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Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

Darwin City, Australia
Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections

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icon2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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A specially tailored tour for those with an interest in World War II, this guided tour takes you back in time to the day in 1942 when the war reached mainland Australia and the city of Darwin was bombed. Your guide shares stories from the fateful day as they lead you on a leisurely walk through the historic quarter of the city, past historic buildings dating from that era and through Darwin's streets and gardens.
  • Hear lesser-known stories about Darwin during wartime
  • See historic buildings and gain insight into their significance from your guide
  • Great choice for those interested in learning about Darwin's past
  • Get a great orientation of the city and tips for further exploration
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Spoken commentary
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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.

8:30 AM
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.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walk Darwin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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WW11 reflections walking tour - April 2022
, Apr 2022
Met the guide at 8.30am, at Raintree Park, in the shade, very personable, good information and presented very well and also humour at times where appropriate. The tour was about 3km of gentle walking, plenty of stops, pointing out significant landmarks, specifically related to WW11, bombing of Darwin. Excellent 👏
Great walking tour.
, Apr 2022
well informed tour, with lots of background information. also shade concious for the audience. highly recommend for Aussies that was to understand WWII impact on Australian soil.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
I'm overjoyed that you noticed we care about guest comfort and stand in the shade to share our stories, Olaf_R - walking and comfort is what we are all about! Thank you for your review of the WWII Reflections walking experience and your recommendation for Aussies to understand the WWII impact. It is certainly a part of Darwin's past which has shaped the city into the capital it is today.
Wonderful Insight into Darwin’s fascinating past!
, Jun 2021
Most informative commentary, delivered at a manageable walking pace. Questions were answered in depth. Interesting to see inside the impressive Parliament building. The library history loop was also a highlight!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
The team at Walk Darwin appreciate the kind words Lesley-BP and are thrilled to hear that the WWII Reflections gave you a wonderful insight to Darwin's past. We're also pleased that you found the tour pace manageable and that your guide was informative and able to answer your questions. We'll be passing this feedback to the guide, so he is aware that his hard work and research has provided a well-rounded tour. And yes, Parliament House is certainly worth the visit to discover all those treasures it holds!
John, the tour guide was very...
Peter C
, Sep 2017
John, the tour guide was very friendly and informative. The tour included some of the local history and landmarks as well as historic war history. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in knowing more about Darwin's past. It's an easy walk and John ensured all stops were under shade. It was a nice touch at ths end when John gave me a couple of ANZAC biscuits. Great experience, thank you.

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