World War II Oil Storage Tunnels Kitchener Drive, Darwin

The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction located in the Darwin Wharf Precinct on Kitchener Drive was reopened in 1992 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Located beneath the cliffs of Darwin city, a short walk from Survivors Lookout, Parliament House and the Esplanade this exciting tourist facility is self guided. Your well informed tour guide provides historical information relating to the concept of the tunnels. The WWII Tunnels these days house a collection of photographs of Allied wartime activity in the Top End.

Specially prepared worksheets on the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels are provided to school groups visiting this attraction. These worksheets result in school children investigating the tunnels and the history of war in the Darwin region.

Opening hours, Oct - April Tues-Sun 9am-1pm & May Sept 9am 4pm daily. Closed 1-27 December, New Years Day, Good Friday.

$7.00 - adults
$6.00 - seniors
$4.00 - children

Group Size
School group rates $3.50 per student for 10 or more.

Worksheet provided to all school groups

Suitable for: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Special Needs
All Ages
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Physical Address: 
Kitchener Drive, Wharf Precinct
Darwin NT 800
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Phone Number: 
(08) 8985 6322