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World War II Oil Storage Tunnels
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$27.20*
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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 March 1, 2014

If you are a war buff you will probably get a lot out of this.

It was a semi-interesting trip down two tunnels and a storage tank. There are information boards and war era photographs but the guy at the entrance is the best source of information.

Its never going to be a highlight of anyone's visit to Darwin (well, except those history buffs) but its a worthwhile attraction/

Thank Waddler
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"kept secret"
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"lots of pictures"
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"large fans"
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"australian history"
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"small fee"
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"interesting experience"
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon the storage tunnels while looking around the wharf district. I had read about it on Trip Advisor so thought we would have a look. Not as interesting as I thought it was going to be. The guy on the front gate was informative but once inside there was very little info about the tunnels. Was an ok way to fill in half an hour.

Thank hotchi63
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Worth the visit just to appreciate the Darwin war experience that is often overlooked. Some great snippets of information and photos in the tunnels. The tunnels themselves are rather unique - and wet.

1  Thank newt2
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit if you e got a spare hour in Darwin. It's minimalist but worth it if your into war history. At only $6 it's worth it. Must say if you think the tunnels would be a relief from the summer heat - think again.

1  Thank Craig P
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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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