WWII Tank Traps Paddy's Flat

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During World War II, low profile, defensive positions were established along many roads throughout Australia, and the Tank Traps at Paddy’s Flat were an integral part of Australia’s defences during…

During World War II, low profile, defensive positions were established along many roads throughout Australia, and the Tank Traps at Paddy’s Flat were an integral part of Australia’s defences during World War II.

There are 26 concrete pyramids that were cast onsite and then connected together by a steel cable in the river. Timber posts were also buried in the ground on the bank on either side of the river. After the war was over, they were dragged up on the bank on the southern side of the river. A flood in 2011 exposed all the concrete pyramids to some degree

To get to Paddy’s flat tank traps, turn off the Bruxner Highway three kilometres west of Tabulam (or 12.5 kilometres east of Drake), onto Paddy’s Flat Road. Follow the road for 28km and the Tank Traps are on the right, just before Paddy’s Flat Bridge crosses the Clarence River. You can continue along Paddy’s Flat Road to Urbenville for a beautiful scenic drive.

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