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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I spent three entertaining hours at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Our tour guide Damien was absolutely fantastic! He was informative and humorous sharing his aboriginal knowledge. In the nocturnal house we were given an insight into the animals we would rarely see throughout the day. The wild bird show was excellent far better than the Bird... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We spent a wonderful three hours in the Park, with local guide, Damien. He was informative and articulate, with a great sense of humour. We were a large tour group and must have been difficult to keep together and communicate with, but he managed most successfully. He talked about the vegetation, wild life, bush food, where to find water and... More

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St. John's, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome. Great place nice walk, great birds, Roos, trees and flowers. Give yourself an hour or 2. I would recommend it for sure.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

great first stop in the outback to learn about the environment and the Aboriginal people's interaction and relationship with it. Take one of the free guided walks and dont miss the free flight bird show

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Bright, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved, loved this place. The birds are great and the interpretation brilliant. If you are travelling with young kids, make sure you bring a pram as the site is huge and there is lots of walking. Also bring a hat and heaps of water.

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Portland OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is such a pleasant chance to learn about the area of Alice Springs and the amazing variety of wild life and plants that are native there. Presentations have been improved, are fascinating and at times include your participation. Plan on spending most if not all of the day there so you can take part in the various presentations on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I wish I'd had more time at the desert park- I had 1.5 hours. I really enjoyed the free flying birdshow. The ranger had trained a number of native birds and they were flying and walking all around us. There was also an aviary with lots of birds and they are not afraid, I got a good photo of some... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Take your time and truly enjoy this place as I did, it is simple and unpretentious so don't expect a safari. The earphone tutorial was very good. Probably cost more for what you get but I think it was worth it for the good work they do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

A pleasant walk -especially with a ranger. You will learn loads, see a lot of things you would never notice otherwise and come close to the animals you would never just stumble upon otherwise. The best part was the bird show. Hands down. No trained animals, they simply learned when to show up for a free meal. The ranger again... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I would like to extend a big thank you to Damian who was excellent with his guided tour. He was very knowledgeable and made the visit fun and enjoyable. Again an experience I will never forget.

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