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The Darwin History and Wartime Experience

#40 of 121 Tours in Darwin
Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Join this iconic Darwin tour and discover the city's fascinating history while travelling in a genuine WW2 period army vehicle. Sit back in style and relive wartime Darwin complete with 1940's music and speeches from important figures of the time...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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15 Smith st, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We booked this tour for our first morning after arrival. Not only was it a brilliant history lesson but it was also a great tour of the city. Certainly worthwhile to stop at the War museum and learn even more about the history of Darwin....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This was a fascinating tour, Dave (I think was his name) is a fountain of knowledge and it was so interesting to learn about pre and post war Darwin. You get a great tour of the city and have the option to be dropped off...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Very knowledgeable tour guide. While driving through Darwin he explains the war, explains the city and the history. He makes it come alive. Not only for people interested in WWII

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Henning E
david l, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Henning E glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Spread the word! ...and I agree its not only for WW2 buffs - we also talk about the early explorers, cyclone Tracy and Lindy Chamberlain

Reviewed August 25, 2018

This was a really interesting tour. The truck was fabulous and the driver/tour guide really new his stuff and was a really interesting person to listen to. Would recommend it to everyone, even if history isn't your thing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Muzz F
david l, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Muzz F, glad to hear you enjoyed it - yes the tour is designed for pretty much all ages and interests - something in it for everyone!

Reviewed August 25, 2018

The guide knows lots about the past-Darwin. As a fan of military history, I feel like joining a history class after the trip!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JulianneS163
david l, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Julianne S, time to study up! I recommend some books by Tom Lewis and Norm Cramp - both local historians.Look them up - they have both written a number of very readable books. cheers David

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The bloke running this is someone I’d like to spend some time with. It seems he has got this 75yo truck running very well, and he has a wealth of knowledge about Darwin, not just the bombing. There is a non-stop commentary which sounds professionally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NiftyMelbourne
david l, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi NiftyMelbourne, - glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. Dis you manage to visit the Qantas Hangar or Chinese temple? Both worth a look if you have the time! cheers David

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This was a journey in its self, the only complaint I would have is that the fumes from the motor came into the back and was very disturbing. The guide was fantastic, very knowleageable and we had a great time.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Maree D
Reviewed August 13, 2018

If you’re in Darwin this is one of the most important tours you should take. Absolutely brilliant, tour guide would be one of the best we have come across, his knowledge of the bombing of Darwin the history of the wartime and post wartime time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank spudnads
David L, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thank you Spudnads for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour! Have a great stay in Darwin

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing tour today. The tour guide was so knowledge and you could tell he loves what he does. Comfy ride, great scenery, what more could you want?? Would recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nikita B
David L, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi Nikita glad you enjoyed the tour. Have a great stay in our wonderful city!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Its a lot of fun cruising around Darwin in and old army truck. This tour gives you a mix of Darwin sightseeing as well as a strong military and war history tour. I learnt a lot of interesting facts about Australias involvement in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David L, Owner at The Darwin History and Wartime Experience, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

glad to hear you enjoyed the tour sara J. Have a great stay in Darwin!

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tour times are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm with a 2:30pm tour also if we get 4 or more people. The first two morning tours include the option to be dropped off at the military museum and be picked up by a later tour
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