Fly/Drive away to Palmers Island, Yamba

Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 2019


Join us at our annual Palmers Island, Yamba event.


Palmers Island is situated on the banks of the Clarence River near the popular holiday destination of Yamba. Yamba was voted the Best Town in Australia by Australian Traveller Magazine (2009).

Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 23rd June 2019 with option to check in a day earlier on Friday 21st June for a longer weekend.



Those who are participating in this event, please take note of logistics

Friday 21st June 2019

There are several of us going to Palmers Island on a Friday, so this is a FREE and EASY day for you to check out Yamba, have coffee or go shopping. We can meet at the Moby Dick Resort Motel lobby at 6pm and decide where to go for dinner.

Saturday 22nd June 2019

  • 1230 hrs - BBQ lunch at McIntyres Airfield. Cost is $10 per head. BYO drinks i.e. water, cold drink, beer, wine, spirits etc.

  • 1600 hrs - For those who need transport, a bus will bring you to Moby Dick Resort Motel from the Airfield. Check in to your hotel rooms if you have not done so.

  • 1815 hrs - The bus will transport us from Moby Dick Resort Motel to Yamba Shores Tavern for dinner. Order your ala carte meals at the counter. Check out their menu here. There's a courtesy bus that leaves every hour on the hours to bring you back to Moby Dick Resort Motel from the tavern.

HDFC FLY-AWAY Yamba Shores Tavern

Sunday23rd June 2019

  • 0830 hrs - a BBQ breakfast will be provided by the club on the lawns of the Moby Dick Resort Motel at a cost of $10 per head.

  • 1030 hrs - the bus will transfer people back to the airstrip for departure from Palmers Island at the pilot's discretion.

Getting there


Information on McIntyres Airfield -

NSW S29 26.72 E153 16.0


The CTAF frequency is 126.7. Standard LEFT circuits on RW 27 and 09.

If departing off RW 27, please remain NORTH of the centre line till well clear of the circuit and THEN turn on track.


Clubhouse includes lounge, kitchen, shower, toilets and drinking water

More information can be found on their website >


Contact: Bob McIntyre | PH 02 6646 0126 | MOBILE 0407 034 282 | Email:

Driving into McIntyres Airfield

Up to 3.5 hours drive to Lot 2 Northbank Road, Palmers Island, NSW.

Suggested Accommodation


You are free to book your own accommodation. Most of us will stay at the Moby Dick Resort Motel as poolside breakfast is held there. Others might stay at the Blue Dolphin Holiday Resort Yamba, especially those with caravans or prefer camping.

HDFC FLY-AWAY Moby Dick Resort Motel
HDFC FLY-AWAY Moby Dick Resort Motel

Book your own accommodation -

Moby Dick Resort Motel, 27-29 Yamba Road, Yamba NSW 2464

T: 02 6646 2196



Waterfront accommodation with fully self-contained kitchenettes and private balconies, facing the beautiful Clarence River.

If you're staying one night, the rate is $159/night. For two nights, the rate is $149/night. (Normally it is $169/night)

How to book -

Please speak with Jordie and mention HDFC to get a special group rate. Book and pay for your own accommodation directly with Moby Dick.

Past Events

Read about our last Yamba trip

Need more information?


Need more information -

Please email Mike Bullock or Rod Davison


Please register if you're going to Palmers Island
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