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.

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Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia's desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, animals and people of our arid regions. A 'must see' for every visitor to the Red Centre.

Walk through three re-created desert habitats and discover how deserts are full of life. Stories of the desert are shared through interpretative displays, cultural presentations and guide activities.

Do not miss Nature Theatre with free-flying birds of prey and other animals demonstrate their natural survival skills at the base of the MacDonnell Ranges.

Spend some time in the Nocturnal House where you can spot rare or endangered mammals of the desert. Let your eyes adjust to the evening light and enjoy animals in their natural environment including the bilby, mala and thorny devil.

At night, spotlight rare and endangered animals on the Nocturnal Tour. With an expert guide step into a predator proof enclosure in the foothills of the ranges and get up close with bilby, mala, echidna, brush tailed bettongs and other animals of the night.

Get in the moment and experience an authentic desert experience and explore how deserts are full of life!

Opening times:
Open everyday from 07:30 to 18:00
Entry cost:
Adult tickets $25
Activities:
  • Birdwatching
  • Self-Guided
Facilities:
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Respecting Our Culture Indigenous Accreditation Program