Road Transport Hall of Fame, Alice Springs

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Drop by Road Transport Hall of Fame to see a huge collection of big trucks, old road trains, vintage cars, motorcycles, engines, and special tools. This museum of transportation includes over 100 restored vehicles, many of which were used by the pioneers who conquered Australia’s outback. One of the site’s most popular exhibits is the chassis of the first Kenworth truck ever produced, which came off the production line in 1971. This comprehensive museum, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, showcases great Australian vehicles and narrates the story of intrepid Australians who drove these machines over some of the world’s most difficult roads. Your admission ticket is valid for two days, so explore the fascinating history of transportation at your own speed. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Road Transport Hall of Fame and many more Alice Springs attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Alice Springs itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Great experience for any motoring and trucking enthusiast! Or anyone looking for a good time. Great family attraction.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We had a great morning looking through the hall of fame. We found 2 of our good friends that had been inducted a few years ago. I will admit after a few hours It did get to look all the same, but sayi...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The displays are rich in the history of transport in Australia. The exhibits are maintained by very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. The tea rooms were also great  more »
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  • Well worth a visit. Fantastic tribute to the truckies who keep Australia running. Plenty to look at and read. Allocate a large chunk of time here in order to take everything in properly.
  • They really really really like Kenworth Trucks. Amazing collection
  • Absolutely awesome. The work thats gone into preserving the trucking industry within this country is amazing & we definitely recommend visiting. Its $16 entry which gains you 2 days which is needed if you want to read everything. The Kenworth trucks are great to see.
  • Great place to see the history of road transport in Australia, only thing wrong with the NRTHOF is, its so bloody far from the Central Coast, loved it so much I will be making the trip again very soon.
  • Very informative, the volunteers are great to chat with and it has a huge range. Plan nearly a full day to see it all but it can get hot during summer.

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Due to its remote location in arid Central Australia, Alice Springs often surprises visitors with its diverse selection of comfortable and affordable lodgings. The city's hostels serve as the most economical option, with many providing free pickup from the airport. For just a bit more, you can stay at one of the area's motels, providing rooms with views of the McDonnell Ranges, free Wi-Fi, secure off-road parking, and access to private barbecue facilities. Otherwise, check into one of Alice Springs' hotels for a country-club vibe and even more amenities.
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