Journey back in time to 19 February, 1942
The Bombing of Darwin on the morning of 19 February, 1942 has gone down in history as the largest single attack ever mounted by a foreign power on Australia.
This unique experience features a guided one-hour cruise taking you to historic landmarks along the Darwin shoreline aboard Sea Darwin’s state of the art vessel. Boarding at Stokes Hill Wharf, one of Darwin’s iconic locations that was centre stage during the Bombing of Darwin, you’ll be treated to real time commentary by local guides about Darwin Harbour and Darwin’s importance as Australia’s frontline port as you take in its WWII maritime sites.
Your journey on the water takes in the historic wharf areas, Pearling Luggers, the oil tanks, wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, HMAS Coonawarra and the Emery Point gun emplacement.
Additional tour options include the WWII Half Day tour which takes you to significant land sites hit by the Japanese air raids, visit to the Defence of Darwin Museum as well as the bunkers and relics at Charles Darwin National Park OR the Bombing of Darwin Double tour, taking in the amazing Bombing of Darwin virtual reality exhibition at Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility.