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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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We come here several times a year and it never gets old. Lots to see and do, we all love the bird show and the nocturnal house. When your all done, have a snack in the cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We come here several times a year and it never gets old. Lots to see and do, we all love the bird show and the nocturnal house. When your all done, have a snack in the cafe.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The film exploring the history of the land and how it formed was well done with the back drop falling to meet the outback view at the end was fantastic. The flora was magnificent. The only dislike I had was the small enclosure for the kangaroos.\Otherwise this as a really nice calm peaceful place to visit.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Desert park is fun and knowledgable, children have a great time there as do the adults. A nice cafe as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I visited the Desert Park in Alice Springs in 1997 just a few months of opening and to see this world class venue now was mind blowing at the least.The trees and shrubs have grown up with the massive nocturnal building is a must to see.The staff are so knowledgeable and some are aborigines who have lived of the land... More 

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Poitiers, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Alice Springs. Its a great place to learn about one of the worlds oldest culture, how aboriginal people lived and survived for thousands of years. As well as learn about many native Australian animals. Just remember to take a hat and water if you go in summer, it is a fairly large park.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! This is a must when visiting Alice Springs. It's well designed. We were able to get up close to the Kangaroos. The bird sanctuaries are amazing. Early morning is a nice time to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Go for one of the night-time guided walks in the company of a ranger. Depending on your luck, you'll see all sort of nocturnal critters that you'd never otherwise see.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were very surprised by this park. It was very well organised and set out. Very interesting talks given through out the day. Great exhibitions as you walked around. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I spent most of the day at the park. It was very enjoyable as well as educational. Don't miss the Birds of Prey Show as well as the different ranger talks every half hour at different locations. Damien gave two fantastic talks: one at the nocturnal house (about Australian nocturnal mammals) and one about Aboriginal survival techniques.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

went to the desert park whilst in Alice Springs, and an amazing time, this place is well worth taking the time to visit. Especially the bird show, but make sure you walk around the whole park as there are some great things to see. Highly recommend a visit.

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