Tour ID: 10061193
Darwin is a great tropical city with so much history. On the tour you will learn about the role Darwin played in WW2, how the people of the city survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974 and how Darwin was rebuilt. The city has so many museums and galleries featuring Australia's largest collection of Aboriginal Art. The Botanical Gardens will amaze you with the variety of tropical plants. This great little tour will give you a good insight into Darwin.
This afternoon tour showcases the booming city of Darwin, Australia’s only tropical capital city. Your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks such as the Chinese Temple and East Point Military Precinct, and share details of the region’s history and rich culture.
Visit Darwin Aviation Museum. This is one of the major aviation museums in Australia. The main display is a massive B-52 Bomber, on permanent loan from the United States Air Force, and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA. You can view some rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin, and also original footage from Japanese archives. In all, there are 19 aircraft on display, from Mirage and Sabre jet fighters to a Royal Australian Wessex helicopter. From Ross & Keith Smith to Bert Hinkler, from Amy Johnston to Dick Smith to the National Coastwatch service, aviation has played a major part in the development of the Northern Territory.
Head to the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northen Territory. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Top End’s premier cultural and artistic organisation. MAGNT, opened in 1966 and in its current location since 1981, is 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 visiting exhibitions.
Darwin Botanic Gardens
Spend some time with nature on the Botanic Gardens. Established 130 years ago, the George Brown Botanic Gardens have survived numerous cyclones and the direct effects of World War Two. Because the site extends inland from the sea to a plateau, it provides a range of planting environments and is one of a few botanic gardens in the world which has marine and estuarine plants naturally in its grounds. Not only will you have the chance to see some unique and exotic plants but even some local wildlife.
Entry to Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin Aviation Museum, and touring as described.
Souvenirs at various stops
4hrs 45 mins
12:45 PM Daily
Approximately 5.30pm (6pm from 1 April 2019)
This tour departs daily at 12.45pm from Darwin (earlier from your hotel pick up), except during the wet season from November to April, when a reduced schedule is offered.
Please visit this link for tentative pick up information. Please note that reconfirmation is still required prior to departure as per your travel documentation.
Children between the ages of 2-15 years will be applicable for child rates. Children under 2 years are considered infants and travel free of charge when seated on a parent or guardians lap.
Children under 7 years cannot be seated in the first 2 rows of the tour vehicle. Child seats are unable to be used.
During the wet season from November to April, a reduced schedule is offered.
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