Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

(4.7/5 based on 200+ 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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  • This museum has a fantastic collection of Australian aircraft from the 1930-40s right up to recently including an F-111. The documentation, descriptions and notes are fantastic and there are lots of o...  more »
  • The kids had such a fun (& educational) time at the aviation museum. They have been nagging to return. The volunteers there really love what they do and it shows. They go above and beyond to inform yo...  more »
  • This is a fantastic place to visit either with family or by yourself. There is so much to see so be prepared to spend many hours here. They even have a F1-11 here on display. If you love avaition and ...  more »
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  • A must see when visiting the Sunshine Coast! Great display. Friendly staff. Allow a few hours...
  • Great place. Loads of history well presented. Amazing to get so close up to some awesome machines, and to learn about Aussie aviation history.
  • 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.