The Rock Tour from Alice Springs - 3 days

  • Amazing cliffs at Kings Canyon
    Amazing cliffs at Kings Canyon
  • Chillax at the Garden of Eden at Kings Canyon
    Chillax at the Garden of Eden at Kings Canyon
  • Catch the sunrise over Uluru - credit Tourism Australia
    Catch the sunrise over Uluru - credit Tourism Australia
  • Amazing Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
    Amazing Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Hanging with mates at Kata Tjuta
    Hanging with mates at Kata Tjuta
  • Uluru Phone
    Get snap happy as the sun sets over Uluru
  • We love Uluru
    We love Uluru

The Rock Tour

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.

Day 1 – Watarrka (Kings Canyon)


  • Watch the outback scenery fly by on your journey to the heart of the red centre
  • Arrive at the jaw dropping Watarrka (Kings Canyon), you will think you have landed on another planet
  • Hike the 3km rim walk, and descend upon the canyon floor
  • Marvel at the unique sandstone domes of the Lost City
  • Check out the natural Amphitheatre
  • Feel small compared to the immense North and South Walls
  • Soak up the tranquillity of the Garden of Eden
  • Tuck into a tasty camp oven dinner
  • Bush camp it up in Curtain Springs, swagging under a million stars


Day 2 – Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)


  • Watch the impressive domes emerge on the approach to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • Wander through the beautiful Valley of the Winds
  • Try some local bush tucker
  • Learn about the Dreamtime at the Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Follow your guide on the Mala Walk.  Learn about traditional Anangu culture and experience the fascinating millennia-old rock art
  • Tuck into dinner while watching Uluru change colours at sunset, a sight that will take your breath away
  • Refresh with a nice warm shower at Ayres Rock Campground


Day 3 – Uluru (Ayres Rock)


  • Get up super early for the sunrise over Uluru – the sleep deprivation is totally worth it
  • Lace up your walking shoes and tackle the full 10km Uluru base walk
  • Look up at the spectacular Kantju Gorge, where the water cascades down Uluru during the wet season
  • Feel the Aboriginal spirits at the Mutijulu Waterhole
  • Appreciate the cave paintings created over 5,000 years ago
  • Break up the journey back to Alice Springs with a camel ride (extra $)
  • Scrub up and meet your guide for a drink at The Rock Bar (extra $)


You might be able to get picked up OR dropped off at Ayres Rock Resort.  Get in touch on (08) 8952 8855 or EMAIL to check if we can make it work


The red centre is a wild and remote place. We’ll try to follow the itinerary but some places are seasonal and can change at any time, so we may need to operate on the fly.  If we can’t get to certain places they will be substituted with something just as awesome.


  • 3 Day Uluru Rock Tour, with a super awesome guide
  • All the tasty meals on tour
  • Camp in swags under the stars
  • 1 night bush camp at Curtin Springs, for the full outback experience
  • 1 night Ayers Rock Campground with shower and toilet
  • Travel in a decked-out, comfy coach
  • Option to add 2 nights discounted multi-share accommodation at Alice Springs YHA
  • *PLEASE NOTE* When you book, you don’t pay the $25 National Park Fee. You will pay that later straight to your guide

Tours depart

Tour Operates Daily
Departs Alice Springs YHA 5:25am
Arrives Alice Springs YHA Approximately 5:30pm
Please book for the date you want to jump on the tour


A sleeping bag is mighty useful for this tour. You can hire one from your guide for $20, or bring your own. Let us know what you need


From 01/04/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Uluru Rock Tour 2 $425
Uluru Rock Tour + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 4 $483

Got questions?

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Things You Should Know

This super fun adventure can be full on, so you need to be pretty fit – the hikes can be long, sometimes scrambling over rocks.  The weather can also be crazy hot and freezing cold, so a good level of fitness is pretty important



  • A sense of adventure
  • Good walking shoes
  • Small day pack
  • Three-litre water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Small torch
  • Hat
  • Swimming gear
  • Towel
  • Clothes for the hot and the freezing cold
  • Luggage up to 15kg per person. Leave your bulky baggage behind.  Store it away for your trip at Alice Springs YHA


Cancellation and Amendment Fees


Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of $25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

General Travel Deal Terms and Conditions  

  • Your credit card will be debited upon completion of the online booking process. Your booking is guaranteed once you receive a confirmation email from a YHA Travel & Tours consultant.
  • In the unlikely event we cannot confirm your booking, we will refund the total amount to the credit card with which payment has been made within 7 days. YHA Travel & Tours and its suppliers are not liable in the event a tour or package is not available, and any refunds are restricted to the purchase price of the tour or package booked.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
  • YHA Membership 

-If you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay if your tour includes accommodation.

- If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
- If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.

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Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. If you cancel or amend your booking after we have confirmed or fail to arrive on the nominated day, we will charge you the fees outlined below:


  • Once your booking has been confirmed, a minimum cancellation fee of $25 per booking will apply to all cancellations. This fee excludes tour operator fees which will vary at the discretion of the supplier/s involved.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, transport item commencing will incur a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued.
  • No- shows/ failure to check- in for any tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item is considered a cancellation and a refund will not be issued.
  • Refunds are not available on unused portions of tour packages. 


  • Booking changes and amendments must be made 5 business days prior to the confirmed date of commencement for the tour, activity, accommodation, or transport item.
  • Booking changes and amendments to any booking made within 48 hours of the tour, activity, accommodation, and/or transport item may result in full cancellation and rebooking of each item and will therefore be charged full cancellation fees.
  • Each change/ amendment after confirmation will incur a minimum fee of $25 per person, per change/ amendment. This fee is in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator which will vary in line with the cancellation and change terms and conditions of the tour operator involved.


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