Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility

Darwin Region WWII History

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Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility - Two Iconic Territory Stories in One Iconic Location.
Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS and relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service, affectionately known throughout Australia as the RFDS. Founded by the Reverend John Flynn, it began its aero medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939.
The Bombing of Darwin Harbour on 19th February 1942. The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin.
See, experience & learn through the wonders of technology as this brand new facility brings history to life.
This exciting world-class facility features never seen before cutting edge technology – holograms, virtual reality and a projection window of the Japanese air attack on the harbour. Additionally, a decommissioned RFDS Pilatus PC 12 aircraft, completely aero medically equipped, will be accessible to the public as well as a life-sized replica Japanese Zero aircraft suspended from the ceiling.
Learn about 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.

The ultimate Darwin experience. The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility - Stokes Hill Wharf, Open 7 days.


$28 per Adult
$16 per Child (6 to 12 years)
$20 per Student (13 to 16 years)
$20 per Senior
$70 Family (two adults, two children)

June to September
Open 7 Days 9.30am - 6.00pm - Last Entry 5.00pm

October to May
Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 5.00pm - Last Entry 4.00pm

Public Holidays 10am - 3pm - Last Entry 2.00pm
Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday

Map & Directions

45 Stokes Hill Road Darwin NT 0800


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