Perth Airport viewing platform is the perfect place to take little aviation enthusiasts to watch the arrivals and departures of aeroplanes on Perth airport’s main runway.

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

The Perth Airport viewing platform is located on Dunreath Drive and is open every day between 6.30am and 7.00pm (October to March) and 7.30am and 5.30pm (April to September). There is a large car park and parking is FREE.

Access to the viewing is via a  pathway that is both wheelchair and pram friendly.

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

The platform itself has been designed with a range of unique features that pay homage to the aviation industry.

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

The shelter is in the shape of the body section of a Boeing 747. The platform itself is 120 feet in length – the same length as the first-ever airborne flight undertaken by the Wright brothers on 17 December 1903

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

Educational signage is also in place on the platform so that people can learn about the history of aviation and the airport while they watch the aircraft.

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

The is some simple wooden seating on the platform area but if you fancy staying longer and maybe bringing along a picnic I recommend bringing along some comfy chairs, they were several people there when we visited that had done just that!

Perth Airport Viewing Platform

The Perth Airport viewing platform is located on Dunreath Drive.

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About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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  1. Christopher Lees 1 year ago

    A few things to note as of 2022:

    1. There is disability-friendly access, so prams and wheelchairs are no problem
    2. However there is still no toilet.
    3. The interpretive signs are badly faded. Some of them are still fairly readable and others aren’t.

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