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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories

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    What to Expect
    Visit: RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, 45 Stokes Hill Road Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800 Australia

    See, experience & learn through the wonder of technology as this facility brings history to life.

    Royal Flying Doctor Service

    Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. 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.
    -Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the birth and growth of the RFDS.
    -Two Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy who answer selected questions from a touch panel.
    -Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses.
    -A decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft that allows visitors inside the aircraft and experience a fully aero medically equipped fitout.
    -Pedal Radio invented by Alf Traeger and used by people of the Outback.
    -Story Boards that provide very informative reading of the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

     Bombing of Darwin Harbour

    Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology. 
    -Life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant was the Commanding Officer of the USS William B Preston narrates his own version of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour.
    -Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima who answer selected questions from a touch panel.
    -Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour. This production is the pinnacle of a movie production for VR. Never before seen production of this magnitude.
    -Full size replica Japanese Zero aircraft hangs from the ceiling.
    -Replica of Camilla the Flying Boat that escaped from Darwin Harbour and its story.
    -Window of 1942 and aerial view of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that comes to life showing the bombing and aircraft fire of the first raid.
    -Story Boards that provide very informative reading and pictures of what took place on February 19th

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    45 Stokes Hill Road
    Stokes Hill Wharf
    Darwin
    Northern Territory
    (08) 8983 5700
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • The facility experiences are self-guided, we do host the first part of the visit and tailor to our demographic
    Exclusions
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenirs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • The facility is indoors and air-conditioned. There is audio translation for the hologram cinema sessions in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese.
    • There is complete disability access and a number of seating options throughout the facility for all guests
    • The facility has a gift shop in the center of the facility and are co-branded RFDS with RM Williams in a great clothing and belt range. We also offer a wide selection of RFDS and Bombing of Darwin branded products ranging from T-shirts, hats, books and other great collectibles.
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This wAs a truely outstanding thing to do. The use of technology was amazing and brought the flying doctor service and the bombing of Darwin to life in a very unique way using virtual reality. We had visited the military museum earlier but this didn’t repeat that. Very
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    Wow, what a fantastic facility....... wonderful to see both exhibits. An amazing experience to see, hear and feel the War and bombing experience as well as being a patient on a RFDS flight. As former RFDS patients we are both always grateful for this service and appreciate their
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    Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
    Responded 2 days ago
    We're so pleased that you found your visit informative, interesting and emotional , and were able to spend some time with us to discover some incredible stories of Bombing of Darwin history and the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Thank you for visiting the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and for your awesome review! Kind Regards Sam
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    We went here for a corporate function and had access to all the displays for both the Royal Flying Doctors and the bombing of Darwin Harbour. The virtual reality experience of Darwin Harbour is first class, leaving you with goosebumps as you gain a 360° view as if you were
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    Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you very much for your awesome 5 star review! The Darwin RFDS tourist facility team really appreciate hearing about your experience and are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We agree the VR experience is immersing and are excited to present the two iconic stories from one iconic location through the wonders of technology. Our team is very proud of the RFDS history and the presentation of "Papa" the recently decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft. Kind Regards Sam
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    The royals flying doctor facility also includes the bombing of Darwin in 1942. Interesting holograms and interactive activities to be had. Was well worth doing.
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    Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for your wonderful review, our team is very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the RFDS Facility Kind Regards Sam
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    Small museum with high tech gadgets. There are two virtual reality bits, one for RFDS and one for the bombing of Darwin. Hologram movies and interactive displays. There is a real plane in the museum too. Remember learning about RFDS at school so was great having the VR
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    Response from sambennett2016, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility: Two Iconic Territory Stories
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you for visiting the RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and for your great review! We are happy that you were engaged by the technology used to tell our two iconic stories and are glad you enjoyed exploring "Papa" our RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft. Kind Regards Sam
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    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese
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