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Alice Springs Desert Park

Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8951 8788
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Traveler Description: Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Acres of native vegetation and animals which can be viewed close up. We visited the Desert park before going bush which was really helpful in getting a handle on some of the things we might see in the bush. The nocturnal house is very impressive and so was the bird show. The Dingo display was not great I felt sorry... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

The park is open and easy to walk around. Loved the nocturnal house! Saw the bird flight show, found it a bit difficult to hear the speaker and thought it could have showcased more birds (but you have to pay extra for an up close encounter). Great morning.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent gardens (well tended and labelled with informative displays), good walk in aviaries however several of them have the same birds (thats minor though). We saw the red kangaroo talk which was informative and got up close, kids seemed to love, and a dingo roaming freely as we drove in. The nocturnal exhibit was surprisingly large and really well done,... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The park is nice, but it's mostly birds on display. They have a fairly new dingo enclosure, a kangaroo enclosure, and a nocturnal house. (There might be an emu enclosure, but we didn't see any emus.) If you go, don't miss the bird show as it's the highlight of the park during the day. We also did the night tour.... More

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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice place to visit, the best movie room ever...spend at least half a day here....the bird show is good. Great photo opportunity moments in here...

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great bird show, fantastic informative day we learnt alot and really enjoyed it. The talk by Allison was fantastic

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Sydney, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not expect much, but was really surprised at the quality of the exhibits, from plants to birds and animals. An excellent live bird show is superb entertainment.

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our park ranger guided walk we saw native plants, animals and birds and learn a little of how aboriginal people lived. The bird show was fun, with the ranger giving hand signals as she spoke and the birds flying within our arms' length. We learned how the aborigine used things found in nature to survive. We did not meet... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good for study trips but boring for adventure group. Very informative but little physical contacts with animals.

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Darwin, Northern Territory
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of Central Australia. The nature theater presentation is a must see, the birds are amazing. The nocturnal house was another highlight for us, especially seeing the malas.

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