Alice Springs Desert Park

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See and feel the wonders of Central Australia in new ways in the plants, animals and landscapes of Australia's deserts and their traditional uses.

Walk into a taste of the Central Australian desert at the Alice Springs Desert Park. A 'must see' for every visitor to the Red Centre, the Alice Springs Desert Park displays and explains the plants, animals and landscapes around Alice Springs, and their traditional use by Aboriginal people.

Follow the easy walking trail through three recreated desert habitats to see the plants and animals that are typically found in them. Take a seat in the Nature Theatre to watch owls, wedge-tailed eagles and other birds of prey free flying to their handlers. See rare and endangered animals in the nocturnal house, many of which are nearly impossible to see in the wild. Find out about bush tucker, the use of plants and animals and the management of the desert by Aboriginal people. Or book for the evening Nocturnal Tour along the park's Mulga Walk to spotlight some of the region's most elusive animals.

Visitors leave the park with a new understanding of Central Australian deserts as the rich and diverse habitats they are. A multi-award winning park and one of the world's finest nature parks, The Alice Springs Desert Park is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Alice Springs.

Opening times:

  • Open daily from 7.30am to 6pm, last recommended admission is 4pm. Closed on Christmas Day.


  • Birdwatching
  • Bush Tucker
  • Animal Viewing
  • Self-Guided


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Catering
  • Child/Baby Seat and Equipment
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
  • National Ecotourism Accreditation Program

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