World War II Beyond Darwin

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Hidden in the north of Australia is a network of World War II highlighting a military past. Many WWII relics remain today, ‘down-the-track’ and on this full-day tour, you’ll be transported inland to visit a few of these sites.

The highlight of your day is a guided tour of the No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (4RSU) which sits on private land adjacent to Pell Airstrip. Refreshments will be served, 1940s style as you browse some of the interesting artifacts that have been discovered on the farm.

Time for reflection at Adelaide River War Cemetery before enjoying a hearty lunch at Adelaide River Inn.

Further exploration of the Coomalie district is not complete without a visit to the Batchelor Museum housing displays that honour the men who were stationed at the Civil Aerodrome which became an important base for Allied Air operations during the war.

The final stop before returning to Darwin is Strauss Airstrip where the airplane revetments are clearly visible 78 years on.

Additional Info

Duration: 8 hours
Starts: Darwin, Australia
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Hidden in the north of Australia is a network of World War II highlighting a military past. Many WWII relics remain today, ‘down-the-track’ and on this full-day tour, you’ll be transported inland to visit a few of these sites.

The highlight of your day is a guided tour of the No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (4RSU) which sits on private land adjacent to Pell Airstrip. Refreshments will be served, 1940s style as you browse some of the interesting artifacts that have been discovered on the farm.

Time for reflection at Adelaide River War Cemetery before enjoying a hearty lunch at Adelaide River Inn.

Further exploration of the Coomalie district is not complete without a visit to the Batchelor Museum housing displays that honour the men who were stationed at the Civil Aerodrome which became an important base for Allied Air operations during the war.

The final stop before returning to Darwin is Strauss Airstrip where the airplane revetments are clearly visible 78 years on.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Adelaide River War Cemetery, 97&105 Memorial Terrace, Adelaide River, Northern Territory 0846 Australia

Wander through the Cemetery viewing memorials and headstones of both WWII service personnel and civilians.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Adelaide River, Adelaide River, Top End, Northern Territory

Enjoy a hearty luncheon from a small selection of freshly prepared dishes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Batchelor Museum, Tarkarri Rd & Kirra Cres, Batchelor, Northern Territory 0845 Australia

Step back in time at the Batchelor Museum and wander its WWII displays

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Strauss Airfield, Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

Drive around the revetments before stopping to capture a sense of what the airstrip once looked like.

Duration: 30 minutes



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