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Alice Springs Desert Park Flynn

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Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive
Flynn
NT
0870
Tel: 08 8951 8788

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Alice Springs Desert Park is about 10 minutes from the centre of Alice Springs. The Park is accessible by car, and the Larapinta bike track also leads directly to the entrance of the Park.

Parking is available including a designated area for disabled or mobility impaired people. Parking is free for all vehicles! What we love to hear!

Where are we going today?

Get ready to experience the true outback! Kids will love to wander through the ancient landscapes of the Australian desert. It's an incredible place!

Alice Springs Desert Park has a host of activities for the whole family, especially ones that the kids will just love! 

Ever wondered about those creatures that only come out at night? You can experience these sneaky nocturnal animals as you learn all about them - their habits, and why they prefer the evenings to enjoy the world!

Families can also get up close to the diverse range of plants that grow out in the Australian desert. How many have you seen before? Perhaps you will be introduced to a whole new species you never knew existed!

Alice Springs Desert Park is also great for kids to really gain an understanding about the ancient living cultures of the Aboriginal population that lived in the area for thousands of years, and still do to this day. Local Aboriginal guides will be able to explain why the area is important, and what magic they believe the area to hold.

The park hold daily guide presentations where kids can see and hear the stories of the animals, plants, and cultures - who knew there was so much history is the very same country you thought you knew!

The Alice Springs Desert Park also have four re-created desert environments which you can check out the spirits of the birds, see rare and endangered animals such as the bilby, in the Nocturnal House....you will never look at a desert the same way again! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$25
  • Children$12.50 (Aged 2 - 15)
  • Free Under: 4 years.
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

7.30am to 6pm. Last suggested entry 4.30pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

The park offer tertiary and interstate school groups a chance to learn about the desert - it's also free for pre-schoolers and NT school students! A great way for them to gain awareness of how the plants, animals and traditions are all interconnected. .

I'm Hungry!

There is a cafe in the park (which is air-conditioned!) open during summer and offers lunch and snack options, like wraps, salads and of course ice-cream! .

Healthy Eating!

There is a picnic area is located next to the right hand side of the car park and offers picnic tables and BBQ facilities (with restrooms nearby) so you can bring your own food and enjoy a lovely homemade family picnic! .

Need a little extra help?

Electric wheelchairs can be hired from the main courtyard area. Pre-booking a wheelchair is highly recommended..

Baby Facilities

There is a Baby Change room located in the courtyard and in the toilets at the Nocturnal House.

Strollers are available for free from the main courtyard area. Sorted!.

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop has a wide range of quality souvenirs including toys, t-shirts, hats, books, jewellery and knick-knacks to aid you in remembering your journey to the Desert Park and Central Australia. Don't forget your pocket money!.

What people are saying?

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    Great experience

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    Un parc animalier très sympa et accessible à tous (il suffit de bien choisir son parcours).

    Ce parc vous permet d'avoir un bel aperçu de la faune de l'outback.

    Vous aurez la possibilité d'approcher des oiseaux (dans une volière) et des wallabies (dans un enclos).

    Vous découvrirez tous les habitants nocturnes qui sortent une fois le soleil couché.

    Je n'ai pas eu le temps de voir le spectacle des rapaces mais on m'en dit du bien.

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    Molto molto bello

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    Helpfull & friendly staff and nice bird show

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