Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

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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. For Queensland Air Museum and beyond, use our Caloundra trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Caloundra vacation.
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  • Having celebrated my wife and two friends 50th combined birthday celebrations at the Queensland Air Museum I would highy recommend this as a next venue to take advantage of such an iconic museum with ...  more »
  • Hubby loved this muesum. Good selection of planes though I left hubby to it and went shopping after having a look.  more »
  • I went there for a 50th birthday party. I would highly recommend this as a place to see some aviation history.  more »
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  • Now I'm not a fly-boy, but apparently I spent 3 hours here (according to the wife :o/ ). This place is a tribute to the hard working volunteers that oversee the operation presentation of this treasure trove of local avionic history. The depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of the volunteer staff is impressive and noteworthy. Our boys loved the cut-away turbine engines, and being able to go into the aircraft. The dioramas were studied in great detail by our youngest. We do have one regret. We missed the open cockpit day by a month. Next visit to Australia, we'll see if we can time it better! So many aircraft in such a small space. If you have the least bit of a mechanical, historical or aviation interest this is a must see place.
  • Went with a group of guys. Was great to see the history of flight. Including the Great F1-11.
  • Great. Quite a few new aircraft from my last visit a couple of years ago. Friendly and helpful staff.
  • Nice collection of planes, relevant to Australian aviation history. Community run with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Models and memorabilia for sale. We had a great afternoon there recently and will be taking some friends to the open cockpit day in July!
  • Really well presented. Loads of info and the whole family loved it

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