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Vibe Darwin Waterfront WWII Staycation

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Inclusions

  • 1 night Standard Guest Room at the Vibe
  • Sea Darwin Bombing of Darwin Cruise
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service Entry
  • WWII Oil Storage Tunnels Entry

Highlights

  • Sea Darwin Bombing of Darwin Cruise
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service
  • WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

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Vibe Darwin Waterfront WWII Staycation

For the 80th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin take part in the only Bombing of Darwin Cruise with Sea Darwin. Afterwards, take your time and visit a couple of iconic places (on land) that showcase a tragic time in Australian History. Wonder through the WWII Oil Storage Tunnels, and check out what's on display at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Feeling a bit tired from your educational adventure?Take a load off and enjoy a night at the Vibe Darwin Waterfront.

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YOUR STAYCATION

STANDARD GUEST ROOM:
The Vibe Guest Rooms have fresh, stylish decor that matches the amazing surrounds of the property. Comfortable seating, and a large bathroom for that relaxing end of day soak!

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Vibe Darwin Waterfront

7 Kitchener Drive, Darwin NT 0800

Vibe Hotel Darwin is the ideal haven for guests that want to trade in tradition for a fresh and vibrant accommodation alternative offering a contemporary edge and a whole lot of style. The Hotel is on the fringe of Darwin's CBD, the location of many fine eateries and bars. Reflecting the lifestyle of the guests, the rooms are stylish, the food is delicious and the location provides the best that Darwin has to offer.

HISTORY EXPERIENCES

BOMBING OF DARWIN DOUBLE:
Bombing of Darwin Cruise and entry to the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. From story telling to story living, this double combines Darwin’s only Bombing of Darwin cruise with a visit to Darwin’s premier virtual reality experience. Your Bombing of Darwin cruise is a journey on the water that starts at Stokes Hill Wharf and takes in the historic wharf areas, the Pearling Luggers, the oil tanks, the wreck sites of the SS Neptuna and USS Peary, the old flying boat base at Doctors Gully, HMAS Coonawarra and the Emery Point gun emplacement.

Your Bombing of Darwin Double is located on Stokes Hill Wharf. You can choose to cruise first at 11am, returning back to Stokes Hill at 12.15 where you can enjoy lunch in the alfresco food halls and your leisurely experience in the RFDS Tourist Facility. Alternatively visit The RFDS Tourist Facility any time from 0930 and then feed your appetite for your journey on Darwin Habour at 11am.

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Sea Darwin

Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility

45 Stokes Hill Road Darwin NT 0800

Then see, experience and learn at the Royal Flying Doctors Service through the wonder of technology bringing history to life. The Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour is the pinnacle of a movie production for VR. Life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant, interactive story telling mini ghosts, full size replica Japanese Zero aircraft and the window of 1942 that comes to life.

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WWII Oil Storage Tunnels

Kitchener Drive, Wharf Precinct Darwin NT 0800

Unique Darwin tourist attraction featuring World War II history. The World War II Oil Storage Tunnels located on Kitchener Drive at the wharf were constructed during World War II by the Civil Construction Corps to protect the Darwin's oil supplies from the Japanese. Today the tunnels, an engineering feat in themselves, house a collection of photographs of Allied wartime activity in the Top End. This is an attraction with a difference.

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 1pm October to May

Terms & conditions

***Attraction Entry valid for 30 days

VIBE HOTEL:
Cancellations or changes to bookings are permitted until 1400 the day before arrival. After this the first nights accommodation will be charged.

SEA DARWIN:
Customers will be entitled to a full refund or a reschedule of the ticket if the cruise is cancelled because of bad weather or any other reason. If a customer cancels a cruise a full refund will be available (less a $20 administration charge and relevant credit card or agent fees) unless it is within 48 hours where the ticket will be non-refundable.

Things to know:
Please arrive at the floating pontoon at Stokes Hill Wharf at least 10 minutes before your cruise starts. Our team of guides are chosen for their knowledge experience and skill. They all hold appropriate first aid certification and relevant qualifications. Drinking water is available at no cost on the boat. Please be mindful that all cruises are conducted within a tropical marine environment. Customers and their possessions may be exposed to sun sand and sea spray. Flat shoes or sandals are advised.

While every effort will be made to ensure your comfort and safety Sea Darwin PL will not be held responsible for any personal injury or any equipment or clothing lost or damaged.

TOURISM TOP END:
Cancellations after booking confirmation for non Territory Voucher bookings will attract a 12.5% administration fee.
TERRITORY VOUCHER PROMOTION: The Territory voucher is not refundable, transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
AMENDMENTS: An amendment fee of $25.00 will be charged per itinerary change.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation of bookings made using the Territory Tourism Voucher will incur a 10% administration fee calculated on the total booking cost. Operator cancellation fees are in addition to Tourism Top End's cancellation fee.
INSURANCE: Customers may wish to consider purchasing appropriate travel insurance to cover cancellation and amendment fees.
CREDIT CARD FEES: Credit card fees are not refundable.
REFUNDS: If you are entitled to a refund, it will be processed as quickly as possible. This is generally within 14 days, however, in some circumstances, it may take longer.

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