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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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$83*
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West MacDonnell Ranges Half-Day Tour with...
90%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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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.
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Fremantle, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited this Town on the 18th - 20th November. I was a bit disappointed with Alice Springs. I just had this feeling that things were not right there. I have visited many towns and cities over the years and felt that 'this is the sort of place I would like to live'. Sorry but I just did not get that... More

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Weston-super-Mare
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited at end of May when the weather was cool and consequently had not seen much of the wild life. This is a great place to see Australian nocturnal wild life, insects and snakes. There is also a dingo pen, and the birds of prey flying displays are fascinating. Even though it is spread over quite an area it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A nice place white a lot of animals there live in the territory.. They have some tours and noctorial tours

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very informative guides, display excellent, good reasonably priced food in café. Needed more than one visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Very well laid out display of flora and fauna. Excellent facilities and services for all. Loved the nocturnal display and bird aviary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent way to learn about the local area from very knowledgeable, passionate guides. Would definitely recommend - a must do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

To avoid the heat of the sun on our bicycles, my fiancée and I set off to the park early, arriving at 8am. We didn't leave until 4.10pm having attended all available talks and presentations. The park keepers were all super friendly and knowledgable, always happy to answer further questions and impart extra information. Would highly recommend people go to... More

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Port Pirie, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a must. Beautiful park where u can see that the animals and birds are cared for well. We took in the free interactive bird show which is held twice daily and paid a little extra for the eagle encounter which was awesome. Rangers all seem to care very much and are passionate about their 'charges' Easy access all... More

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