Alice Springs, the heart of Australia’s ‘red centre’ is the second largest city in the Northern Territory and the gateway to historic sandstone rock formation and sacred aboriginal site, Uluru and ‘sister rock’ Kata Tjuta. To the south is the wondrous Kings Canyon and with so much exploring to do it’s imperative to rent a car and luckily Alice Springs has bases for many car rental companies including Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Europcar and Budget.
Getting to Alice Springs
Flights are available to Alice Springs direct from most major Australian cities and you can pick up your rental car after check-in at the airport. Alternatively you may choose to travel via the famous passenger train ‘The Ghan’ from South Australia, a popular travel option among tourists and commuters alike that will take you through some of the most breathtaking wilderness the country has to offer. Driving to Alice Springs is tough. The nearest major city is Darwin and a car journey will take you more than one day and is it’s not recommended to take a rental car on this journey.
What to do in Alice Springs
Aside from visiting the prestigious sites like Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon there are plenty of other things to do in Alice Springs. Alice is home to a large amount of aboriginal art galleries to visit that feature works of Indigenous Australian art by the likes of Emily Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Albert Namatjira and Wenten Rubuntja. Alice Springs also features many high quality hotels and resorts and has a rich and exciting nightlife and arts and entertainment culture. The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment features world class classical performances such as ballet and orchestra as well as local entertainment.
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