Darwin Aviation Museum, Darwin

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Visit the Darwin Aviation Museum to learn about Australia's colorful history in flight. See 19 aircraft on display, including a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Mirage and Sabre jet fighters, and an Australian Navy Wessex helicopter that helped clean up Darwin after Cyclone Tracy hit on Christmas in 1974. The 38 displays include videos of the bombing of Darwin in World War II and a depiction of pioneers Ross and Keith Smith in flight in 1919. Bring drinking water with you if the weather's warm because it can become quite hot inside the hangar. A visit to Darwin Aviation Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Darwin trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Finally got to visit the Darwin Aviation Museum which we found freely good. The open hanger has many aircraft from the early examples to the modern day. Very warm in the hanger with a few fans dotted ...  more »
  • Great visit, loads of informatio, dvd's and displays and wonderful section on womens aviation. Very economical and wonderful to see history up close and personal.  more »
  • The over whelming feature is the B52. The museum is well layed out, and there is so much to see. The staff here are wonderful. A taxi will cost you $25 and the bus $6..take the bus.  more »

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A small but distinctly cosmopolitan city, Darwin offers a surprisingly diverse range of lodgings, with most hotels located in or near the central business district. Despite this, finding a comfortable room during the peak May-to-September season can be extremely difficult, especially if you don't book ahead of your visit. If planning months in advance isn't an option, consider staying at a backpacker hostel or guesthouse outside the city center. Many of these smaller establishments offer access to free Wi-Fi and outdoor swimming pools.
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