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Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections provided by Walk Darwin

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Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 120-150 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53039P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
120–150 minutes
Departure details
  • John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Look for the guide wearing a bright orange shirt and standing near the John McDouall Stuart monument in Raintree Park.
  • Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia From The Cenotaph, guests can choose to walk the paths of Bicentennial Park and view memorials to lives lost during WWII, or purchase refreshments from a nearby cafe.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring camera, sunscreen, hat and drinking water
  • Good enclosed non-slip walking shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per tour is required for the tour to operate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Spoken commentary
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • John McDouall Stuart, Cnr The Mall &, Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia Look for the guide wearing a bright orange shirt and standing near the John McDouall Stuart monument in Raintree Park.
  • Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia From The Cenotaph, guests can choose to walk the paths of Bicentennial Park and view memorials to lives lost during WWII, or purchase refreshments from a nearby cafe.
Duration
120–150 minutes
Return details
  • Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial, Bicentennial Park, Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia From The Cenotaph, guests can choose to walk the paths of Bicentennial Park and view memorials to lives lost during WWII, or purchase refreshments from a nearby cafe.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bring camera, sunscreen, hat and drinking water
  • Good enclosed non-slip walking shoes are recommended
  • A minimum of 2 people per tour is required for the tour to operate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun. 2020
A note from Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections
Face masks are not required in Australia, therefore guests are asked to cover a cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or tissue and then dispose of the tissue and take hand hygiene measures. Group size has been reduced. All guides are using the Australian Government Department of Health COVID Safe app.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Peter C
Dunsborough, Australia326 contributions
A great couple of hours
Sep. 2021
It almost didn't happen ... John (the boss) was going away on the days that we were going to be in town. But when I rang him "leave it with me", he said. So I did.

Luckily, he tracked his old mate Gary down to step in in his absence. Gary has been around Darwin one way or another for some 50 years (with some breaks in between), and knows a lot. We strolled and talked slowly through the centre of town, and learned about the bombing of Darwin on 19 Feb 1942, plus a lot more on top of that.

Great experience. Thanks.
Written 15 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
WalkDarwin-N
Thanks for the positive review! We love hearing from our customers – especially when our tour is able to make a positive difference to them. I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the walk with Gary; he is definitely a local and knows Darwin very well!
Written 13 October 2021
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rossanne_13
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
WWll reflections tour
Aug. 2021 • Couples
John was a great guide that was very informative. The tour gave us an overall understanding of Darwin’s war and cyclone history. We came away feeling we knew more about Darwin. A great 2 hour tour!
Written 10 August 2021
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WalkDarwin-N
We are happy that you enjoyed your walk with us. There is a lot to see in a fairly small town that has had such a destructive past. John really enjoys telling the tales of our city and your review shows that we are still on the right track. Wish we could clone John.
Written 13 August 2021
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CyclerUSAFA
22 contributions
Rich Tour of Darwin's WWII Trials
Mar. 2020
On a hot march afternoon, John met us promptly and gave us an interesting, varied, and knowledgeable walk through the dark days that engulfed WWII Darwin. We trekked past surviving buildings of the Feb. 1942 Japanese air raid that marked the start of repeated attacks against this important military port and city. John kept us in the shade, stopped periodically in air-conditioned buildings, and made sure we were comfortable throughout the two-hour walk. We visited the historic waterfront, learned about the aftermath of the attacks, and how Darwin honors those who fell even today. John also advised on easy transportation back to our ship--he went above and beyond. Highly recommended tour with an enthusiastic local historian. Thank you!
Written 18 March 2020
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Christine A
13 contributions
History tour
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We found this tour very interesting, whilst we have been to Darwin before we certainly were not aware of the many hidden gems and information imparted by our very knowledgeable guide
Written 13 September 2019
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WalkDarwin-N
Thank you for this feedback, it is always wonderful to hear that we have been able to share some of Darwin's unexpected gems.
Written 6 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pelion71
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Fascinating insight into Darwin's rich and amazing history with great local guide
Oct. 2018 • Family
Sure the pools and the markets and the food are all great but Darwin has something else to offer - a totally fascinating history. And in the hands of John, our walking tour guide, Darwin's history comes to life over two extremely enjoyable hours, full of great stories as we stop off at key locations around the CBD and harbour area. I totally loved it, and my 12-year-old son was also captivated by the experience. Personally I found it added a lot to our time in Darwin. Many thanks to John, I could not recommend this highly enough. Matt and Henry
Written 14 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review. We are very happy that you and your son enjoyed the walk with us. Darwin is such an interesting place.
Written 28 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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bowers2017
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Very enjoyable day trip
Great day out with John. Nothing was too much trouble, or rushed. Excellent commentary, and very safe driving. Go
P2020YGsusanl
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Relaxed and informative.
A nice early start in the mall to beat the heat. John had plenty of knowledge and historical information to share.
Gay15
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Darwin in a (bomb) shell!!
topics well researched. Clear summary of history and remaining heritage buildings. Pace of Walking was fine
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Disappointing guide
The guide really makes the experience on tours such as these. Regretfully our guide, Brian, was inclined to talk mo
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Highly recommended walking tour
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Well worth doing
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Pamela Z
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A great way to experience Darwin City
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Outstanding!
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