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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  • Enjoy viewing a lot of bird aviaries, a nocturnal house (one of the few indoor spaces), the bird show, and many of the guided tours that go on throughout the whole day. I saw that the Alice Wanderer b...  more »
  • Don't miss spending some time at the Alice Springs Desert Park. General admission includes a beautiful birds-of-prey live presentation, lots of different environments to walk around (very informative)...  more »
  • Enjoyed a wonderful day exploring the desert park, especially enjoyed the many bird aviaries, the nocturnal house is also a must see.  more »
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  • This place is worth the visit. The Bird shows in the morning and afternoon are the highlight of the visit, get there early. Dingoes are cool as well. Plan for a whole day there. Onsite cafe\restaurant as well.
  • We had spent the previous 7 days walking the Larapinta trail, and it was good to visit the very well laid out Desert Park on our return. We found plants and animals we had seen on the trail. Our only minor regret was that we did not get to see a dingo.
  • A nice place to visit and quietly walk around while enjoying the scenery and the wildlife.
  • Bird show is awesome and the nocturnal exhibit is like nothing I've seen before. You can't go to Alice Springs and not go here!
  • Amazing experience to learn about our nature and it's habitat.

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Where to stay in Alice Springs

Due to its remote location in arid Central Australia, Alice Springs often surprises visitors with its diverse selection of comfortable and affordable lodgings. The city's hostels serve as the most economical option, with many providing free pickup from the airport. For just a bit more, you can stay at one of the area's motels, providing rooms with views of the McDonnell Ranges, free Wi-Fi, secure off-road parking, and access to private barbecue facilities. Otherwise, check into one of Alice Springs' hotels for a country-club vibe and even more amenities.
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