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Things to do in Alice Springs YHA

Alice Springs, an outback town full of character, is the capital of Australia's Red Centre.  

 

  • Explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges including Simpson's Gap, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen and Ormiston Gorge.  
  • Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 
  • Go camel riding and hot air ballooning. 
  • Alice Springs YHA Backpackers Hostel is the perfect stopover before exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon.

 

Enjoy outdoor movies at night on the hostel's big screen. Try one of several restaurants, including Bojangles or the Overlander Steakhouse, with menus that offer camel, emu, crocodile and kangaroo, among more traditional dishes. Backpackers who want to check-in back home should visit Bojangles, which has a live streaming webcam! Alternatively, grab some take-away and dine under a thousand stars!

At the hostel

ANZAC HILL SELF GUIDED WALK

Walk to the stunning ANZAC Hill with our self guided walk. Only 10 mins from the hostel it's a great place to take in a Desert sunset over the west MacDonald ranges.

When:
Daily
Where:
Speak to Reception
Cost:
$0

FREE PANCAKES

Wake up to delicious hot pancakes

When:
Tuesdays & Fridays
Where:
Courtyard
Cost:
$0

MORNING TEA

Enjoy homemade scones for morning tea and mingle with your fellow hostellers

When:
Wednesdays
Where:
Courtyard
Cost:
$0

OUTDOOR MOVIE

Free outdoor movie in the courtyard, just like when the hostel was a movie theatre

When:
Every night
Where:
Courtyard
Cost:
$0

TODD RIVER SELF GUIDED WALK

Walk along the iconic Todd river to the Old telegraph station. An hour long, keep your eye out for kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife.

When:
Daily
Where:
Speak to Reception
Cost:
$0

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$490
per person

Alice Springs To Darwin - 3 Day Tour

Heading North from Alice Springs? This tour takes you from Alice Springs to Darwin and visits the best sights along the way. Includes 1 night Free at Alice Springs YHA

Check into Alice Springs YHA for your FREE night and rest up before your tour. 

Day 1 - Devils Marbles

It is an early morning start as we head up North. The first stop is the Tropic of Capricorn, 80% of the Northern Territory lies north of this point. Further along the track are the Devil Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other. We finish the day at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night. 

Day 2 - Mataranka Thermal Pools

No trip to the 'Territory' is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub. Experience the local culture and a great chance to have a cold beer. Later in the day we stop off at Mataranka Thermal Pools where you can soak in the lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees, We then Journey to Katherine and our overnight camp.

Day 3 - Katherine Gorge

This morning takes us to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge). Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. There is the option of a cruise or seasonal paddle through the peaceful water (own cost). In the afternoon relax and watch the changing landscape as we travel into Darwin.

This tour also operates from Darwin to Alice Springs.

$1395
per person

Alice Springs To Darwin Tour 10 Days

2 nights FREE at YHA 3 amazing tours taking in the spectacle of Uluru all the way up to the Top End and Kakadu

Check into Alice Springs YHA and get a good night’s rest before a busy 10 days 

Day 1: Uluru 

It is an early morning start today as we make the journey to Uluru. On the way we visit a camel farm and discover about this early form of transport. In the afternoon we embark on and interpretive base walk around Uluru and visit the Cultural Centre. Nothing prepares you for the spectacular sight of the ever changing colours of the Uluru sunset. It is then off to our private campsite to prepare for another busy day tomorrow. (L, D) 

Day 2: Kata Tjuta 

It is another early morning start today but it is worth it as we take in the incredible Uluru sunrise. We then head off to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) . We embark on a hike through the Valley of the Winds through creek beds, domes and beautiful wilderness. After lunch we travel to Kings Creek Station for out camp for the night. (B, L, D) 

Day 3: Watarrka – Kings Canyon 

This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden . After Lunch we begin our journey back to Alice Springs. You will be dropped back at the Alice Springs YHA for 2 nights booked into dorm accommodation. (B, L) 

Day 4: Alice Springs 

Today we have a free day to relax or explore the red centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals today are at your own expense. The hostel will be able to assist with ideas on what to do today.

Day 5: Karlu Karlu - Devil’s Marbles

This morning you will be picked up nice and early and then our adventure through the ‘Territory’ to Darwin Begins. Just north of Alice Springs is the Tropic of Capricorn, 80% of the Norther Territory lies north of this point. Further along the track are the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) This spectacular collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other is a remarkable sight. Our day winds to a close just north of Tennant Creek at the historic Banka Banka Cattle Station. (L, D) 

Day 6: Mataranka Thermal Pools

No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a trip to the Daly Water Pub we stop off and experience this unique watering hole which is a great spot for a cold beer and a bit of history, It is a ‘fair dinkum outback experience’! Later in the day we can relax and unwind with a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. Tonight we camp nearby. (B, L, D) 

Day 7: Nitmiluk National Park – Katherine Gorge

It is another early morning start as we make our way to Nitmiluk National Park to experience the magnificent Katherine Gorge . Ancient Sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a picturesque gorge. You may like to take a boat cruise, or if you are feeling adventurous you can paddle a canoe through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). It is then time to picture the changing landscape as we travel into Darwin. You will be dropped off at the YHA for the night. (B, L) 

Day 8: Kakadu National Park

After an early morning pick up, our Top End Adventure begins as we head to the Mary River Wetlands for our billabong cruise. This region is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Saltwater Crocodile. We stop off at the South Alligator River which is a picturesque spot for a picnic lunch. It is then off to the Bowali Visitor Centre where you will have a chance to learn about the local Aboriginal culture. We plan for a late afternoon arrival to Ubirr to give us time to experience the ancient Aboriginal Rock Art. It is then a climb to the Nadab lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After a big day it is time to head to our private campsite for a hearty dinner and a well-earned rest (L, D) 

Day 9: Kakadu National Park

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast we travel off road to the Majestic Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk, we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall. We then head to Jim Jim Falls where a hike through monsoon forests and over boulders leads to the spectacular sight of the falls surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. We spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of this amazing locations. This afternoon we say goodbye to Kakadu and Head towards our private campsite near Litchfield National Park. (B, L, D) 

Day 10: Litchfield National Park

Today we spend our last day in the top end exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. We then head to Buley Rockhole to explore the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls. It is then time to say goodbye as we head back into Darwin where you will be dropped off at the YHA for your final night. (B, L) 

Australia is a beautiful and remote place. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and cultural significance.

$490
per person

Darwin To Alice Springs - 3 Day Tour

Heading South from Darwin? This tour takes you from Darwin to Alice Springs and visits the best sights along the way. Includes 1 night Free at Alice Springs YHA
Day 1 - Katherine Gorge

After an early morning start we travel on to Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) where we spend our afternoon. Ancient sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a deep and picturesque gorge. There is the option of a cruise or a seasonal paddle through the peaceful water (own cost). A little further down the road is our camp near Mataranka 

Day 2 - Mataranka Thermal Pools

A great start to the day is a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. Once we are all relaxed we head onto a special destination. No trip to the 'Territory' is complete without a visit to the Daly Waters Pub. Experience the local culture and a great chance to have a cold beer. Our day winds to a close at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where we camp for the night.

Day 3 - Devils Marbles

We pass through Tennant Creek and further along the track are the Devil Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other. Later we cross the Tropic of Capricorn, at this point only 20% of the Northern Territory lays south. We continue on the road until we arrive into Alice Springs where you will check into the Alice Springs YHA for your FREE night. 

This tour also operates from Alice Springs to Darwin.
$1395
per person

Darwin To Alice Springs Tour 10 Days

2 nights FREE at YHA 3 amazing tours taking in the spectacle of The Top End, including Kakadu and all the way down to Uluru
Check into Darwin YHA and get a good night’s rest before a busy 10 days 

Day 1: Kakadu National Park

After an early morning pick up, our Top End Adventure begins as we head to the Mary River Wetlands for our billabong cruise. This region is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Saltwater Crocodile. We stop off at the South Alligator River which is a picturesque spot for a picnic lunch. It is then off to the Bowali Visitor Centre where you will have a chance to learn about the local Aboriginal culture. We plan for a late afternoon arrival to Ubirr to give us time to experience the ancient Aboriginal Rock Art. It is then a climb to the Nadab lookout for panoramic views over the floodplain and beyond into Arnhem Land. After a big day it is time to head to our private campsite for a hearty dinner and a well-earned rest. (L,D) 

Day 2: Kakadu National Park

This morning the jewels of Kakadu National Park await. After breakfast we travel off road to the Majestic Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls for a day of adventure and exploration. Travelling into Twin Falls by 4WD track, a boat shuttle and finally a rocky track and boardwalk, we will be rewarded by the beauty of this remote waterfall. We then head to Jim Jim Falls where a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders leads to the spectacular sight of the falls surrounded by 150 metre cliffs. We say goodbye to Kakadu and Head towards our private campsite near Litchfield. (B,L,D

Day 3: Litchfield National Park

Today we spend our last day in the top end exploring the waterfalls, spring-fed streams and rugged sandstone escarpments of the beautiful Litchfield National Park. Marvel at the intriguing magnetic and cathedral termite mounds and swim, hike and explore Florence and Wangi Falls. We then head to Buley Rockhole to explore the many rock holes and cascading waterfalls. It is then time to say goodbye as we head back into Darwin where you will be dropped off at the YHA.

(B,L) 

Day 4: Nitmiluk National Park – Katherine Gorge

It is another early morning start as we are picked up from the YHA and begin our adventure towards Alice Springs. The afternoon is spent at Katherine Gorge. Ancient Sandstone has been carved away by the Katherine River to create a picturesque gorge. You have an option to take a boat cruise or if you are feeling adventurous you can paddle a canoe through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). We then travel to our nearby campsite and enjoy a hearty dinner before we turn in for the night. (L,D) 

Day 5: Mataranka Thermal Pools

What better way to start the day than to soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees. No trip to the ‘Territory’ is complete without a trip to the Daly Water Pub we stop off and experience this unique watering hole. As our day winds to a close we head to our campsite at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station. (B,L,D) 

Day 6: Karlu Karlu - Devil’s Marbles

This morning we pass through Tennant Creek and on to Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) This spectacular collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of each other is a remarkable sight. Later in the day we pass through the Tropic of Capricorn. Only 20% of the Northern Territory lies south from this point. We then arrive into Alice Springs where you are booked into the Alice Springs YHA for 2 nights in a shared dorm. (B,L) 

Day 7: Alice Springs

Today we have a free day to relax or explore the red centre township of Alice Springs. All activities and meals today are at your own expense. The hostel will be able to assist with ideas on what to do today.

Day 8: Uluru 

It is an early morning start today as we make the journey to Ayers Rock. In the afternoon we embark on and interpretive base walk of Uluru and visit the Cultural Centre. Nothing prepares you for the spectacular sight of the ever changing colours of the Uluru sunset. It is then off to our private campsite to prepare for another busy day tomorrow. (L,D) 

Day 9: Kata Tjuta 

It is another early morning start today but it is worth it as we take in the incredible Uluru sunrise. We then head off to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) . We embark on a hike through the Valley of the Winds to experience this unique site. After lunch we travel to Kings Creek Station for out camp for the night. (B,L,D) 

Day 10: Watarrka – Kings Canyon 

This morning we enter the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above lush palm forests. The rim of Kings Canyon is a 6km round trip walk and you will visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and tranquil Garden of Eden. After Lunch we begin our journey back to Alice Springs. You will be checked back into the Alice Springs YHA for your final night of the package. (B,L)

Australia is a beautiful and remote place. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and cultural significance.
$1999
per person

Melbourne To Darwin 14 Day Overland Tour

Take an incredible overland journey from Melbourne to Darwin on this EPIC 14 day road trip. Visit the Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Katherine Gorge

Take an incredible overland journey from Melbourne to Darwin on this EPIC 14 day road trip. Visit the Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Kings Canyon, Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Katherine Gorge. 

Itinerary:

Spend 2 nights at Melbourne Metro YHA

Day 1 (Friday) - Admire the spectacular scenery as you wind your way along the Great Ocean Road coast. After a lunch stop in a charming seaside town, you will get a chance to stretch your legs on a walk through an ancient rainforest. Arrive at the 12 Apostles at sunset and be awestruck by the mighty limestone stacks. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2 (Saturday) - After an early breakfast you will make your way back to the 12 Apostles to see them in the morning light, before the crowds arrive. You will make your way to the Grampians National Park in the afternoon to enjoy some hiking before visiting the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3  (Sunday) - Further explore the Grampians National Park; visit MacKenzie Falls and the Balconies Lookout. Travel onto Adelaide through the hills and arrive at approximately 7pm. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Check into Adelaide Central YHA for 2 nights.

Day 4 (Monday)- Explore the Barossa Valley and enjoy tasting some of the best food and wine in Australia. This tour blends historical wineries, wonderful regional food and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a second night at Adelaide YHA. (Lunch)

Day 5 (Tuesday) - Start your journey up the centre of the country. Enter the Southern Flinders Ranges and enjoy a hike up Dutchman’s Stern for stunning views of the Spencer Gulf and surrounding plains. Marvel at the beauty of the Milky Way as you sleep under the starts in a Swag. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 (Wednesday) - Visit the underground mining town of Coober Pedy; a landscape similar to Mars and home to 80% of the world’s opal. Take a tour of an opal mine and check out some of the town’s unique underground attractions. Tonight you sleep like the locals– underground. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 (Thursday)  - Travel north onto Uluru. On arrival you will set up camp then check out your first Uluru sunset. Nothing really prepares you for the beauty of the glowing rock! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 (Friday) - Enjoy a walk around the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and learn about the Aboriginal people at the Cultural Centre. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 (Saturday) - At Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), hike the majestic Valley of the Winds with its incredible ancient rock formations.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 (Sunday) - Experience the fantastic views of Kings Canyon on this 3 hour hike. Feel dwarfed by the huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. Continue onto Alice Springs and arrive at approximately 6:30pm.(Breakfast, Lunch)

2 nights at Alice Springs YHA

Day 11 (Monday) - Free day in Alice Springs

Day 12 (Tuesday) – It's time to head into the Tropics! 80% of the Northern Territory lays north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Next on the tour is the Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) which are a collection of gigantic granite boulders magically balanced on top of one another. The day ends at historic Banka Banka Cattle Station where you will camp in tents and swags for the night. (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 (Wednesday) – Visit the iconic Daly Waters Pub, an important watering hole for explorers and drovers in days gone by. Later in the day you can take a soak in the Mataranka Thermal Pools, a lush oasis fringed by paperbark trees and near where you camp overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 (Thursday) – An early start with a short drive to the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. You may like to take a boat cruise or paddle a canoe (not available all year due to seasonal conditions) through the peaceful water (both optional and additional cost). In the afternoon, relax and watch the changing landscape as you travel onto Darwin and arrive in the early evening. (Breakfast, Lunch)

2 nights at Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell

Note: We recommend selecting a start date on a Sunday, which allows for the best combination of tour options. If you would like more than 2 nights at Melbourne Metro YHA, add this request in the comments when booking and we will confirm availability and costs with you.

$815
per person

Rock to water 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide

Package includes 2 FREE nights at YHA. Experience the amazing sights of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, underground Coober Pedy, and the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Check into Alice Springs YHA and get a good night’s rest before a busy day tomorrow. 

Day 1 - Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

Today we begin our journey to Kings Canyon to experience the fantastic views of the gorge. See huge sandstone walls and the immense canyon floor. There is even the opportunity for a swim in the Garden of Eden, only for the brave. We then head to our camp for the night at Kings Creek Station for a swim and a relaxing evening at our campsite

Day 2 - Kings Canyon to Uluru

Today we depart for Uluru. Nothing really prepares you for the view, it is breathtaking. Learn about the local aboriginal culture as we walk around the base of the Rock. We finish the day with a spectacular sunset over Uluru. 

Day 3 - Uluru and Kata Tjuta

It's an early start but the sunrise over Uluru is worth it. We then head to Kata Tjuta to hike through the Valley of the Winds. To cap off another perfect day we get to see another sunset over Uluru.

Day 4 - Uluru to Coober Pedy

Today we cruise to Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world. There is a lot to see on the journey south, an abundance of wildlife and the incredible changing landscape. Tonight we sleep like the locals, underground. 

Day 5 - Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges

We spend the morning in Coober Pedy and take a tour of the town and opal mine. We continue our journey south to the foothills of the Flinders Ranges to our bush camp at Stony Creek under the beautiful red gum trees.

Day 6 - Flinders Ranges to Adelaide

This morning we go for a hike in the stunning Alligator Gorge. The last stop is to visit a winery in the Clare Valley which is a great way to top off our tour and a great welcome to South Australia, the wine state. You will be dropped off at the Adelaide Central YHA for your final night.First day of commencement for your package is the first night of accommodation at Alice Springs YHA

$433
per person

The rock tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

Start your Red Centre Adventure here! Stay 2 nights at Alice Springs YHA and take in the breathtaking highlights of the majestic Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

Check into Alice Springs YHA and get a good night’s rest before a busy day tomorrow. 

Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kings Canyon

It is an early start this morning but that will all be forgotten as we head into Kings Canyon. Get the legs moving as we take a spectacular 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City viewing the immense North and South Walls as we go. Descend into the Garden of Eden which is a little piece of paradise and for the brave a quick dip in the chilly water. We stop for a chance to freshen up at Curtin Springs before heading to our bush camp. Relax around the fire and curl up in your cosy swag under the spectacular night sky. (L, D) 

Day 2 – Kata Tjuta and Uluru Sunset

We depart our camp just after sunrise and head to our first destination, Kata Tjuta. Kata Tjuta is spectacular sight, especially the hike through the Valley of the Winds. Feel the cultural significance as you are guided through and shown all the varieties of bush tucker. There is more chance to learn more about the local Aboriginal people at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. It is then off to Uluru where we set off on our guided Mala Walk. We spend the evening enjoying dinner while watching the spectacular Uluru Sunset, the colour of the rock literally changing in front of your eyes. Tonight we camp At Ayres Rock Campground. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Uluru Sunrise to Alice Springs

It is another early morning start but you will not mind because the view of sunrise over Uluru is worth it. After seeing the sun rise we have time to complete the base walk around Uluru taking in Kanju Gorge, Mutitjulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings . Saying goodbye to Uluru we start to head home. There is a chance for an optional camel ride along the way (own expense) before arriving back into Alice Springs to rest up for your final night at Alice Springs YHA. (B, L) 

Australia is a beautiful and remote place. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and cultural significance.

$749
per person

Uluru and Kings Canyon 3 day premium camping experience

Enjoy the best that The Red Centre has to offer. Travel to the heart-stopping world of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, and dine under a million stars!

Check into the Alice Springs YHA and rest up before you begin your outback adventure 

Day 1 – Kata Tjuta and Uluru Sunset 

It is a bright and early start this morning with a pick up at 6:00am to make the most of the day's journey. The first stop is a working outback camel farm. For the adventurous, you have the chance to go for a wander through the outback from on top of one of these interesting creatures. Next, we we drive towards the National Park where you will see Uluru rise in the distance. You will then head towards the stunning 36 domes that make up Kata Tjuta. After lunch, there will be an amazing hike where you will get to know the area much better. As the sky starts to darken, you will head to the viewing point and take in the breathtaking view of Sunset over Uluru. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and watch “The Rock” change colours before your eyes. Once the sun sets, head to camp to tuck into the famous 1000 star dinner, an outdoor candlelit feast of delicious native food and wine. (L,D)

Day 2 – Uluru Sunrise and Base Walk 

It is another early start this morning, but you'll know it's worth it when you watch the fiery Uluru Sunrise. Get an idea of the sheer size of this majestic rock by taking an unguided Base Walk around the mesmerising monolith. You will then link up with our local Indigenous Guide and learn about the cultural significance of this iconic landform. You will take a guided Mala Walk before ending up at the Cultural Centre. There is a chance to buy local Indigenous arts and crafts before heading to an exclusive campsite in Watarrka National Park. (B, L, D) 

Day 3 – Kings Canyon Rim Walk and Alice Springs 

This morning it is time to get your hiking shoes on and explore the impressive formation of Kings Canyon. You will be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the Canyon as you hike through the Amphitheatre, Lost City, and the North and South Walls and descend into the spectacular Garden of Eden. After this adventurous hike, lunch is a welcomed site. It is back on the bus with a goodbye to the spectacular Red Centre as you head back into Alice Springs. (B, L) 

Australia is a beautiful and remote place. While it is our intention to follow the itinerary as described, on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make changes due to weather conditions and cultural significance.

$273
per person

Uluru Day Tour From Alice Springs

If you're short on time but still want to see "The Rock" then this is the package for you.

Check into Alice Springs YHA and get a good night’s rest to prepare for our busy day.

After departing Alice Springs nice and early, we head to Erldunda for a light breakfast. Eating a freshly packed lunch on the run provides us with more time at the World Heritage listed National Park. Our first destination is Kata Tjuta. Embrace the spectacular domes of Kata Tjuta on our first walk of the day into Walpa Gorge.

Our next stop is the Aboriginal Cultural Centre which was built with 90,000 mud bricks. We learn about the local culture and understand how sacred the area is to the Anangu people. It is then off to the base of Uluru where we are escorted on the Mala Walk. It is a beautiful walk taking in the rock art and the sheer vertical walls of Uluru. We then head around to the other side of the rock where we start our second guided walk into Mutitjulu Waterhole. The waterhole provides a beautiful backdrop to hear the stories from the local Anangu people about this area.

It is hard to believe after all of this the best is still to come. The highlight of the day is the breathtaking Uluru Sunset complimented with a glass of sparkling wine and a delicious Aussie BBQ. Unfortunately once the sun has set it is time to hit the road and journey back to Alice Springs and your final night at Alice Springs YHA.

$115
per person

Western Macs Day Tour From Alice Springs

Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges, an oasis in the desert.

After an early morning pick up, you will head through the spectacular outback scenery of the West MacDonnell Ranges. There are stops along the way at historical and breathtaking sites. Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm where you will have morning tea. 

Next stop is at the Ochre Pits and Ormiston Gorge. Following a delicious lunch, you will travel into Glen Helen and make a last stop at Ellery Creek Big Hole where the brave can jump in for a swim (summer only). 

As you travel back into Alice Springs watch as these mighty ranges change colour before your eyes.

FREE things to do in Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace , Alice Springs, NT

  1. Walk to Anzac Hill at sunset excellent view of Alice Springs and sunset over the West McDonnell ranges
  2. Walk to the Telegraph Station along the river
  3. Kangaroo feeding at Heavitree gap
  4. Sightseeing at the Flying Doctor Service
  5. Visit the desert Botanical gardens.

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