Clubs and Runways Tocumwal (YTOC), NSW

Last edited: 10 October 2022, 1:51pm


With arguably some of the best weather conditions for flying in the country, Tocumwal is an idyllic spot to fly in and enjoy the Murray River. This laid-back part of the world is steeped in unique WWII history and the Tocumwal airfield has played a big role in that story.


Tocumwal was the first airfield built by the US in preparation for the Japanese invasion in 1942. It was also used as RAAF Station HQ for training bomber aircrews. Several historic buildings are still standing today. The Tocumwal Aviation Museum is on-site, so make sure you pop in and learn about the interesting history – stop by the popular ‘Drome café when your stomach starts to grumble.


Dine al fresco on the foreshore and enjoy a delicious meal at The Old Bank, just one of the many quaint historic buildings in town. Cool down with a treat from Tocumwal Ice Creamery while enjoying the view of the Murray River.


The Tocumwal airfield is home to the Murray Border Flying Club and Southern Riverina Gliding Club. Operating out of the terminal building, club amenities include a function space, kitchen, BBQ facilities and licensed bar as required. The Murray Border Flying Club has hosted a number of competitions, fly-ins and historic events.


There is usually plenty of sunshine in Tocumwal, making it a great year-round destination for fishing, swimming, boating and bushwalking. Stop over for a round at of golf at one of its two championship golf courses. If you have a thirst for aviation history, Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum also holds a wealth of artefacts and history. Finally, your visit isn’t complete without a selfie with the ‘world’s biggest codfish’ located at Tocumwal foreshore.


From golf resorts and holiday parks to motels and more off-beat riverside camping, options are aplenty!

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