OVER 35 YEARS PASSIONATE HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE
Frank Taylor and his team have had a 35 year relationship with the people and landscape of the Kokoda Trail, the Western Front, Borneo, Kokoda Beach Head, the Thai-Burma railway system and Myanmar. Frank himself has travelled over the Trail over 130 times, coupled with numerous shorter explorations of specific areas and localities of historical importance. We offer a complete approach to Australian Military Heritage Tours in sharing the full travel experience and campaign history with accurate information content and wide geographical knowledge in our programming.
WESTERN FRONT - AN AUSTRALIAN FOCUS 28 MAY - 9 JUNE
14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS: Programmed for an exceptionally well informed and balanced tour of Australia’s military history on the Western Front and the regions toured. Tour Leader Frank Taylor, Battlefield Guide Neville Browning - acclaimed Western Front historian author (awarded OAM in 2018 Honours List for the 'preservation of Australian Military History').
KOKODA CAMPAIGN & BEACH HEADS 30 JULY - 5 AUGUST
7 DAYS, 6 NIGHTS: A non trekking tour and guided study of the Kokoda Campaign and the final battles on the northern Papua shore (Buna, Gona, Sanananda).
MILNE BAY BATTLE (OPTIONAL): 5 AUGUST - 7 AUGUST 3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS: A non trekking tour and guided study of the Battle of Milne Bay - a little appreciated and visited turning point of the war in the SW Pacific. $985 twin share.
THAI-BURMA RAILWAY 2 GREAT TOURS IN 1
TOUR 1: 30 APRIL - 7 MAY 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS: Thailand sector of the Thai Burma Railway focussed factual 10storical tour ‘right to the border” of the full length of the Thai sector of the Thai Burma Railway. $2,770 share twin.
TOUR 2: 7 MAY - 12 MAY 6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS: Factual historical tour to the Myanmar/Burma sector of the Burma sector of the Thai Burma Railway through much “just opening to visitors” areas. $2,755 share twin.
For all tours : Single Supplement cost available. Land only unless stated otherwise.
We have an extensive folio of experience in planning and operations worldwide to sites and places of significance to Australians and our military history. Please consult with us for assistance and advice on visiting destinations and locations of interest not shown on the list above.
FRANK TAYLOR and his team have had a 35 year relationship with the people and landscape of the Kokoda Trail, the Western Front, Borneo, Kokoda Beach Head, the Thai-Burma railway and Myanmar. Frank himself has travelled over the Trail over 130 times. He has been the on-location liaison for several separate historical documentary film shoots of the Trail, including for the Australian Army ('The Bloody Track') and the ABC’s Four Corners Team ('The Men Who Saved Australia') and the ABC’s 2 part documentary 'Kokoda'. Additionally he has been acknowledged for guiding and advising several leading Australian military history authors over The Track, including Peter Brune, Paul Ham and Peter Williams.
Authentic Military Heritage Tours by fully qualified and field-experienced Guides
Over 35 years experience in tour operations and planning in remote areas, including Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Thailand, Burma, Egypt, Libya.
Management and staff who have in depth historical and geographic knowledge of areas toured and military historical sites and events, in PNG and other countries
Supervisors experienced in remote area and urban tour operations in PNG, Borneo, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Greece, Crete, Thailand, Burma, Turkey, Egypt and Libya.
Full operational travel experience and campaign history with accurate information content and wide geographical knowledge in our programming.