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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility

8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided 24-hour emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Today, the RFDS provides the finest care to more than 275,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. Visit the original Alice Springs working base operating since 1939 to learn more about this unique service. The theatre allows the visitor to watch in comfort the life size hologram of John Flynn telling the story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a truly amazing experience! The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non profit organization, with 100% of all profits made from tours, purchases in the cafe and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of medical equipment.
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“small museum” (69 reviews)
“gift shop” (61 reviews)
“medical care” (21 reviews)
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8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Informative film about the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and a small but interesting museum.

Thank Hanne S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the flying doctor display and I was amazed at the ingenuity of frontier Australians who saw a need and did something about it. The need for medical care then the need to have a smaller more portable transmitter with which to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A reasonably basic display but a good holographic presentation in the theatre. A lot of the products for sale in the shop were an expensive brand "R M Williams"but a good variety. Cafe has nice food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, has a very engaging movie and great exhibits. It shows why and how the Service was founded, discusses the history, and really demonstrates the great work done EVERY DAY to make top notch medical care available to people...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no reference to aboriginal people or history. Glaring omission. “Uninhabited land” lies. Think the content needs an update ASAP. The buildings are quaint. The guy on the door is a hoot.

1  Thank Joy A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Included as a stop off during the town like alice tour. Get to ask questions and view a video of the amazing work these people have done and still do. Wander through a life size aircraft and little gift shop.

1  Thank Brian F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to hear a d see all about the flyi g doctor services all over australia. Very informative staff, lovely shop.

Thank 77jasminc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great multi-media presentation followed by museum exhibits and a mock-up of the real plane you can climb into. Lovely shop, good guides-a real must see.

Thank knittermom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not know of RFDS until our tour visited this facility. The visit was very informative and interesting. It was well worth the time and price of admission to visit this essential service provider.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wonders of vastness. This was a truly eye opening experience to see how what started as a 1 plane operation 60 years ago now is the lifeline with over 30 planes covering Australia for anyone in the bush that need a doctor.. A must...More

1  Thank Carste11
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Tameka F
15 July 2017|
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Response from NormDC | Reviewed this property |
Entry to gift shop (which includes part full size plane) is free Memory tells me it was ~$11 concession (includes senior card holders from interstate) or ~$16 adult, ~$42 family to view the informative hologram presentation... More
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