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Myilly Point Heritage Precinct

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Open Hours: MON, TUE< WED & SAT 10 am - 1 pm. Guided tours commence at 11am.


Darwin is a strategically vital population centre in Northern Australia. This was no less true in the early 20th century. Under Commonwealth control, the Northern Territory was a strategic outpost of great military and logistical value.

To attract public servants and their families to the Top End, housing appropriate to the climate was required. Recruited from South East Asia, architect Beni Burnett headed up a team of pioneering draftsmen, architects and builders to produce some of the most iconic Darwin houses and buildings.

The Myilly Point Heritage Precinct is home to four of these houses.

Run by the National Trust of Australia (NT) this pocket of history is open to the public to experience. Guided tours will take you through the renowned Burnett House and around the Tropical Gardens. You will learn not only about the history of the precinct and Tropical Architecture, but about the challenges and opportunities Darwin faced along the way.

Map & Directions

4 Burnett Place, Larrakeyah, NT, 0810, Australia


Distance from Darwin CBD (via Smith St and McMinn St) is 3.1km or 5 minutes if self driving.



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All products and experiences are in AUD and inclusive of GST. All experiences cannot be redeemed for cash are non refundable non exchangeable or transferable and cannot be resold. We may vary the terms and conditions at any time. Please present voucher for admission upon entry. Customers can use entry voucher on any tour day within 30 days after the original booked entry date.


National Trust Membership is currently on offer for a limited time only at the reduced price of $25.00. Sign up today and you can get a further 20% incentive exclusive to our National Trust Members at our on line TRUST Store featuring locally made handicrafts and produce from across the Territory.

Special Events

MARITA ALBERS Art Exhibition - LOUVRED LOUNGE 3 October Opening night Friday 2nd October 5pm - 8pm This is Maritas first solo exhibition in two years and is a collection of her usual vivid colours, strange creatures, birds, tropical foliage and hidden stories. The opening night features a bar and food amongst the lush surrounds of Audit House on Myilly Point. This is a free event; however bookings essential COOLMob - Long Live Louvres- The Future of Tropical Architecture in the Top End - Audit House 5pm - 7pm What is the current state of play around architecture in the Top End, and how can we better plan for a heating climate whilst maintaining the tropical, louvred aesthetic? Lebanese style mezze platters and fruit to be served along with complimentary champagne Tickets $17pp: A confirmation email will be sent on purchase of tickets.

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