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“Beautiful Park”

Alice Springs Desert Park
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$23.82*
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a big park, perfectly maintained and easy to get around. The video at the start is amazing so don't miss it. The surprise ending brought tears to my eyes to see such beauty. The nocturnal house is wonderful. I never expected to be able to see these rare and endangered animals in such a wonderful setting. The Park's guide, who explained to us the traditional practice of firing the land and how this actually helps preserve the animals, was super informative. To see all the birds up close was a real thrill. Also the shop has excellent souvenirs, lots of choice and reasonable prices. A great day out.

1  Thank Woollylambski
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"magpie"
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"flora and fauna"
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"few hours"
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"central australia"
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"night tour"
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Reviewed December 27, 2014

The nocturnal walk led by the enthusiatic Ben is informative, amusing and excellent value for money. Getting close to the exquisite wildlife, especially, Joy the Echidna, provided an insight into the habits of the nocturnal wildlife. In addition, the reminder that feral cats are a huge threat to the indigenous wildlife was well received. "If you've got a cat feel guilty"- 5 creatures are the daily victims of the hunting cats! was the warning.
Furthermore, take in the daily shows. Matt's bird show, Ben's Red Kangaroo Show ( be amused by the Kangaroo Dick Off) and Anne's Aboriginal talk deepened our understanding of the unique Alice Springs Macdonnell Ranges setting.
Get close and be educated.

1  Thank WhackyWoods
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Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was an awesome adventure...you'll have a great time when you are here! Something you'll remember for a while

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Reviewed December 17, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing the Bilby and other creatures in the Nocturnal House. Lots of information about Australian wildlife and desert landscape. Recommend it for children very educational.

1  Thank Janette W
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Echoing some of the previous reviews, allow plenty of time to see this excellent and informative park. We particularly enjoyed the kangaroo, dingo, bird and aboriginal cultural shows - but don't miss the nocturnal animals or smaller aviaries either. It was very hot, being the height of summer, but shady areas, drinking fountains and air conditioned buildings are strategically placed - so with water and sun screen it's still a very pleasant way to spend the day. We learned so much that would have helped us to know what to look for on our trek.

1  Thank PattiM-S
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