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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 Nocturnal Tour
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird show” (376 reviews)
“birds of prey” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the shuttle out to visit this amazing desert park to get an overview of the natural environment in which Alice Springs was planned. Plan to spend several hours here, dropping into hear scheduled talks eg. Indigenous talk was very informative. On hot days, get...More

Thank Sandie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the first park we visited in Australia and we were impressed by the variety of animals and the scenery. Particularly we liked the bird show, it was quite amazing to see all the birds around. There is also a lot of information regarding...More

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice vistas and scenery - a must see - we loved it and recommend it highly to travelers - great stop

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the fourth visit to Desert Park and it is always worthwhile. It was a hot 38 degree day, and some activities were cancelled. The pick of them - the wild bird show - was still scheduled and did not fail to impress. Each...More

Thank BarryKiama_Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are campers and debated the value of paying to visit a desert park, given that we have a lot of experience with remote desert camping but this place is fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and found it to be well organised and...More

Thank Goannago
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see animals that are very hard to find in there natural habitat. You really have to look hard. All contained in good walking distance.

Thank joeyWesternAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice native gardens, great bird show- some flying in from the hills. Nocturnal house surprisingly well presented. Beautiful bird aviaries scattered around the Park.

Thank kayla196
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot of scenery worth making the effort to see. Make sure you buy a fly net from EBay before you arrive for around $5. They are up to $20 in Australia. If you are short for time do not include this area in...More

1  Thank GPhillipsMBE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love birds, reptiles and bush walking you can't go past The Desert Park. A lot to see so make sure you allow a few hours and check beforehand as to feeding and display schedules such as the Wild Bird show and Raptors. Theres...More

Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a conservation facility located 10 minutes from the center of town. We took a guided tour that included a visit to the parks Nature Theater to watch a free-flying bird show. Then we walked in the rain to discover the diversity of desert...More

Thank Judi L
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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