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Alice Springs Desert Park

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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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This is a great place to visit early on your central aus trip as they really manage to have a bit of everything here. The plants and wildlife are well presented and the cultural... read more

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Alice Springs, Australia
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126 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to visit early on your central aus trip as they really manage to have a bit of everything here. The plants and wildlife are well presented and the cultural talks are well worth a listen.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my friends had some spare time in Alice Springs, so got a minibus to the desert park. It was seriously raining, but the park lent us golf umbrellas for free! They also bought some of the planned shows inside, and came and got us in a golf buggy so we could go and watch the show! Staff couldn't... More 

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Thank beckabock
Fairfax, Va.
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i visited today on a tight schedule and explained our requirements to staff. We were directed on an exhibit itinerary and told a movie would be available at 3:15. This was incorrect and as a result we were denied the chance to see the film unless we returned the next day for an additional $10. This was... More 

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Thank AHSRiverrat
London, Canada
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81 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place to definitely come see. Wake up early and see the sun rise. Very magical. Bring lots of water and protein bars and a hat. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and good socks. Awesome for people in photography

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1 Thank Drew S
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This desert trail runs right around Ayres Rock there are lots of viewing places and places for getting water and sitting down. You are not allowed take photos in some places and its good that people observe this as its technically a burial ground

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Thank Tipperary_12
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly love coming here since I was a child and even now in my twenties I still love coming to the Desert Park. My favourite part about the whole Park is the Nocturnal house: Big snakes, Bilby, goannas etc but I love the lighting because it makes the roof look like stars and your in a night time desert.

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1 Thank Deanne K
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bird show was great as was the Nocturnal House. Wear a hat and bring water as there isn't a lot of shade.

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1 Thank Robyn P
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park was alright - a good portion is under reconstruction so you have to go back the same way. You also miss this dingos. The reptile house was good

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1 Thank Katherine M
Townsville, Australia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome animal park - absolutely loved it. It really made you feel like you were walking through the bush - great guide talks and bird show - particular loved the nocturnal house! Absolutely amazing! Highly recommended!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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308 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

offering a unique look into the diffrent landscapes and its animals. they have guides walking around to give you good info of the desert life and its animals. The birdshow is Great. Highly recommended

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