There are few places in Australia quite like Alice Springs and visiting the town is on the bucket list of many an eager traveller. If you’re in the Northern Territory you’re probably looking for action and adventure so the last thing you want is to be stuck in the red centre without a vehicle. Budget Car Hire operate out of Alice Springs airport so you can literally fly in and then drive out.


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Alice Springs Airport
Airport Terminal Helsy drive
Alice Springs NT 0870

When you think about central Australia the image of huge red rocks and clear waterholes set against a backdrop of a harsh desert landscape usually comes to mind. There are several picturesque gorges and waterholes located only a stone’s throw from Alice Springs including Simpsons Gap. Located in the West MacDonnell ranges about 20 minute’s drive from town, the gorge has several hiking tracks showcasing the region’s native flora and fauna as well as family friendly facilities such as gas BBQs and toilets.

A bit closer to town is Alice Springs Desert Park, which is perfect for families or those simply looking for the Alice experience without the chance of getting lost in the desert. Learn about life in the outback, get up close with the animals that live there and explore the biggest nocturnal animal house in the Southern Hemisphere. All of this less than ten kilometers from town.

As most major tourist destinations around Alice Springs are most easily accessed by car there is every chance that if you’re flying into town you will need to get your hands on a vehicle as soon as possible. The airport itself is 13 kilometers from town with flights coming in from most capital cities in Australia so Budget Car Hire based at Alice Springs Airport is your best bet when looking to hire a car upon landing. Book through Skedaddle for an excellent deal on your car hire.