Alice Springs Desert Park is where the desert comes alive.
Our deserts are rich with life with thousands of stories to be explored. Experience the spirit of a living culture; explore a vibrant botanic wonderland and get up close with outback animals and characters that epitomise the fun and adventurous spirit of the red centre.
Walk the Desert Park and immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of Australia’s deserts as you wander through the ancient landscapes from dry river beds to dense woodlands full of life. Experience the night during the day in the Nocturnal House and see animals once found in abundance across the desert. Be inspired by ancient living cultures and feel the spirit with local Aboriginal guides at daily presentations. Marvel at the energy and adrenaline of free flying birds as they soar through crystal blue skies.
Located 7 kilometres from the centre of Alice Springs, gateway to the MacDonnell Ranges.
You will leave with the Desert Park with new stories, skills and some of the secrets of the desert.
Service TypesAdventure and Outdoors Tours Nature and wildlife Nightlife Tours Walking and Biking Tours
Disabled AssistanceDisabled access available
MembershipAustralian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre
AccreditationECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia
From $15 to $30
Things get a bit wild on a Nocturnal Tour!
Step inside a large predator-proof enclosure for an evening of adventure and discovery.
Your expert guide will lead you to the Mulga Walk, a large predator-proof enclosure located in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges. Join your guide in small groups as you walk through a rich desert habitat full of life. Stopping to sit and enjoy endangered animals of Central Australia showcasing their natural behaviours.
Get up close to animals including bilby, echidna and mala under the stars on a Nocturnal Tour at Alice Springs Desert Park.
Disabled AccessCarpark Family Friendly