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 small and history of aviation and flight as it developed through to space travel.
To get there
Hinkler House is on the north side of the river. From Hinkler Ave (after crossing the newer bridge if coming from the south side of the river), turn at the roundabout onto Mount Perry Rd. After 450m, veer left and the entrance to the Botanic Gardens complex is on the left. After entering, turn immediately right and a parking area nearest to Hinkler House is on the right.
From Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre , head east on Avenue St and turn right into Alexandra St. Follow to the next intersection and turn left into Whittred St and follow up to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Princess St and follow for 800m to the traffic lights and turn right into Scotland St towards Bundaberg CBD. Follow the road becoming Bourbong St for 1.1km crossing over the Kennedy Bridge. Turn right at the roundabout to bypass the Bundaberg CBD, following for 1.3km, heading straight at the roundabout for the old bridge and bending to the left to a set of traffic lights. Turn right to return onto Bourbong St and follow for 900m before turning right to head over the new bridge heading towards Gin Gin. After crossing the bridge continue straight to the roundabout and turn left onto Mount Perry Rd. After 450m, veer left and the entrance to the Botanic Gardens complex is on the left. After entering, turn immediately right and a parking area nearest to Hinkler House is on the right.
Hinkler House is next to Hinkler Hall of Aviation is within the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens. If you are visiting Fairymead House, or Bundaberg & District Historical Museum, you can walk to Hinkler Hall of Aviation.