Qantas Outback Museum - QLD

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -23.439779 144.271896
DMS: 23º 26' 23.21" S 144º 16' 18.83" E
UTM: 55 K 7405154mN 221261mE
Altitude: 194.13m


Place Type

Recreation - Tourist Attraction


803.41kms South of Daintree - Driving 1232 km (14 hours 7 mins)
986.66kms NorthWest of Brisbane - Driving 1174 km (12 hours 48 mins)

Address & Contact

Longreach QLD
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A stunning silver building rising from the red earth at Longreach airport, the Qantas Founders Outback Museum has been built adjacent to the historic 1921 Qantas hangar, which was restored as part of an $8.5 million project, of which $7 million was contributed by the Queensland Heritage Trails Network.

Qantas Founders Museum is the only place in the world where you can tour two fully equipped passenger jet aircraft.
The ex-Qantas 747-200 VH-EBQ is permanently located at the museum and is open for guided tours. With some roof, wall and floor panels removed the tour gives an informative insight into the secrets of this magnificent aircraft.
Looking for an even more unique experience? Do the 747 Wing Walking Tour - Venture out onto the wing of the 747, climb down in the computer bay and into the cargo bays, and sit in the pilot seat! It is something you will never forget.

Now also available for guided tours is the recently arrived, fully restored Boeing 707, VH-XBA, the very first passenger jet registered in Australia and Qantas's first jet aircraft. The 47-year-old Boeing 707 underwent a four year restoration after being rescued in the United Kingdom where it had been earmarked for the scrap heap.
Named the City of Canberra, the plane will become a permanent display at Longreach's Qantas Founders' Museum.
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Longreach at 04/04:00am EST
Distance from Qantas Outback Museum 0.59km NE
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Longreach Aero
Distance from Qantas Outback Museum 0.59km NE
Mean Max. °C36.935.734.531.427.023.723.526.030.233.936.137.4
Mean Min. °C23.022.520.216.411.
Mean Rain mm79.779.955.636.926.216.919.211.110.723.930.457.5

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