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1934 Qantas Hangar

22 Macdonald Street | Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
+61 8 8942 4839
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Come and see some of the Northern Territories Automotive history. Everything from Steam Traction Engines and Locomotives to the first Solar Car, each with it's own piece of history and it's all housed in the old Qantas Hangar which it's self has survived both the attempts by the Japanese to destroy it in 1934 to Cyclone Tracy in 1974. It's the territories best kept secret.
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22 Macdonald Street | Parap, Darwin, Northern Territory 0820, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Occupied by a car enthusiast facility, the Qantas Hanger was leased to another airline before being closed when the old airfield was abandoned and housing development took place.

Thank DJT111
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

After heading back from Military Museum we decided to have a quick look. If your into vintage cars, motorbikes and machinery in general you'll find this interesting. We loved the old motor bikes and cars, well worth to stop off. Run by volunteers and funded...More

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Peter G, Public Relations Manager at 1934 Qantas Hangar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks Samlew71, we like to think of ourselves as Darwin's Best Kept Secret.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

50+ Year old blokes will find this interesting for an hour.....wives about 10 minutes. Some old motorbikes, cars, trucks, pumps.....old stuff. A big Men’s Shed!

Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Original WW11 Qantas Hanger with Japanese straffing now home to the motor vehicle enthusiasts club with beautiful old cars,trucks and bikes. An undiscovered must see in Darwin.

Thank MaryHamon
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This wonderful collection of memorabilia in an out of the way street. Full of amazing old things. All run by volunteers. Very tidy and clean. Make it a "must do" visit.

Thank sandra w
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The hangar obviously has some history about it. A pity it didn`t have more info on Qantas. (Although there were a few relics of tarmac equipment in the yard plus the fact that the first airstrip in Australia is only a street away). However the...More

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Peter G, Public Relations Manager at 1934 Qantas Hangar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thanks for the review Don. We are a not for profit organisation therefor we get no funding from anywhere, other than funds we raise selling sausage sanga's or donations from visitors to the Hangar. What you see is what you get unfortunately. We'd like to...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

A little out of the way but worth a trip - free to get in and the hanger itself is historic, an important part of Australia's aviation past. Inside the local volunteers have done a great job of restoring and preserving some great old motorbikes,...More

Thank Craig_Tapper
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This historical building is packed with memorabilia and history. We spent hours looking over all there was to see here. Entry is free but donation is greatly appreciated by the volunteers that run it. Don’t leave Darwin without seeing this.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

My husband did this trip with the war museum and loved seeing all these old vehicles and motor cycles.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great little place, run by a few man that are so interested in all things machinery, no charge but there is a box to place a donation in.

Thank gogirl1warialda
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