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Darwin: Bombing of Darwin WW2 Tour with Harbor Cruise

4.6 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider:Sea Darwin
Water activity

Darwin: Bombing of Darwin WW2 Tour with Harbor Cruise

Activity provider:Sea Darwin
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From US$ 97.10 per person

Likely to sell out

Retrace history and explore the WW2 sites of Darwin on this sightseeing tour and harbor cruise. Visit the Defense of Darwin Museum and East Point Military Precinct, see forgotten bunkers, and uncover the events of the Bombing of Darwin.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Darwin city hotels, please wait in the lobby at 7:45am for pickup prior to 8am. Alternately, you can meet us at 0800 at the starting location of the tour, at the Aquascene Fish Feeding carpark at 28 Doctors Gully Road. There is unlimited free parking at this address.


  • Travel back in time to 1942 and uncover the Bombing of Darwin
  • Explore the East Point Military Precinct and the Defense of Darwin Museum
  • See the sights and hear the stories of the Bombing of Darwin with local historians
  • Enjoy a 1-hour cruise around Darwin Harbor and see the wreck sites of 2 ships
Full description
Travel back in time to 19 February 1942 and uncover the Bombing of Darwin on this half-day tour. Learn about how 2 Japanese air attacks on this forgotten military base killed 243 people and destroyed the city. Now a modern and vibrant city, Darwin still bares the scars of its history, which you will discover on this tour. The tour begins with an introduction into the Bombing of Darwin, as you listen to stories and information provided by local historians. Later, explore the sites that were hit by the Japanese air raids and remember those who lost their lives. Next, head to the Charles Darwin National Park to see bunkers and other WW2 relics before visiting the acclaimed Defense of Darwin museum as well as the East Point Military precinct and the Myilly Point Heritage precinct. The tour is concluded with a 1-hour cruise through Darwin Harbor which passes the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas. You’ll also sail by the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, and finally to Cullen Bay where you can see the gun emplacements from the water.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance to the Charles Darwin National Park
  • Entrance to the Defense of Darwin Museum
  • Entrance to the Darwin Military Museum
  • 1-hour cruise in Darwin Harbor
  • Food and drinks
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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
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4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Fantastic narrative from Driver and whilst on Cruise. Very informative and friendly. couldn't ask fro more.

May 21, 2023

very enjoyable and informative.

May 17, 2023

May 8, 2023

Product ID: 271772