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. Put Road Transport Hall of Fame on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alice Springs online journey builder .
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  • I wasn't sure what to expect but spent a good couple of hours there. There is a nice selection of Kenworths to look at. A good look at the history of road transport.  more »
  • Great range of fantastic trucks, (and a few cars) in great condition. Also some very old stuff from the early days. Need a full day here if this is of interest, but if you've only a couple of hours, s...  more »
  • My two year old loves trucks so he thought this place was amazing. The Kenworth sheds were amazingly presented and very interesting but even the outside collections of buses and trucks were fun to wal...  more »
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  • From the outside, this place is unassuming and initially seems small. Oh so wrong, the train portion is modest but unique; however, the car and truck museum is HUGE. Seriously, go see their back yard barns with unique antique vehicles.
  • Holy cow! We come late in the day and were here for 4 hrs but trust me you could be here for the whole day with out any issues..... It has one of just about everything on about 10 areas from new, to old to very bl00dy old. Well done to the team that have put this one together.... Cost is $20 per adult. Clean toilet block. Small tea kitchen just next door.
  • Great place to see the history of road transport in Australia, As a retired Interstate Owner driver, it was great to see the rigs that were on the road during my time in mint condition, 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.
  • Bit pricey but great if your into rigs
  • This is the most amazing display we have ever seen. So much information for anyone interested in trucks. We went for half an hour & stayed for 5 hours. A fantastic tourest attraction we have seen in 4 years of travling around Australia. Well done.

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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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