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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Address: Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, 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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Fantastic was to see the desert

Yes you can take off anywhere around Alice and walk through the desert, but the desert park is so much more than that. Different areas which have information boards so you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Brigitte R
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Yes you can take off anywhere around Alice and walk through the desert, but the desert park is so much more than that. Different areas which have information boards so you can understand what you are looking at. The birds of prey show is amazing. To be able to see birds soar around you which you cannot see when they... More 

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North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is an place! You actually have the opportunity to see the various creatures of the Outback in their natural habitat. There is a wonderful introductory film (approx 20 min.) that explains the history of the region which is very helpful and has a surprise ending! The nocturnal exhibit is incredible, not to be missed! Several special demonstrations take place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We headed off to the Desert Park expecting to spend an hour or so wandering around however this quickly turned into an entire day out. There was so much to see and not to mention the best Nocturnal House I have ever seen. The Ranger Matt provided us with an exceptional tour. Very informative and entertaining. Would highly recommend this... More 

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Excellent to hear you enjoyed your visit, we will pass on your feedback to Matt. More 

Sydney
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The Park is interesting but what really makes it is the talks. Don't miss the bird show or the excellent bush tucker demonstration. A great way to spend a morning.

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your visit. More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have visited other desert parks in the NT, unfortunately this one at $25 p/p was disappointing. A tip to get some value is to grab the local tourist book "welcome to central Australia" as it has some discount vouchers, one being a 10% discount for this park. Ensure you get to the park around 8.30 am & listen to... More 

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

It is unfortunate you felt underwhelmed by your visit as we find many visitors spending anywhere between 4 and 8 hours visiting the Desert Park. The Nocturnal Tour is a separate product operated in a predator proof enclosure called Mulga Walk separate to what is experienced during the day. The best way to experience both the Desert Park during the... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The 2k stroll though the park is well laid out. The aviaries have a great variety of birds that you can see and photograph up close, some are behind glass and others you can walk through. They also have kangaroo, dingo, and night critters.

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Appreciate the time you have taken to share your experiences. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Too many families and their annoying kids. The park is really small and in 2 hours you can see everything. A bit pricy. Bird show is nice. Would not recommend for other backpackers.

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Thank you for providing some feedback from your time at the Desert Park. While we provide some elements of a zoo not to the scale of large zoological establishments like Taronga Zoo and Melbourne Zoo we proide ourselves of bringing the desert alive by providing a place to explore and learn about Aboriginal culture and to experience a botanic garden... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great place if you want to learn about how plants and animals survive in Central Australia. You should not come if you only have an hour, and be aware that it's nearly all outdoors, which in the 40-degree heat may be challenging. But if you have the time, you'll be rewarded with so much information. We drove... More 

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Wow! To see you returned to Alice Springs to just visit the Desert Park again just shows how much you must love the Desert Park. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. More 

Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Positive (1) Good Size - Variaty of programs and presentations, including Kangaroos, Birds Show and Reptiles etc (2) Some Reptile Centres and other facilities have air conditioning - Cool! (3) Birds Show last around 15 minutes. Not a lot of birds but the Birds Show was in more natural circumstances, only flying of birds and explanation, rather than birds circus.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Such a different type of park in the middle of the desert. Colours of the sand and desert animals. Was great to see.

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