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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility

8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8958 8412
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“small museum” (66 reviews)
“gift shop” (56 reviews)
“medical care” (18 reviews)
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8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8958 8412

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best thing to do in Alice Springs and I would highly recommend this to anyone. Gives a great overview of the difficulties experienced by those living in the Outback and how they receive medical service.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting presentation of the origins of the Service and the extent of the area that thet service

Thank Stephan M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was high on our priority list of tourist attractions whilst in Alice Springs. For starters, every cent spent goes to keeping the doctors in the sky, from your entry fee to a drink in the cafe afterwards. A very informative and interactive display of...More

Thank Fragl75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice overview of the history of the service. Would be nice to see with kids as well. Not a must see but since there is not much else to do in Alice a good option to kill some time.

Thank FamHeyvaert
Reviewed 1 week ago

after the school of the air presentation I didn't think i had any tears left, but i was wrong. this was a powerful presentation highlighting the harshness of outback Australia and the work of many to make a differenceMore

Thank Rachel F
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your very moving review. The outback of Australia is very beautiful but it is also very unforgiving and awareness must be adhered to at all times. Its people like yourself that visit out tourist facilities that helps to keep the Flying Doctor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You can do this stop in about an hour and see it pretty well, and I walked away with a profound sense of respect and admiration for the people that created and run this organisation. It truly is a unique service that most people wouldn't...More

Thank MarcusD27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hats off to the RFDS workers and John Flynn for getting it up and running! Interesting Centre for adults and children, 2&6yrs. Hologram Movie was 20mins in length, playtime in the cock pit plane model but educational and enjoyable. Great museum layout.

Thank Frances L
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Royal Flying Doctor Facility Alice Springs, we also appreciate your generous review.Very visitor helps to keep the Flying Doctor flying.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent history of a great Australian idea, to provide medical assistance for people in the outback. Well presented talk, video and displays of planes, radio equipment and shop.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a great piece of our history, great for young and old. You get to go on a replica jet and to here great stories. There is a great cafe and gift shop too.

Thank barty64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit to gain an understanding of The Royal Flying Doctors Service - both how it started and how it works today. Our kids who are 8 and 9 enjoyed the hologram as well. We had lunch at the cafe there. The food...More

Thank Kimeeeee
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Tameka F
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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