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Fly/Drive away to Palmers Island, Yamba
Sat 23rd – Sun 24th March


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).

Note: This Getaway will proceed regardless of the weather.

Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 24th March 2024 with option to check in a day earlier on Friday 22nd March for a longer weekend.

Accommodation is limited. It is important you book ASAP.



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

Friday 22nd March 2024
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 6pm and decide where to go for dinner.

Saturday 23rd March 2024

  • Saturday Morning    

    • Gather at McIntyres Field, Palmers Island

    • Morning tea

    • Scenic flying from the pristine grass strip (especially for those driving. Instructors available)

  • Saturday Lunch    

    • BBQ lunch at the field. $10 per person

  • Saturday Afternoon    

    • Explore Yamba. Ladies especially love to shop.

  • Saturday Evening Dinner will be at either the Yamba Shores Tavern (courtesy bus) or the Bowling Club Bistro (walk).

HDFC FLY-AWAY Yamba Shores Tavern

Sunday 24th March 2024

  • Sunday Breakfast    

    • Your choice of Bacon/Egg Rolls at the Aston Motel BBQ area ($5 per person) or at one of the cafes within walking distance of the accommodation

  • Sunday    

    • The rest of the day is up to you. Travel home or further explore.

Getting there

How to get there

Fly (preferable) or Drive

Information on McIntyres Airfield 

NSW S29 26.72 E153 16.0


Palmers Island YPLI El. 15ft

Landing Fee $10

Strip Direction 09-27      

Strip Length Approx  900m

CTAF 126.7      

BRISBANE Centre 120.3

Pilots operating RWY 27 requested to fly neighbourly tracking N of RWY centreline on departure


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

More information can be found on their website

Yamba Airfield.jpeg

Driving into McIntyres Airfield 
Up to 3.5 hours drive to Lot 2 Northbank Road, Palmers Island, NSW.

Ground Transport
Several members are driving up and will have cars available. There are also two courtesy cars available for $30 each and returned fuel full.

Suggested Accommodation


You are free to book your own accommodation. 

Accommodation is limited. It is important you book ASAP.

Yamba Aston Motel.jpeg

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Past Events

Read about our last Yamba trip

Need more information?


Need more information -
Contact our event co-ordinator Steve Gooch or phone 0410701662


Please register if you're going to Palmers Island
Joining us?

Thanks for registering! See you at Yamba!

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