We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alice Springs Desert Park

#3 of 76 things to do in Alice Springs Features Animals
Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Alice Springs Desert Park Nocturnal Tour
More Info
and up
Alice Springs Desert Park General Entry Ticket
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and people of our arid regions within one, extraordinary tourism and conservation facility. Our ‘natural’ attraction is as distinctive as the Australian desert itself - a truly unique experience that continues to captivate and educate travellers from every corner of the globe. There’s much more to deserts than meets the eye and our visitors are astonished by the life and beauty they discover on their journey with us.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nocturnal house” (263 reviews)
“birds of prey” (79 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Larapinta Drive | Desert Park Entrance Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 8707
Write a Review
Reviews (1,452)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,296 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

You need to spend most of the day, at least from the 9:15 am dingo talk through 10 am birds show and 11 am aboriginal culture talk ending 12:30. More talks later on. Each is given only once a day and are good detail. I...More

Thank SatyaP
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Dessert Park is a great achievement of the people of Alice Springs and deserves at least two hours but could need longer. There is a café there if refueling is needed.

Thank Tambo_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of walking (wear comfy shoes), missed the shows (due to timing), but we walked most area and read the sign, we enjoyed this relaxing surrounds of this place

Thank Broncogirl12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family day out! Can recommend the daily bird show was amazing. There's a fair bit of walking so bring comfortable shoes. If you have the chance do the night time nocturnal tour, really cool experience, desert and coffee afterwards is a bonus.

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours at this park and indeed what a surprise it was. All the different fauna and flora

Thank FandM_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My only dissapointment was that some displays were empty. Dingos etc. Souvenir shop quite expensive compared to others in Alice Springs.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours. There's lots to see in terms of native animals such as dingoes, a myriad of birds, emus, etc. and there's also a nocturnal enclosure where you get to see some really cool and some quite rare/endangered native creatures....More

1  Thank Slim5144
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning strolling around the park. There was me, my hubby our daughter, her partner & our 3yr old granddaughter. I was easy too for pushing a stroller/pram. At the time of our visit the desert peas were out, they were beautiful...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an itneresting place but value for money was expensive. To see the general displays and bird show was great.. very disappointing to find out to see the dingo's or the eagles cost even more money. A lot of care and consideration has been...More

Thank SharmaineCherie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desert Park is a wonderfully maintained and presented bit of Central Australia. Cool animals, carefully and tastefully maintained, and informative presentations. The bird show is a gem. Don't miss it!

Thank Miles J
Nearby Restaurants
Hanuman Alice Springs
895 reviews
4.95 km away
Watertank Cafe
160 reviews
3.93 km away
The Overlanders Steakhouse
464 reviews
4.92 km away
274 reviews
4.96 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
650 reviews
4.62 km away
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
718 reviews
4.70 km away
Yubu Napa Art Gallery
71 reviews
5.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alice Springs Desert Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines