Darwin: 1-Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

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Darwin: 1-Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

From $33.13 per person

This 1 hour cruise departs from the iconic Stokes Hill Wharf and transits Darwin Habour taking in war history sites with particular focus on the Bombing of Darwin. Hear the stories of that fateful day in 1942, and visit the site of significant shipwrecks.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Depart from the iconic Stokes Hill Wharf and cruise to Cullen Bay with real-time commentary by local guides
  • Hear the stories of the Bombing of Darwin and take in modern-day naval acitivity
  • Visit the site and see the sonar remains of the USS Peary shipwreck
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This one-hour Bombing of Darwin cruise departs Stokes Hill Wharf at 11:00 AM. After leaving the wharf, you will uncover the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, and HMAS Coonawarra, before eventually arriving at Cullen Bay. With real-time commentary from local guides, this cruise takes in Darwin Harbour’s World War II history. For an immersive experience select to try the Darwin Bombing virtual reality experience. You will later be free to disembark at Cullen Bay to join the hop-on hop-off bus, or stay aboard and return to Stokes Hill Wharf at 12:15 PM.
  • 1-hour cruise with real-time commentary
  • Virtual Reality experience, if option selected
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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      Sea Darwin Dock 2 Stokes Hill Wharf

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      June 18, 2021

      Very interesting and informative tour. I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot of things about the bombings that I had no idea about. I would definitely recommend this tour.

      May 29, 2021

      Wonderful. Informative. On time.

      May 25, 2021

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