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Visit Darwin

On Wednesday 19 February 2014, the City of Darwin will be holding a commemorative service for Bombing of Darwin Day at the Darwin Cenotaph. There will also be an ecumenical service at the Adelaide River War Memorial on Thursday 20 February 2014.

If you are a WWII veteran planning to visit Darwin for the commemoration next year, please forward an email to bodd@darwin.nt.gov.au to find out more about the program of events planned for the veterans.

ABC Bombing of Darwin Walking Tour
Take a walk through Darwin with the ABC’s experiential Bombing of Darwin audio tour. Bringing you back to 19 February 1942, this tour explores the incredible stories around Japan's first air raid attack on Australia's frontline. Hear from survivors, evacuees, family of those lost and military historian Dr Tom Lewis with this free audio tour.

Travel NT
Plan your Darwin adventure with great travel advice, tips and itineraries from Tourism NT. Explore everything Darwin has to offer from its famous art and culture, colourful markets and events to the surrounding splendour of Litchfield National Park, Tiwi Islands and more.

Territory Discoveries
Territory Discoveries is the Northern Territory travel expert - visit the website to learn more about booking Northern Territory journeys from anywhere in Australia from start to finish. The website provides information on travelling to the NT and provides detail of a range of special offers and packages.

Tourism Top End
Tourism Top End is the Regional Tourist Association for the Top End area of the Northern Territory. Visit the website to learn more about what's on in Darwin and each of the Top End regional centres. You can also find find out more about tours, attractions, transport, accommodation, shopping, dining out and more.

Darwin Day Tours
Darwin Day Tours offer a half day package visiting the sites of the bombing attacks across Darwin. Head out to Charles Darwin National Park, cruise the Darwin Harbour, explore the Military Precinct at East Point and visit the Darwin Military Museum.


The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
The Centre has an impressive presentation of aircraft and displays depicting the Territory’s involvement in aviation, both civil and military, from the early pioneers and record breakers through World War II. The major display item is a massive B-52 bomber, one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA.

Bombing of Darwin WWII Heritage Tours
Garry Gallagher offers four hour Bombing of Darwin World War II Heritage tours, visitng sites such as Stokes Hill Wharf, the Catalina Flying Boat Base, an Anti-Aircraft Gun site, the Darwin Military Museum and more. Garry offers an accurately researched and engaging commentary.

WWII Oil Storage Tunnels
The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction located in the Darwin Wharf Precinct on Kitchener Drive was reopened in 1992 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.