Trip back to Death Rail­way

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - Holidays For Seniors Feature -

EVER thought about ex­plor­ing the in­fa­mous Death Rail­way to gain a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what life was like for Aussie PoWs forced to make this vi­tal sup­ply line for the Ja­panese in World War II?

You can Trek the Track in Novem­ber through Bel­more Travel, ex­plor­ing the aban­doned sec­tions of the rail­way and bush­bash to many old sites where PoWs suf­fered or died.

Some days are chal­leng­ing, but without the phys­i­cal de­mand of the Kokoda Track.

Dis­cover lost rail­way sta­tions, cut­tings, tun­nels and camp sites that few Aussies have vis­ited since this sec­tion was pulled up by the Thais in 1948.

You will ride in a diesel train down the in­fa­mous line still in op­er­a­tion to­day, just like the PoWs did in 1943, in­clud­ing a rugged sec­tion few have seen.

You will stand in the lo­ca­tion where Aussies were orig­i­nally buried and visit a beau­ti­fully main­tained war ceme­tery where so many now rest.

You will ac­cess the Memo­rial Track from the Hin­tok River Camp then walk the 4.5km track to Hell­fire Pass to ar­rive soon be­fore the ser­vice on Re­mem­brance Day.

More: 9857 4555 or email bel­more@bel­more­travel.

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