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New location, new house, new items to see by jason who is the in house manager there. Now... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Robert S
Was not much to seee

It seems the local Government has tried to give less access to the old base. Anyone who was there... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Dicko1947
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Diggers Rest is my self appointed work for my pension program. I visited Vietnam for the first time in Feb 2012. Being an ex Australian soldier visiting Nui Dat and Long Tan was top of the to do list. I did a tour from Ho Chi Minh and was...more
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

New location, new house, new items to see by jason who is the in house manager there. Now opposite the ba ria cemetry and not very far from long tan site. Excelent museum.

3  Thank Robert S
Jason F, Bottle washer at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thanks for that mate. See you next time for a brew. Cheers

Reviewed 17 December 2016

It seems the local Government has tried to give less access to the old base. Anyone who was there will remember the short airstrip with the hump. A sign of the times unless there is good money to be made this type of area will...More

6  Thank Dicko1947
Jason F, Public Relations Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Hi, Diggers Rest has reopened in a bigger and better location and I am still doing all I can to locate and preserve the Anzac history of the area. You'd be surprised by what I can show you. Cheers

Reviewed 5 December 2016

By chance I was wandering out that way (Nui Dat), and I thought I'd look Jason up, having spoken to him a month earlier, when he was about to go out and help some other people. In the meantime, it appears the authorities have shut...More

2  Thank Antony K
Jason F, Guest Relations Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Thanks Antony. I'll be back.

Reviewed 30 October 2016

Like all Vietnam Veterans this entrance road brings back many memories. SAS Hill was a extremely important lookout

2  Thank Peter M
Jason F, General Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thanks mate. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

If anyone is planing on coming to Vietnam and visiting Nui Dat and Long Tan, please make time to stop at Jason's place at Nui Dat. Jason is an ex Vet (Timor not Vietnam) who maintains the historical sites, has a small museum at his...More

3  Thank Kelli2110
Jason F, Guest Relations Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Hi, Thanks for that. I served in East Timor with 6 RAR but am not a vet. While we were there our deployment was classed as "non war like" even though we got around with live ammo, high explosive grenades and wore body armor. It...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Jason and No 4 today unannounced and without notice. Once we explained our circumstances Jason was very happy to show us his museum and to show us around Nui Dat. The museum is the only place to see Australian military history from the...More

1  Thank Andrew T
Jason F, Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Hi, Thanks for that. I am very happy to have meet you and am happy that I was able to help. Hope to see you all again. Cheers

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Reliable operator and thoroughly knowledgeable. Jason took us around all to see in the Nui Dat and Long Tan area. Collected us from our Hotel in Saigon and dropped us back in their own comfortable transport and pointed out sights of interest on the way...More

1  Thank Robert F
Jason F, Executive associate at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thanks Robert. I am still telling people about the kids excitement over the stamps you donated. Cheers

Reviewed 31 August 2016

I visited Jason on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Long Tan. As a journalism student, I wanted to talk to him about his thoughts on why the commemorations were cancelled, and learn more about the Vietnam war and Long Tan Battle. Before...More

2  Thank Maddie G
Jason F, Head cook and bottle wash at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thanks for that Maddie. You'll be a great journo I'm sure. I'm very happy to have met and helped. I'm also very excited about seeing the bloopers and out takes video of the interview. Welcome any time. Cheers

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Jason well done mate you have done a great job any body in the Nui Dat area drop in to Diggers Rest you will not be disappointed great stuff UBIQUE

1  Thank David P
Jason F, Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Thanks for that David. Hope to see you again. Cheers

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Came across this quite by accident when we meet Jason at the Long Tan memorial. He has set a small museum in memory of the Anzac's that fought the battle of Long Tan An amazing private collection of war items photographs etc that is well...More

2  Thank Sue M
Jason F, Collection Manager at Diggers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi, I'm not sure what adveb means but I'll take it as complimentary. I think that sometimes the accidental activities turn into the best memories. It was a good morning. Thanks Cheers

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