The city of Alice Springs stands right in the heart of Australia - almost 1, miles north of Adelaide on the Stuart Highway and 1,5 miles from Perth on the Great Central Road. If you have a hire car in Alice Springs you'll find it has become a tourist centre for exploring the Outback. Day trips to Uluru (Ayres Rock), Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta rock leave from here. It's considered the gateway to Australia's 'Red Centre', so the available adventures include swimming in gorges, visiting a comet crater and trekking in the West MacDonnell ranges.
Visitors with a hire car can get the most from Alice Springs. There's lots to see, from the aboriginal cultural centre and art galleries to the reptile centre, historic telegraph station and Old Timer's Museum. Some visitors head for the casino while others journey to the Todd River, which is usually a dry bed. An unexpected Alice Springs highlight is the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, planted with desert-tolerant species. The Desert Park also includes arid plants and some animals too. The local airport is eight miles to the south and is a base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Opening hours:Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat-Sun 0800-1500
Address:George Cres, Ciccone
Opening hours:Mon-Sun 0900-1700
Address:Santa Teresa Rd
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.