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World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour

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Discover the story behind 3500 USAAF servicemen based in Charleville from 1942 to 1946. The base was Top Secret and the secret has only come to the surface in the last few years. See the buildings that remain whilst listening to your guide tell the...more
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1 Qantas Drive, Charleville, Queensland 4470, Australia
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+61 7 4654 3057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Charleville for 3 nights and one of the days we visited the WWII tour. We took our sons, aged 8 and 9 and Poppy and Nanny. The tour left from the Cosmos Centre and we followed the guide with our own car....More

Thank robbecket
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi robbecket It certainly is an amazing tour and thank you for educating your sons as well. We hoped they really enjoyed it too. Regards, Top Secret Tour Guides.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History that very few Aussies know about. When in Charleville make sure you do it. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Wayne P
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wayne P, Thank you for your positive feedback. Regards, Top Secret Tour Guides.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Fern - our tour guide - obviously loves her job It was one of the most engaging tours I have gone on Fern was like listening to one of your friends over a cuppa - full of information - and a terrific personality I won’t...More

Thank 524annieg
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 524annieg, We are so very lucky to have a special thoughtful person on our team. I just read this to Fern and she was very appreciative and said thank you very much. Regards, Top Secret Tour Guides.

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

James revealed the "Top Secret" that Charleville has from WW II. He provided an in depth insight into both the secret and what life was like for the Americans within the Charleville base. A lovely tour

Thank ian s
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ian s for your feedback. Yes it is a great tour and thank you for taking the tour.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the tag along tour with James, who clearly has a passion for military history. So much history of WW2 that we don’t know about, so this was very interesting Gained a great appreciation for the role of the bombardier during the war. There...More

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Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi GClife If you go to Facebook and type in ... Top Secret WWII Tour - Charleville, Outback Queensland You will find a folder of black and white photos that were taken on the base years ago. Obviously top secret though because they weren't allowed...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We did this convoy tour on 16th July and found it to be really informative and interesting to learn about the USA military base that was established in Charleville during WW2. The guide (James?) did a great job of telling the story. Another highlight of...More

Thank Ken Z
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ken Z, It is great to hear that you loved this as much as we do. Thank you for your three days in Charleville. Regards, Top Secret Tour Guides.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

James was very informative and passionate about WW2 history in Charleville. Thank you for an enjoyable morning.

Thank Carol M
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Carol M for sharing.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We live in Charleville but have never done this so we took my mother visiting from Brisbane on the tour. We all really enjoyed the whole tour, particularly my 16 year daughter, our guide did his job beautifully. I think this is so under valued...More

Thank Ella B
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ella B, You are absolutely right. This tour is amazing yet the locals that haven't yet experienced it is incredible. Please feel free to spread the word and the Facebook page. We have this amazing product in our own back yard and who knows...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Tag along Tour - drive your own car but we managed it OK in our smallish motor home. Tour visits several locations around the airport. Good commentary from our guide James. We learnt plenty about this secret US base. Very informative - local & war...More

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Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi lpl51 So pleased to hear another happy customer. Regards, Top Secret Guides.

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. Our guide James went out of his way to make sure we got the most out of the tour. A great addition to your Charleville tour.

Thank Deb B
Management C, Manager at World War II Top Secret United States Airbase History Convoy Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Deb B, Thank you for sharing your view. It is amazing what we have in our own back yard. Regards, Top Secret Guides.

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KendallK64
8 June 2018|
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Response from Management C | Property representative |
Hi Kendall, the tour takes 1 1/2 hours to do and it costs $15 for adults and $5 for children. Call 07 4654 7771 to book.
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Louise C
7 January 2018|
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Response from MmJ4470 | Property representative |
Depends if there’s a guide available or not. Call 07 46547771 for further details.
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pies1990
1 January 2018|
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Response from MmJ4470 | Property representative |
It should be fine if there’s been no rain.
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RodnTach M
11 June 2017|
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Response from Rachel W |
my apologies that number should be 07 4654 3057 :-)
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RodnTach M
11 June 2017|
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Response from MmJ4470 | Property representative |
Hi RodnTach M, The tours run twice daily Monday to Friday. 10am and 2pm both departing from the Visitor Information Centre which is in the Cosmos Centre just inside the Airport turnoff. You can also book a tour for Saturday... More
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