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Parrtjima takes place at Alice Springs Desert Park.

Parrtjima takes place from 12-21 April 2024.

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Parrtjima is a free 10-night festival in Alice Springs, Australia. Once you register, your free ticket will provide you entry on one or multiple nights. You will need to bring your ticket with you for scanning to gain entry. Print it out or have it ready on your smartphone.

Absolutely. The free shuttle bus can accommodate wheelchairs, and accessible flooring is installed on the festival site to make it easier to get around.

If you have a Blue Badge, you can use the limited accessible parking onsite – just show your badge at the gate.

Taxis can drop off or collect inside Desert Park if their passenger has accessibility needs. Taxis must use the dedicated taxi drop-off/collection point.

Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes – it’s a big site!

We might be in the desert, but it can get cold, so bring a light jacket.

We also recommend you bring water and your camera of course – for all those Instagram photos!

Eftpos is preferred for food and drink purchases.

And don’t forget your free ticket! On your phone or a print out is fine.

Yes, bring the whole family. The Desert Park precinct is nestled among natural bushland, so we encourage families to ensure children are kept under constant supervision. Wristbands for minors will be provided at the Information Booth for parents to write their contact details.

Yes, there will be a delicious range of food pop-ups at Desert Park. Eftpos is preferred for speed and ease.

No. This is an alcohol-free event.

This is a smoke-free event. Smoking (including the use of electronic cigarettes or similar devices) is prohibited in accordance with our smoking management plan.

Desert Park is located in a Northern Territory National Park, so no dogs are allowed sorry, except for registered Assistance Animals.

Yes, please do! If you’re sharing your images, be sure to tag us using #Parrtjima

Please note you cannot use your images for commercial gain.


Sorry, drones are not permitted at Parrtjima.

Alice Springs is accessible by air, coach, rail and road, with daily flights landing at Alice Springs Airport from most major cities.

The airport is a short 10-minute drive from the CBD with taxis, shuttle buses and rental cars available.

To find the best route from your departing destination to Alice Springs, visit Tourism Central Australia. 

Alice Springs offers a wide variety of accommodation options, including hotels, motels, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, apartments and studios.

To find the most suitable accommodation, visit our friends at  Tourism Central Australia

Alice Springs is nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Australia, and the town and its surrounds offer plenty of attractions for every interest, including adventure and hiking options, mountain biking, history and museums, art galleries and more.

Visit our friends at Tourism Central Australia to book accommodation, tours and more.