Follow Alice Springs' The Flynn Trail in tribute to the founder of the Flying Doctor Service, visiting his grave at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges.

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The John Flynn's Memorial Historical Reserve, located seven kilometres west of Alice Springs, is the resting place for the ashes of the Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland Mission.

The grave is on a low hill at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges. The plaque expresses a lifetime achievement in just a few lines ‘His vision encompassed the continent. He established the Australian Inland Mission and founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He brought to lonely places a spiritual ministry and spread a mantle of safety over them by medicine and the radio.’

Opening times:
Daily, 24 hours
Entry cost:
Free entry
Facilities:
  • Car park