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RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility
John Flynn the Hologram
Virtual Reality - See what its like to fly with an RFDS Pilot

Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility & Museum

See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as history is brought to life.

Enjoy heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS.

Visit the original Alice Springs working base that commenced operating in 1939. Discover the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions.

The NEW John Flynn the hologram is an 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.

Experience our Virtual Reality and connect to the emotions of the RFDS. Relive the true experience of patient Gene Hildebrand and see what its like to fly with an RFDS pilot.

Step inside a replica RFDS aircraft and feel what it’s like to be a patient at 15,000 feet.

Walk through the museum and meet Alfred Traeger and Nurse Kathy through interactive technology.

Purchase official merchandise along with our latest co-branded range from RM Williams from the Doc Shop and help keep the RFDS flying.

Opening times

  • Monday:
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
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  • Saturday:
  • Sunday:

Closed: Wednesday 25 December 2024

Closed: Thursday 26 December 2024

Closed: Wednesday 1 January 2025

Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $14 to $58
    $22.00 per Adult $16.00 per Concession $16.00 per student (11 to 18 years) $15.00 per Child (6 to 10 years) $68.00 per Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)
  • Child tickets from $0 to $15
    Children under 6 years old are free $15.00 per Child (aged 6 to 10)

Facilities

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

Accreditation

  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • Quality Tourism Accreditation

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