Book Now - RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility General Admission

The first iconic story is 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 second iconic story featured is the Bombing of Darwin on 19th February 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 through the most modern and exciting technology.

See two iconic Territory stories in one iconic location at Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin. This new and exciting world-class facility will feature 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, is 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.

Average Duration: General Admission - Allow two to three hours to enjoy the exhibit

About RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

Stokes Hill Wharf is Darwin's main wharf and is conveniently located near many local restaurants, cafes and retail shops.
The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility is a 15 min walk from the Darwin CBD
Free parking located on the wharf.
Hop on Hop off Bus Stop number 10

45 Stokes Hill Road,
Stokes Hill Wharf
Darwin, NT 0800

Other Information

Last entry is at 4.00pm from so that you maximise your visit time. We close at 5:00pm
Please note we are closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
On all other public holidays we will open at 10.00am until 3pm with last entry at 2pm.


Opening Hours
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Public Holidays
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM