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21 Judy Jakins Drive, Dubbo NSW 2830
Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience

You can now come and discover the wonderfully immersive Visitor Experience at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Dubbo. The Visitor Experience will enable visitors to get hands-on with the Flying Doctor!

See our unforgettable exhibition full of exciting, interactive displays that will give visitors a deeper understanding of how we work, and why the Flying Doctor is still so vitally important. The exhibition covers a broad range of topics including aviation, communication, history, healthcare, and much more.

Immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Founded in 1928 by Reverend John Flynn (who famously appears on the 20 dollar note), the Flying Doctor continues this proud heritage today by providing crucial healthcare services to people in rural and remote areas of Australia.

From emergency medical care and evacuation to regular clinics for remote communities, the Royal Flying Doctor Service saves lives across Australia every day. In fact, with a national fleet of 71 planes strong and growing, the Flying Doctor assists more than 292,000 people every year – that’s 1 person every 2 minutes!

Be inspired by the resilience, resourcefulness, and innovation of our pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses who operate across vast distances, harsh landscapes, and in far-from-ideal conditions. Learn about the experiences of the patients who are carried and cared for each day.

When you are done, take a sip of freshly brewed, barista-made coffee in our new Outback Trek Cafe, or simply drink in the views from our Observation Deck. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir in our extensive new retail space.

Our air-conditioned premises means that the Visitor Experience can be enjoyed all year round, in any weather.

Apart from being a fun and educational day out for all ages, the Visitor Experience contributes valuable resources to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, helping to fund our much-needed work throughout country Australia.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the following measures apply in the spacious Visitor Experience and the Outback Trek Café:

  • You enter and exit through the front door only
  • We take your personal details as per NSW government regulations
  • We require to check every visitor’s temperature on arrival (contactless).
  • Please maintain a 1.5m distance to other visitors and staff following social distancing regulations
  • Hand sanitising stations are available in the centre
The Great Big Adventure Pass - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The Great Big Adventure Pass

Make family time great. Take home big memories. Plan an unforgettable adventure.

Make the most of your holiday with the Dubbo Region Great Big Adventure Pass! It's one pass, four incredible attractions and an adventure you won't forget.

The Great Big Adventure Pass is a multi-ticket to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, the NEW Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience, Wellington Caves PLUS exclusive offers at partner businesses.


*single adult ticket price. Information, Terms and Conditions can be found at