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The Bombing of Darwin Double

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    What to Expect
    From story telling to story living, this double combines Darwin’s only Bombing of Darwin cruise with a visit to Darwin’s premier virtual reality experience.  The Bombing of Darwin will come alive on this combined adventure. 

    Your Bombing of Darwin cruise is a journey on the water that starts at Stokes Hill Wharf and takes in the historic wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, the oil tanks, the 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.

    Your Bombing of Darwin virtual reality experience is located within the RFDS Tourist Facility, and is a state of the art presentation which includes life size holograms, interactive story telling mini ghosts, virtual reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour, replicas of a Japanese Zero aircraft and Camilla the Flying Boat, and a window of 1942 and an aerial view of the bombing raids.

    Your Bombing of Darwin Double is located on Stokes Hill Wharf.  You can choose to cruise first at 11am, returning back to Stokes Hill at 12.15 where you can enjoy lunch in the alfresco food halls and your leisurely experience in the RFDS Tourist Facility.  Alternatively visit The RFDS Tourist Facility any time from 0930 and whet your appetite for your journey on Darwin Harbour at 11am. 

    For those travelling on the Big Bus, why not do the circle!  Hop off at Stop 10 Stokes Hill Wharf, enjoy the RFDS Tourist Facility and then your Harbour Cruise, and then hop back on to the Big Bus at Stop 4 Cullen Bay. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stokes Hill Wharf Darwin
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    Passengers can return to Stokes Hill Wharf at 12.15pm (stop 10 for the Big Bus), or disembark the cruise at Cullen Bay (Stop 4 for the Big Bus)
    • One Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 3, 2019

    Cruise on the harbour was brilliant and got another perspective on the bombing of Darwin. Rob was very knowledgeable and we were shown many places of interests with stories relating to the areas. A must do in conjunction with the RFDS centre when you are...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Navigate58235899898
    SeaDarwin, Manager at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2019

    Thankyou for your review, and for your kind comments about Rob. We all appreciate his knowledge and his passion for Darwin's war history.

    Reviewed May 28, 2019

    We parked at Stokes Hill Wharf A carpark undercover for $5 unlimited which was a great deal. We then walked along the wharf hoping to get coffee before 11am cruise. No coffee places open! One was expected to open at 10 but it wasn’t even...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Planner55
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

    Dear Planner, thanks so much for your review and your recommendation to see the movie before the cruise, and also for mentioning that the RFDS do allow pass-outs. We appreciate the time taken to post this review. We understand that a food venue that will...More

    Reviewed May 27, 2019

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility and Bombing of Darwin virtual reality exhibition was interesting and informative using modern technology. The visuals provided made it easy to understand this history of Darwin. The cruise was brilliant, providing a real understanding of what it...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank jemgarli
    SeaDarwin, Owner at Sea Darwin, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

    Hi Jemgarli, thanks for your review and for your thoughts of how the double of the RFDS and the cruise do put the Bombing of Darwin into perspective.

    Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

    We really enjoyed the cruise. Our guide was friendly & informative & we got great insight into the bombing of Darwin. We were offered water & biscuits which was fine but would have preferred bottled water rather than the small paper cup. Overall a good...More

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    Reviewed October 14, 2018

    How is it that Australians don't know the extent of the war coming to Australia!!! Months of bombings and great stories of Aust. and allied forces defending Darwin from constant bombings. A terrific range of story telling.

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    Response from jemgarli | Reviewed this property |
    Yes most definitely but the museum is amazing. The technology used to highlight what happened is brilliant.
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