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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8788
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Description: Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central...
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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Creatures of the night and thespian birds.

No trip to Alice Springs would be complete without a visit to this fabulous place if you're remotely interested in Central Australia's flora and fauna. Amazing aviaries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

No trip to Alice Springs would be complete without a visit to this fabulous place if you're remotely interested in Central Australia's flora and fauna. Amazing aviaries throughout, the nocturnal house was like nothing we'd ever seen with large enclosures teeming with bilbies, and many marsupial mice, etc, including some endangered species, and a bird show which is just like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited yesterday and were disappointed the bus that picked us up at 2 had to return at 4.30 which didn't give us enough time to really see the park. We saw the male bustard doing a courting dance to a female and it was a total highlight. Id never seen that before. Went to the bird show and im... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this- scheduled showtimes for different exhibits, so you can wander around at your own pace, follow the map and join the different talks/shows as and when you want. Very informative, guest friendly and well run.

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Mondragon, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you're going to be spending time in the region and making Alice Springs your base, the desert park is an essential stop on your itinerary. Go early in your trip, later it will help you understand how life flourishes in the outback and appreciate this harsh yet fragile environment. I thoroughly recommend the bird show, the ranger was extremely... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The place for those without 4WD to see the centre and learn, not only fauna and flora but human history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are planning on visiting the Desert Park be sure to pack lunch as you will want to stay for the day. The Desert Park has something for everyone. Animals, bush tucker, plants, guided walking/talking tours and a sizable reptile house. The park is well maintained and the staff have a wealth of knowledge whip they are happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I arrived at this park early in the morning expecting to spend at most a couple of hours looking at some animals, then leaving as quickly as possible before the sun gets too hot. Instead, I ended up spending about 6 hours here. The reason is that there's lectures/talks throughout the day given by the park rangers. I have to... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Brilliant nature park filled with amazing exhibits and run by exceptionally passionate staff. A MUST see in the red centre.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A beautiful setting that allowed you to explore the nature of the area. The bird show was fantastic too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We intended to visit for 2 hours and stayed the whole day! Excellent tour with Jeremy - so knowledgeable and friendly. Kids are still talking about the stories he told us! If you plan to visit the bird shows you must arrive 15 mins early as you have to walk to the venue and they shut the gates and won't... More 

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