YHA Alice Springs
Alice Springs, an outback town full of character, is considered the capital of Australia's Red Centre.
- Explore the Western MacDonnell Ranges including Simpson's Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston and Redbank Gorges, some featuring year-round water holes.
- Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park, School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.
- Go camel riding and hot air ballooning.
- YHA Alice Springs is the perfect stopover before exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata-Tjuta, and Kings Canyon.
- Try one of several amazing restaurants and coffee shops in the nearby city centre.
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.
Old Telegraph Station Walk
Walk along Todd River to the iconic Old Telegraph Station. Keep your eye out for kangaroos and other native Australian wildlife on this hour long walk.
Botanic Gardens Walk
Walk along the Todd River until you reach the Botanic Gardens. Grab yourself a coffee and make your way up the hill to witness the beauty of the local wildlife and landscape with 360° views.
Outdoor movie nights
Enjoy movie night in the courtyard, just like when the hostel was a movie theatre!
Available April - September (other months by request)
Start your day with a portion of hot & fluffy pancakes.
Available April - September.
Things to do in Alice Springs
- Walk to Anzac Hill or Botanic Gardens at sunset for excellent view of Alice Springs and its neighbouring West McDonnell ranges.
- Experience something a little different at the Alice Springs Desert Park, a wildlife park in the middle of a desert.
- Immerse yourself in the culture of the NT at Megafauna Central Museum and one of the numerous art galleries of the central Australian region, home of the aboriginal dotted painting technique.
- Venture down part of one of the greatest walking trails in the world, the Larapinta Trail (223km long).
- Stroll along the ever-dry Todd river, down to the Historic Telegraph Station, learn about local history, all while in awe of the views.
- Look up at the stars at the Red Centre, it being one of the best places for star gazing in Australia.