Discover the living, breathing heart of the desert and its fascinating stories at the Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Desert Park - Day Entry Highlights
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All day entry to Alice Springs Desert Park
See how the desert comes alive
Marvel at the rich & diverse environments, full of life and stories
Explore a living culture with Aboriginal guides
Witness free-flying birds of prey in the Nature Theatre
Take a cinematic journey through 4.5 billion years of desert creation
What to Expect
Frequently Asked Questions about Alice Springs Desert Park - Day Entry
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).
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.
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.
Electric shop riders can be hired from the entry station. Hire fees provide a donation towards Red Cross and Friends of the Desert Park. Pre-booking is highly recommended.
Baby change rooms are located in the Courtyard and in the Nocturnal House.
Children have the chance to reconnect with nature along a nature discovery path through Desert Rivers.
A picnic area is located on the western side of the car park. Facilities include picnic tables, barbecue facilities and toilets. Small picnic tables within shade shelters are located within Desert Park.
Enjoy the shaded playground adjacent to the Coolamon Café where children can play with desert heroes in a secure environment.
Children’s strollers are available for free of charge from the entry station.
Accessible parking bays are located in the car park of the Alice Springs Desert Park.
Accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers
The Desert Park pathway system is easy to follow with full access for people using wheelchairs and strollers. A small collection of wheelchairs and strollers are available for complimentary hire.
Electric shop riders are available for hire from the entry station.
Accessible toilets are located:
- Desert Rivers
- Nocturnal House
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