Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin
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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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  • This is a great place to visit. The highlight is the B52 Bomber that takes up a large portion of the specially designed hanger for the exhibits. The are plenty of planes, of all types, to look at and ...  more »
  • Firstly, you will NOT see more than half of the exhibits and materials in this wonderful museum if you only give yourself 2 hours. More bombs were dropped on Darwin that on Pearl Harbour. This is more...  more »
  • Visited first week of October. Getting to see a real B52 was well worth visiting. The collection of aircraft isn't large but it's a well set up museum with well presented exhibits. I found it really i...  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