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Fighter World

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49 Medowie Rd, Williamtown, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2318, Australia
+61 2 4965 1810
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A well spent morning

Reachable by public transport either on the Stockton ferry and a bus or by bus only from near the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
notasenioryet2014
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Launceston, Australia
Worth a trip

Great to see RAAF fighter jets in action, awesome sound & power also got to sit in former RAAF... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sheba L
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Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle, adjacent to the entrance to RAAF Base Williamtown at Newcastle Airport, Fighter World is a totally ‘hands on’ experience. Exhibited in two hangars, visitors can walk-around, touch and look into the cockpits of such iconic aircraft as the Mirage III, the Avon Sabre, the Gloster Meteor, the first Vampire jet built in Australia and the mighty F-111C. Conveniently located adjacent to the main hangar, Cafe Fighter World offers a range of snacks and light meals as well as cold beverages and steaming hot espresso coffee and of course free WiFi means you can stay abreast of what’s happening at home. Stay cosy inside or venture outdoors to enjoy all the noise and action of an operational Air Force Base. The choice is yours. Make sure before you leave you visit the Fighter World Shop where you’ll find a wide range of books, souvenirs and models available. Fighter World is disable friendly and open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10am to 4pm.
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49 Medowie Rd, Williamtown, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2318, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Reachable by public transport either on the Stockton ferry and a bus or by bus only from near the Newcastle interchange. Jets roaring overhead set the atmosphere for the visit. Received a very friendly welcome. Planes could be inspected at close range plus many cases...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great to see RAAF fighter jets in action, awesome sound & power also got to sit in former RAAF cockpits, entry fee is reasonable, cafe is reasonably priced too. I am not a Jet lover, however it was awesome to see how we have come...More

Thank Sheba L
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent displays and some unusual aircraft. The outdoor displays are well kept. The location allows watching of aircraft activity at the airbase as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my two young grandsons 4 & 5 to fighter world for an learning experience on the RAAF and its history in Newcastle. Whilst the boys were probably a bit young to fully appreciate the whole museum they certainly enjoyed the displays and eventually got...More

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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Pop, thanks for visiting and bringing your grandsons. Fighter World has something to offer for everyone and even though they may not have understood the history I'm sure the aeroplanes will inspire them on to greater things. We love to sit on the Observation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fighterworld has an amazing collection of military aircraft from both Australian and overseas air forces. My favorites include the Bf-109f, the F111 and the MIG 21. Nicely placed for photography and very well maintained. Well worth the visit for any aviation or history buff.

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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony, thanks for visiting. 3 favourites from very different eras. Our volunteers do a magnificent job of maintaining our displays and we're very pleased you appreciate their efforts.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the morning. Lots of interesting displays and plenty of information about the history of the subject. Spent about 3 hours there, watched some jets doing take off / landing practice, had lunch in the cafe, a great way to spend a few hours.

1  Thank Adrian S
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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Adrian, thanks for visiting. We're very pleased you enjoyed your experience and took the time to learn a little about Australia's military aviation heritage. Of course the icing on the cake is being able to watch our F/A-18s and Hawks from the observation deck.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went Fighter World with my two young boys, we were so excited to see so many aircrafts there. We can also seat on some of them and touch them. There are also Warcraft flying outside. My husband enjoyed the display so much, I am...More

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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting. We're very pleased the family enjoyed their experience. There's something for everyone at Fighter World.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had my son 7th Birthday party at the café at Fighter World... They had a great time the staff where so friendly and the food was so yummy... Nothing was a problem!!! Watching the planes take off while the kids ran around with...More

Thank Shelly K
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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shelly, we're so glad the kids had a great time and what an awesome place for a birthday party!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the planes. Staff great. Added benefit of a training day at the RAAF base. Very interesting.

Thank Vivienne J
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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Viv, thanks for visiting. We think the action on the airfield really makes the day too. Its great to experience the noise and power of these amazing machines and see just how much technology has developed over the last 100 years.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Here you can have the best day out especially when the fine men and women are flying the fighter jets, Fighter World has so many planes inside to see on the floor and hanging from the ceiling and you can even get a meal or...More

Thank Brett P
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Richard C, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brett, thanks for visiting. There are 17 aircraft plus weapons, radars, ejection seats and many other items on display. Plenty of things to keep everyone entertained and when you need a break the cafe is just around the corner. You can stay cosy inside...More

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Debbie P
11 January 2017|
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Response from Richard C | Property representative |
Hi Debbie, unfortunately it is still a bit quiet at the moment with the Air Force on stand down until next week. There is only a slim chance of a Hornet movement but there will be plenty of civil action on the airfield. Let... More
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Wesley K
10 June 2016|
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Hi Wesley, in general the Hornets fly from 9am to 4pm on weekdays. With all the runway works going on at Williamtown the Fighter World observation deck is the best place to view the aircraft. You will have to pay the... More
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Barry240
12 December 2015|
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Adults $15.00 Concession/Senior $12.00 Child (5 to 17 years incl) $10.00 Child (under 5 years ) Free Family (Two adults, two or more children) $40.00
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