Myilly Point Historic Precinct Tours

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Myilly Point Historic Precinct

The Myilly Point Historic Precinct is a small group of houses built in the 1930s by the architect B.C.G. Burnett. They are the only remaining examples of this particular pre-war housing style. 

The houses are light and breezy in feel, with pale colors. They're raised for ventilation and represent a European aesthetic sunnily adapted to their tropical climate.

The houses were created for top-level civil servants. Burnett House is the pick of the bunch, and is an unusual type of house called a 'Type K.' It took some hits during WWII and Cyclone Tracy, but has since been restored and functions as a museum.

It sits in a heavenly tropical garden. Take a stroll through the house, chat to the volunteers and (on a Sunday) take high tea, complete with scones, on the veranda.

Practical Info

Myilly Point is located in Larrakeyah, north of the city, southwest of the Botanical Gardens and south of Mindil Beach Reserve. It's about a 10 minute walk from the city city center.

Address: 4 Burnett Place, Darwin 0820, Australia
Hours: Open daily. Burnett House Museum open 10am - 3pm
Admission: Free. High tea for two: AU$25
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