Ararat Airport is located 7.5 kilometers south west of Ararat, and is a key connection for tourists travelling between Melbourne and Ararat.
The airport is managed by Ararat Rural City Council and can be easily be accessed from the Western Highway in Ararat – 36 kilometres from Stawell.
Ararat Airport – Flights, Victoria Australia
The main function of Ararat Airport is its operation as a gliding club. The views after take-off from the airport are simply breathtaking and this is one of the reasons why the Ararat Airport is a preferred destination for gliders.
The flight packages available at the airport are dependent on the gliding club that one is affiliated to. As such, the cost of the packages will differ from one club to another. Available services and amenities at the airport are largely designed to cater for the needs of the gliding community, both in Ararat and in greater Victoria.
While the airport is home to several gliding clubs in Ararat, gliding is often done for recreational purposes rather than as a public form of transport. Consequently, a number of the gliding planes will usually carry instructors and their students from Ararat Airport to designated locations, as provided by the client before the flight.