1934 Qantas Hangar
1934 Qantas Hangar
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
Come and see some of the Northern Territories Automotive history. Everything from Steam Traction Engines and Locomotives to the first Solar Car, each with it's own piece of history and it's all housed in the old Qantas Hangar which it's self has survived both the attempts by the Japanese to destroy it in 1934 to Cyclone Tracy in 1974. It's the territories best kept secret.
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AquaPacifica
Gold Coast, Australia1,454 contributions
May 2023
Huge shed full of weird and wonderful collection of anything with an engine plus a few odd bits relating to the history of Darwin, run by the Darwin Motor Enthusiast Club. It's free to enter although donations are welcome and run by volunteers that can be found working on their bikes and cars in the workshops. They are a friendly bunch and up for a chat if you feel like it. For anything who likes cars, motorbikes, fire engines, trains, it' worth a wander.
Written May 6, 2023
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Colin T
Palmerston, Australia316 contributions
Oct 2021
After several years of wanting to go here I finally made it. I was not disappointed, there is plenty of old cars and bikes to look at. The bullet holes from WW2 are an interesting part of history.
Written November 2, 2021
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Greg A
Darwin, Australia74 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
What a awesome place to spend time. I only had an hour but could have spent all day. A absolute must see for anyone visiting Darwin that has a interest in cars, trucks or bikes. The displays of tools of days gone by reminded me of the time spent with my grandfather in his garage learning how machines worked. So very good.
Written March 15, 2021
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Judysim
Brisbane, Australia174 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
A fabulous display of motor memorabilia. Wonderful partnership with the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club utilising the heritage listed QANTAS hangar. Wonderful to see volunteers at work on their own projects, and willing to show you round and tell you stories. Well done all.
Written June 22, 2023
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Linda F
Inverell, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This gem of a place to visit was a surprise ... we’ve been to Darwin many times and never found this place before. It’s full to the ceiling with old cars, motorbikes and motors. Definitely a place for the boys to chill out. The WW2 damage was a surprise. If you walk down the road a bit you can see the aviation history plaque as well.
Written January 22, 2020
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Hi lindafQ940YC, Thank you for the review. We like to think of ourselves as "Darwin's Best Kept Secret" as we've had a lot of comments and reviews of a similar nature. We're happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you'll come again.
Written January 25, 2020
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
Apr 2022
Great morning spent looking around Hanger 1934. A great collection of cars, trucks and motorcycles from the early 1900's up. The lads at the Hanger were a fountain of knowledge and eager to sit and talk about the hanger and there restoration works. Entry via donation and a very interesting few hours.
Written April 23, 2022
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Rachelle
48 contributions
Jun 2022
I have often driven past the Qantas Hanger sign meaning to stop and have a look. Earlier this year I had a friend up and finally did stop. I was expecting more Airline memorabilia but instead their were vintage vehicle and petrol sights and all sorts of odds and ins.
Written December 27, 2022
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Patrick R
Sydney, Australia864 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Allow at least 1-2 hours here.
Plenty to see from cars, trucks machinery, and everything in between.
Written May 17, 2016
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John N Shirley D
Mount Isa, Australia39 contributions
Mar 2016
This is a must for any car love. ...a wonderfull collection of everything mechanical from the past. ....Engines / Cars / Bikes & old fuel pumps to name a few
Written March 29, 2016
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Elizabeth T
Brisbane, Australia60 contributions
Jul 2019
We came across this attraction purely by chance, and so pleased we did. We enjoyed talking with one of the guys from the classic automobile club that use the hangar and he explained much of the old machinery and vehicles. Some absolute classics are stored here and if you are interested in this type of attraction, don't miss it and make sure you allow plenty of time as there is much to see.
Written August 12, 2019
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Thank you Elizabeth T, we're a group of volunteers that are very passionate about our mechanical history and it's preservation. The Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club Inc reside at the Hangar and it provides us with a facility in which to repair, restore, maintain and display our favourite toys. We have around 600 members that reside mostly in and around Darwin and they own around 800 Cars, Trucks and Motorcycles that are used to raise funds for charities and supply vehicles for things like ANZAC day and Care-flight fundraiser Ball's. We're glad you visited us, and thank you for taking the time to see one of Darwin's bets kept secrets. Yours sincerely. Pete
Written August 19, 2019
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