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Getting here

Alice Springs Desert Park is only seven kilometres from the centre of Alice Springs.

Located on Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870.


When driving travel west of the town centre on Larapinta Drive for 6km where you will find the entrance of the Desert Park. Free vehicle and coach parking.

Walking or cycling

A shared walking and cycle path starts at Blain Street (off Larapinta Drive). Travel along the Larapinta Drive path from the town centre, turn at Blain Street (opposite the Diarama Village) where you will join the pathway with a total of 2.8km.

Alternatively, continue to travel along the Larapinta Drive path and join the Desert Park cycle path opposite Albrecht Oval with a 900m of sealed path bringing to the Desert Park entrance.

If you are travelling along the Simpsons Gap bike path and entering the Desert Park from the west, join the pathway from Flynns Grave and take the path for 2.4km before arriving at the Desert Park.

Get the bicycle and pedestrian path map PDF (1.3 MB) to plan your journey.

Explore other bicycling paths in Alice Springs PDF (3.2 MB).

Public bus

Take route 400 to Albrecht Drive then take a 20 to 25 minute walk to the Desert Park. View the timetable or phone (08) 952 5611.

Transfer service

A daily return transfer service is available with Alice Wanderer or phone (08) 8952 2111.

A variety of day tours, taxis and private hire cars can assist with transport to the Desert Park; for information please contact your travel consultant, go to the Tourism Central Australia website or phone (08) 8952 5800.

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