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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Closed Now: 07:30 - 18:00
Open today: 07:30 - 18:00
Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
from US$23.61*
Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
from US$23.61*
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“nocturnal house”(318 reviews)
“bird show”(444 reviews)
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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...more
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Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
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All reviewsnocturnal housebird showbirds of preynocturnal tourmagpieflora and faunabush tuckerbird lifefew hoursnatural environmentcentral australianight tourcouple of hoursgreat place to visitred centremacdonnell rangeswell worth the visit
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a big highlight of our recent visit to Alice Springs. We missed the first few shows, and got there at 10.00 am in time to see the free flying bird show. This was so much better than I thought it would be. We...More

Thank Lyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first attraction was the flying birds. It was interesting how birds fly in different ways. I had fun taking pictures while they flew. Everyone liked those birds. There are several places where birds are safe. They have all they need: food, trees, water and...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Desert Park is well worth a visit, allow 1 -2 hours to see it all. The bird show is on at 10am and 330pm, arrive 15 mins before the show is due to start. We also enjoyed the bird enclosures that had birds flying freely...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily fellow travellers told us about this park and we spent a whole day there. Beautifully laid out and maintained the Rangers talks were so informative particularly Doug who gave us such a great talk. We could have listened to him all day as he...More

Thank lizH5654SA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent facility. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very well presented displays. We were particularly impressed by the bush medicine lecture and the nocturnal area.I would particularly recomend for those with young children or those whose with limited mobility.

Thank Donutman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to spend a day. Was a little disappointed with the choices for lunch, as a vegetarian all I could have was hot chips

Thank _lianaparsons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just 1h30 mins to visit the park because it was closing, but I would say probably the time is enough. The dingos were sleeping under the sun, you cannot get near to them clearly but is good enough to take some nice photos....More

Thank Davide P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 3 hrs wandering the park and learning about Aussie eco culture. This place is not a zoo so don’t expect to see abundance of animals but appreciate that it is an education on our great countries evolution of our flora, fauna, environment and future...More

Thank Kasbah102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the Australian flora and fauna. Informative guides and plenty to see. The flying birds show was fantastic

Thank Sonya E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and interesting place to spend a few hours. The ranger talks were fascinating and the bird show is amazing. The bird enclosures are a highlight, and the gardens and the birds they attract were wonderful. Only minor disappointment was the poor selection of food...More

Thank DavidLS49
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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
Ray G
29 August 2017|
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Response from elly562018 | 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