A unique air and water experience. See Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Coast like never before. Climb aboard, let’s fly!
Warners Bay
Raffertys Resort

About Joy Air

Joy Air is a unique air and water experience on Lake Macquarie. Flights depart Friday to Monday from Raffertys Resort and Warner’s Bay or request your own private jetty pick up aboard our sleek 90Hp Brig tender. Ask us about our “Doors-off” adrenalin flight.
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Lake Macquarie, The Beaches and Beyond

Based on 6 reviews.
Samantha G
Samantha G
February 26, 2021.
Verified
Excellent Experience Excellent Experience! The team at Joy Air were easy to deal with and provided a great experience on the Rum Runner flight.
Jared Styan
Jared Styan
February 5, 2021.
Verified
An amazing experience! Seeing the Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions from the air is an experience I will never forget. The whole team at Joy Air are very professional and accommodating. I would highly, highly recommend this experience and can't wait to do it again!
Leeann H
Leeann H
January 16, 2021.
Verified
Magical views from above What a fabulous experience for me and my two sons! Such a spectacular coastline. Pilot was so friendly and experienced felt very safe.
Grant R
Grant R
January 12, 2021.
Verified
Outstanding Experience Our first flight of 2021! Our two 6 year old boys loved the experience from start to finish. We were transferred by boat from the beach at Rafferty’s Resort, and delivered to the aircraft. After some pre-flight instructions the engine roared into life and up we went. Some awesome views from the plane and the entire flight was smooth and enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend this experience. We drove up from Sydney for the day, which was quick and easy. There is a good range of flight options which is sure to appeal.
Michelle M
Michelle M
January 7, 2021.
Verified
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! I cannot thank Adam and his team enough for such an unforgettable experience. Seeing our beautiful area from the plane was breathtaking. We even got to fly over our house! So friendly, professional and knowledgeable, I knew we were in perfect hands and we look forward to experiencing it again with Joy Air.

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Thanks to our friends @luxelakeside for creating this lovely lakeside setting with all the feels.

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Thanks to our friends @luxelakeside for creating this lovely lakeside setting with all the feels.

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Fun and games aside, your safety is what we’re all about.

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Happy Mother's Day! Thanks for your love and your wisdom.

Thanks to our friend @angel_star444 for this lovely photo of Joy flying past Redhead.

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That’s a keeper! This photo was taken from Joy. A picture-perfect day for flying. Floatplanes unite. We get by with a little help from our friends 😀
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Our friend @angel_star444 captured some great views of the Newcastle Ocean Baths at low tide this week. 😍

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Gotta love that early morning light.

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Private pickups, yep we do that. Just tell us when and where. #briglife

📸- @angel_star444

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Watch the Joy Air crew make docking look easy. Teamwork really does make the dream work.

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Puffy clouds and beach take-offs = best day ever 😎
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Flying doors off is a unique Joy Air experience. You really should give it a try for yourself.
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Smiling happy faces. All aboard Joy the bright red floatplane!
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High over Newcastle’s King Ed Park. Check out the Rose Garden! Oh, and there’s the Bogey Hole!

Thanks for the terrific shot @hunterhunterau

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#PilotPaul and Joy the bright red floatplane share lunch, while discussing the ominous cloud buildup off the coast. 📸 - @angel_star444
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Tugging at our heart strings 🥰:
"My mother has some mobility issues and I was very thankful that they were able to accommodate her. The flight itself was fantastic. It was such a thrill to see Newcastle from up above. The take off, flight and landing was smooth. I can’t recommend Joy Air enough. A really great gift idea." - Belinda, Greenwich
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Yup, it was a little damp at the Warners Bay Markets yesterday. However, it was a perfect opportunity to try out our fancy new flags.
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Thanks so much for the lovely photo of Newcastle Harbour Kaylene Hayman. We're so glad you enjoyed your flight.
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Sorry for the repost, but if you haven’t seen this footage from @angel_star444 you have to check it out. This is what flying doors off is all about!
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A cracking photo heading north past Caves Beach to Swansea Heads. Thanks for sharing Michelle M 🤩
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Our friend Angie @angel_star444 took this incredible photo from Joy. To be honest, I’m not sure of the location. Perhaps, it’s the rock formation just north of Catherine Hill Bay (Baldy Cliff)? Angie can you confirm?#sodreamy😍
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