Tourism - Williamtown, NSW
Fighter World is dedicated to preserving the proud history of fighter aircraft operations in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Fighter World 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 famous aircraft as the Mirage III, the Avon Sabre, the Gloster Meteor, the first Vampire jet built in Australia and new in 2013 the mighty F-111. There is a Russian-designed MiG-21 jet fighter, Hawker Hunter, WWII Spitfire replica, a Messerschmitt replica and much more. Fighter World also offers the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Mirage interceptor and Macchi jet trainer and experience first-hand what it’s like to be one of Australia’s ‘Top Gun’ pilots in today’s hi-tech world.
Perched on the Observation Deck you can witness the various aircraft of the RAAF’s premier Fighter Squadrons take-off and land while listening to all the action on the live audio feed directly from the Williamtown Control Tower.
When you finish browsing the many displays you can enjoy the warm welcome, great food and friendly atmosphere of Cafe Fighter World. 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. Stay cosy inside or venture outdoors to enjoy all the noise and action of an operational Air Force Base. The choice is yours.