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  1. Vietnam
  2. Ho Chi Minh City

Private Tour to Long Tan Former Australian Military Base

Product ID: 171003
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Visit the former Australian and New Zealand military base at Nui Dat, the Long Tan Cross and Long Phuoc Tunnels, in just one day from Ho Chi Minh city. Discover more about the Vietnam War.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Pick-up at your hotel or private address in Ho Chi Minh city
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit famed Australian and New Zealand Army Corps battle sites in Vietnam
  • Learn about ANZAC's role in the Vietnamese conflict
  • Pay respects at the Long Tan Cross Memorial
  • See the Long Phuoc Tunnels
  • View the former site of Horseshoe FSB
Full description
Arrive in Long Tan, deeply etched into ANZAC folklore. Find out how, in the late afternoon of August 18, 1966, D Company, despite being heavily outnumbered, fought off a large Viet Cong assault of regimental strength during a grueling three-hour battle.

The first stop on your half-day tour is the former site of Australia's Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SAS Hill). The occupation of Nui Dat required the removal of all inhabitants from within a 4-kilometer radius of the base, therefore the people of Long Tan and Long Phuoc villages were forcibly resettled. Little remains of this military camp today except for the columns of the main gate. The former runway is now a street in the local village, and the old helipad is now a soccer field.

Afterward, drive past the location of Horseshoe FSB to the Discourtesy Rubber Plantation. Access to Horseshoe FSB is not permitted due to the continued presence of landmines, but don't miss out on learning about this area. Visit the Long Tan Cross Memorial, a focal point for remembrance, before continuing on to the Long Phuoc Tunnels. Like other tunnels systems found in Vietnam, the Long Phuoc Tunnels included meeting areas, first aid stations, and fighting pits. At around 1:00 PM, start the journey back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
Organized by

Vietnam Adventure Tours JSC

Product ID: 171003