Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

4.7
#1 of 8 in Museums in Sunshine Coast
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.
Create an itinerary including Queensland Air Museum
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
239 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • August 9, 2017
    What a fabulous and interesting place. For lovers of all things related to aircraft you will find this place mesmerising. Well set out and easy to get around. Plenty to look at and lots of information...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    For those who are interested in planes this is a must !!! Aircraft history from WW2, in one locacation, a fantastic collection. Everything from the Australian built Whiraway to the now retired F111, s...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    If you have about an hour and a half on any free days, suggest visiting them. Within easy access of Caloundra centre, it's pretty good to visit with young boys especially. My family had an hour to spa...  more »
Google
  • Massive range of vintage aircraft, my kids loved it and as an aviation buff myself we spent a few hours there. Very cheap entry
  • Really amazing how there are over 70 planes in display! Shows how awesome aviation history was here in Queensland
  • Friendly staff and over 70 aircraft to look at (including the rare Beechcraft 2000a Starship) with information on nearly every single one of them. Highly recommended.
  • Definitely worth a visit. Very exciting place with lots of cool airplanes. The voulenteers are very friendly and know lots of facts.
  • So many interesting aircraft packed into a small area.

Plan your trip to Caloundra

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Caloundra

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Caloundra by other users

59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Caloundra BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Broome & Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Queensland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM TAIWAN October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sunshine Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 56 days in Australia BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Caloundra BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans