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  • Código da excursão: 7134MILITARY
  • Local: Townsville, Australia
  • Duração: Varies (aproximadamente)
A partir de USD 69,24

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A former Australian Army member acts as your guide on a military history tour in Townsville. The city's military presence dates back to the 1800s, and you will learn more about it at Kissing Point Fort, the Royal Australian Air Force Museum, the Black Hawk Memorial, and Lavarack Barracks, among other landmarks. Want to see beyond Townsville's military sites? You can add a 2.5-hour city sightseeing tour that highlights general history, top attractions and scenic landmarks. This small-group tour, limited to 12 people, includes morning tea (lunch if Military and Scenic option is chosen), entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Idiomas da excursão

Guia Inglês
Townsville might be best known as the gateway to some of Queensland's best adventure spots including Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef. But did you know that the city has also been an important military location since the late 1800s?

Learn all about the city’s considerable contributions to the Australian defenses in WWII, and beyond, during a 4-hour military history tour. For a comprehensive introduction to Townsville, upgrade to include a city sightseeing tour focusing on general history and iconic sites. Both options include entrance fees, morning tea (lunch if Military and Scenic option is chosen), guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off. Please see Itinerary below for more details.

Detalhes do programa

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Datas de partida
Ponto de partida:
Townsville hotels
Horário de partida:
9am

Os embarques no hotel se iniciam aproximadamente 30 a 60 minutos antes deste horário; o horário exato de embarque será informado na reconfirmação.

Duração:
Varies
Detalhes sobre retorno:
Returns to original departure point

Informações sobre preços

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Military Tour
Código: STD

4-hour tour departing at 9am

Inglês
A partir de
USD 69,24
Detalhes de preços
Military and Scenic Tour
Código: COMBO

7-hour tour departing at 9am

Inglês
A partir de
USD 103,85
Detalhes de preços

Informações adicionais

Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking History Tour with Optional City Sightseeing

ANZAC

Inclusões:
  • Local guide
  • Morning tea (Military Tour)
  • Lunch (Military and Scenic Tour)
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Exclusões:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Informações adicionais:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
Itinerário:
Military Tour (4 hours):
After morning pickup at your Townsville hotel, travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Jezzine Barracks, located on the western side of The Strand.

Your guide briefs you on Townsville's military history then takes you on a guided tour of Kissing Point Fort. Established in 1891 by the British forces, the fort is located in a 38-acre (15-hectare) military site that was still in use until 2006. Recently reopened as a public park, the site includes observation points, picnic areas, an amphitheater, botanical gardens and the Army Museum of North Queensland.

Once you have seen the fort, head to either the Royal Australian Air Force Museum (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or the Army Museum (Wednesdays and Fridays) where, after an introduction, you have about 45 minutes to browse the museum at your own pace.

Next up, continue to the Palmetum, a botanical garden that features about 300 palm species. Follow your guide to see the Black Hawk Memorial that remembers the soldiers who were killed in a 1996 helicopter accident in Queensland.

Afterward, refresh with a morning tea (lunch if Military and Scenic option is chosen) at the Tumbetin Tea Rooms, located in a historic lodge near the botanical garden, before taking a ride over to Lavarack Barracks, home to Australia's largest defense base and the army's 3rd Brigade.

On the last leg of this tour, you can get wrapped up in WWII history on French Street, where the Royal Australian Air Force intercepted Japanese communications and was part of the important intelligence network of 1942.

Military and Scenic Tour (7 hours):
After a morning of Townsville military history, go on a 2.5-hour city sightseeing tour for a combination tour that covers all of Townsville’s scenic and historic highlights in one day. During the sightseeing tour, discover the city’s history and see many of the Townsville’s most iconic sights including Castle Hill a spectacular monolith of pick granite located in the heart of the city with breath taking views across one of the countries most beautiful landscapes. Immerse yourself during a short walk along the award winning public development known as The Strand. View the city centre, entertainment precinct on Palmer street and be informed about the port of Townsville the states 3rd largest port and so much more. Drive by attractions such as Reef HQ, an enormous aquarium with Great Barrier Reef corals and marine animals, and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, which features artifacts from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora.
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