Alice Springs Desert Park


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.

At night, come spotlighting with us on a Nocturnal Tour. Spotlight endangered animals of the desert in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges.

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.


Alice Springs Desert Park is a dynamic and authentic showcase of the natural, cultural and biological features that make Australia’s deserts so special and we are truly one of a kind.


Connect with nature and explore the plants, animals and people of the desert.


  • accessible toilets
  • strollers for use, free of charge
  • easy pathway system around the park, with compacted dirt paths
  • acceptance of some concession cards
  • accessible car parking
  • electric shop riders are available for hire from the entry station.


  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


Alice Springs Desert Park Larapinta Drive, Flynn Alice Springs Area Northern Territory Australia 0875
Northern Territory