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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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Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s...

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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Well worth the visit - and probably essential if you are from overseas!

This place has developed well since I was here 14 years ago. It now offers an impressively informative, interesting and well laid out introduction to the flora and fauna of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has developed well since I was here 14 years ago. It now offers an impressively informative, interesting and well laid out introduction to the flora and fauna of the region, and is a great introduction to what most people will see as they journey out of Alice Springs. For Australians it can be informative and a memory-jogger. For... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived the park in the afternoon and found that most of the activities were only available in the morning session. We could only join the bird show which was an amazing experience to us. The birds walked around your feet or hovered just above your head. That's awesome!

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could not think more of this place. There is so much to see and do. From walking around the amazing grounds and having a look at the dingoes, kangaroos, emus, countless varieties of birds, to doing guided tours with very informative and relaxed guides. The Nocturnal tour was a massive highlight, to see those amazing animals that are virtually... More 

Thank Bez C
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an amazing park with really good information about wildlife and the environment in the desert, well set out and beautifully kept.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This park is small but very interesting for a few hours. In the Nocturnal House you see animals move about when normally they would be asleep. The park is well laid out with different terrains to investigate but the best part for me was the Birds of Prey show. Wonderfully presented and all the birds performed on cue.

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Banbury travellor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow a full day for this experience as there are lots of talks about differents animals .. we saw dingos, a birds of prey flying display and a walk & talk in their large airconditioned nocturnal animal house. There are also different terrains to explore .. lots we did not see. All with the West Macdonnell range in the background.... More 

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Yeppoon Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really well presented walking trail with live exhibits of local flora and fauna. Beautiful location. Souvenirs available.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up being here all day. Kids were (unusually) enthralled by it all. Quiet season now, so we had most of the guides and demonstrations to ourselves! Brilliant to be able to ask tons of questions. Be aware that the Cafe closes early! We were all devastated to not be able to access icy-poles on a very hot afternoon!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had 1 full day in Alice Springs so we decided to spend the early afternoon at the Alice Springs Desert Park. We thoroughly enjoyed it & this park has an array of animals. The staff at the front were extremely friendly & helpful.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an outdoors sort of person, and have children of various ages, don't think you are going to zoom through in 20 mins. Devote some hours to this venue. Highlights include the Nocturnal House & the various bird enclosures - all set in a garden to replicate the various habitats in arid Northern Territory. If you time it... More 

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