RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility is an exciting attraction on Stokes Hill Wharf that brings to life two iconic Australian stories. Both iconic stories are retold using state of the art technology including Virtual Reality headsets, hologram movies, audio-visuals and touch screen TVs as well as the fascinating story boards. The first story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known as the RFDS. Founded in 1928 by Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero-medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939. The second story is the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. The bombing raids by the Japanese, brought destruction to the city of Darwin and many of the events that happened that day are featured. The RFDS Tourist Facility is a must see in Darwin for visitors of all ages and families to have an interesting learning experience about Darwin's history. The facility will be closed Good Friday 15th April 22 and Christmas Day 25 Dec 22.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from A$28.00
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Dallas G
Kirwan, Australia9 contributions
A very educational and informative activity. Spent about 2 hours doing the different VR and holographic experiences. As well as checking out the rdfs decommissioned plane. The staff couldn’t do enough for us thanks to all. Well done!!
Written 17 May 2022
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Mareea T
Brisbane, Australia67 contributions
May 2022
This experience was both fascinating but also terrifying for what our men and women went through. A definite must see to appreciate where we live.
Written 12 May 2022
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Thank you Mareea for your great review! We agree our facility does highlight how intense and scary the bombing of Darwin must have been. We are glad you got to learn about Australia's history and we hope you come again! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 13 May 2022
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Heather
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Virtual reality experiences, air-raid siren 😊 & very friendly/helpful staff. Well worth the visit..
Written 12 May 2022
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Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the facility and we are always happy to help. We hope to see you again some other time! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 13 May 2022
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Jane T
Newcastle, Australia30 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I booked a Sockman Cabin for our stay at Litchfield Tourist Park. We were greeted by Laura and she was a very vibrant and informative local. She explained a lot about the accomodation and Litchfield National Park.
Our cabin was amazing. So spacious and clean with beautiful views from the deck that had a BBQ.
Would definitely recommend.
Written 10 May 2022
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playsonicnow
Singapore20 contributions
May 2022
This experience was an unexpected treat and we learnt a lot in the process, the combination of the RFDS and bombing of Darwin was really interesting and very well done.
You can also stop and have a lovely lunch/afternoon/morning tea/drink on the wharf at one of the many outlets afterwards as well.
Written 10 May 2022
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Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and got to learn about two of Australia's iconic stories. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 13 May 2022
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Paul F
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Apr. 2022
Information about the RFDS history and operations was terrific.
Explanation and the graphics showing the WW 2 bombing of Darwin was well worth experiencing.
Written 6 May 2022
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Thank you so much for your great review! We agree it is an interactive way to learn the history of two of Australia's stories. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 6 May 2022
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Jane T
Newcastle, Australia30 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Ventured here thinking we would have a pleasant morning.
We left 3 hours later totally impressed with what they have achieved.
Interactive and virtual reality.
Staff were amazing.
Well worth the entrance fee.
Written 4 May 2022
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Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, we agree that the virtual reality experience is incredible. Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 4 May 2022
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waynebooth50
Brisbane, Australia214 contributions
Displaying the Royal flying doctor service , it's History & the bombing of Darwin 1942. Using visual virtual reality technology. Absolutely brilliant experience.. worth the visit...👍
Written 30 April 2022
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Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review. We agree the Virtual Reality is brilliant experience! Kind Regards, The RFDS Tourist Facility Team
Written 3 May 2022
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Karen T
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience! Very interesting history of Royal Flying Doctor Service and also Darwin during WWII including movies and VR experience!
A real RFDS PC12 aircraft (VH-FMP), which was in service for many years, makes the visit a very special as well.
Written 26 April 2022
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Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 28 April 2022
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Tiffen
Melbourne, Australia756 contributions
Apr. 2022
A great place to visit to understand the bombing of darwin and the inspirational sooty of the RFDS. The movies are really good.
Written 23 April 2022
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Thank you for your 5 star review! We love how many people learn so much about the stories we have to offer when visiting our facility. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! Kind Regards RFDS Team
Written 28 April 2022
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$27.75, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$68.73 per person. See all 3 RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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