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Located 1,500 kilometres from both Darwin and Adelaide, the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs is known as the Aboriginal art capital of Central Australia and is home to a number of art galleries highlighting Indigenous Australian art. A remote town, Alice Springs acts as a gateway to the Red Centre, Australia's vast central desert region.
Despite Alice Springs's remote location, there is no shortage of vehicles for hire, including sedans, hatchbacks, utes, and SUVs.
Hertz currently has a rental location in Alice Springs.
Alice Springs is the second largest city in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice". Travel time to Alice Springs by plane from the east coast is about three and a half hours so 'The Alice' is now a popular destination for travelers in a rental car and is a great starting point for exploring Central Australia. From here you can base yourself for many adventures, including seeing the famous Uluru – also known as Ayers Rock . If you can manage it then stay here a while and get to know the locals.
Prepare yourself for hot, dry weather as the town straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The region is known as Central Australia, or the Red Centre, and is an arid environment consisting of several different deserts.
Consider some of the many tourist-focused activities such as a Simpson's Gap Scenic Flight. This allows your to hover above the craggy rocks of the MacDonnell Ranges aboard your own private helicopter.
Park your rental car in The Alice Springs Desert Park which is a must see pit stop for visitors to this area. In just a few hours on an easy walking trail you can observe and learn about hundreds of species of plants and animals found in the Central Australian desert.
The annual Desert Mob exhibition is coming up in September and brings together Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia to display a great variety of art and craft works, with artists and art coordinators on hand to sell their work or simply tell you a yarn about it.
Even when the exhibition isn't in full swing Alice Springs has a community inspired by diverse cultures who have established their home in the city. There are many Aboriginal Art galleries and for those who haven't seen this art it is recommended to pay a visit in their rental car. Contemporary or traditional each painting tells a story.
But make sure you and those traveling with you are well prepared for the challenges of the Australian outback before you drive away in your CarHire.com.au rental car. Don't be a statistic – pack plenty of water and have a means of communicating if you are stranded. Consider two way radios as well. This point cannot be stressed enough!
What many don't know is that this charming bush town grew from a lonely repeater station for the overland telegraph line that ran across Australian and on to Europe. These days modern innovations have worked towards bridging these vast distances and Alice Springs is now home of the Royal Flying Doctors Service which is an airborne medical service to remote bush communities in Australia and School of the Air which gives lessons to children on cattle stations via two way radio.
Alice Springs is as true blue as the Aussie outback experience can get. There is something mysterious about the Alice Springs community that keeps people ready and willing to come back. So if a remote but vibrant community and year round blue skies sounds like your cup of tea then Alice Springs is the whole kettle. There is no other town like it in Australia and it's becoming an ever more popular choice for Australians and overseas visitors with rental cars who would like to live and work in a remote community. It's also becoming popular for those wanting to get away from the bustle of their city lives and have a truly unique experience.
Alice Springs is really is a great destination for the adventurous types. From Alice Springs it's possible to drive your rental car and visit Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon and the McDonnell ranges and lose yourself in the spinifex and red dirt.
Pyndan Camel Tracks is a family run business located fifteen minutes rental car drive from central Alice Springs. They offer a memorable and relaxing camel ride experience in Australia's Red Centre. Choose from our one-hour afternoon rides, half day morning tour or camping overnight. This is a great way to see native kangaroos and birds and help feed the camels.
So if you were undecided about whether to hire a CarHire.com.au Alice Springs rental car and see this amazing slice of Australia - well hopefully we've made it all clear for you!
But make sure you and those traveling with you are well prepared for the challenges of the Australian outback before you drive away in your rental car.
Don't be a statistic – pack plenty of water and have a means of communicating if you are stranded. Consider two way radios as well. This point cannot be stressed enough!