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World War II Oil Storage Tunnels
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US$54.07*
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Small-Group Tour: Highlights of Darwin Bike Tour
Ranked #22 of 100 Tours in Darwin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The WWII Oil Storage Tunnels were built in secrecy after the Bombing of Darwin saw the above ground oil storage tanks destroyed. Come and learn about how the construction of these huge tunnels was riddled with constraints and budget blowouts. The tunnels were only made public at the 50th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in 1992 and transformed into a museum attraction.
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Reasonable cost at 7 bucks but felt I needed a brochure with more info. Firtunatley we have watched Nicole Kidmans Australia so had a little idea of what it was about. Easy to find ..parking expensive near by.

Thank RufusBrisbane
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

If it would be for free I wouldn't say anything but 7 dollars for two tunnels and one storage room and a few information boards...and that's it. I finished it after 10min.
Keep away from it...it's not worth it...

Thank BerlinerPflanze9987
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

A very short drive from the city Centre finds these old oil storage tunnels located underneath government house, I had never heard about these previously if not for a chance encounter with a Darwin resident that was on holidays in my home town on Hobart, worth a visit just for the sake of curiosity

Thank yabbie67
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Didn't know about the tunnels until we were walking past but certainly worth the time (and money). Darwin has such a history but it is more meaningful seeing it at first-hand in places like these tunnels and the nearby wharves where many died from the bombings than reading in text books.

1  Thank RonWamberal
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This was my second visit to the tunnels and it would be hard to imagine the hardship of working in these in 1942. The trivial cost for admission is less than two beers so unless you have to see only the free attractions, you have to do it. I agree with others that the photos are starting to need restoration so that needs to be looked at. Some more lighting as well, as an older couple nearly tripped in front of us. If you are looking for the other end of the tunnels, go to the outdoor theatre and you will find it there - the entrance is near the new waterfront area.

Thank Johnsgolfing
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