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Airport Employee greeting an elderly couple at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport | www.wellcamp.com.au

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is your community airport. Serving Toowoomba Region, the Southern Downs & Granite Belt, Western Downs, Surat, Lockyer Valley and Ipswich and we welcome the opportunity to show you around.

Airport Tours are available to selected community interest and education groups, subject to the availability of an available Airport Team member.

HOW TO REQUEST A TOUR

To request an Airport Tour, download and complete the Airport Tour Request.

  • Guided tours are confirmed for a minimum for 10 and a maximum of 40 people.
  • Tours can not be confirmed longer than 2 months in advance; or closer than 2 weeks in advance.
  • Most tours will require participants to undergo standard airport security screening procedures.
  • All tours of the airport are walking tours and there is limited seating at certain points during the walking tour.
  • Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is a fully operational airport and reserves the right to adjust tour times at any time, based on airport operational requirements AND reserves the right to cancel a confirmed tour WITHIN 48hrs of the tour date, should operational requirements demand this to happen. In this case a full refund will be made if prepayment was made.
  • There is no cost for school or university tours, unless catering is required.

TOUR PRICES

Time Slot Type of Tour Available  Cost per person
11:30am - 1:00pm Guided Airport Tour & Devonshire Tea $20 pp incl CGT
11:30am - 1:30pm Guided Airport Tour & Lunch (main course only, alternate drop) $30 pp incl GST
2:00pm - 3:00pm Guided Airport Tour & Devonshire Tea $20 pp incl GST

 

TAKE A VIRTUAL WALK THROUGH AUSTRALIA'S NEWEST AIRPORT

A BIT OF HISTORY

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) located in Toowoomba provides interstate, intrastate and international connectivity for the Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Surat Basin and Southern Downs regions.

The original Wellcamp Downs Homestead pictured in a photo from the early 1900's | www.wellcamp.com.au

The name, Wellcamp comes from the rural district name as well as the original property name, Wellcamp Downs.  Once home to a horse stud, the sprawling country landscape around the Airport still delivers a true country feeling as the sun sets over the Toowoomba landscape.

As the gateway to South West Queensland, our new state-of-the-art terminal features a contemporary design using lots of glass and light, simple clean lines and a mix of timber, polished stone flooring and exposed concrete features.

The 8,000square-metre terminal was designed by award-winning Guida Moseley Brown (GMB) Architects and constructed by Toowoomba-based FK Gardner & Sons.

The historic SC-1 aircraft in the air. Built by Southern Cross Aviation in Toowoomba, this aircraft now hangs in the departure terminal at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport | www.wellcamp.com.au

Aligning itself with the Rich Traditions, Bold Ambitions message of the Toowoomba Region, careful thought was put into décor elements within the Airport. One such decision being to acquire the Southern Cross Aviation SC-1 prototype as a statement piece to hang pride of place terminal. Built at the Toowoomba Foundry in the late 1950s, it made its first flight in 1961. The plane was placed in storage before being put on display at Moorabbin Aircraft Museum in Melbourne. It was loaned to the Oakey Army Aviation Museum in 2002 for a 10-year lease and bound for Melbourne when the Airport acquired it.

As Australia’s first privately funded, public airport, the first greenfield airport to be built in Australia in over 50 years, and Queensland’s newest cargo hub with a dedicated weekly 747-8 Freighter service, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is itself entering into the history books. And, when you choose to fly local, you too become a part of history in the making.

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport has opened opportunities for the region that were never there before - from international travel connections to worldwide freight distribution.

From Toowoomba to the World.

CONSTRUCTION & MILESTONES

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport and Wellcamp Business Park, were constructed by Wagners, an Australian-owned infrastructure, construction and materials company with interests across the globe.


2012 - 2014: Airport is constructed over 19 months.

2014: Operations commence (22 Qantas passenger services p/week to Sydney)

2015: Regional Express commences passenger services to Western Queensland

2015: Winner AAA Large Regional Airport of the Year 

2015: Winner AAA Airport Innovation & Infrastructure Development Award 

2015: Cathay Pacific first freighter flight, which is also the first international flight 

2016: Airnorth commences passenger services with an inaugural flight to Cairns

2016: Qantas operates the first international passenger flight to China (TSBE Access China)

2016: Cathay Pacific commence scheduled cargo operation

2016: Australian Government includes Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport in the Regional Package as a Regional International Gateway

2016: Restricted Use International Designation granted by the Australian Government

2017: Currently Australia's fastest growing airport with 80 passenger services per week and 1 international air freighter.

2017: Winner AAA Innovation and Excellence Award - Commercial

2018: Winner AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Excellence Award in the Construction, Infrastructure and Natural Resources category

2019: Winner Toowoomba & Darling Downs Business Disability Awards in the category Access & Innovation

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