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  • Darwin: Pub Crawl by Helicopter

    1. Darwin: Pub Crawl by Helicopter

    Embark on an adventure and enjoy a pub crawl traveling by helicopter. Take in spectacular views and visit top-end sights. Have some rock star landings at 4 very different ‘watering holes’.  Soak up the atmosphere sharing a tale and a beverage (or two) with the local publicans and patrons at Crab Claw Island, Darwin River Tavern, Goat Island, and Noonamah Tavern. Enjoy the views during your flight including impressive landscapes, floodplains, expansive wildlife, mangroves, and termite mounds. With a bit of luck, you will see pigs, buffalos, and crocodiles.

    Fantastic day, we had a ball!!! Mike was a fantastic host Would highly recommend it

  • Crab Claw Island Relaxing Full Day Cruise with Seafood Lunch

    2. Crab Claw Island Relaxing Full Day Cruise with Seafood Lunch

    Depart Cullen Bay at 10:30 AM for a two-hour cruise heading out of Darwin Harbour and into Bynoe Harbour. As you cruise the Top End coastline, your skipper will provide light commentary along the way, pointing out areas of interest and historical information. On arrival onto the beach at Crab Claw Island, enjoy a delicious seafood buffet meal on the spacious deck overlooking the water, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There are two swimming pools, boats for hire or simply relax with a cool beverage on the deck before cruising back to Cullen Bay.

    Staff on both the ferry and on the island were all really nice and helpful. The seafood buffet was awesome!! I am so glad l did this trip and l really enjoyed it. Thank you guys

  • Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

    3. Darwin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tickets

    Discover Australia's gateway to the Northern Territory's "Top End" on board the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Venture into the lush jungle at the Botanical Gardens, enjoy exotic street food at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and get up close to saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. Learn the fascinating local history at the Military Museum and much more!  Enjoy unlimited rides for the validity of your ticket, and benefit from 12 strategic stops. Join the Morning Tour (Red Route) to see the best of Darwin from the city through to Fannie Bay. Climb aboard the Afternoon Tour (Purple Route) and follow the route of the morning buses before you venture further out to the East Point Reserve. Learn about Darwin's fascinating history, culture and geography from the entertaining and informative pre-recorded digital commentary, broadcast in English via on-board speakers. Choose from a 1...

    Goes/stops at most important locations in Darwin. We got off at Cullen Bay, had breakfast and a bit of a walk around, the rejoined the bus. Bus was on time.

  • Darwin: Bombing of Darwin WW2 Tour with Harbor Cruise

    4. Darwin: Bombing of Darwin WW2 Tour with Harbor Cruise

    Travel back in time to 19 February 1942 and uncover the Bombing of Darwin on this half-day tour. Learn about how 2 Japanese air attacks on this forgotten military base killed 243 people and destroyed the city. Now a modern and vibrant city, Darwin still bares the scars of its history, which you will discover on this tour. The tour begins with an introduction into the Bombing of Darwin, as you listen to stories and information provided by local historians. Later, explore the sites that were hit by the Japanese air raids and remember those who lost their lives. Next, head to the Charles Darwin National Park to see bunkers and other WW2 relics before visiting the acclaimed Defense of Darwin museum as well as the East Point Military precinct and the Myilly Point Heritage precinct. The tour is concluded with a 1-hour cruise through Darwin Harbor which passes the historic Stokes Hill and For...

    The tour guide Paul was outstanding very knowledgeable and informative. All the aspects of the tour were linked and organised. Recommend this if you are really interested in finding out more about Darwin bombing

  • Darwin: 1-Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

    5. Darwin: 1-Hour Bombing of Darwin Cruise

    This one-hour Bombing of Darwin cruise departs Stokes Hill Wharf at 11:00 AM. After leaving the wharf, you will uncover the historic Stokes Hill and Fort Hill wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, and HMAS Coonawarra, before eventually arriving at Cullen Bay. With real-time commentary from local guides, this cruise takes in Darwin Harbour’s World War II history. For an immersive experience select to try the Darwin Bombing virtual reality experience. You will later be free to disembark at Cullen Bay to join the hop-on hop-off bus, or stay aboard and return to Stokes Hill Wharf at 12:15 PM.

    Very interesting and informative tour. I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot of things about the bombings that I had no idea about. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • Darwin: Harbor Highlights Cruise

    6. Darwin: Harbor Highlights Cruise

    Immerse yourself in the history, habitat and modern-day intrigue of Darwin, a tropical city nestled at the top of Australia. Enjoy a 1-hour interactive cruise through the largest natural harbor in the Southern Hemisphere and be stimulated by contemporary stories as well as those from times gone by. Board your vessel at Stokes Hill Wharf, one of Darwin's iconic historical locations, and enjoy vistas of Darwin's Waterfront Precinct from Kitchener Bay. Transit between Stokes Hill and Fort Hill Wharfs, and then allow your local crew to use the tide, the wind and the season to select a route to maximize your Darwin Harbor experience. Cruise past Fisherman's Wharf into a mangrove waterway to explore this intriguing environment, home to a wonderful pristine eco-system. Your Captain will then turn up the speed to take you out into the harbor proper, where you will hear stories of WW2, Cyclone ...

  • Darwin: Royal Flying Doctors Service Entry Ticket

    7. Darwin: Royal Flying Doctors Service Entry Ticket

    The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility provides an insight into the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Bombing of Darwin Harbour. This exciting development at Stokes Hill Wharf brings to life 2 quintessential Australian stories. The 1st story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aeromedical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The 2nd story featured is the Bombing of Darwin Harbour on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbor brought destruction to the city of Darwin. Many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are told through state of the art technology. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibition, knowing that the staff members are always available to assist as required. When you arrive, a staff member will provide an out...

    The tour included not only the history of the RFDS, but also the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Hologram presentations and virtual reality experiences really brought the exhibitions to life and complemented the static displays. It was fun to actually sit in a plane formerly used by the RFDS and listen to recordings of real-life conversations between medical and flight staff as a patient was transported to hospital. I enjoyed my visit very much and thought it was great value for money.

  • Discover the City of Darwin: Half-Day City Coach Tour

    8. Discover the City of Darwin: Half-Day City Coach Tour

    Join a city sights tour for the perfect introduction to Darwin, with expert commentary by a local guide. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and will speak about Darwin’s rich history and culture throughout. Darwin Aviation Museum: This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and original footage from Japanese archives. There are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter. Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory: home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. You’ll get to see the largest permanent display of Aboriginal artwork in Australia as well as an eclectic range of visiting exh...

    A real taste of Darwin, what there is to see with great commentary from Troy our guide. Troy was the best. There was a lot to see in a short time but it gave a good idea of places we might want to see in more detail.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 125 reviews

The tour included not only the history of the RFDS, but also the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Hologram presentations and virtual reality experiences really brought the exhibitions to life and complemented the static displays. It was fun to actually sit in a plane formerly used by the RFDS and listen to recordings of real-life conversations between medical and flight staff as a patient was transported to hospital. I enjoyed my visit very much and thought it was great value for money.

Goes/stops at most important locations in Darwin. We got off at Cullen Bay, had breakfast and a bit of a walk around, the rejoined the bus. Bus was on time.

The crew was very pleasant and approachable and the captain had great sense of humour

Fantastic day, we had a ball!!! Mike was a fantastic host Would highly recommend it

This tour was better than I expected…also had a ferry ride over to Mandorah