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Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours

Darwin, Australia
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes

      Meeting And Pickup

      Pickup points

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      Start time

      08:30 AM

      Pickup details

      We pick up from all CBD locations in Darwin

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • 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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      165 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Gary is very knowledgeable about the bombing
      James_T, Aug 2022
      Gary has a keen interest in the bombing and brought it to life with quirky stories including his fathers involvement.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks James Garry
      What really happened.
      IANH_H, Jul 2022
      Greg's knowledge of people's personal experience during and after the bombing was exceptional. It put a different light on the bombing rather than just facts and figures. This tour should be mandatory for all school kids in Australia, history that is only brushed over in our education. Great tour.
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thankyou Ianh
      Japanese war jokes are getting old. They just don’t stop coming… like their bombs on Darwin.
      Kristy_W, Jul 2022
      Garry really knew his stuff. The tour was informative and he shared some great stories. Really got us thinking… what happened to Harold Holt? lol
      Response from Host, Sep 2022
      Thanks Kristy. What DID happen to Harold? :) Garry
      A nice day for flying
      Murray_R, Jun 2022
      The commentary and story telling on this trip by Gary was supurb. We were taken back in time and given insights into events that have been largely covered up or unpublished. Recommended for every Australian and history buff.
      Awesome Tour
      Julie_L, Jun 2022
      The 4 of us loved the tour. So many great untold stories from a great tour guide. Highly recommend you book this tour!
      Everything about this...
      BROOKE_B, May 2022
      Everything about this tour was well organized, pick up/drop off on time, and very informative. But the best part of the tour was our driver & tour guide Garry, who not only has a wealth of knowledge on the area and its history, but had all the stories that you don’t find in the history books. He made this is an experience to remember, and I highly recommend this tour.
      What about Darwin?
      Rowena_T, May 2022
      Guides explanation completed the puzzle of the history and timeline for this significant event. Humour was an added bonus!
      Great experience.
      Allan_R, May 2022
      Great experience. The tour was excellent with a great deal of detail of what happened in Darwin and surrounds during World War 2. Very informative would highly recommend to any one visiting Darwin.
      Response from Host, May 2022
      Thanks Alan
      Great morning
      Steve_W, May 2022
      Garry is a fantastic and knowledgeable character, a perfect person for the job with lots of stories and photos to match, well worth the time and money for your stay in Darwin, thanks mate.
      Excellent tour
      ROBYN_H, May 2022
      This tour is small and personal. Our driver and tour leader gave a passionate delivery of excellent information. I Highly recommend this tour.
      WW2 bombing of Darwin tour
      Antonella_B, Apr 2022
      Excellent tour. Garry was very knowledgeable. Very informative and photos were sensational. Will highly recommend this.
      A must do tour
      jennyheiser, Mar 2022
      This tour was fantastic, Gary is so knowledgeable and tells a great story. So much information and history we did not know. The tour took us around all the sights of Darwin. Thank you Gary for a great day. Highly recommend.
      Interesting from start to finish!
      Stu_E, Mar 2022
      Garry was fun & friendly! Learnt lots on the tour. Gave us a completely different perspective of Darwin. Highly recommend if you’re into history or learning more about Darwin.
      Fantastic tour - Garry was engaging and very knowledgeable
      AmandaJ, Feb 2022
      Fantastic tour - would go again and recommend to friends. Garry was an excellent guide, full of stories (about the bombing & other bits). He made every effort to engage with the group and made sure we were all involved in the conversation. He knew his stuff - loads of facts shared, always kept it interesting and made sure it was 'fun'. Learnt loads and had an amazing time. Thanks Garry - you were awesome
      History on our doorstep
      Michelle_L, Jan 2022
      This is one of the best tours in Darwin. Gary was fabulous his knowledge and passion for Australian history was more than i think most aussies know! Highly recommend this tour.
      Fabulous and funny
      Frank_D, Aug 2021
      The whole morning. Garry’s knowledge and enthusiasm about the subject was both educational and entertaining
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      A great morning around Darwin.
      Rod_C, Jun 2021
      Garry provided accurate, interesting and entertaining commentary, and the tour gave a good understanding of the history. It was much more than just a history though. Well worth doing.
      Well worthwhile
      Dianne_J, Jun 2021
      A very enjoyable and interesting morning. Gary provided info we'd never heard before in an easy humorous way. Very worthwhile
      Enlightening and entertaining
      Stephen_J, May 2021
      Gary was very entertaining with many stories to share; some true and some speculative. His knowledge of the bombing was quite extensive and he told us facts that we were not aware of. i.e. the sunken Japanese submarine in the harbor, the Brisbane Adelaide line. I won't say anymore as it would spoil his narrative. Gary wrote a book which is available for purchase and I can't wait to give it a read. I would not think that many people know the full story of the bombings but I think Gary's knowledge comes pretty close. He shares his theories around the submarine, the sinking of the Sydney and Harold Holt. Lots of laughs and he is what I would call a true blue aussie. I think a lot of school age children and adults alike could learn a lot from this man. Definitely worth taking this tour.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Don’t miss tour
      Chris_D, Mar 2021
      Excellent stories and knowledge. An enjoyable morning with great company. The highlight of our vacation.
      1 traveler found this review helpful


      Product code: 154332P1