Lockhart River boasts a 1500m sealed and secure, all weather runway. Due to the installation of pilot activated lights, the aerodrome can now be accessed 24 hours a day. During the wet season when road access can be cut off for months, the aerodrome plays a key role in getting vital supplies and services into the community.
The Lockhart River Aerodrome was originally established by American troops during World War II and some remnants of the base still remain.
The aerodrome can get incredibly busy at times. Skytrans provides a passenger service to and from Cairns each week day. When combined with the government and private charters, tourist groups and planes that need to refuel which land at Lockhart River, the aerodrome averages about 200 landings per month.
The Lockhart River Aerodrome is located five kilometres from the Lockhart River community. Within the terminal there are passenger processing, ticketing and toilet facilities.
The aerodrome is operated by the Lockhart River Aerodrome Company Pty Ltd which is owned by the Lockhart River Shire Council. Operating as an independent entity, the Lockhart River Aerodrome Company also operates the Iron Range Cabins and sells both aviation and diesel fuels.
For more information, please contact the onsite manager on 07 4060 7121.