Your tour begins as music from the 1940's pipes through the sound system - and you are on your way!
Departing from the Darwin Visitor (Tourist) Information Centre you'll commence your tour with a short trip around the Darwin city centre where you'll learn about the buildings, statues and points of interest associated with Darwin's establishment and early development. As you pass Government and Parliament Houses your tour will head down the esplanade alongside Darwin's beautiful harbour and the narrative turns to Darwin's involvement in WW2. You'll pass sites associated with anti-aircraft batteries, Catalina flying boats, Army and Navy barracks and the sombre loss of many Australian and American servicemen and civilians. From there your first stop will be at a house where bullet holes of an attacking Japanese zero fighter are still in evidence. As we head north of the city you'll be treated to stunning views of Mindil beach, Fannie Bay and the harbour entrance before stopping at the 1934 QANTAS hangar to learn about Darwin's involvement in the early air races and the devastation wrought by Japanese airforces over Darwin during the war. Your tour will then head to East Point military precinct. As we pass through the tropical monsoon rainforest in the area, you might spot some of the abundant wildlife - wallabies, eagles, kites, snakes, magpie geese and dingoes that abound here. At East Point you have the opportunity to disembark at the Military Museum/Defence of Darwin Experience (entry fee additional), and be picked up by the subsequent tour an hour and a half later. At the museum you can involve yourself in the interactive displays - experience what it was like to be in Darwin during that first bombing raid!
As we head back via the north east of the city you'll be treated to prime ministerial and presidential speeches, pass by oil storage tanks and tunnels, machine gun strafing marks, Stokes Hill and Fort Hill Wharves and Darwin Harbour - stopping to learn about the devastation of shipping in the harbour during the first Japanese raid. Returning to the Tourist Information Centre the narrative turns to post war Darwin the subsequent devastation by Cyclone Tracy in 1974 and Darwin in the modern era.
With small groups and a comfortable vehicle you can sit back, relax and enjoy the views and expert commentary by your professional tour guide.Tour vehicle seats a maximum of 18 people per tour. Attachment points for booster seats are fitted to some seats.
Tour Completion Times: 10am - finishes approximately 11:20am; 11:30am - finishes approximately 12:50pm; 1:00pm finishes approximately 2:20pm; 2:30pm - finishes approximately 3:50pm.
Note: Tours take approximately 80 - 90 mins WITHOUT Museum drop off. It is assumed in booking this tour that clients Will NOT be getting out at the Military Museum. Clients wishing to hop off at The Military Museum should book the Hop Off/Hop On at the Military Museum Tour ( Entry fees additional). Clients booking this Tour Will NOT have a seat reserved for them on the subsequent tour - which occurs for the Hop Off/OnTour. If you change your mind during the tour you must speak to the driver to determine if getting out at the museum is possible ( whether there is a seat available to pick you up on the next tour) - which depends on bookings for subsequent tours ....

Note: Seniors may be required to show their seniors cards at embarkation ....

Children includes ages 4 - 15 years.

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    Absolutely, however Animal Encounter is busiest at the weekend - and our Darwin City centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

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    Animal Encounter at Darwin City is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Animal Encounter bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

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    The Animal Encounter Darwin City center is located at the following address: 22 Smith St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Animal Encounter centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

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