Alice Springs YHA

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  • Things to do in Alice Springs

    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

    Event - Anzac Hill - Self Guided Walk

    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:
    $0.00
    Event - pancakes

    Free Pancakes

    Wake up to delicious hot pancakes

    When:
    Tuesdays & Fridays
    Where:
    Courtyard
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Event - scones

    Morning Tea

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

    When:
    Wednesdays
    Where:
    Courtyard
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Event - Outdoor movie

    Outdoor Movie

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

    When:
    Every night
    Where:
    Courtyard
    Cost:
    $0.00
    Event - Todd River - Self Guided Walk

    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:
    $0.00

    Tours & activities related to this hostel See all tours & activities

    $490
    per person
    Outback Road

    Alice Springs to Darwin - 3 Day Tour

    NT
    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
    $1,395
    per person
    Sunset over Uluru

    Alice Springs To Darwin Tour 10 Days

    NT
    2 nights FREE at YHA

    3 amazing tours taking in the spectacle of Uluru all the way up to the Top End and Kakadu
    $490
    per person
    Marvel at the unique rock formations of the NT

    Darwin to Alice Springs - 3 Day Tour

    NT
    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
    $1,395
    per person
    Hiking through Kakadu

    Darwin To Alice Springs Tour 10 Days

    NT
    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
    $815
    per person
    Rock to Water 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide

    Rock to Water 6 days Alice Springs to Adelaide

    NT
    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.
    $457
    per person
    Stunning Kata Tjuta

    Uluru and Kings Canyon 3 Day Premium Camping Experience

    NT
    Enjoy the best that The Red Centre has to offer. Travel to the heart-stopping world of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, and sleep under a million stars!
    $273
    per person
    Magestic Uluru

    Uluru Day Tour from Alice Springs

    Uluru, NT
    If you're short on time but still want to see "The Rock" then this is the package for you.
    $433
    per person
    Fun at Uluru

    Uluru Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

    NT
    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
    $115
    per person
    Gorge Western MacDonnell Ranges

    Western Macs Day Tour From Alice Springs

    NT
    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.

    Travellers Tips

    • We did the 3 day Rock Tour to Uluru with camping. Tough but extremely rewarding and good if you are into it. We were up to it and guide Connor was skilled, thanks.
      Wendy G
    • The 3-day Rock-tour was great. We had a very good guide: Leif and the scenery was just breathtaking. The food was good and sleeping under the stars was so beautiful....
      Dorde Sandra P
    • If you want to use the free lockers make sure you bring your own padlocks.
      Nuwanie P
    • A must-see is Ayers Rock Uluru. This tour requires a 6am start and returns just after midnight, but well worth it. You get to see the Olgas, view of spectacular Mt Connor, the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Ayers Rock, then have a BBQ meal as the sun sets on the rock. On a hot day you will need to wear a fly net as well as your sunhat. Also you can hire a bike from a nearby shop to explore the town and go up Anzac Hill, but unfortunately the shop is open weekdays only, and occasionally weekend mornings only.
      John M
    • Uncles Tavern at the Diplomat does good bar food. The chefs were knowledgeable about food allergies and we're able to cook a gluten and dairy free grilled fish meal for me.
      Nuala G
    • Watch yourself in Alice Springs. Minor street crime and petty theft seem rife, follow the advice of the YHA staff
      Peter E
    • 3 Day Cockatoo Tour with Wayoutback.com
      Danny Salling H
    • The Uluru-Kata Tjuta etc. trip, and the desert part were well worth it.
      Shannon H
    • Hike up to Anzac hill for sunset and definitely visit the west macdonald ranges
      Sarah  B
    • Try cafe Page 21 just off the main strip for good coffee n breaky. Good recommendation from another traveller there.
      Liz D
    • -Go for a walk/run to the Telegraph station, taking Bradshaws trail. -The Desert Park is great; make sure you're there for the bird show. -The best view is from the top of Mt Gillen, so it's worth getting out there. The sunset from Anzac Memorial Hill isn't bad either. -Araluen Cultural Precinct with the art gallery was great. -Buy artwork from the ladies in Todd St Mall, not the expensive galleries. Buy from the artist, cut out the middle man and know the person who made the painting.
      Amy C
    • The Kangaroo Sanctuary & "The Rock Tour". Nice Sportbar in the main road, really good Food.
      Anna-Lena H

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