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

  • 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

  • Fantastic place to visit. Take your time to see all the beautiful little birds and animals. We weren't sure if we wanted to come back in the evening for the nocturnal tour but are very glad we did. It was amazing. Highly recommended.

  • The displays are very well presented and allow a person to experience many aspects of Central Australia in one area. I have to mention the fantastic bird show and nocturnal animals display. And of course the friendly staff and guides round off what is an absolutely magnificent display. Kudos to everyone involved.

  • The presentations during the day are great. Informative and friendly staff. Exhibits and facilities are good. Don't expect a lot of animals. 2 dingos 1 emu 3 kangaroos. Spend about 3 to 4 hours here. Mornings are best.

  • This is a biological park. Some interesting exhibits. Loved seeing the nocturnal exhibit and the birds show. Price a little steep if you just want to visit for a few hours.

  • Really enjoyed this. The birds of prey is highly recommended. They have kangoroos for the kids and also a nice insect/snake area.

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