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“Very historical items”

World War II Oil Storage Tunnels
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$27.20*
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Small-Group Tour: Highlights of Darwin Bike Tour
Ranked #32 of 101 Tours in Darwin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Everyone visiting Darwin must see these historic items - quite well maintained and really brings to home the proximity of WW2 to our northern frontier!

1  Thank Mary W
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"self guided tour"
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"kept secret"
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"lots of pictures"
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"above ground"
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"large fans"
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"story boards"
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"worth a visit"
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"original purpose"
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"australian history"
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"small fee"
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"interesting experience"
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This out of the way attraction is worth going to see and very informative information on the walls of the bombing of Darwin - I had no idea that Darwin was bombed 64 times in World War 11 and the fact that over 200 people mostly civilians were killed on the first bombing raid - it must have been horrific, The tunnels are well worth seeing- put it on your list,

1  Thank Jeanette F
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I'll be honest I was probably expecting a little more out of the tunnels after all the reviews (some say they spent all afternoon in them) but it is worth doing. There are about 6 photo boards which give an indication of what things were like at the time and is something quite different. The gentlemen selling the tickets when you go in are passionate and entertaining so make sure you think up some questions to ask them!

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is definitely worth a visit. It is only $6 but fills in a little more history.
A lot of photos gives you a feeling of life here at the time.

Thank ElizabethGeraldton
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

The WWII Oil Storage Tunnels are something to marvel at. Carved by hand, and quite large its quite a feat achieved by the builders.
The entry fee is only $6, and is well worth checking out the tunnels. As other reviewers have said, it probably could gain alot by having more information about the building of the tunnels, but it's still worth a visit. Lots of photos from during the war a up in the tunnels, and its awesome just to walk through and experience the place.

Thank Megan C
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