Alice Springs Desert Park

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  • Address: Larapinta Drive, P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-88951878
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Desert Safari, Family And Kids, Desert

Alice Springs Desert Park - Review

Alice Springs is primarily a desert land as is evident from the Alice Springs Desert Park. Not many know this but 70% of Australia’s land mass is made up of desert. The Desert Park is an open space and can be visited during the day or after nightfall. Walk around on a 75-acre protected land with Aboriginal guides who will add to the tour by telling you the tales of the land and the flora and fauna that thrive in the arid desert environment. Apart from having the largest nocturnal animal house in the southern hemisphere, the Desert Park also sports 320 types of plants species. Everyday there’s a presentation on birds of prey which you don’t want to miss!

There aren’t many opportunities out there to go and just explore the desert in its natural habitat- strong winds and grainy air included. Since it’s a massive park, take your time to explore, understand and marvel at one of the unique ecosystems of nature.

Alice Springs Desert Park Information

  • Last suggested entry 4.30 pm.

Alice Springs Desert Park Ticket Prices

  • Adults- $25, Child (5-15 Years)- $12.50
  • Student/Concession- $17.50, Seniors Card- $20
  • Economy Pass (1 Adult & up to 2 children)- $43
  • Super Economy Pass (2 Adults & up to 4 children)- $68
  • NT School Groups (school terms), Accompanying adults are free for every 5 children and Adults-$18.75
  • Interstate School Groups (Accompanying adults are free for every 5 children. Additional adults $18.75 each)- $10 per student
  • Tertiary Groups (Accompanying adults are free for every 5 people. Additional adults $18.75 each)- $10 per student.

How To reach Alice Springs Desert Park by Public Transport

  • Lyndavale Drive

Restaurants Near Alice Springs Desert Park

  • Gillen Club (Australian food served)
  • Kungas Can Cook Cafe
  • Watertank Café (Contemporary cuisine served)

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TripHobo Highlights for Alice Springs Desert Park

  • Alice Springs Desert Park Address: Larapinta Drive, P.O. Box 1120, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
  • Alice Springs Desert Park Contact Number: +61-88951878
  • Alice Springs Desert Park Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Alice Springs Desert Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Alice Springs Desert Park(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • Time required to visit Alice Springs Desert Park: 03:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Alice Springs Desert Park

  • 95% of people who visit Alice Springs include Alice Springs Desert Park in their plan

  • 92.01% of people start their Alice Springs Desert Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Alice Springs Desert Park

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alice Springs Desert Park

People normally club together Anzac Hill and Mount Gillen while planning their visit to Alice Springs Desert Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs Reviews

  • This is a must see! The paths at the desert park take you through various Australian desert ecosystems, all with different Flora and fauna. Try to catch the talks, but if you don't, there is excellent information posted about the animals and plants you are seeing, both from a scientific perspective and from the Aboriginal perspective. The nocturnal house is the best I've seen anywhere.

  • The desert park is worth a visit - very large & well set out. Fantastic nocturnal area & a wonderful bird show were the highlights for us. Cost about $32 for entry but easily spend half a day there. There is also a cafe onsite & a theatre area. Well worth going to.

  • We were only there for luncheon on our tour. Beautifully presented, gelightful selection cold meats ans assorted salads. Marvellous selection of Deserts as well incl tea, coffee, soft drinks, wines etc.

  • Great place to experience a true desert adventure. Local guides add a unique story to how they lived in such a harsh place. Five Stars

  • A brilliant experience. Wonderful birds and vegetation. Allow at least 3 hors. The talk on bush survival and foods from Jeremy was excellent and informative.

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