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

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USD 65.69
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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Townsville hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Morning tea (Military Tour)
    • Lunch (Military and Scenic Tour)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Townsville Palmetum
    • Entry/Admission - Army Museum North Queensland
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Jezzine Barracks
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 27 August 2019

    The military establishment is an important part of Townsville and the history of our country. Toby proved to be an expert at both and our morning with him was a highlight of our visit to the city and Queensland. His presentation was interesting, informative and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank johndecoque
    Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

    Great tour in mini bus with very little walking. My 85 year old uncle had no trouble with the tour and was greatly accommodated by tour guide Toby. Army museum punches above its weight and was well worth a visit. Toby is a great guide...More

    Thank lukecT5039SA
    Toby D, Manager at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to make that review and I total agree the Army Museum of North Queensland is well worth the visit; it's reputation continues to grow. The Townsville Military Tour has been designed to be a unique insight into Townsville extensive...More

    Reviewed 7 December 2018

    A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a week in Townsville, one of the highlights was definitely the day spent learning about the city & its past with Toby. His knowledge of not only Townsville's history as well as its present day...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Toby D, Manager at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2019

    Thanks mate - Australian has a great history and Townsville holds a surprising part of that history I am proud you enjoyed your day with us. We like to think that the Military Tour is unique in its approach and delivery - all the best...More

    Reviewed 30 August 2018

    Toby is passionate & very knowledgeable. I grew up in Tsv and it was my husband's first visit - we both really enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended to anyone interested in Townsville or Australian military history.

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Toby D, Owner at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

    Thank you for your review of our Military History Tour which has been designed to be an entertaining day out discovering those deep heritage links and stories associated with Townsville's past and present history.

    Reviewed 13 August 2018

    We really enjoyed this tour with Toby whose commentary and knowledge was excellent. We learnt a lot about Townsville during the war years and enjoyed the sights and museums. Thanks Toby. Chris and Margaret

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Toby D, Owner at Tour Townsville, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

    Thank you for that review of our Military History Tour and best wishes

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    Mal B
    7 January 2019|
    Response from DAZZAADAMS | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for delay in answering I didn't know question was here. But no not 4 hours walking, must of it is in a bus with only small amount of walking cheers Darren
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