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“Brilliant two hrs spent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Nine Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 8900
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
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Owner description: 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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“Brilliant two hrs spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Popped in to 'kill' time but ended up spending two hours there. This included a 30 minute talk and a tactile introduction to a number of reptiles, incl snakes and various lizards.

Plenty to interest everyone here - including a crocodile and some of Australia's most deadly snakes.

Visited February 2013
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“If you like reptiles........”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Snakes and lizards in your own hands here! It is safe and very informational. Allow about an hour for this visit. You will not regret it!

Visited February 2013
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“Slither to here but do not expect too much.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Good to see reptiles in good displays but the talk was lacking in good information and not enough species talked about. We were shown a bearded dragon, blue tongued skink and an olive python with very little variety considering the amount of species there.

Visited January 2013
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Rex N, Owner at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Hi Bryn H, firstly thank you for visiting us. Generally the public talk is aimed at a level that we can get across good basic info to our visitors, the same as any other zoo. Myself or one of my staff are always around and always available to answer any further questions you may have on the reptiles. We are a small place and this gives us the opportunity to interact more with our visitors when they are on site. Regards, Rex.
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“Wear a python round your neck!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you're nervous of lizards or snakes come here and face your fear head on! The facility itself is so-so but the girl who does the talks is outstanding. We all recoiled in horror as she wrapped a snake around her body but 20 minutes later we were all queueing up to do the same thing!

Visited January 2013
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“Visit Australias Deadliest Snakes an Crocs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Very well kept facilities for the animals and reptile handling is available at set times throughout the day. Loads of interesting info on all the inhabitants and friendly staff. And importantly in Alice Springs - air con!

Visited December 2012
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