BRISBANE AIRPORT VIEWING SPOTS.

Acacia Street
Boronia Road
International Terminal Deck
Fire Station
Kingsford Smith Memorial
Toona Lane
McBride Road
Main Beach Road

Acacia Street - Loop Road


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Map Reference: 122 - F - 10

Aircraft taxiing past for departure Rwy 19, also approach to Rwy 19 and departing aircraft on 01. There is an elevated concrete slab in front of the wire fence but a ladder is still advisable. For a taxi shot u will need about 100mm, generally the international a/c take the far taxiway as shown in the pic above and domestic a/c take the closer taxiway. But sometimes you get lucky. Please note that the the gates shut at 1400 each day due to taxis using this area as holding area.

Best time to shoot - After 9:45am

How to get there - Turn left at the roundabout after the Control Tower on to Dryandra Rd and continue as far as you can go then turn right onto Acacia St.

 

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Boronia Road Approach


Map Reference: 141 - P - 7

01 approach.

Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there - Follow Lomandra drive east. Boronia Rd road is a ring road so you can take either the first or second Boronia Rd roads on the left.You will need above 320mm for taking pictures of 737's and less for a/c of a larger magnitude.

 

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International Terminal Deck


Map Reference: 141 - R - 2

01 approach.

Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there - The deck is located on the right hand side of the top level past the coffee shops.

 

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Fire Station

Map Reference: 122 - G - 18

You can get great shots of aircraft arriving rwy 01 with the Brisbane city skyline as a backdrop, also roll through for both 19 & 01. 

Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get there - Follow Lomandra drive east turn left onto Myrtletown Rd follow it up to the Qantas hangers, as the road curves to the right take the first left Pandanus Av (This is a private road you can be told to move on at anytime please do if asked) follow it up and take the first left Baeckea St there is a carpark on the right. Around 260 mm gets the 747's, 300mm gets 737's

 

Kingsford-Smith Memorial


Map Reference: 121 - Q - 20

Departing aircraft Rwy 19 (min. 300mm lens recommended)

Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there - Follow Airport Drive to the International terminal turn left at the roundabout into Correa St.

 

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Toona Lane


Map Reference: 122 - A - 18

Departing aircraft Rwy 19, Landing 01 roll through and taxi both directions.

.Best time to shoot - Afternoon

How to get there - Follow Airport Drive past the International terminal, through the roundabout do a U-turn and turn into Toona Lane (There is a field on the left).

 

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Mc Bride Road


Map Reference: 142 - C - 9

Departing aircraft Rwy 19, Approaching Rwy 01

.Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get there - From Airport Drive follow Lomandra drive to the end. Turn right onto Eagle Farm Road, Then first right onto Serpentine Road Then right again onto Mc Bride Road. Follow it to the end.

 

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Main Beach Road - Sewage Plant


Map Reference: 122 - N - 12

Approaching aircraft Rwy 19

.Best time to shoot - Morning

How to get there - From Airport Drive follow Lomandra drive to the end. Turn left onto Main Myrtletown Rd follow all the way to Bancroft Rd right into Brownlee St then left into Main Beach Rd follow to the end. On the left you will see a grass driveway along the fence line.

 

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