Darwin: Bombing of Darwin WW2 Tour with Harbor Cruise
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4.5 hours
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 For...
The tour guide Paul was outstanding very knowledgeable and informative. All the aspects of the tour were linked and organised. Recommend this if you are really interested in finding out more about Darwin bombing
Meet your experienced handlers at the start of your 1.5-hour tour. From there, be led through the park whilst hearing the animals’ stories and being supervised throughout your encounters with these unique reptiles. At your first stop, learn how to feed a 5-meter-long crocodile, feeling the true power of its bite. Then, feed the feisty juvenile crocs from the "Fishing for Crocs" platform, followed by some one-on-one time with a baby crocodile. Later, finish the tour with an intimate walk through the reptile house, safely interacting with the park's snakes and lizards.
Join a sightseeing tour in the morning for the perfect introduction to the city of Darwin, with expert commentary from a local guide. See the lush Botanic Gardens, the Chinese Temple, and discover the other historic sites of the city including the Darwin Aviation Museum. Explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, which features a vast collection of Aboriginal art, visual arts, and exhibits on the Northern Territory's history. After the tour, you will be dropped off in the city center for a 45-minute break and opportunity to have lunch. In the afternoon, head 60 kilometers outside of Darwin to the Adelaide River, home to over 1,600 Crocodiles and the famous "Jumping Crocodiles." Embark on a river cruise and be amazed as these awesome creatures launch themselves out of the water. See these prehistoric creatures at close range. Afterwards, visit the Wetlands Visitor Cen...
really enjoyable but needs to be longer or split over two days not enough time at each spot the guide was great very informative learnt a lot
Take a trip to the heart of Darwin to the famous Crocausuars cove! Discover the largest display of Australian reptiles in the entire world including unique species found in the amazing Kimberyl regions of Australia. For those who prefer the slower animals, there's also a turtle sanctuary and a two story freshwater aquarium. Crocosaurs cove is for all ages! Kids get the chance to interact with baby crocodiles and also don't forget to take a visit to the famous 'crocodile dundee' crocodile 'burt'. Gain the chance to take a swim with a juvenile croc, feed a croc or if you just want to watch, you can do that too! There is also a licensed cafe if you get a bit hungry, and a daily itinerary is available for all entries. Itinerary Crocosaurus Cove: Daily Schedules
Great location, a lot of info and the ability to come and go all day. Great new shirts.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility provides an insight into the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Bombing of Darwin Harbour. This exciting development at Stokes Hill Wharf brings to life 2 quintessential Australian stories. The 1st story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aeromedical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The 2nd story featured is the Bombing of Darwin Harbour on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbor brought destruction to the city of Darwin. Many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are told through state of the art technology. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibition, knowing that the staff members are always available to assist as required. When you arrive, a staff member will provide an out...
The tour included not only the history of the RFDS, but also the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Hologram presentations and virtual reality experiences really brought the exhibitions to life and complemented the static displays. It was fun to actually sit in a plane formerly used by the RFDS and listen to recordings of real-life conversations between medical and flight staff as a patient was transported to hospital. I enjoyed my visit very much and thought it was great value for money.
Join a city sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin, with expert commentary by a local guide. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and will speak about Darwin’s rich history and culture throughout. Darwin Aviation Museum: This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and original footage from Japanese archives. There are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory: home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. You’ll get to see the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia as well as an eclectic range of visiting exh...
A real taste of Darwin, what there is to see with great commentary from Troy our guide. Troy was the best. There was a lot to see in a short time but it gave a good idea of places we might want to see in more detail.
Make the most of your time in Darwin and see two of the city’s best attractions with just one pass. Enjoy full-day entry to Crocosaurus Cove, which showcases the world’s largest display of Australian reptiles, including the iconic saltwater crocodile. Watch one or more of the Crocosaurus Cove's nine daily shows and learn about the Northern Territory’s wildlife through fascinating encounters with the reptiles. Later, discover the heroic tales of the Royal Flying Doctors Service and learn about the history and work of the service’s pilots, engineers, doctors, and nurses, as well as the experiences of the patients. You'll also relive the drama of the 1942 Bombing of Darwin Harbor, and experience the event through the wonder of modern technology.
First, get collected from your accommodation in an air-conditioned luxury coach and head into Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. When you arrive, meet your Aboriginal Guide and interpreter from the local Mutitjulu community. Next, get up close to Uluru with your Anangu guide who will be telling you the stories of this unique landscape and explain the connection between the art, the culture and the connection to the land. Then, head over to the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Listen to how traditional hunting and gathering tools were made and what they were used for. Even join a bowl carrying or spear-throwing session to test your skills and balance! Follow this with a hands-on painting session. Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art depicting the Creation time (Tjukurpa) stories. Bring a personal connection to the experience and paint using th...
This experience allows up to 4 guests to join in with an afternoon fish feeding show and hand-feed 2-meter long Freshwater Whiprays. The gentle giants, which are native to Darwin, have an inquisitive nature and are ready to get to know you. Be prepared to get splashed!
Freshwater Whiprays are known to make their way onto riverbanks while chasing small fish. Your expert handler will help you replicate this as a great way to gain a greater appreciation for these amazing creatures, up close and in a safe environment.
After your thrilling feeding experience, you can continue to explore Crocosaurus Cove at your own pace to learn more about the magnificent marine animals.
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Great day with very knowledgeable guides Jason, Leon & Trevor. Great food & refreshing billy tea. Extra bonus was having elder Bernard speak, entertain and provide some “wisdom”.
Our guide Rob was very knowledgeable loved discovering things I had no idea happened! The harbour cruise was fabulous!
Extensive trip around the WWII sites with our knowledgeable guide Rob. Informative cruise around harbour sights.
This is an excellent introduction to Tiwi life, culture and history.
VIP tour was excellent, kids loved it! Guides very friendly