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  •  Activities
  •  Alice Springs
  •  Alice Springs Desert Park Entry Ticket

Alice Springs Desert Park Entry Ticket

  • Alice Springs
  • English
  • 3 - 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • 48 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. General Entry to Alice Springs Desert Park
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1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. General Entry to Alice Springs Desert Park

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Alice Springs
Address Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0870
How to get there ● By Car
Located only seven kilometres from the centre of Alice Springs., takes about 15 minutes;
- Free Onsite parking available

● By Public Transport
Take route 400 to Albrecht Drive then take a 20 to 25 minute walk to the Desert Park.
Please check the timetables (https://nt.gov.au/driving/public-transport-cycling/public-buses/alice-springs-timetables-and-maps) for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
Daily* 07:30 - 18:00 Last Entry 16:30
Nocturnal House 09:00 - 17:30
*Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Alice Springs Desert Park is not conducting guided tours and animal encounters at this time as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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【Terms of Entry】

● Visitors to the Park are subject to these Terms of Entry and the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation By-laws.

● Visitors enter the Park at their own risk and do so under these Terms of Entry. No liability for loss, injury or damage will be accepted.

● All visitors must wear attire appropriate for a community facility and, for safety reasons, appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Clothing with objectionable, vulgar or offensive writing, images or imprints are not permitted. Alice Springs Desert Park reserves the right to refuse entry to visitors wearing costumes or items of clothing that may, at Desert Park’s absolute discretion, be considered objectionable or have a negative impact on the animals or other visitors.

● Visitors must not conduct any commercial or charity activity without the written consent of Alice Springs Desert Park, which consent may be given subject to conditions.

● Alice Springs Desert Park is smoke-free and smoking is not permitted in the Desert Park grounds, this includes electronic cigarettes and vaping. During Opening Hours there is a designated smoking area outside the entry courtyard. Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave or may be removed.

● Visitors to the Park:
- must not create a disturbance or intentionally obstruct or disturb another person engaged in use of the park; or
- must not create noise or do anything that might cause reasonable offence or annoyance, behave in a disorderly, indecent or offensive manner; or
- must not use offensive or indecent language; or
- must not behave in a manner likely to injure the person, another person, plant or animal.

● Visitors who breach any terms and conditions of entry will be asked to cease these activities. Failure to comply will result in visitors being escorted off Alice Springs Desert Park. Failure to comply with the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation By-laws may result in an offence to which a penalty applies.

● The Alice Springs Desert Park reserves the right to request proof of age, residence or concession eligibility.

● The Alice Springs Desert Park reserves the right to cancel bookings due to poor weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Should the unlikely event of a Desert Park instigated cancellation occur there will be no charges issued and for prepaid clients a full refund will be provided. Option of rescheduling is at the discretion of Alice Springs Desert Park and subject to availability.

2 Overview

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 4½ billion years of desert evolution.

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

Alice Springs Desert Park

 

Our Animals
  • Spencers burrowing frog
  • Barn owl
  • Budgerigar
  • Bush stone-curlew
  • Common bronzewing
  • Emu
  • Princess parrot
  • Red-capped robin
  • Tawny frogmouth
  • Variegated fairy-wren
  • Wedge-tailed eagle
  • Whistling kite
  • Barking spider
  • Bilby
  • Brush-tailed bettong
  • Dingo
  • Ghost bat
  • Greater stick-nest rat
  • Kultarr
  • Mala
  • Plains mouse
  • Red kangaroo
  • Red-tailed phascogale
  • Southern marsupial mole
  • Spinifex hopping mouse
  • Western quoll
  • Banby-banby
  • Canegrass dragon
  • Central netted dragon
  • Curl snake
  • Desert skink
  • Earless dragon
  • Mulga snake
  • Panther skink
  • Perentie
  • Pygmy mulga monitor
  • Thorny devil


The daily program gives visitors the opportunity to interact and learn with experienced guides and zookeepers. You may like to plan your day around the daily program.

Program*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice
^ Nature Theatre show is daily at 10:00 in summer (1 November to 28 February) and daily at 10:00 and 15:00 during winter (1 March to 31 October).

Times Activity Description
08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 Changing Heart

A 20 minute theatrical film where desert evolution comes to life on the big screen.

09:00 - 17:30 Nocturnal House - self guided

Enter the dark and elusive world of Mala, Bilby, Bettongs and other rare and endangered animals of the Red Centre.

10:00 Nature Theatre - Free flying bird show^
(Gates open at 09:45. No entry after 10:00)

Free flying birds showcasing natural behaviours

Terms of entry
 • Nature Theatre varies daily with no guarantee of species displayed.
 • Places fill fast, be sure to arrive early. Once gates are closed they will not reopen with no exception for the safety of our guests.
 • Please remain seated and please do not consume food in the amphitheatre
 • Management reserves the right to cancel or alter the experience for safety reasons at any time.

11:00 Bird feeding time

Meet songbirds of our desert woodlands

11:30 Old Man Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo and Aboriginal culture

13:00 The Emu and the Boomerang

Both are special to Australia - but do you know what links them?

13:30 Bird feeding time Desert rivers are magnets for hungry birdlife.
14:00 Nature's Supermarket

Learn how Aboriginal people survived and thrived in the desert.

15:00 Nature Theatre - Free flying bird show^
(Gates open at 14:45. No entry after 15:00)

Free flying birds showcasing natural behaviours

Terms of entry
 • Nature Theatre varies daily with no guarantee of species displayed.
 • Places fill fast, be sure to arrive early. Once gates are closed they will not reopen with no exception for the safety of our guests.
 • Please remain seated and please do not consume food in the amphitheatre
 • Management reserves the right to cancel or alter the experience for safety reasons at any time.

17:00 Dingo Dreaming Meet the Outback's amazing native canine

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.

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