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Walking Tours

WWII Reflection Walk

16 Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Activity provided by Walk Darwin Pty Ltd

2 hours (approx.) - English

Walk Darwin Pty Ltd

It’s all about the WWII bombing of Darwin.

Highlights
  • Hear stories of the fateful day of the bombing of Darwin in 1942
  • Meander past historic buildings of the time
  • View the Commemorative Wall honouring the Post Office and its staff who lost their lives in the first bombing raid
  • Visit the NT Library and Speakers Corner Cafe at Parliament House
  • Minimum of 2 paying guests and group size of 8 required
Description
Take a journey back in time to the fateful day of 19 February 1942, when World War II reached mainland Australia and the northern city of Darwin was bombed. Join your knowledgeable guide for a 2-hour walking tour through the historic quarter of the city, as you hear stories of the day and meander past the buildings that have been re-built to commemorate life in the north during the War. Admire the view of Darwin Harbour as your guide explains the importance of the area during WWII, and some of the infrastructure that still stands today. Visit the Commemorative Wall at Parliament House, honouring the Post Office and its staff who lost their lives in the first bombing raid. After the tour, you may enjoy the exhibits of the NT Library (weekdays only) and a coffee from Speakers Corner Cafe (weekdays only). This tour requires a minimum of 2 paying guests to operate, with a group size of 8. Please note that a level of fitness is required as there are not many places to stop, sit and rest. The tour departs from Raintree Park under the John McDouall Stuart statue, corner of Smith Street Mall and Knuckey Street. Look for the person in the bright orange shirt.
Itinerary

-Hear stories of the fateful day
-Meander past historic buildings
-View Darwin Harbour
-Visit Parliament House
-View Commemorative Wall
-View Bombing of Darwin plaque
-Enjoy exhibits of the NT Library (weekdays only)
-Enjoy coffee from Speakers Corner Cafe (weekdays only)
-Minimum of 2 paying guests to operate
-Group size of 8
-Level of fitness required

Starting Location
16 Knuckey St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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