Alice Springs Desert Park covers an area of 1300 hectares. Visitors of the Alice Springs Desert Park can enjoy in there the typical flora and fauna of central Australia in its natural environment. Alice Springs Desert Park was created to protect the local landscape and also to provides valuable information for further education and further research.
The park is divide into many parts. Very popular is the one called "Dry Rivers", where one can learn more about places where water flows over the surface only rarely and the dry river beds are life-source for many plants and animals. There is also a part named "the Night House", where the temperature is pleasantly cool, and where nocturnal animals in big terrariums can be admired. Visitors can also enjoy ranger’s performance with birds of prey; learn something about Aborigines’ medicine – learn about their use of various shrubs, trees and plants and finally admire unusual plants such as desert coconut, wild oranges, and huge eucalyptus trees whose roots find water up to 30 m deep. Alice Springs Desert Park is open daily from 7:30 am to 18 pm (last admission at 16:30) . Admission is $AUD 20 for adults and $AUD 10 for children (5-15 years) .