Forrest Airstrip - WA



DEG: -30.8383 128.115
DMS: 30º 50' 17.88" S 128º 06' 54.02" E
UTM: 52 J 6587983mN 415369mE
Altitude: 155.47m


Place Type

Infrastructure - Airstrip


542.6kms South of Warburton
547.41kms West of Ceduna
604.81kms SouthEast of Laverton

Address & Contact

Forrest Airport
Forrest WA 6434
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Forrest was established as a railway town in 1917 as part of the Trans-Continental Railway. The airport was developed for Sir Norman Brearley’s West Australian Airways in 1929 when the contract was won to take the royal mail, freight and passengers from Perth-Adelaide-Perth. US Military and RAAF were based at Forrest during WW11. Since 1994 Forrest Airport has been privately owned by Fayburn Pty Ltd. The airport still provides an important link for the Defence Force and light aircraft traveling across the Nullarbor. Pilots and passengers can refuel and enjoy a comfort stop, with outback hospitality. The historic hangar is available to protect planes from the elements for those staying overnight. Forrest is the only remaining township along the trans-line where travelers can get accommodation and meals, camp and purchase fuel.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Distance from Forrest Airstrip 0.95km SW
Mean Max. °C33.
Mean Min. °C16.216.714.311.
Mean Rain mm23.127.927.418.817.116.317.014.816.210.321.826.4

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