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. 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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TripAdvisor
  • Nocturnal house was great. Bird Show was amazing but was hoping for a couple of Wedge Tails! The birds they did have were fantastic.  more »
  • We did both the day and night visit,and didnt think the park lived up to what we believed it would be,we should have only done one ,not both as they are about the same,the only good thing about the ni...  more »
  • You must follow the program and do the shows. First one we did was a talk on how aborigines lived and existed, showing us weapons, tools etc. fascinating, next a tour of the nocturnal house, great, a ...  more »
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  • A wonderful park skillfully arranged to educate and delight anyone wanting to experience the many types of wildlife in the Australian outback. I highly recommend the Eagle Encounter!
  • 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.
  • Amazing wildlife park, really well put together and staffed. Great to see the animals in something close to their natural habitat
  • recommended by a coworker at Canberra Zoo, best bird show i will ever see, lovely mountain views and a must visit for twitchers
  • If you have the time, get both the day and night tickets and make sure you catch the bird show. Great experiences, friendly guides.