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Plane Spotters Guide to Melbourne Airport

Watching Planes at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport

Are you an aviation enthusiast and looking for a plane spotters guide? Do you have a penchant for plane spotting? Check out our list of fun plane related activities to keep you entertained next time you’re visiting Melbourne Airport!

  1. Located near the roundabout at the intersection of Sunbury Road and Oaklands Road, this secret plane spotting location is one of the best places to pull up and watch them take off. If you’re planning a visit, we recommend you make it on a weekend so you can grab an ice-cream from the van that stops by Saturdays and Sundays.
  2. If you’ve always dreamed of jumping into the cockpit of a jet liner, now you can at the Jet Flight Simulator. Just ten minutes from Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, the life size replica of a 737-800NG lets you experience taking off from the runway with an experienced co-pilot beside you before soaring through the sky and landing at your choice of over 22,ooo airports.
  3. If you’re a photographer, head up Operations Rd and pull over just before the entrance to the golf course. This is the ideal spot to snap planes touching down on Runway 34, especially in the morning.
  4. If the weather is bad, why not head inside and enjoy the view of the tarmac from the airport itself. Just on the other side of the security check you can enjoy a snack in the food court and watch planes up close and personal from the huge floor to ceiling windows. This is the perfect place for our plane spotters guide!


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