Not Kazakhstan, not Nevada...
but South Australia’s Maralinga.
Maralinga Tours - an insight into our hidden past
Learn about a very, very dark chapter in Australia’s history. One Tree, Marcoo, Kite, Breakaway, Tadje, Biak and Taranaki: innocuous sounding names that in the 1950's provided headlines in the British and Australian press that heralded a growing capacity for Britain to offer a nuclear deterrent to the perceived threat of the Cold War. Maralinga Tours will give you an amazing insight into this dubious period of Australia's History.
Robin is such a passionate and informative tour leader. His knowledge is infinite and his delivery is superb. He takes time to make sure every member of the tour has time to ask questions and feels comfortable in the unusual surroundings.
The accomodation is so much better than we thought it would be. The beds are clean and comfortable, there is a bathroom and fully functional kitchen and even a television. We would highly recommend everyone do a tour of some kind, whether flying in for the day or the 3 day in depth tour.
We will be coming back to see the new museum as it builds up and to see even more of the amazing story of Maralinga.
Had a great time with Robin in May 2018. His knowledge of the area is surely unsurpassed and he entertained us for nearly 8 hours!
It was great to experience an important part of Australia’s history first hand and I definitely recommend it to anyone contemplating the journey.
I travelled with the Volkswagen Enthusiasts convoy, this was one of the best breaks from daily life I have ever had. My congratulations and respect for what you achieved.
Wow! I had no idea this stuff was going on in Australia. Why haven’t I been told before? Thanks Robin for a fascinating and informative tour.
I was utterly amazed with what I learned on the Tour with Robin who has an amazing knowledge of the area.
An amazing tour of an amazing place! Well suited to Grey Nomadic Baby Boomers, like myself. It is shocking and fasinating because it shows that despite Australia's isolation, we were so very involved in the Cold War.
An excellent tour. Robin Mathews was a superb leader who took a real interest in all the people on the tour. His knowledge of all aspects of the Maralinga operation was impeccable.