With its world-class aeronautical collection featuring 52 aircrafts and counting, the Australian National Aviation Museum is the biggest of its kind in Australia, and it’s a must for aviation enthusiasts. Located at Moorabbin airport, the museum offers a fascinating introduction to Australia’s aviation history, with aircrafts dating from WWII to present-day, and exhibits including uniforms, models, engines, and other flight memorabilia.
Highlights of a visit include rare aircrafts such as a WW2 Beaufighter and a Desoutter II; the world’s oldest surviving CAC Wirraway; a Vickers Viscount that alleged once served as Fidel Castro's plane; and a unique WW1-era Fokker DR1 fuel tank, believed to be from the Red Baron's aircraft.
The Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport, 25km south of Melbourne and is open Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Adult admission is $10.