World War II Tour at Pell Airstrip

Cultural and Theme Tours

4RSU is a World War II Heritage site located 100km south of Darwin alongside the Stuart Highway, just 10km North of Adelaide River township. The tour begins from the gate way of the property at the southern end of Pell wartime Airstrip. The Pell airstrip is a significant and interesting landmark of 16 hectares, named after Major Floyd Pell who was killed when the Japanese strafed Darwin Airport on February 19, 1942.
Proceed along the taxi way that was used to bring aircraft within the camp and place them along revetments for repair and for servicing. The revetments branch out from the engineered road system which had parallel double drains and deep cross waterways to cope with the Wet season rain.
The tour proceeds to unique sites across the property which illustrate the well developed workshop stations and then the camp which housed over 500 men.
The tour is well interpreted from a knowledge of the book written about this camp and from the tour operator’s personal contact with service men who served here.

Facilities

Service Types

Cultural and Theme Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours

Activities

Walks

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment

Membership

National Trust

Accreditation

ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp COVID Safe

Services

$60

Historical Tour with some in depth insights into the operation of Restore and Service Unit (4RSU) stationed at Pell Mell.

The tour is part driven with short walking diversions to various infrastructure and to view collected artefacts from the site. It begins at the front gate where the taxiway from Pell Airstrip was used to bring aircraft within the camp and place them along various revetments. The campsite is at the rear and has particularly well organised and decorative infrastructure.

A collection of items located on the area has been assembled, with some aircraft parts having part numbers and other items of obvious use.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Remnants of the gun Battery site on top of the hill.

WWII K5 Anti Aircraft Gun Battery Site, Coomalie Creek

Coomalie Creek, Coomalie

NT Adventure Park

NT Adventure Park

Batchelor, Coomalie

Coomalie Cultural Centre

Coomalie Cultural Centre

Batchelor, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River Railway Station

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Adelaide River Railway Station (the new railway line is in the foreground).

Adelaide River Railway Siding and Railway Bridge

Adelaide River, Coomalie

4RSU Tour at PELL Airstrip

World War II Tour at Pell Airstrip

Adelaide River, Coomalie

Contact Us