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Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility (RFDS Museum) Tours

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility (RFDS Museum)

The Royal Flying Doctors Service is the largest air medical response team in the world. The doctors fly an average of 40,000 miles (65,000 kilometers) a day attending to sick people in the remote outback of Australia. They have 53 aircraft operating out of 21 bases with 964 staff and attend to around 750 patients a day.

Alice Springs houses the Central Operations of the service and at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility (RFDS Museum) you can learn all about the incredible history of the RFDS and how it has shaped life in the outback. There is an interactive museum where you can find out what it is like inside the planes, you can even fly one in the flight simulator. Experience life in the early days of the service and try your hand at the Traegar pedal-powered radio which was the primary means of communication for many years.

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Tours are every half hour and you’re welcome to spend as much time as you like exploring the museum.

The center is south of the Post Office, in the Hartley Street Historical precinct.

Address: 8-10 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Australia
Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sundays & public holidays 1pm - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day
Admission: Adults: AU$7, Children (6-15yrs): AU$3.50
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day TourFull-day Tours

Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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Discover the legendary heart of Outback culture on this half-day highlights tour of Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn how residents have adapted to ultra-remote living at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and the School of the Air. Encounter fearsome desert creatures at the Alice Springs Reptile Park, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
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Best of Alice Springs Full Day TourDay Trips

Best of Alice Springs Full Day Tour

View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. As we depart town we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial. Enjoy beautiful walks at both Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. In the afternoon, tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air, the historic Telegraph Station, and the Royal Flying Doctors Service, as well as the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility (RFDS Museum) hours of operation: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sundays & public holidays 1pm - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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