QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to QANTAS Founders Museum by using our Longreach journey website .
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  • What a fabulous museum so well set out very informative.An absolute must for any traveller even if your not into aviation such a wonderful piece of history.  more »
  • Recently visited this Museum and was amazed at the story behind the beginning of QANTAS AIRWAYS. If you can find the time visit Longreach (QLD) you must visit this place.  more »
  • We did the tour of the aircraft which was a bit expensive but was very good. The guide was great, very knowledgeable and personable. Museum was interesting and the cafĂ© good too as it was a hot day an...  more »
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  • We had such a good afternoon here. Nick our tour guide was really fun and knowledgeable. we give him 10 out of 10. thank you Nick.
  • Really good tour of the planes and you have to do the wing walk. With the wing walk you get access to the restricted areas like in the cargo area, sit in the pilots seat and climb into the electrical area. Well worth the money
  • If you have an interest in planes, engines, Australian history or the outback this is the place for you. The 747 and 707 aircraft tour is really interesting and worth the extra cost.
  • Loved it. SO interesting and everyone v helpful and informative. Wonderful planes to see on the tour. A must ehen visiting Longreach.
  • Real credit to Longreach and the Outback Region in restoring our History and Heritage in bringing city to the bush and country life accessible

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