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Sorry, I thought I had already done this.
It was fabulous my husband and I really enjoyed it
A very good tour for both sightseeing and a history lesson of the area. It's also a great way to be able to get to see the WWII museum if you don't have a vehicle as there is no public transport that gets you close by. Both the bus driver and the boat captain were very knowledgeable.
I really enjoyed this tour. I learned a lot about Darwin's wartime experience through the guides and museum. The tour is well organised and just the right length, the Harbour cruise is enjoyable and informative and the museum is impressive and thought provoking.
We enjoyed the whole day, from the bunker in the bush (and its informative display boards), to the cruise around the bay and out to the USS Peary with a great commentary and ANZAC bikkies (!), to the fantastic new MIlitary Museum at East Point. An American man on our tour remarked that it was the best war museum he has seen. The Bombing of Darwin sequence is unforgettable. Thank you so much.
We would highly recommend doing this half day tour for anyone interested in WW11 and Darwin's history . Rob was our bus tour guide he had a great sense of humour and was quite entertaining. He told us some very interesting facts and stories whilst we were driving around to see the historical sights and Wartime Museum. We transferred onto Jim's boat and as a tour guide he was very knowledgeable and proud of the history of Darwin and the stories were very informative and great to hear and see the sights from the water, Ross was also steering the boat and we had a few laughs at his expense ! All good fun, a great half day tour !
It was a choppy day so we couldn't make it all the way to the memorial, well we could have but the guides said we'd all be soaking wet; so a vote went against it. What can I say the tour guides were fantastic, locals certainly can make the trip most informative and also by adding amusing anecdotes they make the whole trip feel like a friends get together. By the end of it all passengers were interacting with each other a truly good experience. My only regret is not having the time to go on the "Fish and Chip" special sunset tour but the next day speaking with those that did they stated it was enjoyable and not at all formal again more like a friends get together. Maybe next time :)
Coach was clean and comfortable. Driver/ guide has extensive experience in Darwin and was clear about the history. Interesting sites and certainly enough time to see everything properly. Boat cruise was interesting and also well researched. Half a day was a good amount of time for the tour.
Very informed about the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Jim?? Our tour guide really knew what he was talking about as well as guide on harbour/boat cruise. We had a great day!!
Enjoyed the bus and boat trip, learned heaps and seen a lot . I highly recommend it to anyone.
Definitely recommend this tour, the guides were knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.
Loved the Bus driver, the boat was good, you just needed to be a but relaxed about the overall organisation. Still if you are prepared to take Darwin as a whole lifestyle experience,then the trip was really good fun.
It was very interesting tour and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The Boat for the cruise was not working so they added tour of the Aviation Museum instead, which was great.
The half day tour was originally chosen to fill a time gap waiting for a return flight south. pick up and drop off at the hotel were punctual and trouble free. Even though I had been to Darwin as part of the clean-up after cyclone Tracy I found the general drive around very interesting after so long. Concerning the WWII aspect it showed much that I had been unaware of beforehand. The tour was quite relevant to WWII Darwin and largely unknown to most Australians.Both the land and water guides were well up with their subject, providing an enjoyable experience.
Our coach driver/tour guide was very informative. Unfortunately the harbour was too rough on the day to fully complete the cruise but our last stop at the WW11 museum really made up for it.
The tour was very good. The driver was informative and fun .
It would be good if the tour included the aviation museum .
The driver was knowledgeable about the land sites we visited, and we thoroughly enjoyed the harbor cruise - he was funny and knowledgeable about the sites. The Darwin Military Museum was excellent, so informative the only complaint and that was out of the hands of Viator was the air conditioner was malfunctioning and it was so cold down to 15 degrees after being out in 33 degrees. You couldn't really enjoy sitting and taking it all in as it so uncomfortable with the cold. Overall a very good tour if you are interested in the history of the bombing of Darwin.
The Darwin WWII Museum is definitely worth a visit and this tour provides a great overview of both the city and how Darwin fared during the war.
Note: there is considerable overlap between this tour and the Darwin City Tour, so be prepared to cover the same ground.
The driver was friendly, the tour showed us the historical WW11 content promised - except for the oil storage tunnels. As guides ourselves (of the WW11 battery on Rottnest Island in WA) we were disappointed to not be given the chance to see them. By the time we found out about them, we were on a train out of Darwin!