Darwin Walking Tour: World War II Reflections
Thursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed. This tour departs on a Thursday only, in memory of that fateful day in 1942.
Meet your guide under the John McDouall Stuart monument in Raintree Park. They will be wearing a bright orange shirt for easy identification.
Thursday. 19 February, 1942. World War II reaches mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin is bombed. Move forward to today and it’s Thursday, when your guide will take you back to that WWII era on a 2-hour walk through the historic quarter of the city. Hear stories of that fateful day as you meander past historic buildings of the time that have been re-built to provide lasting memories of life in the north during the War.
We walk on pathways, gardens and cross a number of streets. Commentary is usually given in a shady location for everyone's comfort.
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the streets of Darwin and hear the tales of WWII.
Remember to bring the following:
Camera, sunscreen, hat and water. Good enclosed non-slip walking shoes are recommended.