Alice Springs in the Red Centre is the second biggest town in the Northern Territory and the spiritual heart of Australia. This town is steep in an ancient Aboriginal culture rich in art and story.
Anzac Hill a popular tourist destination is open 24/7. You will find the Anzac Hill Memorial that commemorates and honors all the men and women who fought in the great wars which Australia has participated. Each year a dawn service is held here on Anzac Day. This is an ideal lookout to see panoramic views of the town and the stunning East and West MacDonnell Ranges. The best way of exploring Alice Spring is to hire a campervan and then visit its every nook and cranny.
Alice Springs Reptile Centre – one of Australia’s largest reptile exhibition Centre is open from 09:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. daily (closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day). View a wide range of reptiles up close and personal including the large saltwater crocodiles and the frill-neck lizards. This is a fun outing for people of all ages. Do not miss the daily show with fun information on the reptiles followed by a supervised handling session. Rent a camper to explore the destinations of Alice Springs on your own.
Bring out your camera and head to Rainbow Valley to capture the sandstone bluffs and cliffs with colorful rainbow-like rock bands. The area is best accessed by four-wheel drive and for those wishing to explore close up bushwalking around the bluff area can also be fun. The Park has camping facilities and picnic areas with toilets and gas barbecues. Hire a campervan and get to wander around all the major destinations you have planned of.
Kings Canyon Walk - There are two main walking trails at Kings Canyon: The 6 km Kings Canyon Rim Walk and the 2.6 km Kings Creek Walk. It is a good idea to start your walk in the morning to avoid the heat and high winds and also to witness the canyon walls change colour as the sun rises. Allow 3-4 hours to complete the walk as there are some steep sections.
Also known as the gateway to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) you will find tens of thousands of tourists visit Alice Springs to explore the worlds largest monolith and other ancient natural wonders. Just watching the mammoth rock formation glow and appear to change at sunrise or sunset is an incredible experience.
One can explore Uluru close up by walking the track at the base of Uluru or join a camel trekking tour to circumnavigate the rock. Alternatively you can take a guided tour run by the Anangu people (Uluru’s traditional custodians) to learn more of the local flora and fauna and Aboriginal history.
If you are still looking for more adventure you must explore the 7.4-kilometer Valley of the Winds walk so that you can effectively enjoy the phenomenal views offered by this place. The Uluru/Olgas National Park is closed at night and opening hours vary throughout the year.
Book directly and pick up your Alice Springs campervan rental or RV hire from one of our many branches in Alice Springs. You can get to view the Milky Way, even in your campervans.
Aussie Campervans can assist you with the Alice Springs Motorhome Rental & 4WD campervan rental requirements. Please call + 61 3 9317 4991 or email us with your campervan & four wheel drive rental requirements.
40 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, North Territory 0871
Cnr. Stuart Highway & Power Street, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Distance from Airport:
19km Taxi Fare approx $35
Distance from City:
2km Taxi Fare approx $10
2km Taxi fare approx $10
03 9317 4991
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(1 Nov to 30 Apr) Close Sundays
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Toilet, Shower, Internet Facilities, Tourist Information, Lounge area, Luggage storage, Tea/coffee making facilities
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Australia Day
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Australia Day and Anzac Day
Coles Supermarket, Bath Street, Alice Springs
Northside Foodland, 3 Hearne Place, Alice Springs
National Bank, 53 Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Westpac, 19 Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Recommended Camping Grounds:
MacDonnell Range Holiday Park Phone: 1800 808 373
Stuart Tourist & Caravan Park Phone: (08) 8952 2547
Aurora Alice Springs Phone: (08) 8950 6666
Red Centre Resort Phone: 1800 089 616
This 9 day trip in your campervan hire will bring you from Alice Springs to Adelaide. You will experience spectacular desert view along the way. Stop over at the world-famous mining city Coober Pedy and of course Ayers Rock (Uluru). This trip will give you enough time to see all the highlights along this route with your rented campervan.
Day 1 - Alice Springs - (The Alice is a major outlet for Aboriginal art. You can purchase an art piece at one of the many galleries in town. For the best views over the town head to Anzac Hill, particularly good at sunrise and sunset)
Day 2 - Alice Springs to Ayers Rock – Along the way you can stop your campervan at Kings Canyon and try out the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
Day 3 - Ayers Rock - (Uluru is one of the most magnificent sights in Australia. Located in the Red Centre, 450 kilometers from Alice Springs – this sandstone mountain rises 348 meters above the surrounding plain). This landmark appears to change color at different times of the day especially at dawn and sunset when it is glowing red.
Day 4 - Ayers Rock to Maria
Day 5 - Maria to Coober Pedy
Day 6 - Coober Pedy - (best known for its unique style of underground living to escape the high temperatures in summer). There are authentic underground homes to explore as well as underground museums. Coober Pedy produces most of the world's opals – so you may find a bargain at the opal shops in town. Drive out in your hired campervan to see the Painted Desert an amazing natural landscape in the area.
Day 7 - Coober Pedy to Port Augusta
Day 8 - Port Augusta to Adelaide - (situated at the head of the Spencer Gulf this is at the crossroads where Adelaide, Alice Springs and Perth all intersect). Port Augusta is an excellent holiday destination with a number of world class attractions. Visit the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens an insight into the Outback's fauna and flora and bird life. Do not miss the Wadlata Outback Centre and self-guided tour through the "Tunnel of Time", and be transported back to where the dinosaurs once roamed the land.
Day 9 - Adelaide – The City of Churches is surrounded by parklands and buildings. It is easy to get around in your campervan and there is much to see and discover with Adelaide Hills to the east and coastline and beaches to the west. Also known as Australia’s wine capital there are numerous wine regions with the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale to name a few just a short drive away.
Major Events of alice springs
Address: Alice Springs Memorial Club, 127 Todd Street, Alice Springs
Restrictions: All Ages
Timing: 02 May 2016 to 02 May 2016