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World War II Oil Storage Tunnels

#46 of 133 Tours in Darwin
Darwin, Australia
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About World War II Oil Storage Tunnels
The WWII Oil Storage Tunnels were built in secrecy after the Bombing of Darwin saw the above ground oil storage tanks destroyed. Come and learn about how the construction of these huge tunnels was riddled with constraints and budget blowouts. The tunnels were only made public at the 50th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in 1992 and transformed into a museum attraction.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an interesting place to visit, only need 1 hour to 90mins to view all, and not far from the public wave pool/beach. Lots of info to read about, the guy at the entrance is very funny and happy to answer any questions about the...More

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pleasant surprise and one of the highlights of our trip to Darwin. The tunnels are a wonderfully preserved bit of WWII history. Information panels detail Darwin's strategic role during WWII and the history of the tunnels. Very interesting and enjoyable site to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

Firstly the price was good, attendants good, and cleanliness of the facility goods. What a great way to showcase the most significant event in relation to war on our home soil than to present it within the Oil Tunnels. The detail presented was informative and...More

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Trippakimbo
Reviewed December 14, 2019

The name is more exciting than actually visiting these tunnels. There is only a single tunnel you can see which has nothing in it apart from a few panels on the walls which repeat a lot of the history you will see and hear at...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Interesting to learn more about the history if Darwin in these tunnels, but what fascinated me the most was the engineering and construction behind these huge storage tanks themselves. I liked that they were kept as much in there original condition as possible. Well worth...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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marcels261
October 7, 2018|
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Response from lyndoig | Reviewed this property |
The "tanks" were the whole complex. I didn't know there was a quiz, sorry, so don' t know where an answer should go.
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