Point, Alligator Creek
of Tetere Beach WWII Museum
the east of Honiara lies Hell’s Point – a major ammunition
dump during WWII – and a place that is off limits to
visitors because of the danger of live ordnance that
still lies there.
It is a shame because not far from the road are several
destroyed Japanese tanks.
Just down the main road from Hell’s Point we went across
country to get to the site of the Battle of Tenaru,
or Alligator Creek, where a Japanese night attack was
destroyed by US machinegun fire after Vouza’s warning.
far from the rivermouth is a memorial to the Japanese
dead called the Ichiki Memorial after the colonel of
few kilometres further east we pulled up to Beach Red
where the Allies first landed on Guadalcanal.
not much to see there now, but a short drive away is
the Tetere Beach WWII Museum that has a huge number
of US Amtracks within its grounds.