Contact Us


Phone: (08) 8522 1877          Fax: (08) 8522 3177

International Phone:  +618 8522 1877 



Postal Address:

Adelaide Soaring Club

PO Box 94 Gawler

South Australia



Physical Address:

Adelaide Soaring Club
Gawler Aerodrome
1 Ward Belt Road
WARD BELT  SA  5118 (Buchfelde in some GPS’s)


Gawler (YGAW) 34° 36′ S, 138° 43′ E, Elev 165ft AMSL
Note: Due to the Northern Expressway access to the airfield is no longer possible via Two Wells Road.

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How to Find us


Gawler Airfield Ariel



Club Location

The Adelaide Soaring Club is located at Gawler just 42km’s north of the City of Adelaide. It is reached by road or rail in less than an hour. For visitors, Gawler is also at the doorstep of the Barossa Valley, South Australia’s world famous wine making region. The club has comfortable clubhouse facilities including a self-help kitchen, licensed bar, bunkhouse accommodation and showers / toilets. Visitors to Gawler may find motel accommodation just a few kilometres from the field. There are also two caravan parks in the area. Glider launching is by aero tow. We operate everyday except Tuesdays and Christmas day. Powered aircraft training is on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and aircraft are available for members to fly privately.


Instructions for Driving to Adelaide Soaring Club from Adelaide

  1. Approaching Gawler along Main North Road (the A20) take the Gawler bypass – a continuation of the A20
  2. Continue north on the A20 for approximately 6.7 km’s where you turn left at the Mallala exit. After 350 metres, at the tee intersection, turn right into Mallala road.
  3. To assist people, there are small blue signs at the intersections that say “Airfield” – they are small, so keep a good look out.
  4. Travel north along Mallala road for about 610 metres then turn left into Kentish Road.
  5. Travel south along Kentish Road for approximately 1.35km then bear right into Lange Road (this is more of a bend in the road rather than an intersection).
  6. Travel south west along Lange Road for 800 metres, crossing the rail line, and turn left at the first intersect.
  7. Continue south for 150 metres; turn left at the tee intersection into Ward Belt Road.
    Dust is a problem for our neighbours on the last 400m of Ward Belt Road. Reduce your speed to at least 25kph for their sake – go slower if necessary to reduce the dust.
  8. After about 800 metres you should be at the first of the hangers.
  9. For your safety you must not stray onto the airfield taxiways or runways. Remain on the perimeter roads and keep a good look out for people, road making machinery and aircraft



     There is a 25kph speed limit for all airfield roads.

     If there has been a lot of rain, it is advisable not to leave the prepared roadways

     because the ground can be very soft in places – you could become bogged.