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Alice Springs Reptile Centre Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Reptile Centre
9 Stuart Terrace
Alice Springs
NT
0870
Tel: 08 89528900

Directions

Terry and the gang will be waiting at 9 Stuart Terrace in Alice Springs!

Where are we going today?

Goannas, lizards, snakes...what kid wouldn't want to spend the day with these wonderful and fascinating creatures!

The Alice Springs Reptile Centre has, impressively, the largest reptile collection in Central Australia!

They have over 100 reptiles which are made up from over 50 different species, and are exhibited indoors and outdoors so you can enjoy them no matter what the weather! They are also housed in naturally landscaped surroundings, so they will feel like they are out in the wild, which ensures they stay happy!

Thorny Devil and Frill-neck Lizards are among the lizards that are displayed as well as Terry. Sorry, we didn't mention Terry the Saltwater Crocodile! Terry's exhibit also features an underwater viewing area so you can really see him up close as he goes about his day. (He doesn't seem so scary when you know his name is Terry - you'll be fine!)

The Gecko Cave is a great place to start your visit at the Alice Springs Reptile Center. There are many species of gecko on display that you would really never see in the wild. Great way for kids to learn about their habitats and behaviours! 

The daily shows are great for kids to really learn about these incredible critters. Daily at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm, the sessions include informative and fun talks on lizards and pythons. Afterwards, they also offer supervised handling sessions! Fancy patting one? Of course you do! 

So, if you have any creature loving members of your family, head on down to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and see (and pat!) them in person. They will be happy to see you, especially Terry! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16
  • Children$8 (ages 4 - 16)
  • Free Under: 3
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

9.30am to 5pm daily.

All year around.

Teachers corner

School groups are made especially welcome and provide a fun and educational talks on the reptiles. Kids can learn about habitats, predators, food, adaptations and first aid. They can also handle lizards and pythons! Squeal! .

Any Top Tips?

Talking nervous kids through what will happen often helps prepare them so they can relax and enjoy it. .

Doing our bit

Alice Springs Reptile Centre was awarded ‘Advanced Eco Tourism’ status in February 2012. Way to go team! .

What people are saying?

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    A visit to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre is one of those really amazing wildlife experiences in Australia. If you are traveling to Alice Springs make sure that you spent at least a couple of hours in the centre. You can get right up close to a wide range of reptiles and the reptile show is extremely informative - built on many years of expert Central Australian reptile knowledge. It is also a photographers paradise - be sure to bring your camera! All the staff are very friendly and ready to share their knowledge. It's definitely a MUST DO when...Read More

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    For its small size it was quite an interesting place. The reptile show is a must see so check times before you go. Not only is the show entertaining but it is educational as well. Definitely worth the time and money.

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    Very clean, interesting, a lot of animals and be sure to see the small show ;-)

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by Michael Barritt

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A visit to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre is one of those really amazing wildlife experiences in Australia. If you are traveling to Alice Springs make sure that you spent at least a couple of hours in the centre. You can get right up close to a wide range of reptiles and the reptile show is extremely informative - built on many years of expert Central Australian reptile knowledge. It is also a photographers paradise - be sure to bring your camera! All the staff are very friendly and ready to share their knowledge. It's definitely a MUST DO when you're in the Alice!

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