WWII Oil Storage Tunnels – Darwin

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The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels were built by the Civil Construction Corps as a direct response to the above ground oil tanks being bombed by the Japanese in 1942. The Tunnels, located in the Darwin Waterfront Precinct on Kitchener Drive, remained secret to the public until they were opened as a tourist attraction in 1992 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

This unique historical attraction has recently upgraded its interpretation boards to allow for an easy, self-guided experience. Visit and see the Digger Man – fully constructed from WWII items and artefacts, as well as a photographic display of Darwin during WWII. In 2017 the attraction commemorates the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Darwin.

Kitchener Drive, Darwin Waterfront

Tel: +618 8985 6322


Images © Roy Sharp

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