Raffertys resort

Magnificent Raffertys Resort is the perfect setting to experience your choice of floatplane adventure. Climb aboard Joy, our bright red floatplane, straight from the beach or take a thrilling ride aboard our 90Hp Brig tender before taking to the skies.

Doors off flying, the ultimate thrill. Unique to Joy Air, doors off flying is a truly immersive flying experience. Available only when weather permits, doors off flying is a once in a lifetime opportunity to soar like a bird and connect with the elements, all from the comfort and safety of Joy, our bright red floatplane.

(Re)discover
Home

(Re)discover the beauty of home.
Awe-inspiring floatplane scenic tours departing from Lake Macquarie.
Taking-off November 2020.

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FLIGHTS DEPARTING WARNERS BAY

Wind in the Hair

Get the wind in your hair at 170km/h, high above Lake Macquarie. Head north past Pulbah Island and take in the beauty of the sandy beaches of the inlet. From the air, see sailboats as small as ants and mysterious dark shadows below the water’s surface. Experience some thrilling moves from our pilot — only if you’re game — before returning to Raffertys Resort.

PACKAGE AT A GLANCE

– Flying Time: 10 minutes
– Total Time: 20 minutes
– Includes: Scenic Flight and Speedboat Ride
– Price: $133 per person

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Coastal Hugger

Take to the sky, around Pulbah Island and through the Swansea Heads to the wide open ocean. Fly south down the coast, high above the surfers and swimmers at Caves Beach. Round the historic wharf at Catherine Hill Bay, back into Lake Macquarie and touch down at Raffertys Resort.

PACKAGE AT A GLANCE

– Flying Time: 15 minutes
– Total Time: 30 minutes
– Includes: Scenic Flight and
– Speedboat Ride
– Price: $249 per person

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Beachcomber

Get airborne and head north past Pulbah Island, through the Swansea Heads and over the breakers to the open ocean. From the air, you can see for miles in every direction. Turn northward past Merewether Beach and onward towards Newcastle. Round the iconic Nobbys Lighthouse, take in the view of the giant ships in Newcastle Harbour, before returning home to Raffertys Resort.

PACKAGE AT A GLANCE

– Flying Time: 20 minutes
– Total Time: 40 minutes
– Includes: Scenic Flight and
– Speedboat Ride
– Price: $316 per person

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