Alice Springs Desert ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
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.
- Last suggested entry 4.30 pm.
- 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.
- Lyndavale Drive
- Gillen Club (Australian food served)
- Kungas Can Cook Cafe
- Watertank Café (Contemporary cuisine served)
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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
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Alice Springs Desert Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Alice Springs Desert Park
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.
A must if visiting Alice Springs. Great layout. A lot of thought put in. A lot to see and learn but not overwhelming. Aviaries were really enjoyable. Nocturnal house my favourite. Plenty of staff ring shows to attend which add to the experience. Great value for money. Cafe somewhat lacking but did go in low season so that is hard for them - probably much better in busier times.
FANTASTIC to see all things from the desert. The birds, the movie, the Kangaroo info ALL Of it GREAT. A little HOT today Jan 2nd 2019 - 45 or 121 deg F. But still worth the visit
Maybe we visited at the wrong time. There wasn't much to see. I would definitely recommend getting a tour and having someone show you around with a specific genre of information in mind. Annual membership is available and definitely good value for money. Staff very friendly
Would have probably given it 5 stars except it was sooo hot (37°C) when we went (obviously that was the park's fault 😜) Fabulous flighted bird show with lots of very large and spectacular raptors. Nocturnal house was a great refuge from the heat, but had to skip the rest of the park because of the temps in unshaded environment. A must-return on our next visit (during a cooler time of the year...