Wednesday 15 February 2023

Bombing of Darwin 2024 tour launched as 2023 battlefield pilgrims arrive in Top End

Bombing of Darwin Anniversary (19 February)

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours launches 2024 Bombing of Darwin tour as 2023 battlefield pilgrims arrive in Top End

19 February 1942 marked the first of at least 64 air raids on the Top End of Australia – which continued for 18 months until November 1943 – during the Pacific War. Over 260 enemy aircraft were involved in the bombings on 19 February, killing over 250 Allied service personnel and civilians, significantly damaging the city and sinking shipping.

Each year, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours leads Australian travellers to uncover this history on a special Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin Tour, with the 2024 tour now open for bookings, tour details are:

Bombing of Darwin Anniversary – 2024
Departs: 16 February 2024 from Darwin
Duration: 5 Days
Price: $2099 per person, twin share


All Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours are led by expert historians who bring the history to life and include comprehensive touring of war history sites as well as unique behind-the-scenes experiences.

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours' Bombing of Darwin Anniversary tour itinerary highlights include a special night-time experience at the Darwin Military Museum; Sea Darwin 'Bombing of Darwin Cruise' taking in Darwin's WWII maritime sites; walk through the WWII Oil Tunnels; explore off-the-beaten track sites such as the WWII airfields Snake Creek Explosives Storage Dump and Adelaide River and War Cemetery; attendance at the Bombing of Darwin Anniversary Commemorative Service; plus key sites such as Stokes Hill, Fort Hill, Doctor's Gully, Christ Cathedral; Darwin Aviation Museum, Royal Flying Doctor Museum, and more.

For more information, to view detailed tour itineraries and to book visit, contact our team by email: or phone 1300 880 340.

All tour prices listed are per person, twin share. Single supplements apply. All bookings require a 30% deposit and are subject to Terms & Conditions.

To follow in the footsteps of the Anzacs from home, connect with Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours on Facebook @BattlefieldTours, tune into the BattleWalks podcast (available on all streaming platforms), or follow Mat McLachlan's Living History YouTube channel.

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