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Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

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Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Explore the World War II sites of Darwin on this city sightseeing and cruise tour. Visit the Darwin war memorial and East Point Military Precinct, and explore Darwin Military Museum to chart the city’s wartime experience. Midway through, enjoy a small-boat cruise around Darwin Harbour, passing the modern naval base and the remnants and wreck sites of Japan’s devastating February 1942 air raids. Hotel pickup, entrance fees, and live onboard commentary included.
  • Half-day World War II historical city and cruise tour in Darwin
  • Visit the War Memorial and see the ammunition storage tanks at Charles Darwin National Park
  • Tour the East Point Military Precinct, Australia’s only wartime battleground
  • View the weapons and vehicles at the Darwin Military Museum
  • Small-boat cruise to see the bomb and wreck sites of Japan’s 1942 raids
  • Learn about Darwin’s wartime role and experience
  • Live bus and boat commentary, plus entrance fees and hotel pickup included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Local guide/driver
Live onboard commentary
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us if you require pick up from a CBD location not listed above.
Pick up time for CBD hotels is between 0745 and 0800. Please be ready in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to tour start time of 0800.


  • Darwin Cruise Ship Terminal

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sea Darwin

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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WW2 tour
, Jul 2021
Very informative tour. Increase our knowledge of the events that happened in Darwin during World War 2. Highly recommend.
Darwin Bombing Tour
, Jul 2021
Interesting informative tour. My only negative was that meeting spot not listed on Viator ticket . We were told when we rang the office to meet at a spot on the esplanade road. Meeting point was actually on Doctors Gully Rd .
, Jul 2021
The knowledge of our guides was excellent, we learnt so much. Could have spent longer at the museum it was so interesting. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Jane, thank you for joining us on the WW2 tour and complimenting our guides. They are passionate about Darwin's war history!
A most enjoyable, interesting and informative morning.
, Jul 2021
This was a great tour around Darwin with a knowledgeable and humorous guide who told us a lot of facts and figures about Darwin during WWII and in particular the bombing of Darwin. He has clearly done a lot of his own research and has a passion for this topic. The harbour cruise was a great addition to the “on land” tour, and again, a knowledgeable guide gave us a lot of fact and figures and stories. The visit to the museum was also interesting with so much “stuff” to see and read about. The tour did not take in the fuel storage tunnels but did give us background knowledge for when we did visit the tunnels later. We did this tour on the first day of our stay in Darwin and it helped us to become orientated with Darwin’s layout and points of interest. A most enjoyable, interesting and informative morning.
Very good
, Jun 2021
The tour was very good and informative and Rob was a good, knowledgeable guide. My only disappointment was there was no tour or even a mention of the oil storage tunnels which I think is an integral part of the WW2 history of Darwin and well worth a visit. Thanks Brad from QLD
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Brad, thanks for the review. Unfortunately we only have 4.5 hours on this tour to fit as much of Darwin’s WW2 history in as possible. There are too Darwin war history attractions that are not included because of time limitations, like the Aviation Museum and the tunnels. Luckily the location of the tunnels at the waterfront make them easily accessible for those who also have time to explore on their own.
, Jun 2021
Having a local tour guide. Plenty information & stopping for time .Highly recommended. ROBERT BEST TOUR GUIDE
Wonderful history lesson
, Jun 2021
Wonderful day really informative and very interesting with lovely tour guide who did not rush the group around
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hi Raymond, thanks for taking the time to post a review.
Enjoyable Trip
, Jun 2021
Very enjoyable trip. Particularly enjoyed the boat ride. Would be better if more time was available at the Military Museum.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Matt, thanks for your review. It is hard trying to get the balance right when we only have 4.5 hours with so much WW2 history in Darwin. We take your comment about the Military Museum on board, it is a very special place.
, Jun 2021
Amazing experience learned so much and staff are brilliant This should be taught in our schools as it’s part of our history
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Nellie, yes our crew do shine! They are passionate about Darwin's war history and we agree that this dark hour of Australia's history should be taught in schools.
Excellent WW2 experience
, May 2021
Rob gave us a memorable bus experience of the WW2 history. Very knowledgeable and very pleasant man. Both land and sea tours were very informative and guides first class.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
HI Lyn, Thank you for your wonderful review and your compliments about the crew. I'll be sure to let Rob know that he impressed.
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