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Alice Springs Desert Park

Address: Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8788
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West MacDonnell Ranges Half-Day Tour with...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and people of our arid regions within one, extraordinary tourism and conservation facility. Our ‘natural’ attraction is as distinctive as the Australian desert itself - a truly unique experience that continues to captivate and educate travellers from every corner of the globe. There’s much more to deserts than meets the eye and our visitors are astonished by the life and beauty they discover on their journey with us.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed seeing the Bilby and other creatures in the Nocturnal House. Lots of information about Australian wildlife and desert landscape. Recommend it for children very educational.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Echoing some of the previous reviews, allow plenty of time to see this excellent and informative park. We particularly enjoyed the kangaroo, dingo, bird and aboriginal cultural shows - but don't miss the nocturnal animals or smaller aviaries either. It was very hot, being the height of summer, but shady areas, drinking fountains and air conditioned buildings are strategically placed... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Desert Park is amazing. The bird show awe inspiring and so much to see. If you really want to take it all in you will need at least half a day. Best time to travel Spring or Autumn very hot in Summer months.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wonderful experience with lots of birdlife and flora . The staff were very helpful, especially Matt, and we really enjoyed the Birds of Prey show and the presentation of Aboriginal culture. Allow plenty of time ( at least 4 hours ). This experience is suitable for all ages and is a must when visiting " the Alice " .

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We loved it here, make sure you plan to spend a good few hours here and see all it has to offer, the displays are all well worth seeing as are each of the gardens and areas .. don't miss the smaller aviaries and water gardens, there's so much to see and learn

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Alice Springs, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I remember when the site of the Alice Springs Desert Park was Buffel Grass-infested with nothing to recommend it. Whenever I visit now I am still amazed by the transformation that has taken place over the years (decades). What the visitor sees now is like looking at the real thing. And this is what the planners had in mind -... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

To really appreciate the park give yourself a full day and don't miss the birds of prey show, it is the highlight of the day.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went to the park as a school visit. The staff could not have gone further out of their way to help us. Although we arrived late for the bird show, Matt went to great lengths to give us an individualized tour. The students and staff had a great day. Highly recommended.

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Fremantle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Don't miss this wonderful place. I spent over 6 hours taking in all it had to offer. Great scenery, beautiful flora & fauna and wonderful staff that explain all the different species so well. Jeremy's talk on Aboriginal life was excellent and fun. I also loved the movie with a great surprise at the end. You'll have to go and... More 

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the raving review! More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

very well organized and the staff very friendly. I learned a lot from this place. Have a nice area to rest with food and beverages.

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Great to see we helped 'open your eyes' to the secrets of the desert. Lots to discover, thanks for sharing. More 

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