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QANTAS Founders Museum

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Address: Longreach Airport Sir James Walker Dr, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4658 3737
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Welcome to the Qantas Founders Museum.We are an independent not-for-profit...

Welcome to the Qantas Founders Museum.We are an independent not-for-profit community organization and registered charity, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. Today, we are a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts. Our collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant airliners – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, the Douglas DC3, the Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – the DeHaviland DH-61 Giant Moth, the DeHaviland DH-50, and the Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas’ first ever aircraft.

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A top quality attraction

This is a "must see" for aviation buffs or those interested in the history of aviation in Australia. The museum is well laid out and with excellent displays. It also has a very... read more

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a "must see" for aviation buffs or those interested in the history of aviation in Australia. The museum is well laid out and with excellent displays. It also has a very good coffee shop / cafe. But the highlight was the tour of the aircraft on the tarmac - namely the B747-200 and the B707 witch happens to... More 

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Bribie Island, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing story of two courageous men (both with experience in flying), back from World War Two with a recognition that the isolation of the outback needed to change, and the wisdom and foresight of a Grazier willing to back them financially. Added to this an Engineer to help them put it into motion, and Qantas airlines was born. Fabulous museum,... More 

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Bli Bli, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic must see attraction that will consume a good part of your day. The 747 and 707 are great attractions and are soon to be joined by a constellation.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum and jets tour was very interesting and was worth a second visit with the pass out offered. A popular restaurant/cafe with locals and visitors as well. An excellent air conditioned facility with an iteractive history of Qantas and it's founders.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum and the QANTAS display was a must do. You could spend many hours in the museum alone with all its pioneer stories. Then you can chose to do a guided tour of both the inside and outside the plane. You heard about stars who travelled in this plane and their stories. You also had the option on whether... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum and display has been on our must do list for many years and this year we finally got to travel to Longreach. We spent quite a few hours at this museum, firstly, doing the guided tour of the planes inside and out. Our Guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and informative on the planes and we got to see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my god,the Museum and Tour was incredible. Going through a 747 aero plane was so interesting. Emma,our guide regaled us with up to date facts, funny historical stories. This is a world class facility. Also the restaurant was well priced and food tasty. All staff were friendly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent more time here than I expected it was really interesting to hear the history of this great airline. It is well work the money. We didn't spend the extra to look around the or hop on the plane and I do think we missed out.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The number one attraction in Longreach. While a little under whelming in the main hall, the outside aircraft more than made up for it. The restaurant was excellent and prices reasonable for what you got. The Jet Tour is a MUST, and the Wing Walk, while very expensive, is well worth the effort if you can do it. All in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the entry fee and the Jet tour is very good if you have the slightest interest in air craft. We all really enjoyed the day there.

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