Williamtown Tours
General Admission Fighter World Museum
4.5

General Admission Fighter World Museum

By Fighter World
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 2–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • Fighter World
    388
    Australia
    Joined in August 2013
  • ttschernez
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    F-35's in flight a bonus!
    Fighter World was our first stop on a holiday based around aircraft, more especially military aircraft. It was well worth the visit and we were very lucky to see the F-35 in the air and landing. An added bonus was that there were professional photographers on the observation desk as well and they were only too happy to talk to my grandson. The static displays were well presented and the staff firendly.
    Written 3 July 2024
  • Deliaaustralia
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So informative and fun
    The kids loved to go inside the pilot cabin. Also so much info about war world 2 and so many planes used during the wars
    Written 25 April 2023
  • E_1_i_e_5
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pretty awesome place if yo'ure a plane enthusiast
    I loved seeing all these old fighters up close and personal and it's right next to Williamtown AFB so you can watch fighter jets take off and land which is a real experience if you haven't see this before. We managed to see 2 x F35s take off in the 90 minutes we were there.
    Written 31 July 2022
  • mekros
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family trip to see warcraft
    Very friendly volunteers, knowledgeable and happy to give you tips on how to make the most of the place. There are two hangars with the newer planes in the entry hangar. There is also a viewing area and platform to allow you to watch aircraft taking off and landing. Great to spend an hour or two here.
    Written 27 June 2022
  • AustTrail
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely return visit
    Returning after many years was still a very good experience. Things have not changed much here since the last visit but that's what makes it great. The children are able to experience the place differently as they look at the detail and history of the planes. The cafe staff are very friendly and the facilities are clean and well maintained. It was good to be back!
    Written 17 April 2022
  • Hamish M
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    This was a great experience. The facility includes multiple hangers with aircraft, posters and documentaries. It also had a viewing deck with a great and uninterrupted view of the runway used by both commercial planes and Air Force planes. There is a small cafe and a gift shop.
    Written 6 April 2022
  • DadandCab
    0 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check the website!
    On the road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay there’s a slew of signboards about Fighterworld. So, we took a drive out from Nelson Bay to look at the museum. Closed. Only the café was open as of 27th October 2021. We could still look at the outside exhibits which only teased at what we missed inside. Checked the website and sure enough there was a note on the homepage that the museum is closed until 1 Nov. Suppose the moral of the story is to ignore any roadside signage and look online before travelling. Whilst we were outside, we did see one of the fighter jets taking off from at the airport however and that in itself made the trip worthwhile. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area for a proper visit.
    Written 30 October 2021
  • PussyCat69
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 really worthwhile. The aray of planes is fantastic from early days, and through the conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam and beyond with the F-111. The kids young or old (and dads) will love the chance to sit in the cockpit of a Mirage! Fun for all the family!
    Written 31 May 2021
  • 854jaclyna
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family morning
    Great morning spent . Awesome seeing the planes take off and landing . Very interesting planes . Awesome to see them up close Great food at the cafe
    Written 26 May 2021
  • christineeF1786JY
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational trip
    It is worth stopping and visiting this museum:) Interesting to see the fighter jet planes for real and what does it look like at a closer look. My 10 year old son really loved it! Fu and educational with kids around:) We were also lucky to see an actual practice of jet planes in the sky at the look out:)
    Written 15 March 2021
  • Travels_with_kids777
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 cockpits. Great selection of historical aircraft and interesting information boards about the displays. Viewing platform over the airport to view planes a bonus. Cafe next door had good coffee. Gift shop was reasonably priced.
    Written 12 February 2021
  • Sharon C
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great collection
    A really interesting afternoon for everyone, not just for the aviation enthusiast. Extensive displays and helpful staff. The food and service at the cafe was fantastic. You can opt to watch the RAAf planes land and take off from the viewing platform, or sit outside. The cafe has indoor and outdoor seating with a complete view. Newcastle airport shares the runway with the RAAF so you can also see commercial aircraft too. The whole facility was also well organised and very Covid safe.
    Written 17 January 2021
  • familyfrenzy
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    If you’re mad about aircraft or just have a passing interest this place is really interesting and the staff are very generous with their knowledge and time. Cafe does great coffee along with decent lunch.
    Written 1 October 2020
  • Y9009OTbenf
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 watch the jets land was outstanding.
    Written 20 July 2020
  • RGT1952
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    Popped in here while staying in Tea Gardens. Well worth the visit. My four Grandchildren were amazed, especially the two boys aged 11 and 12. Well presented displays, clean and well kept. You can feel the love from those who have obviously worked tirelessly to set this display up for everyone to enjoy. Well worth the money....
    Written 12 July 2020
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We’d attempted to come here about 3 months ago having seen all the advertising hoardings by the roadside. When we made the effort to come it was closed due to Covid.
Thankfully, this time it was open. The museum sits aside a working RAAF base and as luck would have it just as we arrived 5 F35s fighter planes did a low flyby of the airport. What a start.
There are some great exhibits, which for the most part focus on the history of the base and the squadrons that have been based there. Lots of static displays, a number of aircraft/replicas and an overload of information. Great way to spend an hour if you’re just browsing, or much longer if you’re really interested. Only disappointment is that a number of the ‘hands on’ displays that kids would love were off limits because of Covid restrictions.
Written 5 February 2022
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Sophie W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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leanneandalex
San Remo, Australia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful experience. We were privileged to witness an amazing display of their newest jet in acrobatics one couldn’t even imagine. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Then we toured the museum and had some wonderful conversations with one of the knowledgeable staff on hand. The displays are awesome and everyone was lovely. It’s a must do for any age.
Written 20 February 2022
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Gabby J
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We loved all of the museum. Very informative. Lots to see. Especially loved the model airaplanes in the cases. So much detail. The man at the door to welcome us in was very professional, very welcoming and easy to talk to. He had a lovely personality. He was awesome for this role. Fantastic having a cafe next door where we were able to have lunch afterwards. Well worth the time to see the museum whilst in the area.
Written 5 October 2022
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Bill G
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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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Kylie U
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A place we would recommend to visit! We were greeted by John and he was able to give us a lovely tour of the air fighter planes. He was a fountain of knowledge and it was delivered in a very personable way. He shared his excitement and passion for this place and it was contagious!! We loved the range of planes and replicas, some a even build on site! We will return for sure.
Written 24 May 2022
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Moysey1969
Minchinbury, Australia154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Had driven past this museum a few times and always thought I really must visit one day. When I did it was me and my 9yo son who thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the many displays and aircraft, the highlight of which is the F-111C.

We were also lucky enough to be on the observation deck which looks over RAAF Williamtown/Newcastle airport and saw the latest F35 Lightning II Strike Fighters taking off for exercises, that experience alone was worth the price of admission.
Written 17 May 2019
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DeniseM
Sydney, Australia216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Thought hubby would enjoy this so suggested we visit and we both had a fantastic time. The whole exhibition is terrific with volunteers who I understand are mostly ex pilots extremely helpful with information and conversation, The highlight was a 15-20 minute exhibition by a fighter pilot which was absolutely thrilling and a wonderful experience.
Written 20 February 2022
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Ken
Wagga Wagga, Australia92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
Two large hangars of RAAF and associated planes and memorabilia. A really great display of intact jets, biplanes and engines; Gattling guns, missiles and displays showing the progress of aircraft of the air force.

The observation deck upstairs is a great spot to take in the activity at the adjacent RAAF base, and the cafe serves good food at reasonable prices, and you can still watch the action from there too.
Written 17 July 2019
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Thanks for visiting. Our hangars are a treasure trove of history and the Observation Deck is a great place to watch some really hi-tech aircraft including the new F-35 Lightning II. Its always a thrill to watch these amazing machines. On those chilly winter days the Fighter Beans Café is a great place for a hot espresso or a light meal and if you venture outside you can catch all the action too.
Written 19 July 2019
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maperrin2021
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We took our 11 year old great grandson who is a bit of a jet buff he had the best day & lunch in the cafe was delicious 😋.
Written 5 October 2023
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