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“A "must do" to experience the desert flora and fauna of Alice”

Alice Springs Desert Park
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$33.95*
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Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour
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$24.69*
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Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I spent 4 hours walking through the different desert plant communities, looking at birds and nocturnal house, listening to the fantastic audio commentary and viewing the bird show. What an amazing place!

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is an amazing park with so many beautiful birds and animals. I especially enjoyed seeing the thorny devil and the different variety of plants that live within this desert environment. The Park is easy to walk around and I enjoyed the interactive displays.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We came to Alice Springs expecting a hot remote barren place. From the time we landed we realized that was not the case but the real clincher was to visit this desert park. We went thinking a couple of hours would be good. It was nearly five hours later that we left. It certainly is world class. It is set on a site that is over 1300 acres. It is easy walking and well signed.There is an audio tour available and well worth purchasing. There are many viewing areas for birds. In fact that was the biggest surprise for us the diversity of the bird population. Also many interesting plants to see and learn about. There is a fantastic Aboriginal seminar on the way of life of the Aboriginal people. There is an outdoor bird show with a number of birds participating. A well stocked gift shop with native art for sale and a place to get food and drink.

1  Thank mrsboll
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

So much to see and do: Listen to guides talk about aboriginal life and discuss the parks habitat. Take in the flight show. See numerous birds out in the natural environment. Spend time in the nocturnal house - excellent viewings of birds, reptiles and mammals. Check out the aviaries with many birds all around you. There are also caged birds to see. Don't leave out going to the kangaroo enclosure for an up close view. Of course there are many great photo opportunities in the park. The 4 hours my wife and I spent here were not enough to fully enjoy the park but unfortunately we had to leave to catch our next flight.

1  Thank nature_observer
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The staff that you get to interact with here are so professional and knowledgable, you walk away with an appreciation of every thing flora and fuana that the desert has to offer.
Spend the extra few cents and get the audio tour. You won't regret it.
Make sure you catch the eagle flight displays.

1  Thank Shannon628
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