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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 October 2, 2018

    We spent most of the day in the RFDS & Bombing of Darwin exhibit on Stokes Wharf. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive exhibits & couldn't believe how much we didn't know about Darwin & WW2. The Cruise around the harbour was excellent with great commentary...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank Deedle59
    Reviewed August 26, 2018

    What a fantastic place too see what us in southern capitals didn’t comprehend what Darwin and it’s population went through.This is a must see attraction. There is so much information and personal stories. from survivors in letters and books.There is a virtuality setup where you...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Judy W
    Reviewed August 23, 2018

    didn't know what to expect. It was fantastic, capturing the bombing of Darwin. The 3D did have me a bit motion sick for a moment. from land to sea to the air. amazing.

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank lynnyb44
    Reviewed August 21, 2018

    We thought that this attraction was great value for money. We learned a lot about the bombing raids on Darwin and the virtual reality (headsets) experience certainly brought it to life. RFDS exhibits and short film were also informative

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank john O
    Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

    We took the cruise and bombing history tour of Darwin harbour. Cost of $35 and 1hour duration which was ideal. What great value. Two knowledgeable guides who gave the history in an authentic Australian way. All of us in our group thoroughly enjoyed the tour...More

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    Yes most definitely but the museum is amazing. The technology used to highlight what happened is brilliant.
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