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Discover Australia’s Red Centre in Alice Springs with Campervan Hire from DriveNow

There is no better way to explore Australia’s Red Centre than a campervan rental holiday kicking off in Alice Springs. With its stunning desert landscapes, aboriginal history and captivating culture, it’s an exhilarating destination to discover by campervan. Go on an outback adventure and see the natural wonders of Uluru, Devils Marbles and the Larapinta trail in this awe-inspiring location.

When to book a Campervan in Alice Springs

Average daily $ rate on a 4+ day small Campervan Rental from Alice Springs
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Alice Springs Campervan Rental Locations

Book Value Campervan Deals in Alice Springs with DriveNow

With so many miles to cover on your Alice Springs adventure, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting a great quality campervan as well as good value. With more than 17 years of experience finding great deals on rental vehicles for travellers, we have an impressive database of campervans from brands you know and love including Apollo Motorhomes, Maui, Cheapa Campa, Mighty and Britz.

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FAQs on renting a campervan in Alice Springs

When is the best time to rent a campervan in Alice Springs?

May through to October, avoiding the hot summer months.

Which campervan rental brands are available in Alice Springs?

Apollo, Britz, Cheapa Campa, Maui and Maui Elite.

Can I rent a one way campervan from Alice Springs?

Yes. One way rentals are a common way to explore Australia. Some providers do charge one way fees from $250 for pick-up and drop-offs in Alice Springs.

Can I hire a campervan in Alice Springs with a toilet and shower?

Yes. All 6 berth motorhomes come with shower and toilets whilst there are 2 and 4 berth campervans with and without bathroom options.

Can I rent a campervan in Alice Springs fitted with automatic transmission?

Yes, campervans with both manual and automatic transmission are available.

Are 4 Wheel Drive Campers available to hire in Alice Springs

Yes, 4WD drive campers can be rented however the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon vehicle availability.

Where are Campervan branches located in Alice Springs?

  • Apollo Motorhomes and Cheapa Campa - 40 Stuart Highway, Ciccione - 16km from the Airport
  • Britz, Maui and Maui Elite - corner Power Street and Stuart Highway - 18km from the Airport

Driving and Parking Tips in and around Alice Springs

Apollo Camervan near Alice Springs
Hit the open road with ease with a campervan from DriveNow

Hiring a campervan for the first time can be an exciting yet scary thought, especially if you’re used to driving a much smaller vehicle. But fear not, despite their size, modern campervans are surprisingly smooth to drive. You’ll get used to the size in no time and feel at ease cruising around Alice Springs.

One-Way Rentals

With campervan relocation from Alice Springs, you can save a heap of money and time by hiring a one-way rental and dropping it at your final destination. If you plan on exploring more of the Northern Territory, the drive from Alice Springs to Darwin allows you to really embrace the rich culture of this region. Passing through epic sights such as the Devils Marbles, Mataranka Thermal Pools, and Kakadu National Park, you’ll see so much more. Relocation deals change all the time, so it’s best to have some flexibility in your dates and onward destination.

Where to Park around Alice Springs?

Trephina Gorge
Rest your head at the campground within Trephina Gorge Nature Park
Source: Stephan Ridgeway on Flickr

One of the great things about hiring a campervan is the freedom to sleep wherever you wish on the open road, as long as it’s not private land or owned by a National Park – they charge a small fee for you to camp. If you prefer to be around other travellers and have basic amenities, there are great campsites around Alice Springs for you to rest your head on your trip. Check out some of the best sites below.

Packing Tips for Your Campervan Holiday in Alice Springs

When you embark on a campervan adventure in the Northern Territory you’ll want to make sure you’re self-sufficient for those long drives through the outback. Make sure you have enough fuel, food and water. Don’t worry about packing all the cooking equipment and bedding as DriveNow’s fleet of suppliers provides all the necessities. Depending on your chosen supplier, there might also be extra items that you can add on, such as children’s high chairs and fold out furniture, so be sure to check your booking to see if you fancy making any additions.

Weather in Alice Springs

Alice Springs weather
Alice Springs has extreme climates
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The climate in Alice Springs is one of extremes, with hot summers and cold winters. In the summer months (December – February) maximum temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees, wherein winter (June – August) it can drop below zero. Autumn and Spring are the best times to visit with warm days and cool nights; you get the best of both worlds.

Driving Highlights Not to Be Missed around Alice Springs

So you’ve landed at Alice Springs Airport, picked up your campervan rental and you’re ready to explore the awe-inspiring outback. Add these unmissable locations to your itinerary for the ultimate Northern Territory adventure.

Uluru

Uluru in the Northern Territory
Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians
Source: Nosha on Flickr

Uluru is a must-visit for any traveller exploring Australia’s Red Centre. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Uluru, is a deeply spiritual place with rich aboriginal history. Forming over 550 million years ago, this spectacular red rock will leave you in awe. There are plenty of ways to soak in this magical place, from watching the colours of the rock ignite at sunset or sunrise to joining a guided walking tour organised by local indigenous people. Uluru is about a 450km drive from Alice Springs and is a must do outback road trip.

Kings Canyon

Discover the magnificent natural beauty of Kings Canyon on your Alice Springs campervan trip. Hike the red rock cliffs and take in the views of the forest of palms below. The canyon has been home to the Luritja Aboriginal people for over 20,000 years; take a guided tour to learn about their role in shaping this sacred spot. Kings Canyon is the perfect stop on your campervan road trip from Alice Springs to Uluru. Expect to see native animals, stunning landscapes and beautiful night skies.

Anzac Hill

Anzac Hill in Alice Springs
Anzac Hill in Alice Springs
Source: Wikimedia

Enjoy panoramic views of Alice Springs at Anzac Hill, the memorial dedicated to those who have served in defense of their country. When visiting Alice Springs, pull over your campervan and park it at the car park half way up the hill, then walk the rest of the way to the summit. The best time to take in the view is at sunrise or sunset when the striking Red Centre is aglow with light.

Alice Springs Campervan Hire summary

Pick-up Location Alice Springs
Campervan Types 6-Berth Toilet/ Shower, 4-Berth Toilet/ Shower, 4-Berth., 2-Berth Toilet/ Shower, 2-Berth, 2-Berth (Budget), Four Wheel Drive, 6-Berth Camper Trailer
Hire locations 7
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