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Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours is part of the touring division of McLachlan Travel Group, a family company that has been prominent in the Australian travel industry for more more 30 years.

The McLachlan family first began organising holidays for Australian travellers in 1979.

As part of McLachlan Travel Group, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours shares the core values that were established by Gil and Leonie when they opened their first travel agency all those years ago: to provide knowledge and value to Australian travellers, and the best holiday experience possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours exciting itineraries soon.

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    The Bombing of Darwin anniversary tour

    On 19 February 1942, World War II was brought to the shores of Australia when the Japanese dropped bombs over Darwin. On this day 243 people, both armed forces personnel and civilians, lost their lives. Eleven ships were sunk, many more damaged, and 30 aircraft destroyed. The main wharf was cut in two, and the Post Office leveled, killing many civilian workers. Over the next 21 months, Darwin, Adelaide River, Katherine, Milingimbi in Arnhem Land, and many other targets across the Top End were attacked over 200 times.

    Over 5 days our expert Historian will take you in and around the key sights of this catastrophic bombing including:

    • Stokes Hill
    • Fort Hill Wharf
    • World War 2 oil storage tunnels
    • WW2 airfields
    • Snake Creek Explosives Storage Dump
    • Adelaide River War Cemetery
    • Darwin Military Museum
    • & More.

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