Set in the beautiful Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Hinkler House brings to life the adventures and achievements of Australia's famous pioneer solo aviator Bert Hinkler.
Experience how life would have been for Bert through the interactive displays. Touch screens and hands-on interactive stations makes learning about Bert's record setting 1921 flight so much fun!
The Exhibition Hall consists of 20 exhibits including static, mechanical and high-tech displays, interactive attractions, artefacts, six aircraft and various public artworks. You can fly like Bert on one of the flight and glide simulators; watch Bert's life achievements and personal story in the globe movie theatrette; and sit in an Avro Baby aircraft replica.
On loan from Queensland Museum, Bert Hinkler’s original Avro Baby aircraft is on display within the J.A. (Lex) Rowland Gallery at Hinkler Hall of Aviation. It was in this aircraft that Bert set two records, namely his 1920’s London to Turin flight and his 1921 flight from Sydney to Bundaberg!
Hinkler House is Bert's beautifully restored and relocated Southampton home "Mon Repos". The house was dismantled brick by brick and brought out to Bundaberg in 1983. The charming cottage was Bert's home from 1926 until his death in 1933 and was rebuilt as a memorial museum in his honour.
Self-guided tours of the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and Hinkler House is a must do adventure for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs.