As soon as you arrive in Alice Springs, you will know you are in a special and enchanting location. Alice Springs is filled with stunning desert backgrounds, pioneering history and thrilling experiences. Alice Springs is a must go location for outdoor adventure seekers.
Apollo Car Rentals makes hiring a car in Alice Springs simple. Alice Springs is located in the Northern Territory, a 15 hour drive from Darwin and 5 hours away from Ayers Rock (Uluru). Alice Springs is the best location to start discovering the great Australian outback.
The Apollo Car Rentals branch is located at the airport, which means you can hop off your plane and directly into your rental car! Allowing you to explore the Northern Territory sooner with absolutely no fuss.
There are a range of vehicles available in Alice Springs for you to choose from. Whether you are wanting to hire a SUV or compact car, we can guarantee there will be a suitable vehicle option for you.
Car Hire Tips for Alice Springs:
- Be aware there are limited services available for regional and remote areas of Northern Territory, it is important to plan your drive in advance and to keep this in mind.
- The Northern Territory highway speed limit ranges between 100-130km/h. The highway is frequently travelled by large trucks and road trains, so ensure you are keeping these vehicles in mind and continually driving to the road conditions.
- Due to the high number of wild animals around Alice Springs such as kangaroos and wild buffaloes, we recommend avoiding driving in the dark as these animals can cause serious accidents.
- Throughout the wet season (November to early March), make sure to check with the branch prior to departing to see if there are any road closures to plan your road trip accordingly.
Things to Do & See in Alice Springs:
Sunrise Hot-Air Balloon Ride
We can’t think of any way we would rather watch the sunrise than floating peacefully over the outback in a hot-air balloon. Not only will you be able to admire the sunrise, you’ll also be able to watch the kangaroos, brumbies and camels roaming far below before touching down to sparkling wine, juice and light refreshments.
Ride a Camel
Heights not your thing? Stay closer to the ground on a camel ride! The camels at Pyndan Camel Tracks are gentle and well trained, thanks to ‘camel man’ Marcus, who has been working with camels for 30+ years. There are three departure times in the afternoon, including a 5pm tour which includes sunset drinks after the ride.
Ayers Rock Day Trip
Five hours away from Alice Springs is Ayers Rock (Uluru), arguably one of Australia's most recognisable natural landmarks. This impressive landmark stands 348 m high and has a total perimeter of 9.4 km. If you are travelling across the Northern Terriotry a visit to Ayers Rock is a must.