I'm always a bit wary as I walk around in the sandy or rocky environments in central Australia. And it doesn't make any difference if it's vegetated or not. Snakes could be anywhere and at any time of the day. This as an Desert Death Adder curled up in a clump of spinifex.
Ha, I'm glad it's behind glass. Actually we've seen very few reptiles - one dead snake on the road and a few lizards and dragons scurrying quickly away. So we went to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre to have a look at the reptiles that live around here and listen to a knowledgeable and personable guide. She showed us goannas, lizards and an Olive Python and allowed us to hold them as well. And we were able to see quite a few snakes, lizards and gheckos on display in nicely landscaped and heated enclosures. An excellent spot.