Beautiful Betsy Walk

Brisbane, Brisbane Area

A plane crash which lay hidden in the Australian bush wasn't discovered for nearly 50 years is the short backstory to the Beautiful Betsy walk in Kroombit Tops National Park.

It sounds like something out of a film but it's true - Beautiful Betsy is the remains of a World War II Liberator Bomber aircraft which lay hidden and lost in the Kroombit Tops underbrush until a ranger saw a glint of silver after a backburn and discovered it in 1994.

This walk enables you to learn about the bomber, its occupants who lost their lives and it's tragic end and view the wreckage which has been a permanent fixture in the landscape since its' tragic collision in 1945.

Most of this park is unsealed road suitable only for four-wheel drives so make sure you check out the National Park map before setting off.

Journey Details

Duration
2 Hours
Distance
60 Kilometres

Activities

  • Hiking/Trekking
30 Makerston Street
Level 10
Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Queensland
Australia

Full itinerary

This short walk takes you to the final resting place of Beautiful Betsy a WWII Liberator bomber that crashed on the western side of the plateau in 1945. Interpretive signs along the way help you understand the tragic event. This area is a war grave, please treat it respectfully and leave it as you found it.

Please Note: The Beautiful Betsy Walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

Route Details
Mode of Travel Four Wheel Drive, Walk
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

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