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QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Built around the original Qantas Airways hangar, QANTAS Founders Museum tells the story of Australia's airline. Its airplane collection includes the airline's first jet (a Boeing 707) and a decommissioned Qantas Boeing 747. The 707 is the sister plane of another aircraft that is now owned and piloted by Qantas Ambassador John Travolta. A special tour allows you to explore the 747, including sitting in the pilot's seat and walking on a wing. Qantas was the only airline in the world to manufacture its own planes. There is also a life-size replica of an Avro 504K and a mint-condition DH-61. Put QANTAS Founders Museum into our Longreach trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Wow, what a great asset for Longreach to have in its town. We elected to do the 230pm tour with our entry so arrived about 1245pm thinking there wouldn't be a great deal other than the planes to see. ...  read more »
  • Very good museum the tours are very informative and interesting. Had a nice lunch in the restaurant. 
  • The museum is a Definite must see when visiting Longreach. Allow lots of time and definitely include the Jet tour when you go. Our guide for the Jet Tour was Hugh, who had all the information on the 7...  read more »
  • Great seeing the history of the airline and also the doing the Jet Tour too. Definitely one of the must do's if you are in Longreach. Our whole family enjoyed it!
  • When you here make sure you step into the plane engine for a photo! It is safe there are steps and platform. You can do it in only 2 places in the world. This is one of them. So cool!!!
  • We all had a great time and found it very educational. The extra $ to have a tour through the planes was well worth it.
  • The first thing I saw driving into Longreach was the Flying Kangaroo on the tail of the 747 standing high over the landscape. This is an important and world recognised part of our country and aviation history. There is a lot to see but for me the highlight was the Catalina and the story of the pilots who flew this aircraft such vast distances. It is perhaps not the most budget Museum in the outback but as I believe it is not funded it must be an expensive complex to maintain simply funded by tourism and worth the entry fee.
  • Excellent tour guide who knew her information thoroughly. The exhibits were accessible for children and adults alike.
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