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Flights from Lake Macquarie

There are two airports that offer flights from the Lake Macquarie area. These airports have different purposes. 

Newcastle airport situated in Williamstown services both domestic and international flights.

Lake Macquarie Airport in Marks Point provides fun flying experiences.


Fly from Lake Macquarie


Newcastle Airport

Situated just a one hour drive from Lake Macquarie at Williamstown, Newcastle Airport currently offers flights along the east coast.  Since the start of its use as a commercial airport in 1948, Newcastle airport has grown and contributes both international and domestic tourism to the area.


International flight destination

Newcastle airport will start to offer international flights to Auckland from November 2019. 


Domestic flight destinations

Currently you can fly domestically to:

  • Melbourne
  • Canberra 
  • Sydney
  • Dubbo
  • Taree
  • Ballina
  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane 


From many of these airports, you can then connect to flights that will take you to other destinations in Australia or all around the world.


Why choose Newcastle?

The beauty of Newcastle airport is that being a regional airport it has less travellers. That means there’s generally lots of parking available, check in doesn’t take long, nor does passing through customs and immigration.  Once you go into the airport there are a few eateries where you can choose food and drink to suit your tastes. There’s a licensed bar and a newsagency that sells the usual snacks, drinks, newspapers, magazines, books and Australian souvenirs.


Taxi services, Uber and car rentals operate from the airport. There is also an information desk where travellers can arrange accommodation or find out more about what the area has to offer.


With well over one million travellers using this airport every year, Newcastle airport is living up to its goal of connecting people, connecting places.


Lake Macquarie Airport

To the locals Lake Macquarie Airport goes by many names, reflecting its history and location.  It was the vision of one man, Keith Hilder, who in 1959 acquired the land in Pelican and started the work to make it into an airfield.

Lake Macquarie Airport now offers the following pleasure and charter flights, as well as lessons:

  • Skyline Helicopter Flights
  • Skydive the Beach
  • Matt Hall Aerobatic
  • Charter Flights
  • Microlight Flights
  • Gyroplane Flights


It’s also the base for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Services, Ambulance Service of NSW, Australian Air League, Wings 4 Kidz and Angel Flight.


Celebrate in style

If you want to treat yourself to an experience you’ll never forget or buy a great gift for a special birthday, wedding anniversary or Christmas present.  Find out more about the opportunity for adventure and the thrill of a lifetime when you book one of these flying experiences.