Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs Desert Park is where the desert comes alive!

An essential introduction to Central Australia – with over 200 desert animals and 400 plants to explore at the base of the MacDonnell Ranges. A living field guide to Central Australia.

In the space of just a few hours, visitors can discover how the desert comes alive.

Visitors can take an easy walking trail through desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat, witness free-flying birds of prey, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular nocturnal house and take a cinematic journey through 41/2 billion years of desert evolution.

When visitors leave the Desert Park they will go away with new stories, skills and some the secrets of the desert.

What To Expect

Wander through the desert and discover the botanical wonderland of three recreated desert habitats. In winter walk amongst wildflowers and in summer enjoy flourishing native grasses and flower river gums. Get up close and meet a dingo. Join a Keeper for the live interactive presentation to discover their history and cultural significance with Aboriginal people. Join local Aboriginal guides as they share stories on the plants, animals and Aboriginal culture of Central Australia. Explore re-created desert landscapes, see desert river systems come alive including fish in the desert, an abundance of birdlife, magical spring wildflower display and explore the rich desert woodlands. Witness free flying birds demonstrating their natural behaviours in the open air amphitheater. See Australia’s iconic Emus and walk amongst Red Kangaroos. Step inside one of Australia’s largest Nocturnal House and discover rare and endangered species in sand country and woodland including the bilby, mala and thorny devil. Take a cinematic journey through the creation of deserts. Share a story and learn from a local at scheduled guide presentations on animals, plants and culture. Daily program available.

Tour Itineraries

General Entry

From $37 per adult

Visitors can take an easy walking trail through desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat, witness free-flying birds of prey, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular nocturnal house and take a cinematic journey through 4½ billion years of desert evolution.

Cultural Tour

From $128 per adult, min. 5 people

2.5hr Guided Tour. What is it we humans need to survive? Be met by a Guide on arrival to begin your discovery. Be involved in interactive activities that share knowledge on belonging to and looking after the land, its plants and animals and each other. Walk from Desert Rivers to Sand Country learning about how to find water in the desert and different tracks and tools used by desert Aboriginal people. In the Park’s Nocturnal House learn about hunting and sign language before continuing the journey to the Nature Theatre to be enthralled by birds of prey and other predators of the desert.

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Alice Springs Desert Park

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