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“Worth a visit, Great value!!!!”

Queensland Air Museum
Ranked #3 of 43 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.
Bribie Island, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Worth a visit, Great value!!!!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Huge display of aircraft's, memorabilia, F111 is massive,public jets, army, navy and air force, little planes, helicopters absolutely mind boggling. engine displays, friendly helpful staff who are passionate and knowledgeable in regards to aircraft's and their history. Good value for money.It was enjoyable to watch my husband look at the displays like kids would look into a lolly shop. Great outing :) Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Victoria
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“So many displays!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Well worth a visit especially if you love air crafts. This museum has the best and most collection of any air museum we have been to.
The kids loved being able to go in some of the air crafts and touching buttons to light up model air planes. So many model planes on display from all around the world.
You can purchase model planes and toys from the shop as well as coffee/tea.
There's even a kids corner, a big hit with my young kids.
Toilet facilities are well cleaned and grounds are well maintained, really well looked after over all. Easily accessible on foot and on wheels (prams and wheelchairs).

Visited March 2014
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Lancashire
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“Neat collection of aircraft”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This museum is not too far off the Bruce Highway if you're looking for a stop off.

The F111 is a great addition to the collection and the whole place has smartened up since we last visited. There are a some interesting displays focusing on the contribution of Queenslanders, for example Don Bennett who led the Pathfinders of Bomber Command in World War 2 and rose to Air Vice Marshall.

It was interesting getting close to the cockpit of the F111, it's a big aircraft and the pilot appears to have a very narrow forward view, like looking through a big letter box. It has big wheels as well.

The aircraft collection is well laid out and you can climb up some boarding steps to take a panoramic photo of the whole display in the second building. There are quite a lot of military jets from the 50s, some brought over from Singapore. It's a good collection and well worth seeing.

The museum has a drink machine and shop. I walked from Caloundra Bus Station which is over a mile away with no pavement for the last stretch. There is a bus service but it's not very frequent. There is a Tourist Info building on the way into Caloundra just before a roundabout.

As it's on an airfield you can view a few aircraft and there was a smart bi-plane near the museum unloading its lucky single passenger from the front seat. It was a good visit and I'd recommend it.

Caloundra has a few nice beaches and a good boardwalk. I'd recommend the cafe at Moffett Beach.

Visited February 2014
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“Big collection, great value”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Yeah, $13 is now great value for a museum like this. Especially with the huge range of military and civilian aircraft crammed into the display area. Some interesting ones that you don't see often. You can look into a lot of cockpits and interiors, although it looks like you used to be able to access more interiors. The big complaint is that it's blisteringly hot in summer - they really need some big fans. Many exhibits and signage is also in poor condition - no doubt due to funding shortages. Definitely a must-see for aviation buffs in the area though.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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“great collection”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum because of it's impressive collection especially the F111. Staff was super friendly.

Visited December 2013
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