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Located in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs and the surrounding region of Central Australia is a rich diversity of fauna. From the arid desert landscape that surrounds Alice Springs, that can change into a water wonderland during periods of rainfall, the aftermath of such rain, is to see flocks of birds appear, after all Alice Springs is a must visit bird watchers destination.

Central Australia is home to a number of creatures from small insects that include our native bees and wasp, marsupials such as the red kangaroos, euros and wallabies, reptiles including perenties, long-nosed dragons and stimsons pythons, and of course the fantastic range of bird life species.

Alice Springs is not short of wildlife, where dingoes are known to roam into the boundary of the township, reptiles are seen basking in the garden of people’s homes, birds frequent the bird baths and ponds, native bees foraging for nectar and pollen, and native wasps carrying off a caterpillar or two.

To improve your chances of seeing wildlife, you can spend a few hours at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden and Alice Springs Desert Park where the keen observer might catch a glimpse of insects and arachnids, or drop into the Alice Springs Reptile Centre to get up close to reptiles.

Of course just a walk or drive around town will give you opportunities to see some of the fauna that live here. Visitors should keep an eye out for the euros (also known as wallaroos) around places such as the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Olive Pink Botanic Garden, and up around the hills and ranges, where you may also catch sight of a wallaby or two.

MacDonnell Range Rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis subsp.) (MacDonnell Ranges)
MacDonnell Range Rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis subsp.), Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs NT

For those wanting to see kangaroos and wallabies, keep your eyes open when you are out and about. The Alice Springs Desert Park have kangaroos in large enclosures and places like the Kangaroo Sanctuary where you can book in to get up close to some of the rescued orphans.

Of course as you walk around anywhere, be aware as you may stumble across a wild reptile or two…

Perentie (Varanus giganteus), Alice Springs Desert Park
Wild Perentie (Varanus giganteus), Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs NT

For those into the smaller living creatures, there is plenty to see for the keen observer, from butterflies and moths, native bees and wasps, and our eight legged spider species, just to name some.

Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT
Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT

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