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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"small museum"
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"gift shop"
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"medical care"
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"map showing"
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"short film"
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"medical equipment"
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"video presentation"
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"tv series"
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"wonderful service"
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"worth a visit"
in 39 reviews
"great museum"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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"interesting visit"
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"great insight"
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"australian outback"
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Reviewed today

Tour around Alice Springs with excellent driver / guide Mark Dorrington(?) from AAT Kings . Not to be missed display, excellent introductory speaker, holographic display / documentary. Lots of interesting displays, lovely gift shop and the cleanest toilets that we have every seen in the...More

Thank glenfield118
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Reviewed today

A museum, a video presentation, and a real time map of the flying doctor service in action are all part of this visit. All together, these present the visitor with a detailed history of how far the royal flying doctor service has come and what...More

Thank 507adventurelover
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great facility with beautiful prompts - including an aircraft mock up and a very informative movie shown in the onsite theatre. A very interesting museum with a great variety of displays. An on site Cafe provides great coffee and cakes. Be generous with your...More

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Watched the movie with the John Flynn hologram which was full of information. Wandered through the exhibits, some of which were interactive. A great history of outback pioneers.

Thank Phillf07
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour and the video was very interesting to see. In the Café we had the best coffee of our whole australia trip 😁 greetings from Luxemburg

Thank Sheila K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience, very thankful for the service they supply. Full of information on how it started.

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing was I felt like it was mostly a money making thing instead of a learning center. Like how you have to go through the gift shop to get to the museum. And as I was the only one there at that time,...More

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the reasons we visited Alice Springs was the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The hologram presentation was great but also the plane and museum and gift store. Superbly done. It will give you a feel for the logistics of medical care over GREAT distances...More

Thank STraveler2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic and interesting facility. If your in Alice Springs make the trip and learn about this AMAZING service.

Thank Laurie Paul S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe was food but since change of owners, quality of food has gone down and prices gone up. The museum is great and interesting.

Thank gina o
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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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