President’s Fly In 2018
Naracoorte/Coonawarra/ South Australia

19-21 October

This year’s event is intentionally latter than the usual September date. We are trying this change out to capture more stable weather and flying conditions latter in Spring.


William Macintosh Motor Lodge

  • 20 Stewart Terrace,
    Naracoorte SA 5271
  • (08) 8762 1644
  • 10 rooms are block reserved under Airtourer Association until the end of September at the discounted rate of $120.00 per night. A varied breakfast menu is available in the restaurant.
    Saturday night dinner will also be at the Motel restaurant.


We will be using Hiace mini-bus for the weekend. These can be driven by anybody so the driving can be spread around. Payment for weekend bus use is to be made in CASH tendered in the correct amount when boarding.

Friday 19th

  • For those that want to make an early start, plan to land at Naracoorte (YNRC) to be ready for bus transport at 1230 CST (that means locked up and tied down and ready to go). The bus will take us to William Macintosh Motor Lodge in Naracoorte which is about ten minutes away. If required, and by agreement, we may pick up a quick takeaway on the way through town. After checking in and dropping bags, it is off to Coonawarra for the wine walk. This walk takes in up to six wineries (see the map below or click to download) and opportunity for a light meal at Fodder, part of the Ottelia Winery.
  • The cellar door at most of the wineries closes between 1600 and 1700 depending on the winery.
  • Pick up and drop off location will be Fodder.
  • If you wish to fly into the Coonawarra ALA directly for the wine walk without the wine please make your own landing approval arrangements and advise on the registration form. The bus will do a pick up after dropping off at Fodder and return to the ALA before returning to Naracoorte.
  • Transport will return to Naracoorte around 1700.
  • Anyone arriving after 1230 at YNRC and/or not participating in the wine walk will need to make their own transport arrangements to the Motel. A late pick up for the Motel from YNRC will be done if required once the bus returns.

Friday Dinner

1830 Bus will collect from Motel for Dinner.

Table has been reserved. PAYG your own food and drinks.

Kincraig Hotel
158 Smith St
(08) 8743 4211
0402 051 186

Saturday 20th

  • 1000 Bus will drop off in town centre for free time to look around town and have a coffee. Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery, 91 Ormerod St, open 1000-1500.
  • 1130 Bus will pick up in town.
  • 1145 We will be hosted by the Naracoorte Aero Club for a BBQ lunch (cost is $15 per head including a soft drink).
  • 1345 To the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves for a guided tour. If you are uncomfortable about going underground or taking the tour the site has a café and pleasant grounds to enjoy. There are a variety of self guided and guided tours available from the Fossil Centre ranging from $10-$32 pedending on which caves interest you. The Caves Cafe is also available for refreshments.Victoria Fossil Cave: 1415-1515 and 1515-1615 $32, Alexandra Cave: 1330-1400 and 1400-1430 $22, Stick Tomato Cave: any time (self guided) $10, Wonambi Fossil Centre: any time $14 or combined with the Stick Tomato Cave $16, Blanche Cave Bat Observation Centre: 1530-1630 $25.50
  • 1830 assemble for pre-dinner drinks at The Highlander Restaurant located at the motel.

The restaurant has an extensive menu and wine list from which to order individually.
All meals and drinks are PAYG and can be booked to your room.

Sunday 21st

  • Bus will pick up when everyone is ready to depart the Motel. No planned activities other than departure.
  • Informally, some of us traveling east may drop in to Hamilton for lunch and to visit the Ansett Museum.


  • Naracoorte (YNRC) 08/26 and 02/20. Registered airfield with full details in ERSA.
  • Coonawarra (YCNQ) 18/36 half sealed half gravel approximately 900M long. Council owned. Unregistered. Details in AOPA Pilots Touring Guide.


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  • Friday: all pay as you go
  • Saturay: all pay as you go
  • Bus: $30pp if going on the wine walk otherwise $20pp

Wine Walk Map

Wine Walk Map