Alice Springs ~ Snapshots from the Northern Territory

The Alice Springs Desert Park is one of the must visit attractions in Alice Springs.

At the base of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges and just 10 minutes drive from Alice Springs, this truly unique experience captivate and educate travellers that there is much more to deserts than meets the eye.

This land on which the park is based is closely connected to the local Arrernte people and the park embraces parts of the Akngwelye and Yeperenye Altyerre (Wild Dog and Caterpillar) dreaming stories.

Through the three distinct desert habitats — Desert Rivers, Sand Country and Woodland, the park weaves the stories and history of this land, together with the modern scientific knowledge and conservation of Australia’s desert flora and fauna, and the meaning the flora and fauna they have for the local Arrernte people.

With Guide presentations, a free flying bird show in the Nature Theatre amphitheatre and the opportunity to see endangered animals in the Nocturnal House and through the Nocturnal Tours, there is plenty to see and do for both locals and visitors.

Opened in 1997, the park covers 1,300 hectares of land, with a core area of 54 hectares in which the park presents and interprets the Australian desert environment and its inhabitants while contributing to the conservation of Australia’s desert flora and fauna.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation of Snapshots from Alice Springs Desert Park. More information and images about their fauna, flora, Nocturnal House and Nature Theatre in the desert park under the Northern Territory section of this website.