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A beautiful walk and very scenic spot. I wasn’t aware that a US Destroyer was sunk during World War II so the story at the memorial was illuminating and interesting. Quite a poignant memorial and a really nice spot to sit for a while.
The bombing of Darwin in many respects is often regarded as a mirror image of Pearl Harbour, but when you peel away the layers you find that the Japanese didn't have it all their way, and across the harbour on the day of that fatal...More
We didn't really know what we were looking for to begin with and had actually passed it before realizing. We kept looking for something substantial and when we couldn't find it, backtracked and came across the memorial. It may be historical but we were underwhelmed.
Wandered the Bicenntenial Path from end to end taking n the various hostoric monuments or memorials, then into the government building precinct before heading down to the waterfront.
The USS Peary Memorial is in the park, overlooking the bay, unfortunately without much shade (very hot...More
There is a beautiful and and moving walk to the memorial, with a plaque telling the story of the history surrounding this memorial. The view over Darwin harbour from here are beautiful too. A must see and easy to walk to from thr C.B.D.
Close to the Darwin CBD. Just head west and you'll reach the sealine. My friend and I waited for the sunset and it was well worth it. All around there are commemorative plaques that depict names of ships etc. A walk along the waters -...More
The story is well explained here with the USS Peary lost during a Japanese air raid in 1942. Very fitting that one of the guns was recovered and now stands in memorial pointing the way to the wreck. Respect to those who served and lost...More