Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour

Darwin City, Australia

From USD 39.80

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a history tour from a unique angle: the seat of a World War II truck. The vehicle sets the scene for many of the places you’ll drive past and the stories your guide will tell you. See important wartime sites and get the chance to visit a military museum (extra cost). An ideal tour for history buffs and travelers curious to learn more about Darwin.
  • Experience a unique tour in a period vehicle
  • Learn about Darwin’s history on this informative, fully narrated tour
  • Tour Darwin with ease, and see many important sites in a short time
  • Optional visit to the East Point Military Museum

What's Included

  • Local taxes
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fee to Military Museum: Children (5 - 15) $10; Adults $20; Seniors $15: Children<5 - free
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Top End Visitor Information Centre
    6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

    Corner Smith and Bennett streets outside the Visitor Information Centre (Tourist Information) I have a desk under a marquis on the lawn outside.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Darwin History and Wartime Experience

1 hour 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise at time of booking if you intend to hop off at the museum so arrangements can be made to pick you up on the subsequent bus.
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer--clients must be able to manage a flight of 5 steps in order to be seated.
  • Tours Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A seniors card or proof of age may be required in order to obtain the concessional ticket price.
  • A small amount of walking is involved. Those disembarking at the museum can wander around the shaded outdoor grounds of the "old" museum if desired.
  • Alcohol and cigarettes are prohibited on board the vehicle
  • Personal food and drinks are allowed on board
  • Child booster seats will fit in the vehicle, however, customers must provide their own booster seats.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Must be able to ascend and descend 5 steps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers

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 good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

We highly recommend that you stop at the war museum, which can be included for$20.


92 reviews
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Darwin’s Wartime History
Vicky_W, July 2022
Our guide gave a most interesting and free-flowing narrative for the entire tour. He covered a range of different aspects of Darwin’s wartime history and the tour was perfect for us as we had only limited time in Darwin to see all these sites. A great experience.
Amazing must see in Darwin
Kellie_G, July 2022
A must do on your trip to Darwin Such a wealth of knowledge full of amazing information!! Learning about the rich culture and the struggles the people of Darwin went through really opens your eyes !!
The whole experience was...
Rhubarb_3, June 2022
The whole experience was very informative and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to our family and friends.
This is a great tour if...
Lynda_S, Aug 2021
This is a great tour if history is your thing informative fun & interesting. We stopped at the War Museum which was well worth the visit. We would highly recomend ghis tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you Lynda for your kind review cheers
Anthony, Aug 2021
Excellent knowledge of the host, great to learn about Darwin’s past. Interesting ride in an old army truck converted to carry guests.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you Anthony - glad to hear you enjoyed the tour cheers
Great history tour
Jamie_R, July 2021
Love it was a great way to see Darwin our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome and the stop at the war museum was a must to the tour so much to see.
Response from Host, July 2021
Glad you enjoyed - spread the word! cheers David
A must do in Darwin
Douglas_G, July 2021
The guide has an excellent knowledge of the subject. We highly recommend that you stop at the war museum, which can be included for$20.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Douglas - I agree a stop at the museum is well worth the extra time involved (taking the tour to 3 hours) cheers
Great tour
Iveta_K, Aug 2019
Very professional, well organized and informative tour through Darwin. Definitely recommend to everyone.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hi thank you for you kind comments. Have a great remainder of your stay in our terrific little city!

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