Big Plane in Moree

Big Plane in Moree originated in 1975 when the Australian Government converted an A65-67 to a Civilian DC3 and on October 10, 1975, handed her over to the Papua New Guinea Defence force, in the name of Foreign Aid, where she was given the Aircraft No P2-003 with the call sign "Defence Force 3".

She gave approximately 5000 hours of service to Papua New Guinea until she was pensioned off in 1992, when the port engine developed a massive oil leak and had to be shut down in flight by the pilot, who landed safely at Port Moresby.

This DC3 was bought by tender from the Papua New Guinea Defence Force in 1993. The Aircraft was then flown to Moree and towed to the Amaroo Tavern, before officially opening as a tourist attraction in April 1994.

Please note: the Big Plane is apart of the Amaroo Tavern and is only accessible through the Amaroo Tavern. It is open the operation hours of the Amaroo Tavern.

Nearby events

  1. Moree Show

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Moree

    The Moree Show is the longest continually running event in Moree's history, with only the World Wars interrupting the tradition. As a proud agricultural town, the Moree Show is a central event in showcasing the best and brightest of what…

    27 Apr
  2. Gwydir Wetlands Open Period

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019 , Moree

    The Gwydir Wetlands are one of the most significant inland wetland systems in New South Wales, and home to a wide variety of birdlife. The bird hide at the Waterbird Lagoon allows you to get up close to the many species that inhabit one of…

    27 Apr - 31 May
  3. Moree on a Plate Food and Wine Festival

    Saturday 11 May 2019 , Moree

    The North West New South Wales community of Moree will dish up some of its best regional fare at the annual Moree on a Plate Festival. The well established food and wine festival enjoys a reputation as one of the region’s premier food and…

    11 May