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“Worth a look” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of World War II Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II Oil Storage Tunnels
Ranked #22 of 94 Tours in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Darwin
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This place is pretty cool. $7 to get in. Not too any people. If you like taking photos this is a great spot. Bring your fisheyes, wide angles or whatever you have. And a tripod. Great lines, dramatic lighting. Really with a look. Great nostalgic photos too..

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fascinating history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

In Darwin for business and visited here during a lunchtime. Found the tunnels to be a fascinating part of Darwin's history - even if they weren't used for their original purpose due to not being completed in time. $7 entry is reasonable to have someone looking after them at the entrance and telling you a bit about them.

Visited August 2014
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Mildura, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“something different”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not a lot to see but at $7 it did not cost a lot. An interesting item from the wartime history of Darwin Worth calling in to have a look

Visited August 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

These tunnels are pretty short - there's just one really, and they weren't actually used during WWII or after. The information display wasn't really about the tunnels, more about WWII times in Darwin. It was ok but we wouldn't return. Preferred other attractions.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Part of Darwin's history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

These tunnels are a hidden part of the WW2 history of Darwin. They are well worth a visit and it is a minimal cost for entry. Considering the cost of everything in Darwin, it is very inexpensive. The person at the gate is friendly and informative. The tunnels are dark, especially as you walk in, so some extra lighting would be very worthwhile. The picture boards in the tunnel show the history of Darwin throughout WW2. They do need some refurbishing to bring them into the 21st century. For those interested in Australia's war time history, and the impact the war had on everyday Australians this is worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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