Extend your Classic Outback Trial with a visit to Uluru

Ayers Rock Resort logoIf you’ve come all this way then you shouldn’t miss Uluru! Take the 1-hr flight from Alice Springs to Uluru or drive the iconic Red Centre Way via the Mereenie Loop Road and Kings Canyon or down the Stuart Highway.

Ayers Rock Resort provides a variety of accommodation options for every possible taste and budget – from the award winning Sails in the Desert hotel, and modern Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self-contained Emu Walk Apartments and the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel.

Ayers Rock Resort

Ayers Rock Resort…

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Alice on Todd Apartments offer COT16 visitors self contained accommodation

Alice on Tod logoAlice on Todd Apartments have offered COT16 visitors a great discount on their range of  self contained accommodation in Alice Springs.

Alice on Todd Apartments offer a choice of self contained studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments to suit all travelers’ needs and are situated across the Todd River from COT Rally Headquarters at Lasseters. Continue reading


Alice in the Territory – across the road from the COT16 service park

Alice in the Territory logoAlice in the Territory is very well located for COT16 – they’re across the road from the Alice Springs Convention Centre at Lasseters.

Plus, they offer a range of different accommodation styles, including family rooms for 4, 5 or 6 people.

Alice in the Territory have offered COT visitors 10% discount on bookings of 7 nights or more.

Alice in the Territory

Alice in the Territory is across the road from COT Rally Headquarters and the COT16 Service Park. 

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Classic Outback Trial to be based at Lasseters

The 2016 Classic Outback Trial will be based at fabulous Lasseters Hotel Casino in Alice Springs.

Lassiters HotelLasseters will really be COT headquarters, with the resort providing a Rally HQ office, secure overnight parking, an area for end of day servicing, the briefing and presentation function. With the exception of the start of day1, all days will start and finish at Laseters.  The resort is 4.5 star rated and boasts 4 restaurants, 4 bars, a sports lounge, nightclub, poolside café and a casino and will be a welcome contrast to the unique and rugged Australian outback that crews will tackle during the 6 days of competition.Tali restaurant

Lasseters are offering exclusive Classic Outback Trial rates for accommodation.

Many crews have already taken advantage of the Earlybird offer that finished in December – don’t leave it too late to book!

More information:

COT Accommodation
Lasseters web site

Who was Lasseter?

The establishment takes its name from Lewis Hubert Lasseter. He was an explorer who was made famous by his sensational claim in 1929, that he had discovered a fabulously rich gold reef, now known as “Lasseter‘s Reef”, in central Australia. The reef has never been discovered and Lasseter himself died in the West Australian desert in early 1931 after he separated himself from an expedition that was mounted to try and find the supposed reef. Lasseter is buried in the Alice Springs cemetery.