian waters. The first part of your cruise takes you to Doctors Gully, which was once a Catalina flying boat base, then it is on to the modern day Navy Base, HMAS Coonawarra. Sonar of the wreck and footage from WWII will be shown during the cruise with passengers disembarking at Cullen Bay. Heading out to East Point you'll explore the Military Precinct and then visit the Darwin Military Museum, a great way to finish your morning experience. Quote tour code DDTW2 when booking.

Tour types:

  • Half Day or Less

Tour duration:

  • 4 hour

Tour departs:

  • Darwin

Tour highlights:

  • Charles Darwin National Park, Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin Harbour, Doctors Gully, Darwin Military Museum

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