Noel Fullerton, the original racer in 1970, still attends. Track him down to hear his stories.
Dress with flair
Townies and attendees tend to go for it with a bit of costuming (think silly hats).
The Tourism Central Australia Visitor Information Centre is your best bet for planning your trip to the Australian interior. It takes some dedication to get here, so we suggest adding on several days to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (sacred to Australian Aboriginal people) and Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.
Take Care at Night
Surprisingly, reports of violence and crime in Alice Springs, including attacks on tourists by groups of young people have made headlines in the past. Typically caused by drunkenness and substance abuse, with most incidents happening around the dry bed of the Todd River and Aboriginal “town camps.”
There are free shuttles that'll take you to the Camel Cup.