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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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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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Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
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Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour

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A great day in the desert

Housing flora and fauna native to the Alice Springs region, you could spent easily a half day just wandering around. The park is easily accessible to all with well kept pathways... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Alice Springs, Australia
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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Housing flora and fauna native to the Alice Springs region, you could spent easily a half day just wandering around. The park is easily accessible to all with well kept pathways that meander throughout the park. Definitely don't miss the birds of prey free flight demonstrations.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is well worth a visit. You can do it at your own pace or part take in a guide. The bird show is a must. Many great flora and fauna to see.

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Christies Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Samara I think her name was, was very informative explaining about the reptiles good park great for kids can handle the snakes and lizards lots to see

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Gladstone, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our family had a fantastic time at this venue. All staff, whether it be the front reception, tour guide, the handyman or the cleaner, were engaging and happy to chat with you. The displays were well kept and interesting. The demonstrations, especially the bird show was excellent and enjoyed by the whole family. It was a very warm day but... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a morning here with an aboriginal guide. It was fantastic. This park was built I think 50 years ago and it looks like it's just totally natural. There are several landscapes or zones that it represents. Our guide was phenomenal. I think it was the guide's expertise that made me rate the place so high. We learned about... More 

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

Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time at the Desert Park on a guided tour. We will ensure your feedback is passed on to our guide team. Australia's plants, animals and culture continue to surprise and entertainment. Thanks for being part of the journey. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit during your stay in Alice. It's in a lovely spot, with good exhibits especially the myriad bird life of the area. The Nocturnal House is also really great. The animals look well looked after and there is plenty of room to walk around.

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Thank Peter W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Desert Park and kicked ourselves for not budgeting more time there during our short stay in Alice. We spent about 3 hours, but could easily have been there for 4 or 5. The park had lovely trails, nice enclosures, and a really good nocturnal house. We loved the walk-in aviaries and were glad we got there early... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth a visit. It provides some basic understanding of desert life from couple of it's talk sessions. It also has a birth show which is quite good. It also has a display house for after dark desert creatures. It is quite an educational display.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As locals we visit here often. Such friendly staff that greet you, and a world of exploration awaits (if you can get past the sandpit to start with, my kids can't!) The cafe has several different options mainly for light snacks, and the coffee is good! Our favourites are the dingoes, the bird show, and ultimate is the nocturnal house,... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is 8 or so km west of town and is a world class desert environment park. Me and my gimpy knees arrived about 10 AM. I was surprised by the size of the park and was concerned about walking during heat of day. The staff offered to let me use one of their handicapped scooters for $10 which... More 

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