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Alice Springs Desert Park

Address: Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8788
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$76*
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West MacDonnell Ranges Half-Day Tour with...
90%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: 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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Wollongong, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

They have done an amazing job with the variety of animals and birds on displays and adding the range of flora as well. This is my second visit and it was even better second time round.it is a great start to a red centre experience. The curio shop was very well stocked.

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Somerton Park
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went on a school trip. Staff were very good with the kids and very helpful. Being a school group we got in for free but from what I saw the entrance fee was reasonable. Cafe was very nice. One bit of advice - don't go in summer it is just too hot for walking around.

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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Frankly, there's not much to be found at Alice Spring Desert Park. Lots of bird enclosures, but not many other animals. The kangaroos were present but the dingos were hiding from the heat. The nocturnal house is excellent (try to attend one of the talks) and the Birds of Prey show is good fun. Otherwise... there were large gaps between... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Set in a beautiful, natural setting it was wonderful to see such a professionally run park. So clean and fresh, the animals and reptiles live in large natural runs. Normally I don't like to see any living thing behind wire but this is the exception. Well done to the staff.

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

well done and a good place to see endangered and protected animals! Try the nocturnal walk, which is a highlight!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I strongly recommend this wildlife centre. The bush foods presentation was the best I've ever been to, and all of the displays (except the kangaroo enclosure) were superb. A bonus was seeing a big flock of wild budgerigars when we stopped for a drink near a creek. Don't miss it, particularly if you have children!

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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Open range wildlife park at the foot of the spectacular MacDonnell Range. Nocturnal house and numerous walk in bird averies a particular highlight for the abundance of visible wildlife. Highly recommended visit for anyone intetested in desert flora and fauna.

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California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This attraction is offered by our group tour operator (Overseas Adventure Travel) as an expensive optional tour. We saved a lot of money by taking a $20 taxi ride from our Alice Springs hotel to Desert Park and paid the $25 entrance fee and saved $100 for the two of us! Desert Park is a trip highlight. Be sure to... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Staff are very knowledgeable...excellent Bird show, and wildlife easy to see. Recommend! Take lots of water

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Take the short trip out to the park to get close to various outback animals including a very close encounter with kangaroos. We caught the birds of prey show which was absolutely amazing. You may expect the big raptors but the show is all about getting close to the smaller birds like an owl and a magpie. Brilliant.

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