2021

There will be no festival in 2020

 

The next Rathmines Catalina Festival will be held on 30 May 2021

To book a seaplane ride at the Festival, please email

jbolton@paspaley.com.au

 

This great community event

showcases Rathmines and Lake Macquarie, with an awesome air show, featuring formation AEROBATIC display, seaplane rides, seaplanes on display, live music, great food and much more.

Please refer to our Siteplan page for more information about

Accessibility and Inclusion

OUR SPONSORS

The Rathmines Catalina Association gratefully acknowledges the sponsorship and support of the following companies and organisations. Without their generous assistance, the Festival would not be able to take place.

Note:
DRONES ARE BANNED at the Festival
 
 
ABOUT US

The Rathmines Catalina Festival is held by the Rathmines Catalina Association in May to celebrate the rich history of the WWII RAAF Base. Funds raised go towards the restoration of our PBY-5A Catalina flying boat. Catalina flying boats arrived at the Rathmines RAAF Base in 1941 and it became the largest RAAF flying boat base in the southern hemisphere. Now in its 11th year, the festival promotes the significance of the Base...

© Rathmines Catalina Festival 2019

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Rathmines RAAF Base during WWII