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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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USD 34.32*
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Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour
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USD 24.96*
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Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
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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%
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“bird show” (390 reviews)
“birds of prey” (79 reviews)
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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apart from the demonstrations this is an excellent show of central australian birds and the habitats they live in. All laid out nicely with the incredible backdrop of the rocky ranges that make this area so beautiful.

Thank JFTasmania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, particularly in cooler temperatures. Lots of birds, interesting lectures, particularly the one concentrating on how aborigines hunt and catch food. Surprising ways of finding a spouse not from your direct tribe.

Thank TRS4760
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy viewing a lot of bird aviaries, a nocturnal house (one of the few indoor spaces), the bird show, and many of the guided tours that go on throughout the whole day. I saw that the Alice Wanderer bus can take you to/from the park,...More

Thank Ji-Sook Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss spending some time at the Alice Springs Desert Park. General admission includes a beautiful birds-of-prey live presentation, lots of different environments to walk around (very informative), a special 20 minute video production (surprise ending!), nocturnal house, lovely aviaries...and all right in the middle...More

Thank louise o
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a wonderful day exploring the desert park, especially enjoyed the many bird aviaries, the nocturnal house is also a must see.

Thank jj1860
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here. They have guided tours where you learn all about the endangered species of the bush. The nocturnal house is really well done and interesting. The close encounter with the birds of prey is absolutely brilliant, you can if you...More

Thank RDV72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely morning here seeing all the birds and animals. Free flight show was excellent as was the film show. Good value day out for adults and children

Thank micks20142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The time spent (a couple of hours) at this park was worthwhile. The bird show was most impressive, especially the owl who popped up in broad daylight. The nocturnal exhibit had a range of animals that we would never normally see. Make sure you take...More

Thank SimKris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot. Book a guide if you can to get the most out of your visit. The flying bird show is fantastic and educational. An aboriginal guide can really enhance your visit, they discuss tools the used, hunting, desert life. The area...More

Thank canada777-1207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and close to the CBD all the different animals and ecosystems that make up the red centre. The Free Flying Bird show is a must see informative as well as entertaining. The rangers are all friendly, knowledgeable and some are from the local Arunta...More

Thank Seddo21
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5 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