Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience

Military Heritage Sites

The Northern Territory, and Darwin in particular, played a significant role in Australia’s defensive and offensive activities during World War II. There are a number of heritage places within easy drive across Darwin and down the Stuart Highway.

The nine military heritage places featured here include airfields, explosives stores and watch towers as well as important sites and scenic locations along the Darwin foreshore. All of these places reflect a facet of Darwin’s World War II history as told in the exhibitions at the Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE) facility at East Point Reserve.

Enjoy exploring Darwin’s wartime heritage, as part of the Defence of Darwin Experience.

Map of sites
Map of sites

Further information on the sites is available by downloading the Defence of Darwin Experience smartphone application.

The App can be downloaded at the Defence of Darwin facility at East Point Reserve (free wifi on site) or via the website. Download the smartphone application here.