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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” (284 reviews)
“bird show” (396 reviews)
“birds of prey” (81 reviews)
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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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+61 8 8951 8707
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Reviewed 4 days ago

great for tourists who haven't been outback but also for others who want to see those many nocturnal animals of the area. Lovely bird show!

Thank EvaErmis
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for sharing EvaErmis. Lovely to see you enjoyed your time exploring our Nocturnal House and the Nature Theatre bird show impressed.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More than I expected. The attention to detail on creating the various areas was stunning. Loved the aviaries. I could spend 5 hours easily in here. The nocturnal hall is the biggest and best I've seen. The interpretation is very good.

Thank newyork64
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, we love to hear fabulous feedback like yours. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful Wildlife Park full of amazing creatures fantastic plants a very informative place where you can learn so much about Alice Springs and the surrounding area

Thank j0dster212
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will probably never get to see all the spectacular wildlife that the red centre has to offer. So this is the place to visit. The live bird show was the best we have ever seen. The Nocturnal House was amazing and all the Bilbys,...More

Thank Andrea E
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Andrea, you are so right. Animals in the Red Centre can be mysterious and secretive making it difficult to see on your own in the wild. Great to hear your visit has created some lovely memories of the desert.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely park to visit and while was hot walking though it the displays were worth the effort and the cafe at the end friendly and inviting

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok they recreated the desert in the desert. Talks start early and you must be there in some cases before they start. Go they are great and very informative. Take a lot of water. They have places to drink but most are not cold water.

Thank David H
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you David for taking the time provide your feedback on your visit. I will be sure to pass it on to our team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend a visit to the Alice Springs Dessert Park. A great place to visit during the day as well at night. They do conduct nocturnal tours to watch the animals.

Thank Golfingmum4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting central Australia then this is a must see attraction. Brilliant presentations of local dessert flora & fauna. The live birds of prey demonstrations is the pinnacle of the experience. Don’t pass through Alice without seeing it.

Thank Puregolg
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow, we love reading feedback like yours. We have to agree, a must visit for Alice Springs before you start your travels in the Red Centre. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super great park, highly recommend the nocturnal tour too, very good talks from staff, bird show was excellent , we originally were going for a couple of hours in the day, stayed eight hours.

Thank cjen63
ASDP_Manager, Manager at Alice Springs Desert Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks cjen63, happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Desert Park.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Desert dwellers you have never been aware of. Plants and creatures that play a significant roll in the environment are all on display and a very knowledgable commentary by the keepers of the park add to the information that can be gained from this tour....More

Thank Russell T
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LennieCoventry
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
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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
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