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Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Willakool Dve | Catalina Park, Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 5037 2850
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This is a must see and do ,, A little hidden Gem and a big part of Aust history,,,You"ll spend a good couple of hours there ,,,,You can make a day of it buy going for a swim and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see and do ,, A little hidden Gem and a big part of Aust history,,,You"ll spend a good couple of hours there ,,,,You can make a day of it buy going for a swim and having a BBQ out the........

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place fascinating. A little pricey to get in at $30 per person but they have a family deal. It was fascinating to see a real Catalina up close and learn its history and how Lake Boga, a little town in the middle of nowhere played such and integral part in that. Plenty of parking and easy to... More 

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Bannockburn, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting trip into the history of the area learning about the importance of flying boats to the security of the country during the war and how this remote area was chosen as the maintainance centre.

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Thank Nikkilj79
Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit, so much interesting history of the Catalinas and more. We were very impressed. Also went into the bunker which was very good as well. Definitely would visit again.

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Thank Sharon A
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

See one of the Catalina flying boats that made Lake Boga such an important location during WW2. Interesting video of the story of the Lake Boga base. The museum is very modern and well laid out with many displays and information boards. Static displays of other flying boats. Well worth spending an hour or so to visit. Nice little cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Spend a enjoyable few hours here. I came here 6 years back and the Catalina flying boat was not finished it's final restoration. Now everything is completed and she looks magnificent. There are many other interesting items to view. Also onsite the folks have restored the control and communication bunker. I was interested in the whole complex as my uncle... More 

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Thank Steve T
Lake Boga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This little museum is well worth a stop if your in the SwanHill area. It is not expensive and the exhibitions are displayed well. You get a real incite to how Lake Boga contributed in world war2. I particularly like the old bunker with all the communications gear. The old movies are also good. The museum is on the shore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great museum with a number of restored WW2 artefacts including a Catalina flying boat . A initiative of the local Lions Club with some assistance but mainly volunteers. Fabulous display. For those proud and interested in Our history a must see. As I travel our vast country in retirement these little gems continue to open up the ignored history of... More 

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Thank Ron J
Salisbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum houses a complete Catalina 'flying boat' and many other artifacts related to it's maintenance, history in the region etc. There is an informative video which runs for around 20 minutes which explains the reason for the existence of the aircraft in an area so far from the ocean/sea. The whole experience maintains a link with happenings in the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place is entirely run by volunteers. They rely on the fees and donations to keep the place operation and that is incredible! Especially when you consider the historical significance of the place. Well worth stopping by and enjoying all that this has to offer!

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