The Secret Tunnels of Darwin


Tours and Attractions

The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels were built during WWII by the Civil Construction Corps. These tunnels in the Darwin Wharf Precinct became a unique tourist attraction when they were reopened in 1992 to honour the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

The WWII Tunnels are located beneath the cliffs of Darwin city. This self guided tour is only a short walk from the city centre and accompanied by your tour guide booklet, you shall have ample historical information to direct you throughout the excursion.  A photographic display of Darwin during WWII is featured in the Tunnels, this includes photographs of the brave men and women who served in the protection of our great country.

Tickets are available at the tunnel entrance:

  • Adults – $5
  • Children – $3

May to September:
Monday – Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.

October to April:
Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays 9 am – 1 pm.

Please note: The Tunnels are closed during December and February.