Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 1,100+ 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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  • We were very pleasantly surprised by the desert park. The bird show was amazing and the presentation by Jeremy about aboriginal tools and culture was funny and informative. We spent 5 hours there and ...  read more »
  • We got more than we expected from our visit to the desert park. If you're at all interested in the land you're visiting, this is a must-do. You'll see everything with different eyes after this tour. R...  read more »
  • Could stay all day. Excellent bird show. The aboriginal talk from Jeremy was great. He really explained their culture very well and entertaining. Kiosk available but advise you go for the burgers! Wis...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Great place to visit on a regular basis. Heaps to see and learn about desert flora and fauna. Under constant development. The shows are great an very informative.
  • The original impression of the place is wonderful and I highly recommend the night tour; however if you've been to this place once there's not much incentive to come back
  • Great place to visit - excellent talks by the rangers but the cafe had a very limited selection for lunch and only one person serving so service was very slow.
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