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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Sydney
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Because we were going to do the 6 day Larapinta trek the next day, we spent the who day at the park to try and absorb what we could of the birds and plants that we would see. The bird show was excellent, the staff knowledgeable, the price very reasonable, the interpretive signs well done, the shop had a big... More

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Bendigo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very well laid out and organised. We got there for the 9am indigenous talk by a very capable lady guide. The bird show is a highlight and should not be missed. Make sure you visit all three bushland type areas, every one is different and important if you are to get the best out of your visit. We were there... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This lovely park gives the traveller a wonderful insight into the fauna and flora of the great Australian outback. The aviaries and nocturnal houses are fantastic. It's a great way to see the wonders of nature in a well designed and eco-friendly environment.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Friendly staff, shuttle from my hostel. Enjoyable park you can do in half day, interesting shows (birds, aboriginal)

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I liked the natural enclosures for birds. The layout of the gardens and information. The nocturnal display was also excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had low expectations, but enjoyed my visit, especially attending the birds of prey show (excellent - the various birds and the keeper sure put on a great show - everyone enjoyed it). Plenty of bird display areas, and the nocturnal animals display area is also very good. And the birds, reptiles and animals are clearly well cared for.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The park is just amazing and my teenage kids were enthralled with the wildlife, the scenery, the engagement and the setting

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We'd taken the Alice Explorer transfer bus at 7.30 am and planned to return on the first available bus at 12 noon, thinking that would be plenty long enough. In the end we came back on the 2.30 bus. From 9.00 there are regular talks in different pars of the park - about bush tucker by 2 indigenous guides, about... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was an excellent place to visit in Alice Springs, don't miss it! Make sure you head in early, as soon as they open, because there is lots to see and do, and you don't want to miss out! We arrived at 2pm, so only had two hours (and i still found it fantastic!), but managed to walk around most... More

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Boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a wonderful time here. Lovely grounds, vey informative shows, just wish they timed them better. Fabulous animals to see up close.

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