Regional & Bush Airstrips around Australia

Eidsvold Airstrip, QLD

Airstrip: Grass

Windsock: Yes, Lighted.

Landing Lights: Yes

A country airstrip above the town of Eidsvold.

Access is via a steep section of sealed road. The terminal is a cement block building which has a waiting area with a phone.

It has emergency landing lights.

The airstrip is not fenced so check for livestock, kangaroos before you land.

Mataranka, NT

Ginty’s Airstrip near Mataranka NT … with a dirt runway.
There is a GC cache near here and where camps were located during WW11

Chinchilla, QLD

Chinchilla Aerodrome, Qld.

Chinchilla’s airport is situated approximately 5 km to the west of Chinchilla on Aerodrome Road, off the main Chinchilla-Tara Road.

The Chinchilla Aerodrome features:
◾1066 metre sealed runway with a grass cross strip
◾Fuel is available
◾Modern facility with all amenities
◾Pilot activated lighting system
◾Gliding facilities
◾Crop spraying terminal

Mittagong, NSW

This aerodrome is located in the back blocks of Mittagong, NSW.
Mittagong Airfield was constructed in 1944 by the Royal Australian Airforce as part of the defence of Australia.
It is now primarily operated by the Berrima District Aero Club to service the aviation needs of the local area.
The runway length is 1200 metres. Gravel & 8m wide sealed Runways 24 / 06.
Preferred Runways Take off 06 Landing 24.

Agnew, WA

R.F.D.S Emergency Airstrip near Agnew Western Australia.

Nanango Airstrip, Qld

Nanango Airstrip otherwise known as the Joe Anderson Airfield is in Nanango Qld.

The strip is dry weather day time only field. Mainly used by light aircraft and visiting helicopters.

The RFDS will use it for emergencies in day light dry weather only. The RFDS used to use it on a regular basis for collecting patients from the Nanango Hospital but about 12 years ago deemed that it be used in emergencies only and that Kingaroy 24hr Bitumen strip would be the strip of choice.

Joe Anderson was a stallwart of flying in Nanango and he was responsible for the strip to be brought up to standards to be used as it is today. There are several private aircraft hangars on the side of the field.

Eucla Airport

Winton Airstrip, QLD

This all-weather aerodrome was opened in 1965.

Katoomba Airstrip, NSW

Limmen National Park Airstrip

Finke Airstrip, NT

Clare Valley Aerodrome, SA

Smithton Aerodrome, TAS

The Smithton Aerodrome is located on the NW Coast of Tasmania just outside the fishing village of Smithton and right in the middle of a dairying district. The cattle walk and graze most of the way round the ‘drome.’

Temora, NSW

West Wyalong, NSW

The Bridport Airstrip, TAS

The Bridport Airstrip, Bridport Road, Bridport, Tasmania.

Operated by Flinders Island aviation services and flying to the Bass Strait Islands.

One of a number of airstrips in this area, with a couple of others over at Barnbougle and The Lost Farm, which are further to the east along the Waterhouse Road. 

George Town Aerodrome, TAS

The George Town Aerodrome (aka Airport) is located about 2.5km to the north-east of George Town, itself near the mouth of the Tamar River.

The aerodrome is privately owned and is operated by the George Town Airport Association.

It has three runways: a 1000m asphalt all-weather runway with landing lights; a 600m grass strip; and a 450m grass strip.

The aerodrome is used mainly by locals with their own planes and is also used for the early stages of pilot training as it is well away from commercial traffic.

Bathurst Harbour, TAS

Bathurst Harbour (YBHB) is located in the south west of Tasmania.
Runway 12/30 is white gravel and about 400m in length.

The airstrip is generally used for scenic flights in and out of the South West National Park and to fly bushwalkers in and out that walk the South Coast Track to/from Cockle Creek in the south east of Tasmania (approx 7 days walk).

Swan Bay Airfield, NSW

Private airfield.

Check with the owner before using.

Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome, NSW

Ballina-Byron Gateway Airport, NSW

Casino Airport, NSW

No fuel or terminal.

Bob Whittle Murwillumbah Airfield, NSW

Warialda Airstrip, NSW