Alice Springs Desert Park
A must see for every visitor to Alice! In the space of just a few hours, you can discover many of the secrets of the Central Australian deserts at the Desert Park. Hundreds of species of plants and animals found across Central Australian deserts can be seen, smelt and heard. Take an easy walking trail through three desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat, witness free-flying birds of prey in the nature theatre, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular nocturnal house, hear the insights into the interlinking world of plants, animals and people from our local guides and enjoy a cinematic journey through four-and-a-half billion years of desert evolution during the 20 minute cinematic journey of “The Changing Heart”. At night, explore by moonlight the mysterious lives of desert animals by spotlight on a Nocturnal Tour. Journey with an expert guide for a one hour discovery tour through the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges. Watch bilbies sneaking from their burrows, mala foraging for their daily meal or come centimetres from an echidna on a mission to find dinner. When you leave the Desert Park you will go away with new stories, skills and some of the secrets of the desert.