Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Reasons they will it

  • Admission to Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Learn about Bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Heroic tales of the birth & growth of the RFDS
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Includes headset audio translation
  • History of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

All visitors and locals should visit the Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service to relive history told through an incredible virtual reality experience. Gift vouchers are available for this attraction that brings to life two iconic episodes of Australian History. Strap on the virtual reality headsets for a sensory experience recounting the Bombing of Darwin on February 19, 1942. This unique experience is an informative yet entertaining way to understand a dramatic part of Darwin history through exciting technology. The museum also houses a full size Japanese Zero aircraft and interactive holograms and touchscreens that share personal stories of that fateful day. Visitors will also learn more about the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service that began its operations in 1939. If you are looking for a gift for a history buff or someone you know is visiting Darwin then give the gift of an experience and purchase this attraction gift voucher online here! Gift It Now!

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Inclusions

  • General Admission to Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Provides an insight into the history of the the Bombing of Darwin Harbour and Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Experience and learn through the wonder of technology
  • Lean about iconic story the Bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS
  • Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942
  • Includes headset audio translation in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese
  • Many of the experiences and stories are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Self-guided tours - friendly staff available to assist and answer any questions

Highlights

  • The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin
  • Insight on the medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939
  • Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients
  • First iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service known throughout Australia as the RFDS
  • Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Includes headset audio translation in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese
  • Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses
  • 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
  • Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima who answer selected questions from a touch panel
  • 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 1942

Time

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin is located at 45 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City, 0800
  • Opens Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 6pm (Last Tour 5pm)
  • Public Holidays 10am - 3pm (Last Tour 2pm)
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Allow 1 - 2 hours to enjoy the exhibit

Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

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