Qantas Founders Museum

Longreach, Longreach Area

Qantas Founders Museum is an independent not-for-profit community organisation, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Today, they 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 artefacts.

The collection incorporates four of the world's most significant airliners - the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC3, Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, they have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet - De Haviland DH-61 Giant Moth, De Haviland DH-50, and Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas' first aircraft.

Aircraft tours are available at an additional cost including the Jet Tour of Boeing 747 and Boeing 707, a Wing Walk of the 747 (minimum age 12yrs) or a once in a lifetime experience of the Platinum tour which includes a tour of the 747 and 707, 747 and 707 Wing Walk , complimentary 6x9 photo and meal voucher. There is also F35 flight simulator experiences available. Bookings are essential for all tours and experiences.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Child $18 - $43 AUD18 Museum only. AUD43 Museum and Guided Jet Tour of the Boeing 747 and 707. Children five years old or younger receive free entry
$18 - $165 Museum Only: AUD23 Senior, AUD28 Adult, AUD78 Family. Museum and Jet Tour of the Boeing 747 and 707: AUD53 Senior, AUD63 Adult, AUD180 Family.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
1 September 2017 - 30 November 2017Daily9am - 5pm
1 December 2017 - 1 March 2018Daily9am - 4pm
25 December 2017Closed
26 December 2017Closed

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Sir Hudson Fysh Drive
Longreach, Longreach Area
Queensland
Australia

Find What's Nearby

Displaying 1-10 of 164
Sort by:
Show:

Finch Hatton Gorge

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A wonderful landscape of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations make Finch Hatton Gorge a must-see attraction. There are many walking tracks which weave through sub-tropical rainforest.

Capricorn Caves

The Caves, Livingstone Area
From AU$32 - 90
Capricorn Caves is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves set in a limestone ridge and even spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons.

Grasstree Beach

Grasstree Beach, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Grasstree Beach is one of the most picturesque and beautiful beaches in the Mackay Region, located within a 15 minute drive from Sarina. Nestled in sheltered Zelma Bay, the shallow beach is a popular swimming destination, although it is not patrolled.

Middlemount

Middlemount, Isaac Area
Travelling inland and south from Mackay, the small mining town of Middlemount has all the facilities of a well-maintained country town. These include a shopping centre, swimming pool, golf course, hotel, cafe, sports centre and well maintained parks and gardens.

Cheepie

Cheepie, Quilpie Area
Cheepie is the friendly 'ghost town' of the Outback. The township formed when the railway first came through in 1914 and gradually grew to have a police station, blacksmith, railway station, tent boarding houses, butcher shop, bakery and two vegetable gardens.

Moranbah

Moranbah, Isaac Area
Located in the northern part of the Isaac Regional Shire and approximately 200 kilometres south-west of Mackay is Moranbah. One of the youngest towns in Queensland, Moranbah was created for miners and their families with rich charm and emanating warmth.

Capella

Capella, Central Highlands Area
The spectacular Peak Range creates a dramatic backdrop to Capella. Make Capella your base while exploring the Central Highlands. The 'Peak Downs' Homestead is Australia's largest restored shingle roofed station homestead.

Platypus Beach, Mirani

Mirani, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Platypus Beach is a popular swimming hole for locals and tourists, a little slice of sandy paradise on the bank of the Pioneer River, near the country town of Mirani. This is a beautiful location to enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and picnics.

Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe, Longreach Area
Ilfracombe, named after a small town in Devonshire England, originated in 1891 as a transport nucleus for Wellshot Station, the largest sheep station in the world at the time (in terms of stock numbers).

Cooladdi

Cooladdi, Murweh Area
On your way to the Quilpie opal fields stop a while in Cooladdi, one of Australia's smallest towns. Cooladdi was once a thriving railway town, but when the rail connection closed the residents slowly drifted away.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 164
Sort by:
Show:

Explore the Region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).