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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 PDF (1.8 MB).

Opening hours

7.30am to 6pm every day.
Last entry 4.30pm.
Nocturnal House open 9am to 5.30pm.
Suggest a minimum of 3-4 hour visit. 
Closed 25 December.

Cashless transactions preferred.


Day Entry - valid to 31 March 2021 Cost
Adult $37.00
Child (under 5 free) Free
Child (5-16 years) $18.50
Student / Concession
(Full-time student card holders, Australian Concession Card holders, Healthcare Card holders and Disability Concession Card holder) 
Australian Seniors
(Australian Seniors Card holders) 
Family Saver 1 - 1 adult and up to 2 children (5-16 years) $63.00
Family Saver 2 - 2 adults and 1 child (5-16 years) $85.00
Family Saver 3 - 2 adult and up to 4 children (5-16 years) $100.00
NT school children on excursion Free
Interstate school groups $17.50 per student

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.

Terms of Entry

Please read our terms of entry prior to arrival.

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