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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Address: Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, 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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A great day out!

This is a really interesting place run by NT Parks, with exceptionally talented and informative guides on hand to describe the various aspects of the desert environment of Central... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really interesting place run by NT Parks, with exceptionally talented and informative guides on hand to describe the various aspects of the desert environment of Central Australia. There is a series of presentations throughout the day at regular intervals to inform visitors about development of the desert area, the plants, trees, animals reptiles and birds, with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A well organized place to get a good feel of the flowers and fauna of the outback. We enjoyed all the exhibits and displays. Lots of water and shade provided too

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful friendly staff. Very knowledgeable and a great family day out!! Very interesting and only fault was cafe closed too early 2 pm when exhibits are still on for different areas. Scooters available for those not wanting a full day of walking around!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we love this place it is so peaceful. Fantastic for overseas travellers to see the diverse plants that grow in the Australian outback

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went here as there really is bugger all todo in alice springs. Lots of walking round in circles, they have 2 sad looking dingos, a few kangaroos and lots of birds in cages, most of which are also flying wild, so didn't really see the point. The cafe closes at 2pm so after that you have to rely on the... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Arrived at 9:30, did not leave until 5. The bird show at 10am was great, you get to see the birds up close, they fly a foot above your head.The seating is covered so you are not out in the blazing sun. Walking through the roo enclosure is awesome. In America I don't think any zoo would allow folks to... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love this place. When people come to Alice, this is always the place I recommend as a 'must do' - particularly at the start of an Alice adventure. I am a new local and it was my first port of call when I moved here. Best introduction to the landscape ever. Make sure you have a good few hours... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Worth going just to see the wildlife of the outback that you would miss in real life adventures. Just love the Thorny Devils and the Bird Shows! The Bird Show is worth the entrance fee alone and like most bird shows at other zoos, this one is SUPER.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Not the most inspiring place ! Simply a fenced off piece of land with some caged birds and other local animals . Cafe closes 4 hours before the park does, bit short sighted. No guided tours despite them being advertised. Staff were friendly but it really is a lot of money for a look at something that surrounds alice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As part of The Ghan railway excursion choice you can visit the Desert park some 7km from the terminal. Damian and Graham were our guides and it was so interesting. Set in a beautiful surroundings and includes a bird display which was fascinating to see, as part of the Ghan you get a special extra to see how they train... More 

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