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There is no better time for the ultimate Red Centre road trip than before or after Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.  Many of the roads to waterholes are sealed and you can go in a 2WD but if you’re looking to go off road then we recommend 4WD.

Car Hire

Hertz Car Rental Alice Springs CBD or (08) 8955 3790

Thrifty Car Rental Alice Springs or (08) 8952 9999

Alice Car Rental or (08) 8952 5175

Drive Information

Located in the centre of Australia in the Northern Territory, Alice Springs is the gateway to the Red Centre and home to Parrtjima – A Festival in Light.

The Stuart Highway is the main road link to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

  • Uluru to Alice Springs is 450km (direct route)
  • Adelaide to Alice Springs is 1,534 km
  • Darwin to Alice Springs is 1,496 km
  • Sydney to Alice Springs is 2,772 km
  • Melbourne to Alice Springs is 2,259 km
  • Perth to Alice Springs (via Great Central Road) is 2,493 km
  • Brisbane to Alice Springs is 3,113 km

Drive the Red Centre

Red Centre Way

Take a lap of Australia’s red heart along the Red Centre Way loop road from Alice Springs and explore the diverse sights of the region, including the iconic Uluru. Make a marathon out of this remarkable road trip and take the 1,135km scenic route, soaking in spectacular scenery, swimming holes and walks along the way.

The Outback Way

Journey to a part of the country where blue skies and breathtaking landscapes make driving a dream. The 2,800 km Outback Way travels through Central Australia on a four-wheel drive adventure you’ll never forget with legendary landscapes, bold colours and impressive night skies. It’s nothing like your normal road trip.

Binns Track

Explore spectacular scenery on the epic, four-wheel drive Binns Track which winds through hidden National Park and nature reserve gems in the region. From sandy dunes eight metres high to seas of rolling, grassy plains, the 2,230 km track will blow you away with its vivid colours, native wildlife and mighty rock formations.

Road Safety Tips

Remember to plan your trip with these road safety tips before starting your Northern Territory drive adventure.