Air Museum

CAC CA-22/25 Winjeel training aircraft from the 1950s, at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra

Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or not, the Queensland Air Museum is sure to be an experience to interest everyone. The collection of aircraft is impressive with a combination of enclosed display areas, covered displays, and open air displays. Most of the really large aircraft are understandably in the open air, except for the … Read more

The Valley Rattler

Steam engine venting steam, Class C17 Amamoor at Gympie's Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Rattler is a railway museum with an operating rail fleet for railway journey experiences. Located at the historic Gympie Station, the building also contains the Rusty Rails Cafe. 7 days a week, the museum and cafe are open for a look around and getting a coffee fix. We dropped in for coffee … Read more

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not entrance at Surface Paradise, Gold Coast

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has a long history, dealing with bizarre events and items that makes you wonder if some are real. Robert Ripley started with the concept over 100 years ago in 1919 as a cartoon feature in a newspaper. It is the television shows I remember first discovering Ripley’s Believe It Or … Read more

The Dayboro Shed Antiques

Front of the building at The Dayboro Shed Antiques

The Dayboro Shed Antiques is like a museum where the whole collection is available for sale, with a variety of antiques and collectable items that is sure to capture the interest of just about anyone. This isn’t like some antique shops where the items for sale are just things from a house getting rid of … Read more

Historic Store

Historical Commercial Store, the Brennan & Geraghtys Store Museum in Maryborough

The historical Brennan & Geraghty’s Store in Maryborough is a store museum that operated as a general store for over 100 years. Opening for trade in 1871, it continued until 1972 with its unsold contents remaining when the doors were closed. A demolition order had been put in place by the Maryborough City Council. It … Read more

Cobb & Co Museum

Cobb & Co Museum building in Toowoomba, Queensland

Cobb & Co Museum is located in Toowoomba with displays from the horse-drawn era. Not just Cobb & Co carriages, the collection includes farming wagons, delivery carts, and the landau, the Rolls Royce of Carriages. It is fitting that the Cobb & Co Museum represents the end of the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive , … Read more

Mt Bauple Museum

Front entrance to the Mt Bauple Museum

Mt Bauple Museum is in the middle of the Mount Bauple township, between Maryborough and Gympie on the Bauple Tourist Drive 6 . The museum has brilliantly been built on a disused road reserve. A much better use or the land that otherwise may have been left bare or perhaps a picnic table or two … Read more

Hinkler House Museum

Old 2-story English cottage, Hinkler House Museum in Bundaberg

Hinkler House was built in Thornhill Estate in Southampton, England in 1925. A modest detached house, he named the home “Mon Repos” to celebrate the beachside location of the same name in his Australian hometown of Bundaberg where he had fuelled his love of flight. Hinkler House is physically separate from Hinkler Hall of Aviation … Read more

Hinkler Hall of Aviation

Signage for the entrance to Hinkler Hall of Aviation, with an image of Hinkler and his first aircraft

Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a museum built as a tribute to aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler. Bert made record-breaking flights locally in the 1920s and flew the first solo flight from England to Australia. The museum is housed in a building designed to look like an aircraft wing. It contains several aviation collections large and … Read more


railway carriages at the Rosewood Railway Museum, Kunkala station

Note: The Rosewood Railway has paused operations while work is undertaken. See the Rosewood Railway Facebook page for updated information. Kunkala is a brown sign outside of The Rosewood Railway, one of two railway stations operated by the railway museum, the other is Cabanda Station. Cabanda Station doesn’t have a brown sign for it but … Read more