• Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 91.63 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Darwin World War II Historical Tour with Harbour Cruise

Inc Darwin Military Museum

Customer Reviews

Alan N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Could not fault this tour as it was everything we expected and more guides really informative. would recommend too anyone wanting to know WW11 history of the bombing of Darwin and harbour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

An excellent tour. We only had a morning in Darwin and wanted to experience as much as we could in the time we had. The ground tour was informative. The harbour an interesting bonus. Would highly recommend.

Sylvia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very informative.

Hang Tat M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Good explain about the story of Darwin during WWII

Marg F Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent morning tour with John as a guide who was most informative. Stop over at the museum well worth the visit.

Natalie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you have a small amount of time in Darwin this is great tour. Very informative.

Sam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had no idea that the Bombing of Darwin was such a significant event. Informative guides, nice little bus and a memorable way to spend a morning in Darwin. Really enjoyed the cruise around the harbour.

david a

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Excellent trip....interesting and informative narration by the driver/guide and a comprehensive look at lots of the sights and sites related to the WW2 bombing of Darwin by the Japanese. Harbour Cruise was great....perfect weather and great information on the ships etc that were sunk on that tragic first attack. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would recommend strongly for anyone looking to learn a little more about our wartime history.

Christine H

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

An excellent insight into what happened in Darwin during World war 2. Loved the cruise around Darwin harbour.


3 star rating: Worth doing May 2016

This tour and Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour seriously overlapped. The difference between them, in my opinion, one took you to the military museum and the other to the aviation museum.The tour was good but I was disappointed we did not stop, get out and take photos on the esplanade where the memorial etc were. We had to go back in our own time to get photos. The tour guide was very informative, but we had heard most of it the previous day when we did the Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour. Be aware this tour is mostly a drive by tour. You get out at the museum and the ammunition bunker and thats it. The mini bus pulled up at sites, explained about the circumstances whilst we sat in the bus then moved on.

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