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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nocturnal house” (294 reviews)
“bird show” (424 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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"nocturnal house"
in 294 reviews
"bird show"
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"birds of prey"
in 81 reviews
"nocturnal tour"
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"magpie"
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"few hours"
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"flora and fauna"
in 55 reviews
"bush tucker"
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"bird life"
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"natural environment"
in 17 reviews
"central australia"
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"couple of hours"
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"night tour"
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"great place to visit"
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"red centre"
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"macdonnell ranges"
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"aboriginal culture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great place. First thought was that we could whip round in an hour. 3hrs later we were still there. The exhibits are fabulous & informative. The talk given by Doug was outstanding. He was very happy to answer all questions & his knowledge...More

Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this as part of the Gahn trip. It was an excellent experience to see the natural environment of Alice Springs, with wild life. The guide was excellent, and the highlight was the bird show.

Thank justy7749
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Allow a full day for this park, there is so much to see! The park is similar to the Healesville sanctuary. There are huge aviaries you can walk into and get up close to a vast range of birds. The nocturnal building is really well...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well thought out park, interesting & well maintained. Staff very friendly a couple of hours exploring the fauna & animals

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly informative staff. Wonderful facility. Make sure you watch the film running in the cinema. Would like to do the night tour if I am ever in the Alice again.

Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day at the park recently and also did the meet the eagle experience. It was great to get close to Rory BUT the one thing that should be done is the photographer (Jeremey in our case) Should tell people when he is...More

Thank Melc19732014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here a few years ago and loved it. This time was no different. The park explains the desert so well, showing the different regions and the birds/animals that live in them. The bird show is a definite must see. We paid extra for...More

Thank HakkaChrissa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite disappointed with this exhibit. At over $25 I expected many more displays and information. The animal enclosures do not make for easy viewing and in many cases no animals were to be seen. The nocturnal house is a highlight in an otherwise...More

Thank Graeham K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alice Springs Desert Park was outstanding. With several different ecosystems created here; WOODLAND, SAND COUNTRY and DESERT RIVERS. The authenticity, design, signage, education information and 'ranger staff' were outstanding. Good free WiFi hotspots for visitors to use. The Cafe was the opposite, atrocious, service wasn't...More

Thank Dabsy2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi here from our hotel in Alice Springs and thoroughly enjoyed the few hours we spent here. The employees are personable and knowledgeable, the exhibits are well-maintained, and we learned a lot about nocturnal animals, etc. The fly-over was great!

Thank B2449HJelizabethb
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LennieCoventry
4 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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