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Alice Springs Desert Park Tours

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Alice Springs Desert Park
The Alice Springs Desert Park showcases the three main desert environments in Australia. Wander through sand, woodland, and river deserts and learn about their different plant and animal inhabitants. Take the short walking route through the park or explore further afield to find kangaroos and birdlife.

The Basics
In addition to wandering the 3,200-acre (1,300-hectare) grounds themselves, visit the nocturnal house, which mimics the night desert, to view rare and endangered animals such as bilbies and carnivorous ghost bats. Stop by the aquarium for a look at animals you might find in a waterhole including fish, yabbies, burrowing frogs, and turtles. Take advantage of interpretative displays, daily talks, and staff demos to learn about the diverse desert ecosystems.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Alice Springs Desert Park is suitable for families with children and ideal for nature enthusiasts.
  • Self-guided audio tours are available with admission; animal encounters are an additional fee.
  • Wheelchairs, electric scooters, and strollers are available; accessible parking is on-site.
  • Facilities include a cafe, gift shop, and a picnic area.

How to Get There

The park is located on Larapinta Drive, 10 minutes by car from Alice Springs. There is free parking for buses and other vehicles. To arrive by public transport, take public bus route 400 to Albrecht Drive—it's then about a 20- to 25-minute walk to Desert Park. Alternatively, follow the Larapinta Trail by bicycle directly to the park entrance.

When to Get There
The Alice Springs Desert Park is open daily, from early morning to evening, except Christmas Day. Last entry is an hour and a half before close. The Nocturnal House has somewhat shorter hours. Informational programs are scheduled throughout the day.

Desert Dreamtime

In addition to learning about the flora and fauna that thrive in the arid deserts of central Australia, visitors may get an introduction to the region’s traditional owners, Aboriginal people belonging to the Arrernte language group. Discover how they have shared custody over the land for thousands of years through bush tucker foods, Dreamtime stories, and cultural traditions.
Address: 871 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs 0871, Australia
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Alice Springs

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Lovely at sunset, nice to watch the...
Ann K
, Oct 2016
Lovely at sunset, nice to watch the camels and the sunset afterwards and chat to the owner.

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Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry TicketAttraction Tickets

Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket

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Explore the plants, animals, and people of the desert during a self-guided visit to Alice Springs Desert Park. Learn about the arid regions of central Australia from interpretative displays and daily talks by the staff. Find out who resides in a waterhole and which critters come out at night, among other fun facts.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal TourWalking Tours

Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour

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Discover the plants, animals, and people of Australia’s central desert environments during an evening tour of the Alice Springs Desert Park. Your guide leads you on a nighttime walking tour that allows you to see creatures such as echidna and mala (rufous-hare wallaby) as they become active after dark.
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5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping TourHiking & Camping

5-Day Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta 4WD Camping Tour

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Camp in the Outback on this 5-day tour of Australia’s Red Centre, departing from Alice Springs. Travel by 4WD vehicle to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Swim in rock holes, take guided walks, and see the monoliths at sunrise and sunset. On a visit to the Oak Valley Aboriginal Community, you’ll witness ancient cave paintings and hear storytelling by Aboriginal guides. Enjoy campfire meals and sleep under the stars in private bush camps on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alice Springs Desert Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Alice Springs Desert Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alice Springs Desert Park costs USD 24.96. Guided Alice Springs Desert Park tours start around USD 24.96 per person. See all 2 Alice Springs Desert Park tickets and tours on Viator.
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