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Survivor’s Lookout to Government House
Survivor’s Lookout to Government House

Survivor’s Lookout to Government House

Drenched in history, a stroll along this area of the Esplanade is a must for any visitor to Darwin. It was here that the city’s first substantial buildings were constructed, including the Post Office, the Courthouse, and Government Offices. Also here is Government House, the oldest European building in the Northern Territory. Despite being heavily bombed during World War II and damaged by three major cyclones, Government House has been restored several times in recent history and looks much as it did when it was built in 1878. Further along, an exhibit at Survivor’s Lookout provides a snapshot of the city’s history, including the Bombing of Darwin.

Map Location

UBD Gregory's Street Directory - Darwin

Map 36, D13

The Esplanade, Darwin, near Government House

View of the damage from a bomb that exploded between the garage and offices in the grounds of Government House on the Esplanade during the first raid.
View of the damage from a bomb that exploded between the garage and offices in the grounds of Government House on the Esplanade during the first raid.