Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs

4.4
#1 of 16 in Parks in Alice Springs
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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  • As part of our package Emu Run picked us up from our accommodation in Alice for our morning wandering about the Park - thanks Tim for your assistance. It was very informative walking around the park a...  more »
  • We went and did the tour not expecting much, but it was outstanding and 100% worth the time if you are in Alice Springs. The kids loved the Bird Show and also the Nocturnal House. Jeremy was a great p...  more »
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  • Loved this park. It had a great setup, and I can tell they care for their animals. The staff were very accommodating, and the guided tours and displays throughout the day were great. Most of the entertainment of this park relies on their guided tours throughout the day. This is a great place to spend an entire day at. Enjoy!
  • This is such a great place. Its my favourite part of coming to Alice Springs. The bird show and all the animals are amazing. Will be coming back again when I come back to Alice. And the cafe food was very good and surprisingly the coffee tasted really good.
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