Come and be amazed by the awe inspiring, dynamic and unique structure of soaring glass and steel made in the shape of an aircraft wing. Set in the lush Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler. Become part of the story through interactive displays; fly like Bert on the distinctive flight and glide simulators, be enthralled by Bert's life achievements and personal story in the movie theatrettes, sit in the replica Avro Baby aircraft and also view the original from his record setting 1921 flight. With numerous full size display aircraft exhibits and unique museum artefacts, including the beautifully restored Hinkler House ‘Mon Repos’, Bert Hinkler’s relocated Southampton home, this memorable and extraordinary experience to Australia in Bundaberg is a must do aviation adventure.
Have a bit more time?
Experience the Aviation & Sugar Stories tour where you will also view magnificent Indian bungalow architecture and discover the history of the Bundaberg sugar industry and the pioneer sugar families through a guided tour of the heritage listed homestead Fairymead House & Sugar History Museum.
Take in the surrounding Botanic Gardens flora and fauna while you relax and enjoy fresh delicious meal options and coffee at Café 1928, an exclusive experience in a truly unique setting.
The Botanic Gardens Precinct delivers a cohesive and integrated visitor experience for all ages and interests. Don’t miss these memorable and extraordinary experiences in Bundaberg, Queensland.