Perth Airport Viewing Platform

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Perth Airport Viewing Platform

From Perth Airport’s viewing platform, you can watch the arrivals and departures from runway 03/21 which is the most frequently used runway especially for larger aircrafts. Pets are not permitted.

Activities include:

  • Viewing plane traffic. Check the flight times to ensure you pick a busy period.
  • Photography best in afternoon or late morning (early morning faces the sun).
  • There are seats and some limited shade provided by the shelter (which is in the shape of the body section of a Boeing 747).
  • Sign comparing shapes and sizes of various planes so children can identify what type of planes they are spotting.
  • There are plaques along the pathway with aviation and airport history.
  • The path to the lookout is 120 feet long, the same length as the first airborne flight by the Wright brothers on 17 December 1903.
  • Take care, there are snake warnings. The area has been well cleared to reduce risks, but the paths are well fenced to prevent kids wondering into bush areas.
  • There is a long pathway from the car park to the lookout, but there is no fence to stop children running directly into the car park.
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Age

All ages

Duration

Up to an hour depending on the age of your children and if they will read the history, take photos, do sketches, have a picnic while watching the planes.

Accessibility

The pathway to the platform is a gentle slope and go wheelchair and pram accessible. Disabled parking provided. However, this is a long walk up if you are pregnant, have elderly people or physically impaired people with you.

Facilities

  • There is ample parking for cars and a bus parking bay.
  • No toilets or food/drink available. Take your own food, rubbish bins provided.

Cost

Free

Opening hours

Every day of the year

April-September 7:30am-5:30pm

October-March 6:30am-7pm

Depending on weather conditions, that platform may not be used.

Website

http://www.perthairport.com.au/AboutUs/PublicViewingArea.aspx

Contact details

Dunreath Drive (the road which links the domestic and international terminals)

Perth airport.

Google Map

Date Created: January 7, 2014 Date Modified: September 8, 2014

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