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Heritage tours of ex RAAF Base Rathmines

Visit Australia's heritage-listed World War II seaplane base.



Discover the vital importance of the ex RAAF Rathmines base during World War II and especially the key role played by the Catalina seaplanes and their brave crews.

This is a fascinating and little-known chapter of our national history! 

Rathmines Catalina Association offers guided heritage tours of the base for bus groups of 15-60 people

OPTION 1 - Morning tea, illustrated historical talk, bus tour with our guide on board, followed by lunch.

  • Morning tea on arrival, in the former Officers' Mess (now the Bowling Club).
  • A talk about the history of the base during World War II and the men and women who served - illustrated with a slideshow of original photos.
  • A visit to the nearby Catalina Memorial site - a short walk away, overlooking Catalina Bay. Depending on weather conditions and guests' mobility.
  • Bus tour of the base with our knowledgeable guide on board.
  • Two course lunch. Refreshments are available from the bar.
  • A keepsake brochure detailing the base and its layout in 1944.

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OPTION 2 - as Option 1 but without lunch. 

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Tour guide Barry

PRICING

The standard group tour prices are:

  • Option 1: $35 per person
  • Option 2: $25 per person

Special requirements may be facilitated - please contact us to discuss.

NOTE: Your group must arrange your bus transport.

BOOKINGS

To book your group tour or discuss arrangements, please call the President, Bill Anderson on 0418 770 400 
or email: info@rathmines-catalina.com

Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association Incorporated is a non-profit organisation, trading as RATHMINES CATALINA Association
ADDRESS: PO Box 59, Toronto NSW 2283 AUSTRALIA

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