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Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour provided by The Darwin History and Wartime Experience

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Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour

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History buffs will gain much information from this military history tour of Darwin—from the seat of an 18-passenger World War II vehicle. Your driver-guide points out significant landmarks such as the Government House, with transport from the East Point precinct to Darwin Harbour. Choose from four departure times at booking.
  • See Darwin aboard a WWII truck with commentary on military history
  • Pass by many of the city's most important historical sites
  • Guide recounts the wartime history of Darwin
  • Opt to visit the East Point Military Museum (own expense)
Important Information
Departure Point
Tourism Top End, 6 Bennett St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entrance fee to East Point Military Museum (children 5 - 16: 8 AUD, adults over 16: 18 AUD, seniors $13 AUD children under 5: free)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 4 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Glynis wrote a review Sep 2019
Adelaide, Australia24 contributions
These guys seriously under promote themselves. A particularly informative tour. I also took the option to stop off at the military museum and be collected later.
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Response from DavidL15383, Owner at Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour
Responded Sep 21, 2019
Hi 464glynisr good to hear you enjoyed the trip. Have a great stay in our little city
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Hottees wrote a review Sep 2019
Invercargill, New Zealand443 contributions58 helpful votes
Hubby and I timed it perfectly to join the 11.30am tour of the city sights in the back of the WW11 1941/42 Studebaker Army Truck. It was an interesting and fun way to see the sights and the Tour Guide was very knowledgeable, although it was difficult to hear all the commentary
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Date of experience: July 2019
SimKris wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions77 helpful votes
This is a great way to travel about to see some of Darwin's sites and hear about the history of the areas in and around the city. The tour guide shared interesting facts and stories about Darwin's wartime history as well as its more recent history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from DavidL15383, Owner at Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Hi Simkris - glad you enjoyed the tour. Spread the word by all means! cheers
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Jenny wrote a review Aug 2019
Greater Newcastle, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
We went on the last trip for the day. There were four of us plus our driver. We started off going around the City and waving to people in cafes as we past. Our guide and driver was a very knowledgeable man, the information he gave us about certain buildings and also what to look
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from DavidL15383, Owner at Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour
Responded Aug 25, 2019
Hi Crossoff - glad you enjoyed the tour - sounds like you were transported to another time and place! ... thats our aim. Have a great stay in Darwin.
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David V wrote a review Aug 2019
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
I’ve been on a few local Aussie tours but this one takes the cake. The WW2 US army truck ride was great. The seating was comfortable. The route was all encompassing and the onboard commentary was first class. What the tour director didn’t know wasn’t worth knowing. The wartime
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from DavidL15383, Owner at Darwin History and Wartime Experience Tour
Responded Aug 22, 2019
Hi David thank you for a great review - glad you enjoyed it!
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Fiona P
Informative, different, fascinating
Non-stop information throughout this 80 minute tour. Terrific guide. Travel in an original 1940s Studebaker militar
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Interesting background to Darwin history
We took the first tour of the day at 10am and it was really interesting particularly to those of us who aren’t Darw
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Barbara D
Great Afternoon.
This tour was wonderfull,driver was very knowledgeable.Ended the tour at Darwinat Darwin Military Museum.
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A fantastic experience of Darwin History
Whilst sitting in the WW2 genuine army truck you learn about pre-war Darwin, the devastation of Cyclone Tracy and D
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Great intro to Darwin
We were delighted with the tour and obliging guide. Great introduction to the city and its pre and post war history
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Glenda L
Amazing tour
This is one of the best tours in Darwin. So much knowledge of the history of Darwin . Gives you an insight of why D
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So Good
We turned up and managed to get onto a tour immediately and were very happy we did. The truck is fantastic and the
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Muzz F
An interesting & informative tour
This was a really interesting tour. The truck was fabulous and the driver/tour guide really new his stuff and was a
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Most Impressed, An Excellent Intro to Darwin
The bloke running this is someone I’d like to spend some time with. It seems he has got this 75yo truck running ver
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Nikita B
Great way to see Darwin
We had an amazing tour today. The tour guide was so knowledge and you could tell he loves what he does. Comfy ride,
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Sara J
Sightseeing + war history
Great tour. Its a lot of fun cruising around Darwin in and old army truck. This tour gives you a mix of Darwin sigh
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Jessica Q
Excellent Historical Tour
I recently travelled on the 10am tour and really enjoyed the experience. Our guide David was really passionate and
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Natascha S
Step back in time
A tour with a difference Very enjoyable and informative refreshingly different Well done thanks for an awesome time
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Deb K
Excellent trip back through history
This tour in an old WWll army truck was very enjoyable and the guide had such a lot of knowledge and interesting in
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Great Tour
Well done David for bring such authenticity to you tour by riding in such a great vehicle and providing a very desc
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Key Details
  • Defence of Darwin Experience, Parliament House, and 2 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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