Our Red Centre caravanning adventure back in 2016 was an EPIC trip filled with truck loads of memorable experiences. This included a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility in Alice Springs. Our girls still talk about the museum, exploring an RFDS plane and seeing their first hologram!
Welcome to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility
The Museum home of the RFDS.
Visit the original RFDS Alice springs working base that commenced in 1939.
See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 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. Learn the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions.
John Flynn the Hologram a truly amazing experience!
The pioneering holographic show forms the centrepiece of the facility as Flynn tells the story of his vision and its realisation into the RFDS of today.
The new RFDS Virtual Reality is awesome!!
2 x Virtual Reality Stories of the RFDS – Relive the true experience of patient Gene Hildebrand and see what its like to fly with an RFDS Pilot.
Walk through the museum and meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy thru interactive technology.
Step inside a replica RFDS aircraft and feel what it is like to be a patient at 15,000 feet.
Kids can learn through an interactive game and digital drawing.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non-profit organisation, with 100% of all profits made from tours and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of aircraft and medical equipment.
Tours run every half an hour from 9:30am-3:30pm and are also available for Coach Groups; Coach Groups must be booked in advanced by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8958 8411 to talk to one of our helpful reservation staff.
Pricing (as at June 2021)
$19.00 per Adult
$12.00 per Child (6 to 10 yrs)
$14.00 per Student (11 to 18 yrs)
$14.00 per Concession
$56.00 Family ticket (2 Adults 3 Children)
Current Opening hours (as at June 2021 – please check with RFDS)
Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Public Holidays 1pm – 4.30pm
Last Tour 3.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day