Aviation history comes alive at the Caboolture Warplane Museum. Situated on the Bribie-Caboolture Road, among the Caboolture Airfield hangars, the Caboolture Warplane Museum offers a truly unique collection for aviation enthusiasts and day trippers alike. It's one of the best things to do near Brisbane with kids who adore planes!
With vintage aircraft restored to flying condition, including many warbirds from WWII, the museum invites visitors to look, learn, touch and experience these magnificent flying machines.
Imagine sitting inside a UH-1 Huey Helicopter, or getting a sense of what is was like to fly the USAAF Douglas C-47A! Just touching the wing of a Wirraway VH-WWY is enough to spark anyone’s interest in the fascinating history of flight.
Aside from the operational aircraft, the museum has an excellent collection of model aircraft, war medals, engine displays, art, a Bren Gun Carrier, Australian Air Force uniforms and other objects related to Australian flight history. Museum volunteers are on hand to answer questions and advise which aircraft visitors are welcome to explore further, including the impressive Pacific Dakota.
Interested in aviation mechanics? The Museum is situated in a hangar on an airfield and prides itself on maintaining vintage aircrafts in flying condition. This means on any given day there’ll be maintenance taking place. Observe the talented mechanics and restoration experts at work keeping these symbols of our nation’s aviation history in working order.
The Caboolture Warplane flying warbirds collection consists of:
P51D Mustang VH-MFT
CAC Wirraway VH-MFW
CAC Winjeel VH-SOB
Nieuport 17 VH-NIE
Restored to flying condition, warbirds can be seen in flight throughout the year at the Museum’s many aviation events, regional Airshows and festival fly-pasts. They are also flown at the Caboolture Airfield as part of the museum’s ‘Adventure Flights’ program. Ask one of the Museum Volunteers when the next plane will be in flight - it might just be your lucky day!
With ample parking, the Caboolture Warplane Museum is the ideal destination for bus and school groups. It combines a fascinating history lesson with some very cool aircraft, making it a great excursion with children. Bookings are required and tours are available upon request.
The museum has the following facilities to make your visit more enjoyable:
Want to feel the excitement of a warplane in flight? The Museum offers Adventure Flight packages. Bookings are essential.
Got kids who love all things mechanical? Visit Moreton Region for a perfect day out:
Take a ride on a real steam train at Woodford Train Museum
Head to Strathpine and take a walk around Old Petrie Town
Learn more about things to do in Caboolture with kids
Caboolture Warplane Museum, McNaught Road, Caboolture QLD, Australia
07 5499 1144
Public holidays may vary