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“Boring!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive | P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8951 8788
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$78*
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West MacDonnell Ranges Half-Day Tour with...
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Boring!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I could not believe how boring this place was!! Nothing to see part from birds. Maybe I'm just very lucky to have seen such wonderful animals around the world but this was a complete waste of time and money, in my opinion!

Visited November 2013
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Interesting and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Desert Park is worth the visit to enhance your knowledge of the desert and outback Australia. Join in with the guided tours if you can because they add an extra dimension and explain a lot more. Start early, I would suggest trying to get there as soon as it opens and take food if you plan to stay most of the day. Food is available there, but is a bit expensive. Drink plenty of water as it can get hot walking around, there are plenty of water stations set around the park, take sunscreen and a hat. We caught local bus which doesn't take you all the way to the park and the park is set off the highway, maybe a couple of kilometres. Still it was well worth the trip. Great for families or single travellers, seems a bit pricey at first but plan to spend a good part of the day there.

Visited October 2013
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Alice Springs, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“early morning late afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Is a place up with any other world wide similar place. A large range of local animals, plants, wildlife and continually being upgraded.
Is about 6 to 8 k out of town so do not try to walk out if it is warm weather despite some locals saying it is easy. It is easy but not for people who are not used to the heat we can experience.
The area is all walking but golf carts and chairs are available if required. Through the middle of the day animals tend to have brains and are sleeping or out of sight so early morning or late afternoon for a great walk around the place.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great stuff! World class!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Spent ten years in Alice Springs in the 70s & 80s. What a glorious "find" on return over 2 decades later. Wonderful, helpful, local Arrernte Indigenous staff. Beautiful balance between a true bush walk and stuff you would never see or learn in twenty years of bush walks!

Loved it. Visit in the cooler early morning or evening if possible. Allow yourself at least a couple of hours to get the full experience. With the beautiful MacDonnell Range gaps and gorges, and Uluru, this is truly one of Central Australia's very finest places for any visitor, local or international.

Visited November 2013
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Wisconsin
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“Amazing bird presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The presenters were especially excellent --- discussing aboriginal lives and survival in the desert region and a guide who somehow was able to have several different birds fly in and around and swoop down to the audience. The educational aspects of the park were very well done. It was a good experience

Visited November 2013
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