WWII Quarantine Anti - Aircraft Battery

Point Of Interest

4.5 from 4 users


Established in 1941, the Quarantine Anti-Aircraft Battery Site is the only complete gun-site of its type within the Darwin area. It is highly significant as it is of a design which was discontinued by the Defence Force in the mid 1940s and one which is unique to the Northern Territory. The site consists of four circular concrete gun emplacements in an arc around a central command post that is also of concrete and partially underground. There are remnant concrete slabs of other buildings and ablution facilities in the area and the walls of a magazine store. The guns went into action on 13/06/1942 and again on the 15 & 16 June 1942. No camping or overnight parking.

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Lat: -12.476422 Lng: 130.913089

User Reviews


Jonique Life

Such an informative stop over detailing a lot of history on what went on here with the battery. If you love history it's a great stop. "Jonique Life" Follow our journey around Australia on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and YouTube as we highlight wonderful experiences and magical places you can add to your ever growing bucket list.


Ozzie bruscarfter Free camper

Slept here one night when i was over .05 was a nice sleep in my swag. No issues no one to tell you to move on. Such a nice spot to vist but i wish the NT goverment would restore thses placers and make them working again for furture kids to see the past



Slept next door on a patch of ground stay to sides U be right a bit of nose been it is industrial but good night sleep in all


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