Z-Force Experience

Explore the secrets of the Z-Force unit, a military feature on the renowned royal visit


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As part of the Royal Tour of Australia, The Duke of Sussex, a serviceman himself, learned about the history of the Z Special Unit. A personal interest to Harry, particularly with his patronage of the Invictus Games in Sydney, the visit has shined a light on the island's secret military connections, in a show of support for Australia's veterans

During World War II more than 900 men gathered on the western side of Fraser Island to complete a series of top secret, high-level training missions for the Australian Army.

The men, who became known as the Z Special Unit, trained in the island's bush, beaches and sub-tropical rainforests and essentially formed part of Australia's first Special Forces.

Known only to the Prime Minister and High Command, the Z Unit completed more than 260 operations behind enemy lines during the war.

Secrecy has surrounded the Z Unit for decades - even after the war - but today, guests at Kingfisher Bay Resort can learn first-hand about one of the most mysterious and successful chapters of Australia's military history with a three-hour guided tour of the Z Commando School site.

Join our expert guide, re-trace the footsteps of our bravest military heroes with a march to this historic site and learn about the unique skills these Commandos acquired during their time training on Fraser Island.

More information about the Z Special Unit is available here.

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