The climate of Alice Springs and the surrounding Red Center is generally dry with most of the sparse rain falling from October to March. From June to September – the southern winter months – temperatures can drop considerably and even reach minus degrees. , at night. From late November to February – the summer months – they remain high, possibly well above 30°C, during the day.
The Australian currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD). There are ATMs in Alice Springs and credit card payments are possible at the most upscale establishments. Remember, however, that vast areas of the Red Center and surrounding Northern Territory have neither villages nor establishments.
Australian companies Qantas, Tiger Airways, Virgin Australia e jet star they provide internal connections from Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin to and from Alice Springs for as little as €100 each way.
Preferably rent a car or a good campervan (caravan) in Alice Springs and set out to discover. 4WD vehicles make it more expensive to drive on tarred roads but allow you to get out more safely onto unpaved roads and explore the often troubled paths of the Australian Outback.
The lowest price for car rental is around 20 euros per day, with insurance included and in low season. Prices for caravans equipped to sleep and cook on board start at €40 per day, including insurance. Approximately twice as much if they are 4WD. A jeep starts at 60 euros per day. In addition to these expenses, gasoline costs almost half of what it costs in Portugal.
As an alternative to renting a car, sign up for one of the tour agencies operating in the Northern Territory departing from Alice Springs. You already know that, in this case, you will only be able to stop at the places covered by the itinerary.