WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

Opening hours

May 2014 to September 2014 : Monday – Sunday 9am – 4pm
October 2014 to April 2014 : Monday – Sunday 9am – 1pm

Closed 7-28 December 2015 (Group bookings can be arrange during this period)
Closed New Years Day 2016

Tickets are available at the tunnel entrance:
Adults – $7pp
Seniors – $6pp
Children 4 – 12 $4pp
School Group (minimum 10 people) $4pp
Coach and large groups (minimum 10 people) $6pp

Please call our friendly staff
Ph(08) 8985 6322 Fax (08) 8985 6366

WW2 tunnels entranceAbout the tunnels

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 the city centre 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 feature a photographic display of Darwin during WWII including photographs of the brave men and women who served in the protection of our great country.

2015 marks 100 years since the ANZAC Gallipoli landing. In conjunction with this occasion new interpretation boards have been installed to enhance visitors knowledge on the construction and difficulties faced by the Allied Works Forces during the Second World War.

2012 was the 70th Commemorative Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin. WWII Tours conducted by the Tour Tub are now available!

How to get there

A brief walk from the city past Survivors Lookout to the entrance of Tunnels 5 and 6 on the lower level Kitchener Drive.

WW2 tunnels entranceYou may wish to incorporate a visit to the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels with any of the Tour Tub tours. The WWII Oil Storage Tunnels offer a discount of $1 per person to passengers on the Hop On Hop Off tour. Entry fees are included in the price of the 5 Hour Guided Tour of Darwin and Battle of Australia tour.

School and Coach Groups

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.

School group student price – $4pp (group must be 10 students or more). Teachers and accompanying adults are provided entry free of charge.

Coach groups are encouraged to visit this exciting attraction.
Price: $6pp for groups of 10 or more. Coach driver and hostess provided entry free of charge.

Tunnels Tour Podcast: We have the pleasure of offering you an audio pod caste, relive the history off this amazing Australian story you may wish down load too your phone and walk through the WWII Oil Storage Tunnel.
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Chapter 3


Chapter 4


Chapter 5


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