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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 2 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibition of what the red centre is all about. Would definitely recommend doing it especially the wonderful bird show!

Thank Peter O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is a wonderful attraction that gave us a wonderful insight into the wild life of the area as well as the desert itself. The free flight bird show is a must see, very cleverly put together and the guy who ran it had...More

Thank Yvonne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nocturnal house was great. Bird Show was amazing but was hoping for a couple of Wedge Tails! The birds they did have were fantastic.

Thank acushla54
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