We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility

8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8958 8412
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$80.27*
and up
Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“small museum” (68 reviews)
“gift shop” (56 reviews)
“medical care” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Alice Springs

Write a ReviewReviews (995)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 910 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible company offering medical support for far-flung communities in the Australian outback. Invaluable. Excellent tour and film.

Thank TRS4760
Reviewed 2 days ago

The introduction followed by the short movie presentation in the theatre gave us an excellent overview of the work the RFDS is doing Worth seeing and buyer a few things from their merchandise shop - supporting their great work.

Thank Travel3220
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comments much appreciated. All items purchased go towards keeping the Flying Doctor flying.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Learn about the history of the flying doctors and the work they do. Also a chance to check out a life size model of a plane. Easy to walk to and $16 aud to enter. As the service is self funded the ticket helps them...More

Thank Yunus M
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to visit the RFDS Alice Springs and in turn enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your review.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a top attraction for every one that comes to Alice Springs, it is a must to get all your history on flying Drs and the pioneering days.

Thank heatherwils0n
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a great review , thank you very much. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us here in Alice Springs.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very moving hologram/movie all about how the flying doctor service started and how it operates now. They also have a screen in the entrance that shows 'live' the position of each of the service's aircraft that are in the field. Well worth the visit -...More

Thank Christine I
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

RFDS truly appreciates your review. We are very mindful of our price points of our RFDS branded merchandise.Visitors love to take home a memento of their travels hence we try to price our souvenirs between AUD $1.50 - $24.00. To enhance our range of souvenirs...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very informative center tells you all you wanted to know, and more, about the Flying Doctor Service. Excellent cafe with a 1950’s feel!

Thank GarethE2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst on a whistle stop tour in the Alice we stopped here. An interesting movie and display. To assist we bought some merchandise and went to pay. Instead of a pleasant friendly employee we encountered a grumpy and sour employee who made customers feel they...More

1  Thank GlobetrotterJSH
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and please accept our deepest apologies for this unfortunate incident. We pride ourselves on customer service and value each and every person that comes to visit with us. This type of behavior is not tolerated and is totally unacceptable.Please be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As I work in health care I found this very interesting would love to have done this if I was younger, super service they provide for the outback, well done

Thank norma c
lesley p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. As a health work you can really appreciate the wonderful work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The outback can be very unforgiving and to have the RFDS at hand it is very reassuring.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great for me to finally see the Royal Flying doctor base at Alice Springs. Of interest, was that we could climb inside a replica of the planes that are used to transport patients, and see the lay-out inside. It was also interesting to...More

1  Thank Glenys B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here can help you to appreciate the service that the Royal Flying Doctors provide. The film is an interesting and educational insight into the history of the RFDS, while the museum has a number of historical objects to give you a more detailed...More

Thank SimKris
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Page 27 Cafe
476 reviews
.56 km away
Uncle Edy's Ice Cream
183 reviews
.53 km away
Epilogue Lounge
252 reviews
.58 km away
Loco Burrito
205 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
767 reviews
.09 km away
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
86 reviews
.37 km away
National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol
184 reviews
.12 km away
Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre
281 reviews
.76 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tameka F
15 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
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
2
Votes