One of the most well-known Australian engagements of the Vietnam War - external site was the Battle of Long Tan - external site, 18 August 1966. The battle saw the action of 108 ANZACS against a Viet Cong (North Vietnamese) force - external site estimated between 1,500 and 2,500. The Battle was one of the heaviest conflicts of the Vietnam War as well as one the few battles in the recorded history of the world to be won against such odds. Vietnam Veterans' Day, celebrated in Australia on 18 August each year, commemorates the Battle of Long Tan and those Australians who served during the Vietnam War and is an opportunity to remember those who did not come home.
• 7 hours
Check out the gorgeous sand and year-round warm sea of the seaside resort of Vung Tau (formerly Saint Cap), sample fresh seafood and visit some cultural attractions on this two-day tour.
• 2 days
Be prepared for a day in the name of history up close. On a one day journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, you will have a unique chance to visit some of the famous sights from the Vietnam War. Tour guide and war veterans will take you on a historical journey, as you will have an opportunity to visit the Long Tan cross, raised by the Australians, the battle fields of the Horseshoe, Nui Dat (SAS Hills) and the Long Phuoc Tunnels used by the Viet-Cong’s. Prepare yourself to be touched by the memory of the victors and the fallen as well as a visit to the Ba Ria orphanage.
• 8 hours
For a less-commercialized seaside retreat, this trip to Vung Tau is the best choice. The proximity of Vung Tau’s peaceful white-sand beaches to HCMC make this daytrip a quick, rewarding, and relaxed one.
• 1 day
Enjoy the day visiting Ho Chi Minh City and experience the wandering timeless alleys to ancient pagodas, teeming markets, gourmet restaurants and skyscrapers and see what life is like in this high-octane city of commerce and culture.
• 10 hours