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General Admission Fighter World Museum provided by Fighter World

General Admission Fighter World Museum

General Admission Fighter World Museum
4.5
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About
Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle in the beautiful Port Stephens region, Fighter World is a totally ‘hands-on’ experience. Upon entering you can walk-around, touch and view some of Australia’s most iconic aircraft plus enjoy the added benefit of sitting in the cockpits of a real Mirage jet fighter and a Macchi jet trainer. There are 18 historic aircraft and replicas on display including the giant F-111C. Inside the main hangar you'll also discover the Norm Forrester Collection, one of Australia’s greatest displays of hand built model aircraft. A vast array of weapons, radars and ejection seats adds to the experience and gives an insight into these amazing machines not normally available to the general public.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 72260P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free Parking
  • Entry/Admission - Fighter World
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–6 hours
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Terms and Conditions Apply
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Free Parking
  • Entry/Admission - Fighter World
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Terms and Conditions Apply
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 3 Jan. 2021
A note from General Admission Fighter World Museum
Digital check-in required on arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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BonzoD
Newcastle, Australia177 contributions
Fighter World soars to new heights!
A group of us descended on the Fighter World facility at Williamtown near Newcastle for what we thought was a quick look see.
Having gained entry after the usual COVID checks we were surprised and delighted to be greeted by Jack, one of the volunteer tour guides, who walked us around the exhibits explaining each and every aircraft, ordinance and aviation paraphernalia with intimate detail and obvious lived authority. Jack is a retired fighter pilot with the RAAF and worked as a fighter pilot trainer, so he really knows his stuff!
Over the 1.5hr tour Jack recounted his many experiences in the trade, some gained on the actual aircraft on display, and answered every question with great aplomb, all to the thrall of everyone present.
For the aviation aficionados we got up-and-personal with a General Dynamics F-111, a CAC Avon Sabre, a Mirage III, a Pilates PC-9 trainer, a couple of Supermarine Spitfire MkIXs, a meticulously faithful replica of a Sopwith Camel F1, and many more.
Afterwords we retired to the on-site cafe for a much deserved snack and listened to the deafening F-35 Joint Strike Fighters taking off on training runs behind us.
Highly recommended, even if you’re not an aspiring fighter pilot.
Written 11 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

aleisha c
1 contribution
Great but needs loyalty
May 2021
We are regular visitors to fighter world, in fact we have been over 6 times in the last 5 months (twice in the last 3 weeks) as my 3 year old is truly obsessed with "fighter jets". We always have a great time, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Only criticism is that I wish there was such thing as an annual pass or even a loyalty card
Written 23 May 2021
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Richard C
Hi Aleisha, we're currently in the process of producing an annual pass. Next time you visit they should be available at the entry. Thanks for visiting regularly we really appreciate your custom and think you'll benefit greatly from this initiative. :)
Written 25 May 2021
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Sophie W
1 contribution
Great pit stop for a family with young kids.
May 2021 • Family
Kids loved sitting in a real cockpit, the planes, model collections, watching planes take off from the adjacent airport. We loved the informative displays and helpful staff. Great gift/souvenir shop with stuff you would actually want to buy your kids, including $1 gliders, model aircraft and second hand books.
Definitely worth popping into.
Written 9 May 2021
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Gunner do
Newcastle, Australia536 contributions
Please don't push the red button!
Apr. 2021
As always this was an interesting visit. Run by volunteers it is full of fascinating exhibits and memories.

I would give it a 10 out of 10 if there were a few seats for the elderly to sit. Some grandparents would have appreciated a seat in the exhibit areas , not just the cafe.

It would be a good idea to have computer access to RAAF Nominal Rolls so these records could be viewed by the families and general public.
Written 11 April 2021
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Leeanne
Sydney, Australia46 contributions
Fighter world
Jan. 2020 • Family
Stopped in on way home to Sydney .
Only takes an hour or so to look around .
It is a interesting place giving you a real insight into our miltary flying history .
Written 20 January 2020
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Rita M
1 contribution
Fighter world RAAF williamtown
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Fantastic place very ineetesting, if you like planes and their history I suggest you visit fighter world raafwilliamtown
Written 18 January 2020
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Bill G
Sydney, Australia397 contributions
The Wild Blue Yonder
Jun. 2019
A great overall experience of Australian combat aviation from biplanes to jet aircraft. Kids of all ages love the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of fighter aircraft. Located next to Williamtown airforce base and open 10-am to 4-00pm daily. Admission fee is quite reasonable and good value for money. happened on this inadvertently and was pleasantly surprised by the experience and was glad I took the time to visit.
Written 12 January 2020
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Tim S
2 contributions
Mixing Old with New
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit; from WW1 to the F111, It’s got a lot of exhibits and the RAAF base next door has the latest JSF taking off if you’re lucky. I think sites like this deserve our patronage.
Written 2 December 2019
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Leelyn63
13 contributions
WOW
Aug. 2019 • Couples
Wow just wow,we absolutely loved this place. I felt closer to my dad being here. And the veiwing deck I could stay there all day. Watching the fighter Jets warm up and take off and landing was amazing. I would recommend this place and we will be back.💗💗
Written 21 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Grandalf242
Port Macquarie, Australia67 contributions
Memories To Die For
Aug. 2019
As an ex-RAAFie this museum is outstanding. It contains some very well restored and maintained fighter aircraft, engines, weapons and equipment. There is something about old aircraft that grabs me, especially ones on which I have worked. I look forward to bringing my grandkids here one day soon.
Written 8 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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DadandCab
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Check the website!
On the road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay there’s a slew of signboards about Fighterworld. So, we took a drive o
PussyCat69
PussyCat69
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Feel the Need for Speed
Even if you are not all that intriguing in planes stopping for a look at all the military aviation history is reall
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854jaclyna
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Family morning
Great morning spent . Awesome seeing the planes take off and landing . Very interesting planes . Awesome to see the
christineeF1786JY
christineeF1786JY
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Educational trip
It is worth stopping and visiting this museum:) Interesting to see the fighter jet planes for real and what does it
Travels_with_kids777
Travels_with_kids777
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Great exhibition and displays
Visited on wet day with a toddler who loved seeing all the big planes and climbing up the stairs to view the cockpi
Sharon C
Sharon C
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Great collection
A really interesting afternoon for everyone, not just for the aviation enthusiast. Extensive displays and helpful s
familyfrenzy
familyfrenzy
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Worth a visit
If you’re mad about aircraft or just have a passing interest this place is really interesting and the staff are ver
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Y9009OTbenf
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Great bit of history
Stopped in and had a look. We had a great time. While not huge it was still very entertaining. The viewing deck to
RGT1952
RGT1952
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Fantastic
Popped in here while staying in Tea Gardens. Well worth the visit. My four Grandchildren were amazed, especially
146NSW
146NSW
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Great experience
Lots of jets for viewing and lots of informative information on display over two hangers. Viewing platform overlook
70fadi
70fadi
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Great Experience
Visited Fighter World with my wife. It was a great experience. They have a great number of Jets to look at and grea
Rod P
Rod P
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A great place to see !
What a great place. You don't have to be into aeronautics to enjoy the museum. There are models, you can sit in som
wnat01
wnat01
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AMAZING...
This place is incredible. The museum is spectacular. Seeing an F1-11 so close was amazing. The observation deck, O
Hendy_21
Hendy_21
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Great day out with the kids
We visited today with my 3 young boys and they had an absolute blast. They have been raving about the planes and ej
Howard G
Howard G
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UPDATE - Milkshakes
Unfortunately with the change of managers the "best milkshakes ever" have disappeared into the sky. A real shame t
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