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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Open Now: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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All reviews nocturnal house bird show birds of prey nocturnal tour magpie flora and fauna bush tucker bird life we spent hours natural environment central australia night tour couple of hours great place to visit red centre well worth the visit aboriginal culture
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We visited the desert park as one of the excursions from the Ghan train. Thouroughly enjoyed the performance given by the ranger and the birds. Also walked through the park and learned about the trees and wild life. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank talder186349
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Desert Park is superb to visit. As well as having many attractions on the various paths through the park look out and don't miss the excellent presentation slots covering the various areas of the parks and wildlife by the staff. Special call out to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a must when visiting Alice Springs. The bird show was amazing with wild birds coming to the ranger to the sound of a whistle. An aboriginal lady told us about bush food and showed us tools that they make and use. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cruisers2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rate this as a must do in Alice Springs. The outback is huge. This park allows you to explore different aspects of the outback in a scaled down and explorable space. There are 4 different themed areas. We had a ranger as a guide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Annette M
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We pride ourselves on our vast knowledge of the desert and are happy to see you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reviewing this venue we decided to spend a morning here & so glad we did. As everyone says the bird show is not to be missed. I felt we’d had our money’s worth after this excellent presentation. Because it was climbing up near 40deg...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank love2cookandtravel
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have to agree the free flight bird show and nocturnal house are not be missed. Thank you for bringing your concerns regarding the café service to our attention, it is disappointing to hear. Our café will under go training to improve the service for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to go for families and kids for the Birds of Prey Show ( we saw it,WOW) and for various other animal shows. We went primarily for the bird life we saw both in and out of enclosures ( aviaries). There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 42golf56_9
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Great to see you and your family enjoyed your time exploring the park. Great idea using the Day Pass to escape the heat return later in the day to explore the woodland habitats.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful day out! To kick things off we attended the bird show at 10am which was informative, captivating and a great way to start the day. Only complaint was it was not long enough hahah. At 10.30 we made our way to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emilyk8852014
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. It is heart warming to see the Survival in the Desert Park created lasting memories and provided an inspiring opportunity to learn about our history. We will share your gratitude with our team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Alice Springs for a different reason but ended up having a most wonderful experience at the Desert Park. I called ahead about a nocturnal tour and was told they would do it with just me! It was such a great tour around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moviesundies
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Excellent to see you enjoyed the Nocturnal Tour. You were luck to have a personalised experience to meet some of our friends including the bilby and mala.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo covers a pretty large area so they can give the animals lots of space. Birds are held in aviaries so the birds can fly. Some of them were walk-in aviary where the birds did have much space and the tourist can view them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 341JanT
DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, our team will be happy to hear you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Alice Springs Desert Park was well worth visiting. Excellent displays and interesting presentations. The native plant display throughout the park was spectacular and the bird show is not to be missed. Definitely allow at least 2 hours to visit this Central Australian attraction.

Date of experience: October 2018
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DesertPark, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our botany and zoology teams will be happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring our botanic gardens and our free flight bird show. Thank you for taking the time to share your visit.

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LennieCoventry
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Molly3636 | Reviewed this property |
You could actually just wear thongs as the paths are well maintained but it would be wiser to wear closed in shoes, just a light pair of runners or similar... Mostly I recommend the closed in shoe, just in case you encounter... More
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Ray G
August 29, 2017|
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Response from elly562018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ray. My husband and I just turned up and purchased our tickets. No problems. With the different shows and talks it lets you know on the timetable where to be at what time if your interested. The first show starts at 8.30... More
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SuzySey
Adelaide, Australia
Getting to Alice Springs Desert Park (5 Replies)
Hi, I'll be in Alice Springs in September and I want to visit Alice Springs Desert Park on the 28th. There is a transfer service which takes you there and back from your accommodation - costing $48 including entry to the Park, but as the concession entry to the Park is $17.50, it seems like a lot of money to pay just for a lift there and back. However, without a car, there seems to be few other options. The cheapest option is to catch a public bus (No 400 I think) but this involves a 20-25...More
July 25, 2012|
Response fromMickmc|
Hi Suzanne. Last time i stayed in Alice Springs we stayed at Lasseters and they had complimentary bikes for use. May be an option if you haven't already booked accomodation. It's about 8km out to the park from there but its easy going and pretty flat.
happyrun1
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Alice Springs (1 Replies)
We are planning a visit to Alice Springs and were interested in knowing about the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Is it worth the time to see this or not? From our travel guides they list it as being a 8AM-2PM tour. We have heard that the Alice Springs Desert Park is beautiful, would anyone one know if this difficult walking? We may have my mom with us and she is an older adult. Thanks very much!
May 02, 2007|
Response fromNorthWestLondoner|
Hi, The Desert Park was interesting and they have mobility scooters (think they might be free, rather than for rent). I saw some older ladies using them and they said they were fun. There is a lot of walking to be done there, so it might be a good solution. There is an audio tour you can take, and various educational shows and displays throughout the park. I spent the whole day at the park, but I think a long half day would be enough to see the majority of the park.