Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin

(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Kids loved looking at all the aircraft, worth a visit in the cooler months as it gets quite hot.Would recommend it to people that enjoy engineering and aviation 
  • The planes are well displayed. Many of them are in less than pristine condition some likely due to a desired effect, others due to a shortage of time and money (the Cobra helicopter). I have been to m...  more »
  • The collections of restored planes is fantastic, well done to the volunteer staff they have for restoration. The B52 Bomber is had to describe except to say MASSIVE, had not idea it was so big. Then t...  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