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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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US$ 35.81*
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Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour
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US$ 26.04*
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“nocturnal house” (283 reviews)
“bird show” (393 reviews)
“birds of prey” (81 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting central Australia then this is a must see attraction. Brilliant presentations of local dessert flora & fauna. The live birds of prey demonstrations is the pinnacle of the experience. Don’t pass through Alice without seeing it.

Thank Puregolg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Super great park, highly recommend the nocturnal tour too, very good talks from staff, bird show was excellent , we originally were going for a couple of hours in the day, stayed eight hours.

Thank cjen63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Desert dwellers you have never been aware of. Plants and creatures that play a significant roll in the environment are all on display and a very knowledgable commentary by the keepers of the park add to the information that can be gained from this tour....More

Thank Russell T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Desert Park is a great way to see Outback wildlife up close. In addition to the big charismatic species like dingoes, kangaroos, and emus, you can learn about less well-known critters like bandicoots and mala. In summer, get there early before it gets too hot...More

Thank Laura U
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting place with a diverse variety of wild-flowers and plants, birds and amusing show. They care for the animals deeply. I really liked that they had walk-in enclosures and not tiny cramped cages.

Thank bhav j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

and reviewers ignore. I’d advise get there on opening, Aussie animals are too smart to keep working on into the heat. Follow the program, and get to presentations 10 minutes early. If you miss the presentations the park is about sparse as the actual desert....More

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was a little bit different. It has spacious animal pens scattered about the property containing native species. They have a very entertaining birds of prey show where the animals fl fly free. For an extra fee, you can also have your photo taken...More

Thank Agnes H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the park and even had the opportunity to hold a barn owl. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thank Sonya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I advise to go early in the day to take advantage of all of the activities on offer also it is cooler. We had a small window in the afternoon of a very hot day but saw enough to know we will be back on...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Desert Park facility is world class! Awesome displays, wildlife habitats and bird shows at regular times. The nocturnal house is phenomenal. I spent the entire day there and saw everything, did everything. The guided shows with the Aboriginal rangers were very informative and coveted...More

Thank Vicki S
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4 November 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
Ray G
29 August 2017|
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Response from | 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