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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8788
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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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Worth a visit - support local

Again worth the visit. Information at the shows really informative. Attend the shows, then visit the park at your leisure, allow 3 - 4 hours for the visit we arrived at 8:30 am... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again worth the visit. Information at the shows really informative. Attend the shows, then visit the park at your leisure, allow 3 - 4 hours for the visit we arrived at 8:30 am left at 2:30 pm great day had.

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a pleasant, well organized exhibit. It offers visitors opportunity to see plants and animals in different desert environments. Go early, it gets hot here.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience. Yes summer in the desert definitely gets hot and it is wise to arrive early when the animals are most active and birdlife is plentiful. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

well organized and presented tour which we took as part of the Ghan train trip. The wild bird presebtation was a highlight

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jeremy our guide was very informative and friendly and had a wealth of information relating to how Aboriginal people survived in the central desert. The bird show at the park was also exceptional.

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Detroit, Michigan USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, well organized presentation of 'desert' birds and plant life. Beautiful setting and knowledgeable staff made the visit most enjoyable.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desert Park never fails to impress me. I can't walk very far, ad had LITERALLY barely walked in the front gate when I was greeted by one of the park guides, bringing me out a scooter to save me from having to walk much further. Staff were friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and the exhibits (a few aviaries, nocturnal house, and... More 

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

Wow, looks like you enjoyed your time. Thank you for taking the time leave a review. Our electric shop riders are definitely helpful in getting around at your own pace. More 

Dunedin New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Desert pak and where blown away by the Great Bird Show, and how the have trained wild birds. Being off the GHAN train we were treated to an extra show where they explained how they trained the birds. An Aboriginal display was also very interesting. It was a very good side trip off our train.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not sure what we were going to see but the experience was amazing. The bird show was outstanding full of interesting facts. The remainder of the park was well constructed and extremely interesting. Worth every penny.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how long you are in Alice Springs you really must find 2 or 3 hours to visit this nature park. Situated just a few miles out of town, it's easy to find with loads of parking and a great cafe when you finish your tour Make sure you follow the guide route as this will get you to... More 

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

Wow, 100% recommendation! Thank you. We are definitely proud of our park and happy to see you are to. More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to the park was enjoyable, entertaining and very informative. Have been there a few times for different things, but always saw and gained more information. Staff were excellent in customer service, a wealth of information and assisting where needed. If it's a little warm on the day, take your hat and water bottle (full) because you will become... More 

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