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Alice Springs Reptile Centre

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Address: 9 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8952 8900
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately owned park which displays...

The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately owned park which displays an extensive range of reptiles from the Northern Territory of Australia including Terry the Saltwater crocodile and large Perentie Goannas. The talk and handling sessions are a must and are at 11am, 1pm and 3.30Pm daily.

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Small but worth it!

This small centre is packed with interesting animals. They offer a fascinating insight into the animals which live in the region and further within Australia. A free 'meet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jt100
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Wicklow, Ireland
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small centre is packed with interesting animals. They offer a fascinating insight into the animals which live in the region and further within Australia. A free 'meet and great' with some of their 'residents' is available at specific times and well worth a watch and listen.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a trip on the Ghan train when we came across this at a stopover at Alice Springs, its so hot here all year, you will always find it hot here, but hey ho, in a way it was quite interesting & it was a trip that was free!

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Thank Cathy D
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre was nice and being able to cool down was nice. I think the admission fee is a tad high for what actually is in the centre.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend going to the Reptile Centre before you go on an Outback tours. This way, you are well educated for safety reasons, as well as you will have a better appreciation for the wildlife as you explore Alice Springs and the Outback. I highly recommend going during one of the scheduled tours or arranging a private tour because... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruby is a Spencers Goanna which patrols the the complex and you are allowed to touch its back only. This centre is excellent for children and adults to learn about Australian reptiles. You will see some of the most deadly snakes in the world in safety behind glass. 'Terry" the Saltwater Crocodile may give you a swimming lesson in his... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center is small, but there's still a lot of animals available to see, and in some cases touch - most that you'd be hard pressed to see in the wild (deadliest snakes in Australia...). We got to hold a 6-ft Olive Python (very cool!) and pet Ruby, the wandering goana. Everyone that worked there was very friendly. Definitely worth... More 

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Tubingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have some hours left in Alice Springs, this is a nice place to spend an hour or so. They offer an interaction with a snake and bearded dragons. Quite a fun. Small but nice to see Australian reptiles.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

however small the guide makes it really exiting and fun to see the inhabitants of Alice Springs and sorroundings

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Vermont, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Reptile Centre, which we visited recently during a short stay in Alice Springs. There were a vast array of reptiles to see and learn about, and plenty of interaction and handling opportunities. Terry the croc was incredible, as was Ruby the resident sand goanna who wanders freely amongst the visitors in the centre (and who doesn't mind... More 

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Thank travellingjen0810
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a huge collection of reptiles however the information provided by staff meant that it was a very worthwhile experience. Also useful information about how to protect yourself from native wildlife

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