Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
See a huge collection of historical aircraft, engines, equipment, photographs, and books at Queensland Air Museum, a nonprofit aviation museum located at Caloundra Airport. With a mission to collect and preserve Queensland’s rich aviation heritage, the museum’s impressive collection is made up of a large variety of military, passenger, agricultural, training, and naval aircraft. Displayed on stands beside the aircraft, you can also see numerous piston, turbojet, and turboprop engines. Several permanent exhibits highlight important themes in the aviation history of Australia, with special emphasis on women in aviation, the development of Qantas Airways, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The museum also hosts numerous special events and temporary displays, so be sure to check in advance for any specific topics of particular interest to you. Before you head to Caloundra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Caloundra tour planner, to make sure you see all that Caloundra has to offer, including Queensland Air Museum.
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  • Great selection of planes. Very friendly staff. Nice to get up closed and to get inside some of the planes 
  • Excellent collection of planes and aeronautical equipment both old and new. Some of the planes you can go inside. Well worth the small entry fee. The F111 fighter jet is very impressive. Very glad I w...  read more »
  • We love our 3 times we have been here, its new and exciting each time, as they have new things on display, a must do when in Caloundra, or on the Sunshine Coast 
  • Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers/staff, great displays, plenty of interactive cutaways for the budding engineer. My partner and I had a great (but rainy) day out, spent a few hours looking at some of the displays small to huge, including their DC3 and F-111, all are presented very well. There are some display planes/cockpits, but OH&S restricts it to dry weather, will be coming back again!
  • my partner loved this place, the museum is set out quite nicely and is a great space
  • Great collection of planes, well worth a visit especially to see the "Pig" up close.
  • Awesome place with lots of military aircraft and some commercial aircraft. It could be a bit hot though during the summer. This place is definitely worth the money.
  • An absolutely fantastic aviation museum, I go here everytime I am in Queensland and I generally spend 3-4 hours per visit.
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