Alice Springs Car Hire

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Located in the heart of the Australian Outback, Alice Springs is a great destination for those who want to experience life in the desert. Surrounded by unique natural beauty and historical sites, there is plenty to see and do. One of the most common reasons for visitors to Alice Springs is as a starting point for visiting the numerous natural attractions in the area. Extreme temperatures are quite common, and distances between attractions range sometimes in the hundreds of kilometres, car hire with DriveAway will give you the ultimate freedom to enjoy the Australian outback with ease and comfort.

DriveAway offers a variety of vehicles and great rates amongst reputable suppliers, including Thrifty, Europcar & Hertz. Our suppliers are all located within the airport terminal or convenient downtown depots in the city centre. Alice Springs Airport is located 15 kilometres from the city, approximately 20 minutes’ drive. Many attractions in the Northern Territory are not close to towns or cities, however with car hire the return trip can easily be made in a day. For more information on driving in Australia, please visit our Driving Tips page.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Alice Springs

Yes, Alice Springs does have an airport and it is only around a 17-minute drive from the main town square.

It's about a 5-hour drive from Alice Springs to Uluru so take in the great Australian outback on your drive!

Yes! Most car hire suppliers in Alice Springs offer unlimited mileage options. However, certain restrictions can apply on specific car hire categories such as luxury and SUV hires. For more information on these restrictions, contact DriveAway on 1300 363 500.

Experience Alice Springs

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Alice Springs is a relatively young town, with the site only discovered by explorers in the mid-19th century. Local Aboriginal people have lived in the area for over 50,000 years and have left their mark on the land in the form of carvings and paintings found around caves and on cliff faces. Rising from the red centre of Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the greatest natural wonders in the worls. Photographs featuring Uluru cannot prepare you for the physical impact of this massive icon. Everything around it immediately becomes tiny in comparison. Continue further along to find The Olgas – a group of giant rounded domes jutting up from the horizon which glow at sunrise and sunset.

To get up close and personal with local wildlife, drive to Alice Springs Desert Park, just 10 minutes away from town. Here you can see a wide variety of native animals, many of which blend into the desert – a rare sight to see! Back in town, there are plenty of things to keep visitors busy, with most focusing on the unique landscape and people of the area. At Todd Mall, near the town centre, explore the local stores and tourist attractions. Be sure to visit the Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, home to many examples of local indigenous art and Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve, where you can see hundreds of rock carvings, some estimated as being up to 30,000 years old.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Alice Springs to Uluru 465 5.75
Alice Springs to Coober Pedy 689 7.5
Alice Springs to Mount Isa 1170 12.75
Alice Springs to Darwin 1500 16
Alice Springs to Adelaide 1530 16.5

Top Locations near Alice Springs

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