WWII Beyond Darwin
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Northern Territory
- Product code: WWIIBD
Following the aerial attack on Darwin in February of 1942, airstrips and camp sites were cleared south along the Stuart Highway to support and supply the northern defense forces.
Many WWII relics remain today ‘down-the-track’ and on this full-day tour, Walk Darwin will transport you inland to visit a few of the remaining accessible sites.
The highlight of your day is a guided tour of the No. 4 Repair and Salvage Unit (4RSU) camp which sits on private land at Pell Mell, a working cattle farm just north of Adelaide River. There will also be time to reflect on WWII in the Top End at Adelaide River War Cemetery before enjoying a hearty pub lunch (meal included).
Further exploration of the Coomalie district includes a visit to the Batchelor Museum housing displays honouring 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 over 75 years on.
City hotel pickups are provided. If your hotel is not listed, or you are staying outside of Darwin City, please select one of the listed city hotels as your preferred pickup point.
~ This tour requires a minimum of 2 paying guests to operate; the group size is 10.
~ A level of fitness is required on this tour as there will be short walks through bushland, across uneven surfaces and on inclines.
~ Adelaide River Inn, where we stop for lunch, may not cater for all dietary requirements; please advise your needs at time of booking.