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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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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” (269 reviews)
“bird show” (370 reviews)
“birds of prey” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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Reviewed yesterday

Great zoological park and very well done with the displays of desert animal life! Very good presentations by staff!! Worth every penny!

Thank Hal M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant concept, staffed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable people. A sample of wild central Australia a few minutes drive from Alice Springs. An absolute must see.

Thank 554kevin2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

As bird shows and desert parks go, this one is top of the heap. Very nicely done. Keep your eyes and ears, but especially your eyes open. There are birds just hiding in plain sight if you look. Good collection from little birds to emu....More

Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park was great, but I found the birdshow to be very short, and I found it to be a bit empty or not much activity going on, however a lot of birdlife, a lot of information, quite a long walk, have to be reasonably...More

Thank ashventura
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must visit to Central Australia. There is so much to do and very interactive. Make sure you see the cinema show and the nocturnal house is great fun. There are also complimentary barbecue facilities outside the park with toilets, if you do...More

Thank Xanerin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to see desert plants & animals. The rangers are very knowledgeable. The bird show is xlnt. Great backdrop of the Macdonald Ranges.

Thank KamalWeerakoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a little of everything and a must see. We walked thought the paths of desert flowers and trees and each area pertained a theme. We sat through a bush medicine talk with the ranger showing us the trees and scrubs used then...More

Thank adventuregirlManila
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and diverse. Cost was $32 per adult. The bird show was fantastic and the wildflowers amazing. Great place to visit

Thank Leona J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving past and decided to visit. The park was wonderful, the talks very informative and the Bird show was the best I've seen. A must visit if you're in town

Thank Gazza594
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to learn that you don't think about. Little critters I've never seen. Good talks especially funny Jeremy. Make sure you allow 4 hours. We still missed the cinema.

Thank Ray L
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Ray G
29 August 2017|
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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