Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

Darwin, Northern Territory

Thursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed. Join your knowledgeable local guide who will take you back to that WWII era on a 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city.

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Pass By: Darwin, Darwin, Top End, Northern Territory

Through the central district of Darwin there are many hidden references to WWII. Discover them as you wander these easily walkable streets with your local guide.

Stop At: The Vic Hotel, 27 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

Part of Darwin’s social history for over 100 years, this majestic building was an entertainment hub for both Australian and American service personnel during WWII.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Brown’s Mart Theatre, 12 Smith St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

A pre-WWII building at the heart of Darwin’s community which became part of the Navy base HMAS Melville throughout the preparation and defence of Australia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Githabul Administrator of the Northern Territory, 29 Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

These beautifully restored buildings encapsulate life from the early years of Darwin. Today, they are used as offices for The Administrator of the Northern Territory just as they were the Naval Command during WWII.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House, Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

This grand building stands in memorial to the civilian Post Office staff who lost their lives at this site during the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Step inside to see where a bomb fell and discover the rebuilt Post Office wall displaying its shrapnel scars. NOTE: Guests pass through security screening to enter this building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Darwin Cenotaph, The Esplanade, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

The Cenotaph is an important memorial to Northern Territorians who served during War. It overlooks the harbour where many died during the first air raid on 19 February 1942. The site was home to the 14th Anti-Aircraft Battery which fired the first shots in defence of Australia on Australian soil.

Duration: 10 minutes


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