Evans Head & The Great Eastern Fly-in


Evans Head is a small town with a population of around 3000, it has a superb coastal location in the far north of New South Wales. The town is supported by fishing with a trawler fleet based within a sheltered harbour along the Evans River. Farming is also prominent and a large sector of this is towards sugar cane which surrounds the area. Tourism also injects a stream of cashflow into the town, local business actively give a percentage of their earnings back to the local community.

Evans Head deserves repeated visits for those whose interests follow aviation and water-based activities. The Great Eastern Fly-in is held early in January each year and is something for aviators to mark on their calendar. The sea, river and beaches at Evans Head make for stunning scenery and an awesome playground for swimming, fishing and boating, etc.


ex: RAAF, F-111 Aardvark (A8-147) has been acquired for permanent display at Evans Head airfield, this aircraft has a strong connection to Evans Head as it flew the most F-111 missions to the Evans Head military weapons range. This F-111 was also the last to be retired from service with the Royal Australian Air Force.

An Airpark is proposed for the airfield and further details can be obtained at -


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