The Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facilities provide an insight into the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Bombing of Darwin Harbour.
See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as these facilities bring history to life.
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Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day.

  • Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the RFDS.
  • Two Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy.
  • Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses.
  • A replica RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that allows visitors inside the aircraft and experience a fully aero medically equipped fitout.
  • Pedal Radio invented by Alf Traeger and used by people of the Outback.
  • Story Boards.
  • Retail Shop.
  • Cafe, for morning/aftenoon tea and lunch.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility
Two Iconic Territory Stories - One started Territory operations in 1939, the other, occurred in 1942 as an act of aggression unparalleled on Australian soil. Both forged the resolve and resilience of the people who live in Australia's Northern Territory.

Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients that are carried and cared for each day.

  • Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the RFDS.
  • Two Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy.
  • Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses.
  • A decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that allows visitors inside the aircraft and experience a fully aero medically equipped fitout.
  • Pedal Radio invented by Alf Traeger and used by people of the Outback.
  • Story Boards.
  • Retail Shop.

Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology.

  • Life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant was the Commanding Officer of the USS William B Preston narrates his own version of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour.
  • Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima.
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour. This production is the pinnacle of a movie production for VR.
  • Full size replica Japanese Zero aircraft.
  • Replica of Camilla the Flying Boat.
  • Window of 1942 and aerial view of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that comes to life.
  • Story Boards.
  • Retail Shop.

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