Hellfire Pass Memorial

Put your Death Railway experience into perspective by walking down the jungle-fringed railway track that leads to Hellfire Pass. This railway cutting on the so-called ‘Death Railway’ was built with forced labour during WWII, in part by Allied prisoners of war. The Pass is infamous for the harsh conditions and heavy loss of life suffered by its labourers during construction. Hellfire Pass is so called because the sight of emaciated prisoners labouring at night by torchlight was said to resemble a scene from Hell. Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum to learn the moving stories of those whose lives were lost in what is deemed to be one of the darkest pages in WWII history. Every year on ANZAC Day, visitors are able to attend a Dawn Service held here.