Alice Springs Downtown








Where is the branch located?

We are located at 71 Hartley Street, Alice Springs.

Alice Springs Downtown Information

When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level. Park in the driveway in front of the building and return the keys immediately to a  Rental Cars staff member in the Thrifty office.

If returning your vehicle outside of business hours simply park in the driveway of our branch, lock the car and place keys in dropbox on the left-hand side of the front gate.

Not available at this location. 

If you are late for your booking it is important to get in touch with the branch so that we can make alternate arrangements. If you have arrived at the branch out of hours and if you haven't made prior arrangements for an after-hours collection you will need to pick-up your rental car the following day.

Car Rental Alice Springs Downtown

Let’s dust off your hiking boots and get ready to embrace the outdoors at Thrifty Alice Springs Downtown. Alice Springs Downtown is a popular gateway to explore the Red Centre, so get ready to see some magnificent sights, with Thrifty!

Alice Springs follows a typical desert climate, so expect two distinct seasons: half the year is mild sunny days with low night temperatures, and half the year is very hot with potential thunderstorms! Whenever you visit, you’ll expect an adventure of a lifetime. 

Alice Springs Downtown is a great place in itself, as well as a base for more adventures to destinations like Uluru and Kings Canyon. Wherever you go, your Thrifty rental will safely transport you to your destination!

Explore and More with Thrifty Alice Springs Downtown

Alice Springs is the start of the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you want to explore close to town or have a road trip to Uluru, this is the start of it all. 

Alice Springs is situated between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges; either location is incredible for hikes, amazing views, and learning about the Indigenous history. Take your bathers for the West MacDonnell Ranges, as you can swim at spots like Ellery Creek Big Hole. 

Drive out and watch the sunset at Rainbow Valley; the perfect spot to relax, camp out and stargaze once the sun is down. If you want to stay closer to home, go for a daytime stroll in the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens! This spot is perfect for nature lovers and features some beautiful native flora and fauna. 

For those that want to have a road trip of a lifetime, it’s time to pack those bags and drive to Uluru. It’s not a drive for the faint-hearted,  a cool 5-hour long journey, but it’s well worth exploring the most famous point in Australia. While you’re there, book a tour and learn about the Indigenous culture and history, as well as the geological history of Uluru. 

Activities in Alice Spring Downtown

There’s plenty to see and do in Alice Springs Downtown. Let’s start early and watch the sunrise in a hot air balloon! Float amongst the clouds as you look down upon the MacDonnell Ranges. It’s the perfect way to start the day!

Don’t forget to refuel with some excellent food available at Alice Springs. With offerings like Page 27 Cafe, Base Cafe, and the Goods Coffee Shop, you’ll be spoilt for choice for brunch spots. Enjoy dinner at places like Epilogue Lounge and Rooftop Bar, famed for its great pizzas and giant burgers, or head to The Locals for a schooner and crab burger.

For an alternative way to spend the day, go for a camel ride in the desert! Pyndan Camel Tracks is located in the West MacDonnell Ranges and is locally owned and operated. Ride a camel as you see wild kangaroos hopping in the distance. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!

For those that want to see Alice Springs from new heights, let’s go for a helicopter ride! These tours operate daily and give stunning views of Alice Springs and the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Truly a bucket list trip!

Alice Springs Downtown is the gateway to the Red Centre. It’s well worth spending at least a few days here before venturing off on your next road trip because there is plenty to see, do, and explore. With ample history, friendly locals, and gorgeous scenery, your days will be filled in your Thrifty rental. For more destination guides, head to our blog! We can’t wait to welcome you for your outback adventure, with Thrifty Alice Springs Downtown. 

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