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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Address: Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central...

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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One of my favourite places

This was my third visit to the Desert Park and I loved every minute of it. So well laid out and maintained and extremely informative. The animal/bird exhibits are fantastic.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Boambee, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my third visit to the Desert Park and I loved every minute of it. So well laid out and maintained and extremely informative. The animal/bird exhibits are fantastic.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit. A good way to see so many aspects of desert life. The live presentations are very informative. It gets very busy, so arrive early to beat the heat and the crowd. The presentations are on a schedule, so plan your route to see them all.

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Coral Cove, QLD Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is outstanding park and an ideal park to see Australian animals and learn about bush tucker. The birds of prey display is excellent. An excellent 4 hours well spent.

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and sharing your visit. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide wasn't very informative, but the sights were great, although the same, and there was even a bird show! Great place to visit with the family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a day here doing all of the shows and talks that they provided and it was informative, interesting and generally a great way to spend the day. You get a better understanding of the environment around you, how the animals and people have survived in this harsh climate. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend... More 

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ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this review

Thanks audry38 for taking the time to provide a review. It certainly is beneficial to visit the Desert Park at the start of your journey to the heart of Australia. You have a greater appreciate of the desert and how life survives once you have spent a few hours at the park. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have said, our group got a very warm welcome when we arrived and were given maps, which were incredibly inaccurate- they showed for examples two paths from the entrance and there was only one. In the park itself, it's very clear that all the animals are very well cared for and have plenty of space. There are also... More 

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare yourself for a hot walking day; so go early and enjoy the experience. Lots of scheduled talks and your own chance to walk around the different habitats: woodland, desert and grassland. Plenty of birds to see at large. And heaps of enclosures with lizards, birds and marsupials for your pleasure. The nocturnal house was huge: with wonderful animals on... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous day! From the lovely welcome, the attractions, exhibits and guides, we could not have spent a more wonderful 6 hours.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister an I spent a half day at this most wonderful park. We are elderly and our walking is limited but we aere able to thoroughly explore the exhibits using the electric buggies. We joined all available guided tours to hear the fantastic guides talk about exhibits. The night enclosure is a must. Here all nocturnal animals are out... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must-see attraction in Alice Springs. It is a beautifully designed and maintained wildlife park featuring different desert habitats and a great range of wildlife in very well designed displays and enclosures. Don't miss the bird display, which is worth the price of admission on its own. You can easily spend the whole day here - but bring... More 

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