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ADELAIDE AIRPORT VIEWING SPOTS.

 

 

 

SPOT A: Bakery Bridge

A great spot to sit down and watch the Morning Arrivals.

Runway – RWY 23 Arrivals, RWY 05 Departures.

Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get thereHead west down Richmond Rd, until you come to a gate on the right that says Qantam Stone. Go through the gate, park on the grass on the left, walk to near the small bridge.

Coordinates - 34° 56.464'S 138° 32.820'E 

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SPOT B: End of Richmond Road

This spot gives a great view of the Terminal and allows you to see most aircraft using runway 23 and 05.

Runway – RWY 23 Arrivals , RWY 05 Departures.

Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get thereGo to the west end of Richmond road. (NOTE: Be careful not to block the Emergency Exit)

Coordinates - 34° 56.603'S 138° 32.626'E 

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SPOT C: Jaymel Car park

Car park owned by Jaymel Air conditioning (This spot is a car park owned by a private company so subject to opening hours) gives a good view of the entire of the Airport.

Runway – RWY 23 Arrivals, Runway 05 Departures.

Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get there – A left turn from the dead end at the end of Richmond Road

Coordinates - 34° 56.617'S 138° 32.594'E 

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SPOT D: Bike Track

Bike track that goes along the South Eastern side of the Airport.

Runway – Closest to Arrivals on RWY 30 and Departures on RWY 12.

Best time to shoot Morning for RWY 23/05, Afternoon For Runway 30/12.

How to get there – Go down Harvey Avenue, Turn left at the end and go to the small public park. Walk to the park and their will be a path to get to the bike track.

Coordinates - 34° 57.120'S 138° 32.618'E 

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SPOT E: Patawalonga seat spot

A seat where you can sit and watch the aircraft go past.

Runway – RWY 05 Arrivals, RWY 23 Departures.

Best time to shoot Morning

How to get there -  Near the northern end of Adelphi Crescent, Walk to the seat

Coordinates - 34° 57.846'S 138° 30.792'E

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SPOT F: Softball Oval spot

Sit on the Grass and watch the Aircraft fly by.

Runway – RWY 05 Arrivals, RWY 23 Departures

Best time to shoot - Morning.

How to get there Car park on the right side of Anderson Avenue

Coordinates - 34° 57.749'S 138° 30.953'E

 

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SPOT G: Skate Park Half Pipe

A great spot to take shots of the front or underneath of Aircraft as they go over.

Runway – Runway 05 Arrivals and RWY 23 Departures

Best time to shoot Since you’re under the Aircraft it doesn’t really matter.

How to get there Just go to the Skate park on Africaine Avenue

Coordinates - 34° 57.616'S 138° 30.853'E

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SPOT H: Skate Park Car Park

Same as the Half Pipe only here you can see the side of the Aircraft (rather than underside)

Runway – Runway 05 Arrivals and RWY 23 Departures

Best time to shoot Afternoon

How to get there Skate Park on Africaine Avenue

Coordinates - 34° 57.567'S 138° 30.827'E

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SPOT I: Tapleys Hill Road car park

Very Popular Spot, Great place to just watch the place come in and taxi past.

Runway – RWY 05 Arrivals and RWY 23 Departures.

.Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there On the side of Tapleys Hill Road near the Airport.

Coordinates -  34° 57.257'S 138° 31.067'E

 

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SPOT J: The Terminal

The Windows in the Adelaide Terminal make it easy to see all the aircraft that go past and are at their gates.

Runway – RWY 05 and RWY 23.

Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there Down Sir Richard Williams Drive.

Coordinates - 34° 56.359'S 138° 32.249'E

 

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SPOT K: Western Youth Centre Oval

A great spot to watch the Aircraft come in - Even has Seats and sometimes there is a cricket game on for added intertainment.

Runway – RWY 23 Arrivals

Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there North on Marion Road from the Intersection of Marion Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive

Coordinates - 34° 55.804'S 138° 33.157'E

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Thanks to Tom A for contributing this page and photographs

 

 

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