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Take Two !

It took our 3rd drive past before my Mate agreed to pull in & have a look ! As a past visitor... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
Had to look twice

We were driving past when I spotted what I thought was a ww2 aeroplane by the side of the road; but... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
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Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The Strauss Airstrip was used from 1942 to 1945. It’s was a strategic part of the allied defence of northern Australia at the time. Is is just off the Stuart Highway.

1  Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Yes you are seeing right, there are WWII planes parked on the runway! Not real ones, cut-outs, however the placques and the history of this particular airfield are easy to read and access. Worth stopping for and having your photo taken beside the planes.

1  Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It took our 3rd drive past before my Mate agreed to pull in & have a look ! As a past visitor (2014) I knew what to expect but pleasantly found the history boards have been updated for the 75th anniversary. He was very impressed...More

2  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were driving past when I spotted what I thought was a ww2 aeroplane by the side of the road; but as we got closer it was a couple of life size 'cardboard' cut outs. They are there depicting an old WW2 runway, a strange...More

1  Thank JackoMiddlesbrough
Reviewed 17 May 2017

2 dimensional aircraft stuck up by the side of the highway but at least there's something there as almost all the other "airfields" have nothing at all.

1  Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 21 February 2017

On the side of the Stuart Highway as you head into Darwin, this memorial to the World War 2 Top End airfields is nicely done. The aircraft representations and the historical information explains the part they played. Well worth the stop to explore.

1  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A good place to stretch the legs after a long drive from Katherine etc and enjoy wondering around a reading about the history of the planes and the war.Not far from Palmerston.

1  Thank blackboys2015
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have passed this site many a time on my way to Katherine and really love the way the old world war II airstrip has been presented to the passers by. If your on the Stuart highway you must stop for a few minutes and...More

1  Thank John N
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped and read the signs here, they include some good historical information on the attack on Darwin and 2D airplane cutouts. Doesn't take very long to read, so go ahead and stop here for a few minutes on your way through.

1  Thank yia-yia-yia
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were passing by the Strauss Airfield and stopped to have a look. It’s cut out planes on an old WWII strip with some good information about how it was used in WWII and the effects of the war on the Darwin area. Not a...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
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