See all of the highlights of the Northern Territory’s capital with this great value half day Darwin tour that’s filled with historical, cultural and natural points of interest. With its tumultuous wartime past and intriguingly isolated aspect, Darwin has plenty of differences to offer compared to Australia’s other capitals, and on this tour you’ll join a friendly sightseeing guide to soak in its essentials including the Darwin Botanic Gardens and Chinese Temple.
Departing in the afternoon just before 1pm, you’ll board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to discover the historic sites of Darwin city including the East Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin & Stokes Hill Wharf on this afternoon day tour. You will also gain some knowledge and insight into Australia’s World War 2 history and the bombing of Darwin, with time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
- Half day tour
- Transfers from selected Darwin CBD hotels
- Experienced driver/guide
- Expert commentary
- Air-conditioned coach
- This afternoon’s tour showcases the booming city of Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital city. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks such as the Chinese Temple and East Point Military Precinct, and share details of the region’s history and rich culture
- This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a massive B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and also original footage from Japanese archives. In all, there are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter. From Ross & Keith Smith to Bert Hinkler, from Amy Johnston to Dick Smith to the National Coastwatch service, aviation has played a major part in the development of the Northern Territory
- The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Top End’s premier cultural and artistic organisation. MAGNT, opened in 1966 and in its current location since 1981, is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. You’ll get to see the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia as well as an eclectic range visiting exhibitions
- Established 130 years ago, the George Brown Botanic Gardens have survived numerous cyclones and the direct effects of World War Two. Because the site extends inland from the sea to a plateau, it provides a range of planting environments and is one of a few botanic gardens in the world which has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds. Not only will you have the chance to see some unique and exotic plants but even some local wildlife
- Tours depart Wednesday and Saturday at 8.30am and return at 1.00pm
- Selected CBD hotels only.
What To Bring
- Comfortable, enclosed walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat & sunscreen
- Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- Warm layers in cooler months
- Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
- Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of your tour
- Mobile Vouchers are accepted! – Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
- For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher