The Defense of Darwin experience is a must-do when visiting the Top End.
It’s an immersive and interactive experience which takes advantage of the latest technology to tell the story of the Defense of Darwin and the stories of the people during that time.
The centre first opened in 2012 and the $10 million dollar budget gives you an idea of the ambition of the project.
It’s the story of Darwin’s role in World War II, the period between 1932 to 1945. Incredible imagery, first hand accounts, audio and artefacts help to tell the stories of the Territorians involved in the war.
The displays really highlight the devastation that the attacks on Darwin had for the population of Darwin and of Australia as a whole.
A mix of interior and exterior exhibits and displays including huge 9.2inch guns, as well as a theatre which runs a fantastic movie means that there’s plenty to do, be sure to allocate a morning or afternoon to explore the fascinating exhibits.
A great little cafe stocks delicious sandwiches and cool drinks for a light lunch.
Make use of the hop on and hop off bus, admission fees apply.