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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  • Had the pleasure to attend the 50 th birthday party of three lovely local ladies Everything was great ---music food and venue excellent ---could not have been better  more »
  • Great place for aviation enthusiast. It was very hot the day we went, but found the display very interesting and the volunteers do a great job.  more »
  • Whilst I know the President of QAM, Cameron Elms, I would not like my review to sound biased. QAM is a fantastic part of Caloundra and presents first class look, see, touch, get in capability for youn...  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit for the aircraft enthusiast. Large range of older aircraft on display. Most have been restored beautifully or under restoration. Certainly enjoyed our day there.
  • We had a ball. For air enthusiasts this is a great place to visit. Has an F 111 hawker hurricane etc
  • Wasn't expecting it to be as in depth as it was. Staff are friendly. Lots of info on aviation history in Australia and lots of cool planes.
  • 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.
  • Excellent location for the whole family. Boys 3 & 5 loved it but so did grandparents.

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