Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Desert Park portrays Australia's central desert environment, a rare blend of plants, birds, animals, and people. This facility contains native animals and plants representative of the dry central region and contributes to the wildlife preservation through research programs and public education. The area is culturally important to the local Arrernte people, once known as this land's traditional owners. Much of the work is performed under the auspices of this indigenous group, who are caretakers of the park. Stop by to hear interesting lectures, such as the aboriginal use of local plants for food, or visit the nocturnal exhibit, situated in a low-light building with offset day and night schedule to induce the night critters to come in the early morning before it gets too hot. See Alice Springs Desert Park and all Alice Springs has to offer by arranging your trip with our Alice Springs trip builder .
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  • Just arrived in Alice Springs and followed a local couple’s advice on their blog to go and visit the Desert Park first thing. Spend nearly three hours there, but could easily had been there longer. Do...  more »
  • We thought that this would be a simple nature reserve or scenic viewing point. We were suprised to find an extremely professional park. We stayed about 4 hours.  more »
  • The Desert Park is a really incredible spot. Get there are early as you can to beat the heat and MAKE SURE you hit the 10 am free-flying bird show - it's a must see. The staff was very helpful, and th...  more »
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  • The facilities were very good, but for the price we were expecting more from the wildlife displays. For overseas tourists this would probably be a worthwhile attraction, but for Australians this doesn't quite match the parks/sanctuaries in other cities at a similar price point.
  • Discover the animals of the desert. Fantastic Birds of prey show, Dingos, Emus Kangaroos and the scenery is fabulous. So great to visit for the bird varieties alone. Do not miss it.
  • One of the greatest parks in Australia. Spent the whole day there going through the different regions exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna. Don't miss the bird show and take in as many of the info sessions you can. Make sure you visit.
  • Great morning out with the family. It's well set out and easy to get around.
  • Just be careful in the afternoon that can be hot, for the rest everything was good and clean and clear on the description about the different ways and the animals.
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