Jandakot Airport is the major general airport for WA and is one of the busiest airfields in Australia - we can vouch for this we saw a plane or helicopter land or take off for nearly every minute we were at the Jandakot Aiport viewing area!
* Cafe (closed Sunday) * Picnic tables * Shade * Large grassed area * Toilets * Free Parking
The Jandakot Airport viewing area is one of the best things to do with kids in Perth. This huge grassed area with several picnic tables make the perfect place to enjoy some morning or afternoon tea, or some lunch - while watching planes take off and land one after the other.
Aviators Cafe has an outdoor seating area overlooking the Jandakot Airport runways - it wasn't open when we were there as it was Sunday, but it looks like a pretty good cafe with lots of food and drink options available.
There's not much else to say about this place except that it is an awesome place to bring the kids to run around, climb trees and watch planes. Bring a packed lunch or enjoy something from the Aviators Cafe (note: limited opening hours; Mon-Fri, 7.30-3pm ; Sat, 9-2pm; Sun, closed). You are guaranteed to see lots of action - with planes taking off or landing every few minutes
There is plenty of free parking and there are toilets located near the viewing area also.
It's easy to find, just head down Karel Ave to the end, then turn right onto Eagle Drive, go past the big plane statue, and you will see a sign for Aviators Cafe on the left, turn there!
What to bring: packed lunch or grab something from the cafe. While there is room to kick a ball we don't advise you take one. The ball could go over the fence, and there are large fines for those caught going over these fences - just might save some tears if the ball can't be retreived.
If your kids are a bit sensitive to noise you may want to bring baby or kids ear muffs along.
How to Get There: Jandakot Airport, Eagle Drive, Jandakot
Posted by Lauren, 25th August 2013