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Queensland Air Museum
Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Caloundra
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Queensland Air Museum’s collection contains 70+ aviation displays including a F-111C A8-129, GAF Mirage and Australia’s oldest DC3. The collection includes airfield equipment and displays honoring people, aircraft, organisations and activities that helped shape Queensland as we know it today. QAM is a 100% volunteer organisation. QAM, discover aviation history.
Caloundra, Australia
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

This place is a hidden gem, not visible from Caloundra Road. The front counter staff are very welcoming, they also take groups on a guided tour of the facility with prior notice. The first aircraft you see is an F111, brilliant! There would be 40+ aircraft to view with another few undergoing restoration. Admission price is very reasonable for such an exhibition. There are regular "open cockpit" weekends when you can actually sit in some aircraft including the F111.

Visited September 2013
Thank Peter W
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English first
Caloundra, Australia
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Un-expected Gold!”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We needed a filler for the day with our 3 year old.
We went to this Museum and were so happy to find this hidden gem on our back door step.
There are some serious civilian and war time planes here, all with their own unique character.
They have been really well looked after, and the staff are very modest and kind people.
I was so impress I will go back again as I did not have a chance to read all the information.
Highly recommend family visits or sole, there is plenty to do.
These people are very proud of what they have created and so they should be!

Visited August 2013
Thank Steven T
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Sunshine Coast Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the rare colections of aeroplanes in the world,”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

From F111 to Moths, Crop dusters to Light Transports to Trainers AA Rocket to a 1929 40hp J2 engine other engines that also run there is even a Mig.. The Path Finders Assn. is in Bennet's Office, just as he left it . The Caloundra beaches and eating. Australia Zoo is a short 20 min. drive away.

Visited July 2013
Thank BARRYA_10
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“John G”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

For a museum that was founded with a single Canberra Bomber by a group of aviation enthusiasts in has grown into great collection of aircraft and other aviation memorabilia. The collection includes a Douglas DC 3 with a fascinating history, a recently acquired F-111 and many other great and historic aircraft. It is a great way to spend at least half a day or more checking out the displays.

Visited August 2012
Thank dalwood11
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Took the Grandkids and loved it”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This Museum is so great for the kid in all of us.
I took the Grandkiddies there on a recent visit and we all enjoyed the experience together.
There is something about planes that fascinates me and seems to fascinate the Grandkids as well. They oooed and aahed and got very excited.
I hear that the museum now has a F1-11, so next trip, we will go again

Visited April 2013
Thank Josh B
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