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“Fears addressed”

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
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Owner description: 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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fears addressed”
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I am fascinated by snakes but they are one of only a couple of phobias I have.

This facility is small, but well worth the visit.
It is well laid out and the staff are friendly and very informative.

My wife has no real far of snakes - but knows I do.
So when the olive python was being held by a young girl, my wife challenged me!!! It wasn't too bad until the snake decided it wanted to move in for "a kiss". Then I was scared - but managed to hold it together long enough for the snake to be removed.

The facility not only had most of the top venomous indigenous snakes, it had a salt water croc, lizards and other reptiles and amphibians.

Before we left the lady who placed the snake on me gave us an insight into the wider work they do at the facility. All the handlers are on rota to remove snakes from homes and other places. After recent rain there had been a surge in the number of call outs. It was very fascinating so I will leave you to find out more if you are interested.
Well worth the entry fee.

Visited February 2017
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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“Some unusual inhabitants”
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We went in partly to escape the rain, and we're very glad we did. It is not very big but has lots of interesting reptiles. The staff were very friendly and gave us some really good information

Visited February 2017
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Where to get up close with Borthern Territory snakes & lizards”
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Reptile Centre is not an extensive property but does house some good displays of the snakes & lizards found in the Northern Territory. Our visit coincided with a presentation by one of the staff, Christal, on the local "wildlife" which was very informative and proactive giving the audience a chance to actually handle lizards and a python.

Visited February 2017
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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Fun”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Informative experts do a show and tell with snakes, lizards and crocs. Learn what to do, and not to do, in the outback. Very good croc demonstration.

Visited February 2017
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Mackay QLD
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“Great Reptile center”
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our kids love reptiles so went there and it was absolutely worth it. Good to see all the "bad" and good snakes so close and have a good read about them. We loved the live show...

Visited November 2016
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