Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately owned park which displays an extensive range of reptiles from the Northern Territory of Australia including Terry the Saltwater crocodile and large Perentie Goannas. The talk and handling sessions are a must and are at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm daily, check the website and social media for up to date opening and show times.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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AlbertLi05
Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Family
Our child had an awesome time visiting The Reptile Centre. Lauren was professional and informative in the interactive session whilst we met an Olive Python (non venomous), Blue Tongue Lizard and the Bearded Dragon. The displays were very well kept and the outdoor enclosures were kept in great condition, some even better then capital city Zoos. Each display had informative placards which were also kept in great condition despite harsh Alice Springs weather. The place is definitely run with a lot of pride. Well done.
Written 10 July 2021
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We spend an informative and enjoyable couple of hours at this privately run centre. The owner is clearly passionate about the animals he looks after and his young Brazilian offsider did a great presentation as she helped us hold a python and a lizard. There was a great collection of different animals, inside and outside.
Written 14 November 2022
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di19602016
Townsville, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021

Everyone must visit this reptile park. It is so well set out. Loved all the animals and the stories that are told on what these animals all are. The bird show was so good to see what these birds can do.

Written 24 October 2021
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ronp1954
Langford, Australia790 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were disappointed at the lack of reptiles on display. Very small centre ans expensive for what is available on show, which is not much. Outside a few exhibits had been moved inside due to heat so there was not much to see outside. Inside again was very limited in what was able to be seen. We totally support reptile centres such as this where people can view them in their natural habitat, but this one was sadly lacking, Staff were friendly and no issues there
Written 28 September 2022
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This was a bit of a pleasant surprise to us and we enjoyed walking around the many exhibits they had. We joined in with the demonstration at 11.00am and found the zoo keeper to have lots of knowledge about her subject and we had the chance to hold some of the reptiles or pat them as they passed us by. We learnt a lot taking part in this demonstration.
Written 30 April 2023
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JoeyandMeSydney
Darwin, Australia102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Jess was the guide who took us around the centre, we were in a group tour called A Town Called Alice, a half day tour of the town of Alice Springs.
It was great and Jess was fantastic. My fav animal was the Thorny Devil, the cutest thing ever!
Truly a good experience, not to be missed for kids as well as adults.
Written 2 September 2021
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JB072
Albury, Australia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Doesn't look big from the outside - but they can certainly pacl in the animals and information. Pleanty of local reptiles as well as an outside are with larger goannas etc and the famous Terry the crcodile. Call the centre ahead to find out when he's being fed - the talk and feeding was great. They only feed him once a week in summer and less in winter, so be sure and check - was the highlight of our kids visit. Also has an underwater viewing area for Terry. Gifts and cold drink are available and there are frequent talks presented by the staff with an opportunity to hold a lizard or snake. Check the website for timings.
Written 27 January 2020
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nov973
Tea Tree Gully, Australia91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This place is definitely worth a visit but only requires an hour of your time for the amount of animals and this included two talks. Definitely time it for the talks. Also needed to book despite a lack of tourists at the moment. A little pricey and disappointing that they only open one day a week at the moment....
Written 28 November 2020
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Thank you for your review Clare, we are a small centre but we do pride ourselves on our wonderful educational talks and hands on experience with the reptiles which you can't get anywhere else in Alice Springs, and we are so glad you enjoyed these talks. Thank you for cooperating with our new booking system as well, it is a new rule that we have for the current pandemic situation to protect our visitors and our staff, it is a way that we can regulate how many people are in the building at any one time as per Government health restrictions. We are only open Saturdays, as sadly Alice Springs is a bit of a Ghost town during the summer months and the lack of tourism has impacted our business greatly, therefore 1 day a week is affordable at this stage; we will be changing this of course as the country opens up and allows more interstate travel. Thank you again for the review, we hope you revisit once the centre reopens 7 days a week with all of our upgrades completed.
Written 1 December 2020
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swhealey
92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did this tour as part of the “A Town Like Alice” tour. The overall layout was good but did seem a little dated. We waited for a guide due to a staff mix up & the tour seemed a bit rushed. There is a good collection of snakes, lizards, etc. It is worth a visit.
Written 15 March 2020
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Ian F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
was lucky enough to experience this place via a live Twitch stream courtesy of ol' mate Shook (Jesse).. The guide (Jess) was extremely knowledgeable and informative.
Rex and his antics with the croc were especially hilarious...will definitely be booking a trip to Alice when the travel restrictions ease...well done Shook, and really well done to you all at the Reptile Park.

10 out of 10
Written 9 September 2020
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Yes Terry and I definitely have a unique relationship. We cant wait to see you when you come and visit, and you can experience it yourself.
Written 9 October 2020
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