Discover the military history of Darwin.
I recently had the opportunity to sample a brand new experience with Sea Darwin on their ‘Australia’s Frontline’ tour – a fantastic insight into the part Darwin
plays in Australia’s military history.
Meeting our guide Jim at the Stokes Hill Wharf near the new waterfront precinct, we boarded the boat and headed out into the harbour. It is often forgotten when we speak of Australia’s military history that part of WWII was fought on home soil, right here in Darwin. This tour visits sites that are significant to this piece of history, as well as a range of modern military sites. Seeing these places, both historical and modern really paints a great picture of how this area of Australia was and still is the frontline of our border security and defence.
I was able to do this tour as a standalone trip, but in order to gain a deep understanding of Darwin’s military history you can take Darwin Day Tours ‘The Forgotten War – Bombing of Darwin WWII Journey’ which is bookable through Territory Discoveries. This tour takes in Sea Darwin’s tour as well as visiting other military icons around Darwin such as the military museum, historic bunkers and ammunition storages giving you the full land and sea experience.
Sea Darwin also runs a fantastic ‘Turtle Tracks’
tour, a great opportunity to get up close to these amazing creatures. Departure dates are based on the lunar cycle so if you are lucky enough to be in town at the right time – this is an unforgettable experience.
Link to Darwin Day Tours tour: http://www.territorydiscoveries.com/product-page/tour/2265
Link to Turtle Tracks Tour: www.territorydiscoveries.com/product-page/tour/1123