Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs
(4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Alice Springs Desert Park and get the most from your holiday in Alice Springs, create itinerary details personal to you using our Alice Springs vacation builder.
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  • Toller Park where we have consumed several hours. There are plenty of animals and plants to discover. Guided tours are offered every hour. The Eagles are only at 10: 00!
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  • We really enjoyed this attraction, especially the bird show, and wish we could've spent a little more time there. Travel schedule limited the amount of time we could spend, but could easily see a full...  more »
  • Again worth the visit. Information at the shows really informative. Attend the shows, then visit the park at your leisure, allow 3 - 4 hours for the visit we arrived at 8:30 am left at 2:30 pm great d...  more »
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my day spent at Desert Park Alice Springs. The buildings and landscapes are well-designed and maintained. Animals and birds are housed in enclosures where they seem comfortable and content. I was enthralled by the bird show which was conducted in a thrilling yet safe manner. Later I attended a demonstration by an indigenous man. He was engaging and entertaining and very informative about the way aborigines live in and use the desert plants and animals.
  • Wonderful experience. Try to set aside a couple of hours so you can soak in the atmosphere. Be prepared that the large animal exhibits (kangaroo, emu & dingo) are less than thrilling, but the many aviary's and the nocturnal house more than make up for it.
  • Great place for family outing. Time goes by so quickly here. The bird show at Amphitheatre is worthwhile. Cafe needs more hot food items.
  • Awesome park. Do the night walk and and FFS sit your arse down and don't take food into the "must do" bird show (not like some stupid hippies x 2) or one of the world's largest eagles - the mighty Wedgetail - will physically take your head off......
  • The Alice Springs Desert Park is a must see! The staff are all friendly and helpful and the bird show was fantastic. The park is well set out and easy to navigate with beautiful views of the local landscape. They have a nocturnal animal house where you can try and spot bilbys, quolls, snakes and much more.