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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility
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US$84.55*
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 18 Museums in Alice Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Toronto
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good experience”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Enjoyed the video of the history of the service and visiting the museum. It is to be hoped they can expand the museum space to expand the displays.

Visited June 2014
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Dee Why, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An eye opener”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Although I had, of course, heard all about the Flying Doctor Service, I learnt so much more from the visit which generated a more profound appreciation for what it doed.

Visited June 2014
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Charlottesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good place to visit in Alice”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a great service to the country, and the museum is interesting. As others have said it's a bit pricey perhaps, but the money goes to a good cause. I'd certainly recommend it.

Visited June 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Royal Flying Doctor Service”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Brilliant!!! I am a nurse & always enjoyed the Flying Doctor TV series, so always wanted to do a visit...so now I have. Friendly people in all areas of the RFDS....our guide, lady in gift shop, & ladies in cafe, & the birds who frequent the cafe!!!

Visited June 2014
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
“RFDS Museum Alice Springs”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

A great insight to a slice of Australian history. You don't need to pay admission if you are not going into the film presentation (but leave a donation). Small museum but nicely done.

Visited June 2014
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