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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility is a new and exciting development on the Stokes Hill Wharf that bring to life two iconic Australian stories. The first iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known...more
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45 Stokes Hill Road | Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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All reviews virtual reality the royal flying doctor service flying doctors modern technology wwii bombing excellent presentation air raid first hand interactive displays great facility australian history well worth the visit gift shop entry price stokes hill wharf hop on hop off bus great insight
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice place to visit for dual history of the RFDS and also the Wartime era. Not a big place but lots of little things to do, our favourite being the virtual reality headsets ! Well done Darwin on this wharf side venue full of...More

Thank Pirateswench
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This attraction has so much history viewed through modern technology. The hologram movies about the bombing of Darwin and the start of the RFDS was so interesting. The demonstration of the bombing after the air raid siren gave you shivers! There’s also a RFDS plane...More

Thank GeorginaLR
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a small museum, the main interest for me being the bombing of Darwin in 1942, though it also covers the Royal Flying Doctor Service. There are very informative displays both on the bombing and the RFDS. A highlight is the approx 8 minutes...More

Thank broadhurstannema
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited not knowing what to expect. This facility has both the RFDS history and the bombing of Darwin history. Interactive displays were excellent as were the short movies - very realistic and provided backgrounds to both. The virtual reality headset on the bombing of...More

Thank 124margiew
Reviewed 5 days ago

Learnt so much about WW2 & RFDS. The visual and sound concepts were truly spine tingling, and so realisitic. An unforgettable experience.More

Thank Cate M
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow! What a wonderful review, our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS and relived the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour, we agree that the interactive technology is designed to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Darwin for many years and always meant to go. Finally got a chance when I had to take a tour group through from the cruise ship. What an outstanding presentation. The two hollagrams on the flying doctor service and the bombing of Darwin...More

Thank Eve S
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great review. We agree our close proximity to the cruise ship terminal make us an ideal tourist attraction for cruise ship passengers to visit. The Darwin RFDS Tourist Facility team really appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the theatre information films to the 3D virtual reality booths this is a great experience. Then there is the tour of the RFDS airplane and the information of the great work they are doing. Wonderful people doing great workMore

Thank rita7912016
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your great review. The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility really appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We agree the VR experience is immersing and are excited to present the two iconic stories from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have supported the RFDS for many years. This display provided a valuable insight into the history and operations of the Service. It is well worth a visit, time permitting.More

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sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for sharing your experience! We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit at the Darwin RFDS tourist facility.Our team is very proud of RFDS history and our place in the community, and the opportunity to tell our story through the RFDS...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a look and the film with it. But expensive entry. Good for those that know nothing about the RFDS On Stokes wharf, which itself is worth a lookMore

Thank George K
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased that you found your visit informative, interesting, and were able to spend some time with us to discover some incredible stories of Bombing of Darwin history and the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Thank you for visiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We based ourselves at the Darwin River Tavern and did several day trips into Darwin. Another traveller recommended the RFDS tourist facility on Stokes Wharf and while it didn’t sound like a place to visited thoroughly enjoyed our half a day there. The history of...More

Thank JJGreyNomads
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review ! Our team are so glad to hear that you enjoy our stories told through the wonders of technology and we hope that you used the RFDS pass-out to enjoy lunch or a snack from the food outlets on...More

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Smurfies3626
7 March 2017|
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Hi please be advised that we accepted all seniors cards worldwide for consession rates, sincere apologies for the delayed response, I have been off line traveling to trade shows. Kind Regards Sam
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TICKET PRICES $26 per Adult $14 per Child (6 to 12) $18 per Student (13 to 16) $18 per Senior $70 Family (two adults, two children)
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