Alice Springs YHA

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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

FREE - 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

FREE PANCAKES

Wake up to delicious hot pancakes

When:
Tuesdays & Fridays
Where:
Courtyard

FREE - MORNING TEA

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

When:
Wednesdays
Where:
Courtyard

FREE - OUTDOOR MOVIE

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

When:
Every night
Where:
Courtyard

FREE - 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

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$519
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 Free Night at Alice Springs YHA before your tour
$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
$519
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 Darwin YHA before your tour
$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
$845
per person

Rock to water 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide

Score 2 FREE nights at YHA. See the best sights between Adelaide and Alice Springs. Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
$375
per person

The Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

There’s a reason why this is YHA’s most popular outback tour. From the heights of Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the depths of Watarrka (Kings Canyon), the three-day Uluru Rock Tour from Alice Springs is a must-book adventure.
$695
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!
$239
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.
$132
per person

Western Macs Day Tour From Alice Springs

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

FREE things to do in Alice Springs

  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.

Connect with this hostel

DISCOUNTS IN THIS REGION

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
$3 Off entry
$15 adult entry (normally $18). See the largest reptile display in Central Australia. Located at 9 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs.
  • (08) 8952 8900
Alice Springs Desert Park
20% Off
20% off entry on presentation of YHA card. Not available on tours or with any other offer. Discover hundreds of species of plants and animals found across Central Australian deserts. Located at Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.
Outback Ballooning
10% discount
Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert. 10% discount on our flight tours in Alice Springs when booked directly.
  • (08) 8952 8723
Outback Quad Adventures
Special offer
10% discount on all tours. Direct bookings only. Kick up some dust in the outback on a quad biking adventure. Take a guided tour of the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory. See spectacular views of the East MacDonnell Ranges and nearby wildlife. Located at Undoolya Cattle Station, Alice Springs.
Willis's Walkabouts - Red Centre
5% Discount
5% discount plus up to an additional 20% for advance purchases. Our Red Centre trips begin where the 4WD tours leave off. We take you off-trail into a magical landscape where you are unlikely to see anyone other than your walking companions for days or even weeks at a time.
  • (08) 8985 2134
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