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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

Closes in 5 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 interactive displays great facility australian history first hand well worth the visit entry price gift shop stokes hill wharf hop on hop off bus couple of hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Darwin site after hearing excellent reviews of the Alice Springs site. Although informative the site lacked that something special to make it stand out. It shares the space with the Bombing of Darwin Experience which is also at the Military Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davo3591
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Kind Regards Sam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met by friendly staff who explained how to get the best out of our visit. It was interesting to hear the history of the RFDS & what happened to what led up to and during the bombing of Darwin in WWII. I could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 993maggiea
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the RFDS Facility. We agree everyone should come and see it for themselves, JUST DO IT !! Kind Regards Sam

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The recreation of Darwin's bombing Feb 19 1942 was spectacular in a pristine air conditioned building. The special effects and details of the attack were outstanding. The evolution of the Royal Flying Doctor Service was totally absorbing. I loved the hire rate for the original...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edward S
sambennett2016, Public Relations Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the RFDS Facility Kind Regards Sam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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sambennett2016, Public Relations Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and for sharing your experience, we agree the Virtual Reality experience is immersive and designed to bring history to life. Kind Regards Sam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeorginaLR
sambennett2016, Public Relations Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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sambennett2016, Public Relations Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your great review. We agree the VR experience is immersive. Our team is very proud to be able to share the two iconic stories, the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS and the drama and history...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 124margiew
sambennett2016, Public Relations Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cate M
sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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sambennett2016, Manager at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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

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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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