Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin

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Specialty Museum
Visit the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre to learn about Australia's colorful history in flight. See 19 aircraft on display, including a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Mirage and Sabre jet fighters, and an Australian Navy Wessex helicopter that helped clean up Darwin after Cyclone Tracy hit on Christmas in 1974. The 38 displays include videos of the bombing of Darwin in World War II and a depiction of pioneers Ross and Keith Smith in flight in 1919. Bring drinking water with you if the weather's warm because it can become quite hot inside the hangar. Plan your visit to Australian Aviation Heritage Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Darwin vacation builder.
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  • We came here on the recommendation of Gary from the 'Bombing of Darwin' tour. Good displays and informative.  more »
  • You don't realise how big a B52 bomber is until you one . They are huge. An excellent display and a credit to all involved.plenty of other fighter planes and memorabilia to see.  more »
  • A highlight! Many planes and aviation bits and pieces, as well as many anecdotes. Great souvenirs too (think we left with more planes than we know what to do with!) being able to see an actual B52 bom...  more »
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  • Impressive from the moment you drive in to the moment you drive out. The only B-52 in Australia, what's not to love? I also liked the F-111 and the Cobra.
  • Very impressive from the moment you drive up until you leave. I loved the huge radars and crashed Mirage outside. Inside the only B-52 on display in the entire Southern Hemisphere dominates the hangar. Also impressive were the F-86 Sabre, F-111 and Cobra.
  • Enjoyed all of the displays. Well presented lay out with lots to read and learn. The highlight for me was the Mirage and F111 as dad used to service the safety equipment on these planes. Well done team.
  • If you are wondering weather to go or not- Definitely GO!
  • Check out a real B52 and a real F111. Fantastic