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There’s much more to deserts than meets your eye.

In the space of a few hours see how the desert comes alive! No longer think of deserts as empty barren wastelands but understanding that they are rich diverse environments, rich with life and full of thousands of stories waiting to be explored.

Take easy walking trails through three desert botanical habitats including Desert Rivers, Woodland and Sand Country. Explore a living culture with Aboriginal guides, witness free-flying birds of prey in the Nature Theatre, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular Nocturnal House, and take a cinematic journey through four and a half billion years of desert creation.

Alice Springs Desert Park is only seven kilometres from the centre of Alice Springs. Your essential introduction to Central Australia

Download the Desert Park brochure (1.7 mb).

Download the Desert Park brochure (Mandarin) (1.9 mb).

Opening hours

7.30am to 6.00pm every day.
Last entry 4.30pm.
Nocturnal House open 9am to 6pm.
Closed 25 December.

Tickets

Day Entry - valid to 31 March 2019Cost
Adult $32
Child - 5 to 15 years $16
Student / concession $22.50
Seniors card $22.50
Economy Family Pass - one adult and up to two children $54.50
Super Economy Family Pass - two adults and up to four children $87
NT school groups (school terms) - accompanying adults are free for every five children, additional adults $24 each Free
Interstate school groups - one accompanying adults free for every five children, additional adults $24 each $15 per student
Tertiary groups – one accompanying adults are free for every ten students, additional adults $24 each $15 per student
Wholesale Rates On application
Day and Night Pass, Entry to the Desert Park and Nocturnal Tour - valid to 31 March 2019
(only available when booking direct with the Desert Park)
 
Adult $67
Child - 5 to 15 years $39
Student / concession $49
Seniors card $53
Economy family pass - one adult and up to two children $112
Super economy family pass - two adults and up to four children $207
Nocturnal Tour - valid to 31 March 2019Cost
Adult $45
Child - 5 to 15 years $28.50

Group bookings

A group consisting of 10 or more visitors are entitled to special rates. Group bookings must be made directly with the visitor services team, confirmed and paid for as a group.

Special itineraries can be tailored towards all group sizes and interests.

Catering options can be arranged for your group to enjoy during their park visit.

Territorian Pass

For just $32 for adults and $16 for children, Territorians can access the Desert Park as many times as they like throughout the year, but don’t forget to bring along your Northern Territory identification to purchase a Territorian pass.

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