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Alice Springs Things to Do: 129 reviews and 303 photos

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Frankly, I was vaguely aware that there were twitchers around, i.e. people who watch birds. Until I got a little into it though I never realised just how many there were. They're everywhere!
So it was that I found myself at Alice Springs Desert Park. This excellent facility has walking trails, aviaries, picture theatres, souvenir shop, restaurant and toilets.
It was said by no less an authority than Sir David Attenborough, ?there is no zoo or wildlife park in the world that can match it". That's a big statement from someone so eminent.
When you pay your fee ($20 at 2010 rates - cheaper for concessions) you also qualify for a free audio guide that will explain much about what you are seeing, both geologically, naturally and historically.
This is a quality attraction and well worth your while if you have any interest in any of the preceding.
There are different times allocated to other specialities and I heartily recommend the Nature Theatre when you will see wild birds of prey come in on cue. It's very well done and very informative.
You'll see rare and endangered species as well as those more common and it's not only birds that are on display. Animals such a bilbys and other can be viewed - great for families.

Address: Off Larapinta Drive
Directions: The Larapinta Bike Track takes you straight there also

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2012
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