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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  • We spent many hours more there than we had anticipated. The museum was interesting and the exhibits were varied and innovative. A great exhibition of Australian history Loved it!  more »
  • Only had time to do the museum tour & very impressed. Others told me the hangar tour (included), the 90min aircraft tour & the wing walk were all excellent and they learned a lot along the way. Lots o...  more »
  • We visited this establishment and would advise others who wish to do so that a minimum of 4 hrs is required to do and see all on offer. We did the jet our and wing walk and were on site for 5hrs inclu...  more »
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  • Very slick presentation of displays and a wealth of excellent information. Hours of entertainment. Something for everyone. The hangar tour on the other hand was decidedly average. The guide was talking too fast and lost his train of thought a few times which made it frustrating to listen to. Would have been better to have been slower paced over half the time. Much of the info was in the other displays anyway
  • Awesome museum I'm tended to spend a few hours and ended up there all day and had to check back in to our accommodation. Did the 747 tour then wing walk then heritage hanger tour. Could have gone back the next day using a pass out to see the rest of the museum but was out of time. I suggest you go early in the morning and be prepared to prices for tour packages it's worth every dollar and tour guides are very knowledgable. Very nice restaurant but barely had time to eat lunch due to tour times.
  • This is a must see for the whole family, well put together displays. We went on the guided hanger tour and this was also very good, could be a bit warm in that hangar though in summer.
  • Wwe had a great time at the Museum there is a vaariety of things to do. We were there for about 4 hours. Our tour guide to go through the jets was Nick and he was fabulous. Will be great when they finish assembling the Super Continental.
  • 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.
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