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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  • A well worth visiting museum with the 747 and 707 plus Catalina flying boat. Informative a great guides. Good place to have lunch. You could easily spend a day here!  more »
  • The first thing you see when driving into Longreach from the east is the iconic red & white kangaroo Qantas tail on the 747 Jumbo Jet permanently parked right next to the Landsborough Highway. Not wha...  more »
  • Ideal venue to have lunch whilst visiting the extensive display to be seen here. The refurbisdhed restaurant had just opened when we were there and every-thing was spotless. Food good.  more »
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  • Amazing place! Our 3 children loved it. Interactive museum that the children loved. I gave it 4 stars not 5 as it is expensive. There was a family price which of course is only for 2 adults and 2 children. So we had to pay for an extra child. And we were also disappointed that it was close to an extra $100 to do the guided 1.5 hour tour of the two jet planes.
  • Visited in October 2017 and found an oasis in otherwise harsh desert environment! Excellent restaurant facilities. Interesting, informative and fun museum. The tour of the jets with Nick was a bit hot out in the sun, but we stayed under the massive 747 for shelter. The tour through the big jet was filled with interesting facts by our guide. I couldn't do it all in the few hours I had that day. So, going back with my pass out tomorrow!😁
  • Excellent facility. Informative and well worth experiencing. Make sure you do the wing walk.
  • A piece of Australian aviation history any person who has taken to the skies and certainly every Australian should be well versed with. Fascinating.
  • 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

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