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Fighter World

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Address: 49 Medowie Rd, Williamtown, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2314, Australia
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+61 2 4965 1810
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located just 20 mins drive north of Newcastle, adjacent to the entrance to...

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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Great place to visit

Planes all looked fantastic. A few of them we could even hop in and touch. Very interactive. Favorite jet was the F-111, just huge. Also visited the cafe and had one of its famous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ChrisJMan
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planes all looked fantastic. A few of them we could even hop in and touch. Very interactive. Favorite jet was the F-111, just huge. Also visited the cafe and had one of its famous milkshakes and chicken schnitzels! Well worth the trip.

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Thank ChrisJMan
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Chris, thanks for visiting. The F-111 is amazing isn't it! It certainly took a fair amount of time, effort and funding to transport, reassemble and place it on display and we are indebted to RAAF Heritage for making this happen. Everything is big when it comes to this aeroplane and the fuel tanks and weapons on display are a... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place for all ages. We went with my grandson and we all found it interesting. Can view the jets taking off and landing if your timing is right.

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Thank Marietta N
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Marietta, thanks for visiting and bring your grandson along; its a wonderful thing to be able to share history with a new generation. We love to watch the jets take off and land from the Observation Deck too. More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant day's visit. Short bus ride from Newcastle, ask the driver to let you off though, (you get a bus to the airport basically). Well worth visiting. As a "spotter" it was great to see the differing types we're used to in Europe. F111, Mirage III a must to see. Open cockpits too on some types. Staff great. Also great... More 

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Thank Bedford1881
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting we really appreciate your kind comments. With an Allied commitment stretching back to WWI in Europe the Royal Australian Air Force has operated many types from many countries since its inception. If you venture south during your current adventure the RAAF Museum, Point Cook (just outside of Melbourne) is a must. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an aircraft enthusiast I was always going to enjoy fighter world, especially the more rare types (in Australia at least) like the Mig-21 on display. Kids (6 and 3) loved it. The static displays were great with a couple of cockpits they could climb in. Great viewing platform. Being able to see the F18's and Hawks do their thing... More 

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Thank SP156
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and especially for bringing the kids; history is such an important thing in a rapidly changing world. There are some hidden treasures located at Fighter World, with a past just waiting to be explored - who'd have thought that a Cold War Russian fighter would end up on our doorstep! We love the aircraft noise as well;... More 

Greater Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit for all ages, as well as the aircraft on display there is a raised viewing platform with live audio from the control tower, can be very exciting! being RAAF base Williamtown you can be lucky to be there during training flights and be surprised at the good views of planes during take off and landing, there is... More 

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Thank boyd h
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Boyd, aren't the jets awesome! We love to listen to the tower and watch the jets take-off and land too. Thanks for visiting; come back and see us again when next you pass. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time here, enjoyed the display and had a nice lunch at the Cafe. Definitely would recommend!

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Thank Matthew M
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, thanks for visiting and recommending us. The cafe is a great place to enjoy some lunch, a hot espresso coffee or an icy cold and refreshing milk shake on these hot summer days. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was passing through when I saw the signs and decided to drop in. Im not an enthusiast but found some of it interesting. Needs a bit more of something maybe. I was in and out within half an hour.

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Thank Butchikins
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by. We try to make the displays interesting for everyone with a bit of history and some insight into the technology that places these awesome machines at the forefront of aviation development. We grow every year with new displays and and additions to our collection and with the planned retirement of some of the aircraft currently in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very enjoyable. Great place for a history buff like me. My highlight though was seeing the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) planes land.

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Thank Swarzlone
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting. One of our favourite things to do is sit on the Observation Deck and watch the Hornets in action too. No matter what age, you have to be impressed with the speed and agility of these amazing machines. Of course there was a long history of development that led to today's technology and that is where the... More 

Nelson Bay, Australia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a very interest-packed time at this museum. The volunteer staff gave us a friendly welcome. There were very informative information charts. Our younger person enjoyed sitting in one of the open cockpits. Afterwards we visited the cafe. The milkshakes were marvellous, the best shakes we've had. Fabulous venue.

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Thank Anne H
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Anne, thanks for visiting. We're very pleased you found the collection both interesting and informative. One of our aims is to not only entertain but also be an arc of history providing our visitors with an insight into military aviation development over the past 100 years. We think you're absolutely correct in your assessment of the cafe's milkshakes -... More 

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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I normally go up there at least 4 times a year with the family. Gets dismal everytime. No more fighter jets flyovers. There used to be a lot of take offs and landing straight from the base there. No more dont even bother. The flybys were the highlight of the trip. The museum is ok to attend. Gets boring after... More 

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Thank Jaime G
FighterWorld, Public Relations Manager at Fighter World, responded to this review

Hi Jaime, thanks for coming back. Unfortunately you visited when the air force was on 'stand down' over the Christmas break. They're back at work now and there are lots of fighter jet flyovers as they recommence their training. We're always in the process of upgrading with new displays for 2017 currently under construction and it's always interesting to watch... More 

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