With so many destinations on the Australian coast, Alice Springs is a rare inland oasis for travellers looking for more of an Outback experience. Almost in the dead centre of the country, Alice Springs is your gateway to Uluru, Kata Tijuta, and Kings Canyon.
Channel your inner bushranger or Crocodile Dundee and have an adventure among desert landscapes, remote Aboriginal communities and huge gorges…then come back to the comforts and pioneer charm of this Red Centre town.
Start the engine of your Alice Springs car hire and motor over to the Totem Theatre, the Museum of Central Australia or the Old Timer’s Museum. Want more Central Aussie culture? If you can, book one of Wotif’s Alice Springs holiday packages during a fun-filled festival like the Camel Cup (camel races), Beanie Festival (where people knit beanies out of anything from traditional hand-spun fleece to recycled plastic) or Henley On Todd (a human runner-powered “boat” race across the sand).
And before you lay your head down in one of our Alice Springs hotels, be sure to catch a sunset as it lights up the red rock gorge at Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, 16km out of town. You won’t regret it!
Looking for a mix of landscape and culture? Head 40km south to Ewaninga Conservation Reserve and check out the rock carvings. Point one of our Alice Springs car rental options 130km east toward the only place in the world where red cabbage palm trees grow natively.
And if you can swing it, go see one of planet Earth’s most famous natural wonders, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), 460km southeast. Need a spot to take a selfie? This is it.
When you’re this close and the savings are this big, why not? Book car hire in Alice Springs right here on Wotif, and the Australian Outback unfolds before you. What are you waiting for?
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Alice Springs? Check out our Alice Springs travel guide!