Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours to pay homage to
Darwin Bombing with 75th anniversary tour in 2017
Australia’s number one battlefield tour operator, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) has launched a new commemorative tour to mark the 75th anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin in February 2017.
“For more than 20 years, MMBT founder and acclaimed Historian, journalist, TV presenter and battlefield guidebook author Mat McLachlan has been leading pilgrimages to major battlefield sites throughout the world, including the Western Front, Germany, Gallipoli, Vietnam, Singapore and beyond,” said Managing Director, Peter Smith.
“The Bombing of Darwin anniversary tour provides an ideal opportunity for Australians to learn the local impact of World War II whilst discovering one of the country’s most naturally beautiful regions,” added Mat McLachlan.
The Bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942, was the largest single attack ever mounted in this country, with 242 Japanese aircraft attacking Darwin’s harbour and township, sinking eight ships and killing more than 240 people.
MMBT’s five-night 75th anniversary tour (16-21 February) will put visitors in the heart of the city for the emotional anniversary and commemorations, and visit key sites including Stokes Hill, Fort Hill Wharf, WWII airfields, Adelaide River War Cemetery and the Darwin Military Museum, as well as cruising Darwin’s iconic harbour.
The tour is priced from $1497 per person, twin share.
“Recent major battlefield anniversary celebrations, such as the 2015 Gallipoli Centenary, have driven heightened awareness of battlefield travel and significant growth in demand for tours. We’re constantly striving to develop fascinating new tours to diversify our range of memorable wartime travel experiences,” concluded Mr Smith.
For more information, please visit: http://battlefields.com.au/darwin-75th-anniversary-2017/
To view and experience Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours’ new look website, and the broad range of tours available to book now, visit: www.battlefields.com.au, call 1300 880 340 or visit your favourite travel agent.
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours is part of McLachlan Tours - a family company with a 30-year track record in the Australian travel industry. McLachlan Tours is accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), and can customise itineraries for travel agents’ clients anywhere in the world.