Alice Springs Desert Park

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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

  • 91.89% of people start their Alice Springs Desert Park visit around 09 AM

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

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

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.

People also prefer to start their day with 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

  • An amazing place, brilliantly presented, let down by one staff member. Great guides & displays. Very informative for kids and adults. Great value for money. The woman behind the counter in the cafe is incompetent. And despite a series of blundering mistakes, she could not bring herself to apologise, what a shame. Happy to discuss with manager.

  • Great place to see plants and birds from the different desert regions. The bird show is not to missed although at the moment the wedgetail eagle is only featured in the morning show. I enjoyed the wildflowers and actually saw more birds outside the enclosures than inside which was great for photography. The highlight was the splendid fairy wrens.

  • Went twice in a week. Absolutely love the aviaries, bird show, nocturnal house and all of the gardens. Excellent place to spend an afternoon. Plenty of facilities inside including a nice cafe and very friendly staff.

  • Love the Desert Park and the light festival was sensational. They should put the Art Gallery there too i think. It would be the perfect backdrop

  • The Alice Springs Desert Park is a must see when visiting beautiful Alice Springs. The rangers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The most exciting bird display by ranger Ellen is the highlight of the day. I love visiting the Desert Park and due to obtaining my territorian pass I can visit numerous times in a year for free.

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