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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 - 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

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3 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Tour

Travel from Alice Springs to Darwin the precariously balanced Devils Marbles, historic Daly Waters Pub and epic Katherine Gorge.
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10 Day Alice Springs To Darwin Adventure Tour

Our favourite and best value Northern Territory Experience. Hike, swim and explore Australia from the Red Centre to the Top End, on this incredible travel experience.
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3 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Tour

Travel from Darwin to Alice Springs visiting the epic Katherine Gorge, relaxing Mataranka Thermal Pools, historic Daly Waters Pub and the precariously balanced Devils Marbles.
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10 Day Darwin To Alice Springs Adventure Tour

Our favourite and best value Northern Territory Experience. Hike, swim and explore Australia from the Top End to the Red Centre, on this incredible travel experience.
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Rock to Water 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide

Travel from the Red Centre to Adelaide, exploring Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, and much more. Book now to get 2 FREE YHA nights.
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The Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

YHA’s most popular outback tour! Includes Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and so much more. This unforgettable tour starts and finishes Alice Springs.
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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!
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1 Day Uluru Tour

If you're short on time but still want to see 'The Rock' then this is the experience for you. Choose to arrive/ depart from either Alice Springs or Yulara.
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1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges on this tour departing from Alice Springs.

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. Visit Megafauna Central at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  4. Visit the desert Botanical gardens.

Connect with this hostel

DISCOUNTS IN THIS REGION

Alice Springs Reptile Centre
$3 Off entry
See the largest reptile display in Central Australia. Located at 9 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs.
  • (08) 8952 8900
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
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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