The tunnels were secret until 1992

WWII Oil Storage Tunnels Tour

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Darwin, Northern Territory

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Kitchener Drive,
Northern Territory

The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels were built during the Second World War by the Civil Construction Corps. This unique tourist attraction, 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 it's interpretation boards to allow for an easy, self guided experience. Come and see the Digger Man - fully constructed from WWII items and artifacts. Opening hours: October - May: 9am - 1pm June - September: 9am - 4pm Closed December 7 - 27 and New Years Day. Private and school groups welcome. Guided podcasts available...

Product Types

  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Half Day or Less

Tourism Organisation

  • NT - Tourism Top End


  • Guided tour of the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

    Darwin City Explorer visits the tunnels as part of their tour

    Guided tours and group bookings to the WWII Storage Tunnels are available year round. Ideal for school, coach, conference and community groups.

    Facilities found here

    • Carpark
    • Family Friendly
    • Non Smoking

    Special Needs and Access

    • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
    • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

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Newly upgraded signage and info boards
The Digger Man - fully constructed from WWII items and artefacts
The once-hidden entrance to the tunnels