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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    my husband and I went to the quantas museum, my husband especially found it good value for money. we took a tour for 1 1/2 hours it was so informative, we got to go in the planes and look around and w...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We spent quite a few hours here which included the jet tour. Would definitely recommend including this tour with your visit. It was great  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This is a wonderful historical display of the history of Qantas. The guides were very knowledgeable and their passion for the museum was very obvious in their presentation. The displays were excellent...  more »
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  • My wife and i visited this display and very extremely happy with the displays ,planes ,guided tours,and first class eatery.The time and effort that this company put in to their employees is phenomenal. Such a informative jet tour and wing walks Nothings a problem when you ask questions. A real must this austrailian attraction is.The venue and toilet facilities are spottless.
  • Excellent very informative. well worth the visit
  • Fantastic day ,very informative. Great staff.
  • We had Caleb for our tour and he was very knowledgeable and always had an answer to our questions. Yeah it's a little expensive but at least it's going to the locals.
  • Awesome place to visit. We did the plane tour, which was very interesting, learning different parts on a plane as well as the plans history. It's a must see. WARNING, if you have trouble climbing stairs then don't do the plane tour, there are a lot to climb.

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