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Car Hire FAQ

All car rental companies include additional drivers, except for Alice Car Rentals where it is an additional $10 per driver.
Yes – With Thrifty & Hertz only. Fees apply.
Only Thrifty and Hertz offer pickup and dropoff of vehicles in different locations. Transfer fees apply.

Thrifty:
$400.00 +GST - Alice Springs to Ayers Rock (or visa versa)
$500.00 +GST – Alice Springs or Ayers Rock to Darwin (if more than 13 days, there is no charge)
$700.00 +GST – Alice Springs or Ayers Rock to Tennant Creek

Hertz:
$300.00 +GST for all destination combinations.
YES!
By booking through our website (www.discovercentralaustralia.com) or contacting us in the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre, you will get unlimited kilometres on your car or motorhome hire.
Alice Springs to Uluru via Stuart Hwy and Lasseter Hwy is 460kms.

Alice Springs to Uluru via Hermannsburg, the Mereenie Loop and Kings Canyon is 650kms.

Alice Springs to Uluru via Namatjira Dr, the Mereenie Loop and Kings Canyon is 700kms.
Yes, all car hire companies have baby seats available upon request.
In Alice Springs there is a premium location fee to collect your hire car from the Airport. This will be included in the quote when you specify where you want to pickup your car from.
Alice Springs
- Emu Run - Airport shuttle $18 per person
- Taxi - approximately $45 to $50
- Sheba (women only) $40 to $45

Uluru/Yulara
- Ayers Rock Resort offer a complimentary airport shuttle to all accommodation sites in Yulara.
Insurance is available with Thrifty & Hertz, price vary depending on the type of vehicle.
TIP: Pre-purchasing insurance is cheaper than purchasing on the day of pickup.
No night driving insurance is offered in the NT.
No.
Checkout "Outback Camping and Trailers" on our website for all your camping gear needs.
You can drive on the Mereenie Loop with an All Wheel Drive or a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle.
Access to Palm Valley is high clearance 4WD access only. You can take a 4WD hire car into Palm Valley. It is also recommended to have some recovery gear and knowledge, due to changing conditions.
Contact the hire company via their emergency number, this will be advised when collecting the car.

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