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Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket provided by Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket

Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
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German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Make your own way to Alice Springs Desert Park for your self-guided tour. Receive a park map and schedule that helps you to plan your visit. You can follow a walking trail that leads you through the three main desert environments of Australia—woodland, sand, and river. Along the way, learn about the distinct flora and fauna of these delicate ecosystems. Find out which creatures stir at night in the desert when you step inside the nocturnal house exhibit. There, you can watch rare and endangered animals that only come out in the dark, such as carnivorous ghost bats and bilbies (macrotis). Or head to the outdoor amphitheater to admire birds of prey in flight. Then peek into a waterhole in the aquarium to observe fish, turtles, burrowing frogs, and yabbies. During talks by the staff, you hear about the traditions of the Aboriginal Arrernte people, and their dreamtime stories, which illustrate connections between the people and the land. Facilities include a café, electric scooters for hire, gift shop and a picnic area.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37608P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Guide • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Desert Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Electric scooter hire fee • Additional animal encouters • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Inclusions
Guide • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Desert Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Electric scooter hire fee • Additional animal encouters • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair and prams available to hire
Animal encounters available for additional fee
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travellers
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Victorianew
120 contributions
What a highlight of our holiday
Jul. 2021
My husband and I ended up staying here for the best part of 6 hours. We just couldn't believe where the time went. We enjoyed the talks we went to and thoroughly was mesmerized by the afternoon bird show. That bird show is a must-see.
The park is seamlessly integrated into the foot of the ranges, beautifully maintained with an abundance of birds, lizards, snakes and mammals to gaze at. The park also goes a long way to help you understand the terrain and weather patterns across the central outback and positively promotes traditional and contemporary land management strategies. We would visit again.
Written 23 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,020 contributions
Don't leave your visit till too late in the day
May 2021
The Desert Park is an excellent attraction; our big mistake was leaving our visit till mid-afternoon. We did get to join a tour of the Nocturnal House (arriving maybe 10 mins after it started) and also got to see the Bird Show. Both were excellent, with the bird show being particularly entertaining. In the Nocturnal House we saw many Australian desert animals native including malas, stick rats, bilbies and golden bandicoots, as well as other mammals and reptiles. Performers in the bird show included a magpie, a barn owl, a curlew, a whistling kite, a kestrel and a buzzard. Probably the parts of the park I enjoyed most though were some of the walk-in aviaries for small birds, where there many beautiful birds of the Australian desert lands went about their daily tasks, clearly used to their human visitors. I could have easily stayed on for a few more hours.
Written 3 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Great tip! The desert is full of life early in the morning.
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sonia J
27 contributions
Lovely Interesting Park
Jun. 2021
Lovely park and a great introduction to the fauna and flora of the outback. The nocturnal house and bird show were amazing. Great value and definitely worth a visit. Perfect for any age.
Written 1 July 2021
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JClare62
Maleny, Australia115 contributions
Go for the birds
This stylish, low-key park is well maintained and has some of the nicest aviaries I’ve ever visited. It was a treat to be able to sit and watch birds like orange chats, western bower birds and red capped robins so easily, and to listen to the chiming wedgebill sing. It was also a thrill to see a bilby for the first time in the nocturnal house. I’d recommend visiting at the start of a trip to NT so that you know more about what you are seeing when travelling around.
Written 21 June 2021
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JCDreams
Gladstone, Australia21 contributions
Brilliant
This place is brilliant. We enjoyed it so much we visited twice while travelling to and from Uluru. The live bird show is great and very informative. All the birds are beautiful, we spent a long time just waiting and watching to get the right photo. It is very well presented and very easy to walk around all the different areas.
Written 17 June 2021
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Gina
2 contributions
Reuben is the greatest 🤩 and the Park was great too
We thought this would be a quick look at some dingoes. Met Reuben at the front door and ended up staying all day, following him from talk to talk.
He was outstanding in his down to earth enthusiasm, knowledge, humour. We didn't need to agree with him on everything but absolutely admired his passion for educating people on what he thinks is important.
Reuben is a huge asset to the Park and we loved our day there.
Written 17 June 2021
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Jenna G
3 contributions
Allow lots of time to experience it all
Apr. 2021
When our driver dropped us here and said he'd be back in 4 hours, we wondered how we would fill in the time. Turns out it was easy! Knowledgable & friendly guide Reuben introduced us to dingoes and emus, and introduced us to some of the native birds. The bird show was spectacular, with the birds appearing on cue and showing off their behaviour. The nocturnal house is the best I've ever seen, a huge variety of animals and it's a huge space. There are well maintained paths taking you around the park, good toilets and a cafe (which was unfortunately closed as it was Sunday). We got to meet the dingoes while out on their walk, walked through the kangaroo park, and enjoyed the beautiful gardens, all in the shadow of the stunning MacDonnell Ranges.
Written 13 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Our team love to hear feedback like yours. We regularly have people come for a few hours and stay for the whole day enjoying the raw natural beauty of the park.
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DebbieBest1955
Brisbane, Australia181 contributions
Outstanding flora and fauna - not to be missed
Absolutely brilliant - best nature park ever
We were blown away by the beauty of the setting and the extraordinary array of bird life not only in the aviaries but also outside we really enjoyed strolling through the different landscapes and observing the abundant array of plants and bird life. The nocturnal house was such a special delight. Loved the bird show. Would recommend allocating at least 3 hours at this fantastic park.
Written 9 June 2021
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Melmooonshine
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Great experience of Central Aust Flora and Fauna
We had the afternoon to explore the park but you can spend a whole day if you took your time. There's plenty of signed local flora along the tracks and loads of wildlife for kids to see. The Nocturnal house is pretty cool and the bird show is a must. You can even have your photo taken with an Owl or Wedgetail Eagle for $10 at the end of the show.
Written 6 June 2021
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TravellingQldlanders
Morayfield, Australia898 contributions
A well presented park with activities - so much to see
May 2021
We arrived to see the 8.30am Dingo tour, we learnt a lot about not only dingoes but about Australian wildlife and history. The site represents the Arrernte peoples dream of the battle between the dingo and the Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) which made the Thylacine move to Tasmania. The park is divided into 3 main ecosystems, Desert River, Sand country and Woodland. There are regular discussions around the park all day. We then went to the bird feeding time at Desert Rivers, our guide gave a brief description of each of the birds and managed to get the Rufous Whistler calling. At 10am daily is the free flying birds show, this was great to see the great Australian raptors fly so close to you. There was some great commentary as well. At 11:45am Bird feeding time Desert Rivers
The most enjoyable and amazing section for us was the Nocturnal house. This was a large display of reptiles and marsupials, birds, it was great to see Bilby and Quoll. You can easily spend 4 hrs here, it’s a pity the café wasn’t open.
Written 18 May 2021
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By: Alice Springs Desert Park
Jennie D
Jennie D
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Worth a trip
We went here on our recent visit. We found it very interesting seeing the different fauna and flora of the NT. Very
Supchak
Supchak
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very interesting and well presented zoo.
great chance to see a number of desert animals. don't miss the shows which are short but really well presented.All
Z1059TNalisonp
Z1059TNalisonp
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Do Not Miss This Desert Park
Fantastic venue - well set out . The knowledgeable indigenous staff, who led the tour, were amazing and showed us
travelculturepassion
travelculturepassion
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Raw Natural Beauty
Immerse yourself in the raw natural beauty of Central Australia. Amazing experience for all the family. Lots of nat
Tandatravellers
Tandatravellers
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Best Bird Show I have seen!
Really enjoyed our visit to the Desert Park, loved that it was basically the natural environment that was there. No
angophera
angophera
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Don't miss the Desert Park
Beautifully landscaped and laid out. Wonderful wildlife. We were spellbound and learned so much from the talks we a
eleanorc349
eleanorc349
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Informative guided tour
We visited as part of a large tour group. Our guide Skippy was very knowledgeable & informative & made our visit en
sfb66
sfb66
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Great bird show
Spent a pleasant 3 hours here. The photo opp with the birds is very well priced. The staff are friendly and very kn
rosiebJ6715DZ
rosiebJ6715DZ
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A must-do in Alice
I experienced the Desert Park both by day, and by night as part of the Partjimma Festival. And it never failed to e
Alex H
Alex H
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Amazing place with great staff
Go early when it opens, as it gets very hot. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The lady on the front counte
Samataal
Samataal
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Great tour
There were only my husband and myself on the night tour and it was excellent. Our guide, Bronte, was very informat
GneissMatt
GneissMatt
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Fantastic exhibits
Awesome exhibits. One of the best arrays of animals I’ve seen anywhere in Australia. Would highly recommend the noc
Andrews_Eyes
Andrews_Eyes
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Outback Zoo
Large park offering a variety of animals, habitats and a nocturnal enclosure which was fantastic. Shade/ water stat
JasonR902
JasonR902
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Unexpected surprise
What a great little park. Staff at the front counter were friendly and informative. The park was filled with inform
willemb89
willemb89
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Very educational
Absolutely worth a visit. In fact, arguably the best thing to do/see in Alice Springs. I learned a lot and saw a lo
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