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Alice Springs Desert Park

#3 of 75 things to do in Alice Springs Features Animals
Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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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 ‘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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My parents and I visited this park while on a trip to Alice. It was a wonderful experience but wasn't exactly what I had expected. In my head I thought it was more like a zoo so if you go with that in mind you...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed yesterday

Nice park with lots of walking tracks and picnic spots, tables and chairs set up for visitors, a kiosk available and over all a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the local wildlife

Thank selini50
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful attractions easy to spend 5hours Flights of Birds great but my favourite was the talk and display on aboriginal way of life great avairy and nocturnal display also

Thank Coral M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park was a great place to visit as it incorporates the desert vegetation types, all set out in different areas with walkways between, various compounds with birds & viewing area, a walk in avairy, open area with birds in flight display as well as...More

Thank Susanne P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Very informative and value for money. Really enjoyed the bird show. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Great way to learn more about the desert flora and fauna.

Thank troopy1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent five hours here quite happily. The talks were interesting. The displays were great. The best things about this place were the location beneath the McDonnell ranges and the bird displays. Book in to the one on one with the wedgie - you wont be...More

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with the level of information and number of animals featured from the red centre. As an east coast native it was great to see a lot more of the species found throughout the middle of Australia and learn detailed information.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my opinion, this park is a must when visiting Alice. So much work and effort has gone into creating the different desert environments for the various wildlife found in Central Australia. It was wonderful to see these animals close up. There is so much...More

Thank Nina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit stupid. Got there at 11 am. Thankfully was able to see the organised "tutorial" on indigenous culture which was a highlight. It started at 11 I think. Not to be missed. You can be directed, but its in the doors, thru...More

Thank alistair l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you only have one day in Alice Springs, this is the place to go to learn about the Outback. I spent all day because I went to each of the hourly talks, or you can spend less time doing a self-paced tour and not...More

Thank Laura193
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