Friday, 18 November 2011

Motorhome Rental in Alice Springs

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Uluru by Thomas Schoch
Although the Arrente Aboriginal people had called this area home for over 50,000 years, European migrants didn't settle in Alice Springs until around 1887. Arriving to a largely isolated plane of rust-hued hills, spidery bloodwood trees and red-streaked skies, the men must have felt like they had stepped into some sort of post-apocalyptic world.

Today, “The Alice” is a modern metropolis that's home to over 27,000 residents and an even greater number of annual visitors, but its landscape still holds all the drama and wild beauty it did when it included just a repeater station and a handful of huts.

Even a quick glance on a map will tell you that travel time to Alice Springs will not be short – it is right in Australia's heart, after all – but those who do make the journey are rewarded upon arrival dramatic views of the glowing MacDonnell Ranges and a charming town filled with friendly and unpretentious locals.

The easiest route to Alice Springs is to take the Stuart Highway North from Adelaide. This 18 hour drive takes you right through the opal capital of Coober Pedy and also offers plenty of sightseeing opportunities and camping facilities via towns like Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Pimba, Curtin Springs and Kings Creek.

The Alice itself houses a number of RV parks and the shaded gorges of the MacDonnell Ranges also make for particularly lovely camp and picnic grounds. The area has an old gold-rush town to poke around in as well as quirky little museums, wildlife parks and a couple of cattle stations (ranches) that welcome visitors. There are also plenty of hiking trails to put red dust on your boots and golf fans shouldn't miss out on playing one of the world's top 10 desert courses.

If you want to experience the heart of Australia then be sure to check out to find the best Alice Springs Campervan Hire deals.

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