Calling all aviation enthusiasts and Brisbane historians, allow extra time on your next trip to Brisbane Airport to visit the the Kingsford Smith Memorial.
This memorial is dedicated to the early Australian aviator Sir Charles, best known for making the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland and the first flight between Australia and New Zealand.
The preserved “Southern Cross” aeroplane, which Kingsford Smith used for the trans-tasman flight is on display at this memorial, and Brisbane Airport is the custodian of this important relic for the Commonwealth of Australia.
The best way to tour the centre is through a self-guided tour of the information boards, or via the voiceover system that tells the story of the Southern Cross.
Did we mention it’s completely free and open 24/7?
Airport Drive, Brisbane Airport
Find the memorial off Airport Drive. The exit is just before the roundabout at the International Terminal.