Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Bundaberg

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The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a nationally significant tourist attraction and aviation adventure experience based in Bundaberg, Queensland. More than a museum, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation celebrates the pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler and the wonders of innovation, spirit and adventure.

Step inside a soaring exhibition hall featuring interactive exhibits, flight simulator, the Globe Theatre and five full sized replica aircraft. Climb into the Avro Baby bi-plane replica and email a photo of yourself as a flying ace to your family and friends. Engage with the detailed and rich history of Bert Hinkler and see the world through his personal effects, and documents and letters of the time. The powerful archival footage and historic photos bring the story to life.

Brick by brick, Bert’s English home, Mon Repos, was moved to Bundaberg from Southampton in 1983 by Hinkler House Memorial Museum and Research Association. Named after Mon Repos beach near Bundaberg, the location of his early aviation experiments, the house links Bert Hinkler’s professional endeavours with his personal life.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Hinkler House ‘Mon Repos’ are set in the picturesque tropical surrounds of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens Precinct located in North Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia’s gateway to the Great Southern Barrier Reef.

Also home to Fairymead House’s Sugar Museum. Built in 1890, this grand local homestead houses local sugar industry memorabilia, exploring the development of the local sugar industry from its earliest days.



Ride on the coal-fired steam train and explore the gardens precinct before stopping for lunch or coffee in the trendy, sophisticated and relaxed setting of Café 1928.



Also home to the Bundaberg Historical Museum, and the Australian Sugar Cane Railway the Botanic Gardens Precinct is a wonderful destination encompassing a broad history of Bundaberg.
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  • I'm not usually into museums, or historical displays and although we have been visiting Bundaberg at least once a year for nearly 20 years, this is the first time we were tempted to visit the Hinkler ...  more »
  • Great place to visit displays are wonderful with push button talks in most areas. They contain planes that go back to Bert Hinkler and memorabilia of Bert and family photos everywhere  more »
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  • I have been wanting to visit the Hinkler Hall of Aviation for so long as my mothers family had a connection to Bert Hinklers mother. I loved it so much, my husband who isn't much into history was absolutely amazed with the display and information. I'd dearly love to take my mother for a visit to reminisce. If you are in the region I'd highly recommend a visit.
  • Great school holiday location, ducks turtles eels ibis, good food, enjoy the train. Excellent new playground except for the burning heat on 35 degree day.
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