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Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre

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A Place all Aussies Should Go!

A fascinating insight into such an integral part of our nation's psyche. All rural people know... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
wogolin
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Wandering
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Excellent. Don't miss it.

Spent just over an hour here. Listened to a very interesting talk before watching a short video... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
John W
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Blaxland, Australia
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The Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Centre in Kalgoorlie provides an opportunity to experience, firsthand, the renowned work of Australia's flying doctors, nurses and pilots at a busy RFDS regional base. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am-3pm...more
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Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport | Hart Kerspien Drive, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia 6430, Australia
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+61 8 9000 2144
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

A fascinating insight into such an integral part of our nation's psyche. All rural people know important this organisation is so it's good for city folk to go. We got to go inside the plane on the tour which was unexpected. The tour costs $5...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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cathy p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit at the RFDS Visitor Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. We would love to welcome you back next time you visit. The RFDS is very proud to be able to continue to provide lifesaving outcomes and...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Spent just over an hour here. Listened to a very interesting talk before watching a short video. After that we walked out to the hangar to see one of the planes. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

A great escape on a cold wet day..our group of 5 were the only ones there for the tour but our guide did not let lack of numbers hold her back.passionate and informative..great to see inside the plane..amazing insight into these extraordinary people

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We took a taxi from the tourist bureau to the RFD depot which cost $19. We were lucky enough to be there for open day and were so pleased that we came on that day. The video on the history of the RFDS was very...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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cathy p, Manager at Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit at the RFDS Visitor Centre in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on our open day. The annual Open Day is always a great way for us to engage with our local community and visitors so that they...More

Reviewed 23 May 2016

Visited on the open day and whilst there was not a huge amount to see, the tour of the hanger and explanation of the aircraft and the opportunity to see inside one was a good experience. When you hear of where they fly to and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Although aware of the RFDS, and fortunately not needing its services, the opportunity to explore the RFDS visitor Centre located at the Kalgoorlie Airport gave us a fascinating insight as to what happens behind the scenes. The staff members were very helpful and informative, going...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

From a nursing background this facility has captured my imagination since quite young . It didn't disappoint - a passionate talk was given by a team member explaining the beginnings of this fabulous service . A descriptive video followed and then a chance to look...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

It makes you realize how lucky we are to have this amazing service. The 10min video you see just makes you aware of how big australia is & how far away some people are from help. If you're lucky enough to see one of the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank The4Gilberts
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We arrived at 4 only to find out that it closed at 3! However the lady on duty was very friendly and helpful and opened up the exhibit for us, showed us the dvd and even showed us the plane in the hangar. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is worth the drive out to the airport. For Australians, it just reminds us how tough some people have it in the bush and for those from overseas, to see the service offered to those living remotely in incomprehensible! Whilst the video is a...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Response from J6145AIchristopherr | Reviewed this property |
A family on my tour had come back 3 days in a row to see the plane. I am not sure of the arrangements if there is no plane there. I thinks it is a donation only. You can visit the centre without doing the tour. I hope this... More
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Response from christineworden | Reviewed this property |
They dont charge but it is a good thought to give a donation. We gave $10 and bought a lot of goodies from the shop for gifts. They have a new plane and they allow you to see right inside. Hubby went into the cockpit.
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