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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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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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The Desert Park may seem expensive, but it's great value. You could spend the whole day here wandering around looking at all the exhibits and catching the talks and demonstrations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Greater Adelaide, Australia

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Desert Park may seem expensive, but it's great value. You could spend the whole day here wandering around looking at all the exhibits and catching the talks and demonstrations about the surrounding desert areas and the native birds and animals. We loved the free-flight bird show. The birds are well trained and obviously love the attention and treats and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Did the Nocturnal Tour, this allows you to see the wildlife doing what they would normally do, not stuck in cages behind glass. I must admit that walking about in almost total darkness, sounds strange. You are provided with a (Red Light) headlamp torch so that that you can watch where you are going. The two expert guides have high... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Dingo's, Kangaroo's, Birds, and so many other animals are represented in such a positive educational way. From the Dingo exhibition to being inside the fenced area with Kangaroo's the Desert Park tour is a must visit in Alice Springs. One of the highlights of the tour is the Bird Show. When you can witness the power of The Eagle and... More 

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Nerang, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We flew in on lunch time and were wondering what to do before being able to check in at 3pm. We were suggested to visit this park to get familiar with the flora and the fauna of the area before we start our Central Australian trip. Would only recommend 1-2 hours and definitely catch the bird show which is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Alice Springs Desert Park is a popular spot to while away a few hours visiting our native fauna, flora and meeting a few of our unusual animals. Not only do you get the opportunity to walk around a lovely landscaped park - or take an open bus if you prefer - but, you'll meet some of our more unusual creatures... More 

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Splitska, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing crossection of dersert echosystems illustrating the soil, plants and animals of each area. There is a spectacular bird of prey show, talks by traditional owners, a great nocturnal animal display and several large averies of local birds. Most spectacular is the collection of wild flowers and flowering shrubs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting display of the plants and animals of the region. Ranger talks are very interesting.The free-bird session is excellent.

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Darwin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went here mainly to see the bird show and spent most of the day. It was really interesting. The shows and talks are good, the setting is beautiful and the staff are all friendly and knowledgable. The weather at this time of year is just right. It's well laid out and big but not too big So you can... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great for birdlovers, and probably older kids. Our girls are 8 and were happy, but not amazed - the desert doesn't offer the same excitement to an 8 year old that salt water crocs, barra and turtles do. The park is brilliantly done though, and perfectly showcases the arid zone. Unfortunately, the noctural house was not fully functioning when we... More 

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were unsure about visiting this place, but had a spare afternoon and so went there. We thought that even if it's not very interesting, the backdrop of orange-rock hill would be worth seeing. We were very pleasantly surprised by the whole wonderful place. After lunch in the pleasant cafe we started our walk around the park, keeping an eye... More 

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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8788
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Red Centre  >  Alice Springs

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