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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 2013
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Chose to go to this park baed on the reviews we read and we weren't disappointed. Have 3 kids, 7, 9 and 10 and loved the bird show in particular with wild birds flying in and around the amphitheatre. Best show of that type we have seen with the presenter, Ilsa, doing an amazing job of giving facts, showing the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we have been to Desert Park. First time was ten years ago before kids. We enjoyed it as adults then and our three kids loved it now. We also did the nocturnal tour. We would thoroughly recommend as a 'must do'. The kids and us alike loved it. The nocturnal tour was a highlight of... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live here and visit regularly. Go early in the morning when everything is active. There are three walk through aviaries and most people do exactly that, walk through. Mistake! Sit down and watch, you will see far more the birds behave as if you are not there and it is wonderful. The information talks at different times are interesting... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Living in Alice we brought a years pass to Alice Springs Desert Park. Our 2yr old loves it. A lovely peaceful place to spend a couple of hours. I never tire of the bird show as they rotate the birds on display. The nocturnal house is excellent and the walk in bird aviaries are delightful. Best of all for mums... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's worth the short drive out of Alice to get here and it does give an overview of the flora and fauna of the desert regions of Australia and I'll certainly go again. Preferably time your visit around the displays which you can find out about on the website.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Don't miss this. Great way to learn about the different desert environments/ plants of Centralia. Nocturnal house fantastic! You'll see animals here that you'll never see on a camping trip. Don't miss the bird show at 10 am or 3 pm (they are different shows) with free flying trained birds. Also some very interesting guided tours and info about aboriginal... More

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Noosaville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a great place to see native birds and learn to identify them. The staff are friendly and helpful and the layout is very good.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you are in Alice Springs, go to the Desert Park. We had the privilige that we had the park almost for us alone - on word: Phantastic. Take your time to see it all. Great people, helpfull, great displays, well done. Got almost kissed by a dingo - what can you expect more?

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The desert park is an excellent day out. Initially the entrance price of $25 seemed a bit steep, but after 6 hours exploring the park, attending the varied presentations scheduled throughout the day, watching the beautiful birds in the many aviaries and visiting the animals and reptiles in the nocturnal house, we felt it was very good value. The free-flying... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Excellent Motel that is not too expensive. We were the only guests in the restaurant one night and we couldn't understand it , it was soooo good. Chocker the next night. Stayed four nights with a night off in the middle when we went to see the rock. Terrific swimming pool. Very clean rooms, tidy surrounds and friendly staff. I'd... More

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