World War 2 Tank Traps

World War 2 Tank Traps, Tenterfield: Address, World War 2 Tank Traps Reviews: 3.5/5

World War 2 Tank Traps
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Peter S
Sydney, Australia146 contributions
Very interesting
Oct. 2020
Had no idea this sort of thing was done in Australia. Worthwhile visiting to see what was happening in World War 2 in Australia. The thought of tanks making their way down the country here is mind boggling.
Written 24 October 2020
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bbsydney96
Sydney, Australia545 contributions
Cause for pause
Oct. 2020 • Couples
What an opportunity to stand in this spot, read the little brochure from the visitors centre and feel the weight of what this little spot was designed to achieve.
If you have any interest in Australian or military history, this is a must stop spot.
Written 17 October 2020
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia506 contributions
Modern history
Sep. 2020
Interesting and scary thought, that if the Japanese made it past our troops in PNG and got to Australia, then our Govt decided to fall back to the Brisbane line. I happen to live on the northern side - oh dear. Interesting piece of modern Australian history.
Written 30 September 2020
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Trish S
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia487 contributions
Extremely interesting
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This piece of Australian history is amazing to see the hard work that was put into it such a pretty area & a must see
Written 2 July 2019
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thingsthatareunique
Tewantin, Australia567 contributions
Pleasant Forest Walk
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Took a little to find the World War 2 Tank Traps - we only found remnants of concrete, but they must have been interesting in their heyday.
Written 11 June 2019
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honeybunny2010
Tweed Heads, Australia39 contributions
weekend away
Jan. 2019 • Friends
This is just down the road from Thunderbolts Hideout and is right beside the road so no bush walk. Really interesting.
Written 29 January 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,834 contributions
Don't take the track from Thunderbolt's Hideout
Nov. 2018 • Couples
After a visit to Thunderbolt's Hideout we followed the signs to the WW2 Tank Traps only the path was not easy to navigate with many trees and branches over the rough path. Because the path was not pleasant we turned around and missed out on the opportunity. Once in the car again and driving towards Bald Rock National Park we saw another sign pointing to another entrance to the Tank Traps, maybe this is the prefered path. I suggest you ask at the Tourist Information office in Tenterfield for their advice.
Written 29 November 2018
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karos1
Crowley Vale, Australia1,465 contributions
Stop - don’t walk
Oct. 2018 • Couples
If you park at the Hideaway it says there is a 1.2km walk to get to the Traps. Unless you really want to burn off some calories after having lunch at one of the fabulous eateries in Tenterfield don’t walk. Hop back in your car and 1km down the road you will come across the sign and traps.
I would have liked to have more knowledge in regards to the traps. Why choose this place out of all of the places they could have crossed the border.
Written 28 October 2018
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food_lover
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
Weid stories from Australia
Aug. 2018 • Family
Save yourself the walk the tank trap can be seen on the side of the road to Bald Rock. Story about being part of the "Brisbane Line" of defense seems to come directly from "Dads Army". Looking at the surrounding country this would be the last place I would expect to see Japanese Tanks attaching from the North, Who knows what this structure was for?
Written 2 September 2018
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trojanair3
Lismore, Australia1 contribution
Tank Traps Tenterfield
Jul. 2018 • Family
Pretty walk, but track was extremely poorly maintanted. (Lots of broken trees over track.) No information signs, walked the track which was pleasant enough, but didn't find the tank traps. So much debris on the track not sure if we missed it in undergrowth or missed part of the track entirely. Thunderbolts hide out was much better & worth seeing. Not sure why the Tank Trap track was so bad as they are both next to each other and not far from the road, so maintenance (track clearance at the very least shouldn't be that hard). Would not walk with the very young or anyone with even a slight mobility issue. Should definitely be better maintained.
Written 17 July 2018
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