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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Northridge
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I spent about 4 hours at this extraordinary outdoor museum, observing the birds, nocturnal mammals andreptiles and kangaroos. The number of species present is very large and I saw many animals I could not have seen otherwise. The displays are very visitor friendly and the setting of the riverine, grassland and other environments are well maintained. There were several shows... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable experience, saw red kangaroos, dingos, nighttime animals and the birds were fantastic. So many species. We sadly missed the birds of prey show. Spent about 5 hrs there walking around the lovely grounds. The food In the cafe was good. The ticket price was not to bad.

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful day learning about the desert reptiles, animals and bird Iife, so much life in the desert, the nature theatre a wonderful learning experience the park is easy to navigate and the different bird sounds I'd never heard before were wonderful, the nocturnal house another must do, definatley worth doing.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Desert Park presents the habitats of the Desert along with the creatures that belong in the habitats. I was there for the Alice Springs Bird Festival. Where else in the world can you learn how to birdwatch, see the birds in the park, then go out into the desert knowing what you are looking for with an idea of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Opens at 7, so you can go in really early and make the most of your day Loads of local animals - namely cangurus! (which we had not been able to see in the wild) A zoo that makes sense, because it shows off local animals, local habitats etc instead of keeping poor animals trapped in an environment that is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We spent all day here. Two adults two children. We attended all the guided tours with the exception of the 930 survival in the desert talk which we just missed. Our favourite part of the park was the Nocturnal House. Most impressive. The place is well looked after with welcoming staff It's good value for a family day out especially... More

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Well set out and maintained. Give yourself enough time there though. We allowed 2.5 hours from 2pm to catch the 3pm bird show but ran out of time for our 4.30 bus which was a shame. The bird show is not to be missed. Nocturnal house is also really well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Heaps to do, check the times of the birds of prey show, dont miss it! Stroll around if you have good company to chat to, and make sure you get go at least part-way on a guided tour. Guides here are passionate, like all we came across in central Australia. There is a movie with a great ending, especially later... More

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Switzerland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We visited the Desert Park after a ten day-trip down the Stuart Highway and into the West MacDonnell Ranges, and still it was an excellent visit. The botanic garden is not that interesting after seeing the landscape on our trip, but there are a few things that make the (not quite cheap) visit worthwhile: - the nocturnal house: vast exhibition,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had a great dinner there last week with a heap of ecological friends. Perfect weather. Stars everywhere :)

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