Desert Park - Places to Visit - The West Macs

A must see for every visitor to the Alice! In the space of just a few hours, you can discover many of the secrets of the Central Australian deserts at the Desert Park. Take an easy walking trail through three desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitats. Witness free-flying birds of prey in the nature theatre, see rare and endangered animals in the spectacular nocturnal house, hear the insights into the interlinking world of plants, animals and people from our local guides. Be entertained with a cinematic journey through four-and-a-half billion years of desert evolution during the 20 minute cinematic journey of "The Changing Heart".

Alice Springs Desert Park

A must see for every visitor to Alice! In the space of just a few hours, you can discover many of the secrets of the Central Australian deserts at the Desert Park. Hundreds of species of plants and animals found across Central Australian deserts can be seen, smelt and heard.


Take an easy walking trail through three desert habitats and discover Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat. Witness free-flying birds of prey in the amphitheatre, see rare and endangered animals in the nocturnal house and hear the insights into the interlinking world of plants, animals and Aboriginal culture from our local guides.

 

For a quintessential Central Australian night experience take advantage of the Desert Park's Nocturnal Tour. Join a Park guide and explore the mystery and adventure of the Central Australian desert whilst you spotlight for some of the region's most rare and elusive animals.


When you leave the Desert Park you will go away with new stories, skills and some of the secrets of the desert.

Key features:

  • The Desert Park is an essential introduction to the Central Australian landscape and contains a wide range of the region's flora and fauna. 
  • The park focuses around the various habitats of the region and allows visitors to be a part of this unique part of Australia.
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