UPDATE COVID-19: Please see COVID page below for the latest travel restrictions from Victoria

5 Day Cairns to Uluru Adventure

Day 1 : Depart Cairns at 1am on the Greyhound Bus

  • Depart Cairns at 1.00am and travel on the bus via Townsville, Mount Isa and Tennant Creek.  

Day 2 : Arrive into Alice Springs 

  • Be greeted by the Rock Tour Team at the bus stop.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore the town of Alice Springs.
  • There are great local activities such as Anzac Hill or a walk to the historic (and surprisingly interesting) Telegraph Station.
  • Stay tonight at Alice Springs YHA

Day 3: Kings Canyon

  • Departing Alice Sprins at at 5:30am, first destination Kings Canyon.
  • Enjoy a 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City.
  • Visit the Amphitheatre, North & South Walls and the beautiful Garden of Eden.
  • Set up a bush camp at Curtin Springs
  • Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner.
  • Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars.  
Day 4: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset
  • Feel the spiritual significance of the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta.
  • See lots of bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can listen to tales from the Dreamtime.
  • Spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru.
  • Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour.
  • Spend this night at the Yulara resort campground.  
Day 5 : Uluru Sunrise & Uluru Base walk and finish in Alice Springs
  • Take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the World’s Largest Rock.
  • Complete an Uluru Base Walk where you will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings.
  • Stop for an optional Camel Ride at the Camel Farm.
  • Arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm.
  • Check back into Alice Springs YHA and then meet for dinner and a couple of beers in an The Rock Bar (own expense)  


  • Greyhound Bus from Cairns to Alice Springs
  • 1 night mutlishare at Cairns Central YHA
  • 2 nights multishare at Alice Springs YHA
  • 2 nights camping in the Outback in swags
  • 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner
  • All National Park fees
Transport Icon
Departing Cairns Greyhound Bus Terminal on a Wednesday at 1am
Question Mark Image

Got Questions?

Please enquire if you would like to receive more information prior to booking this tour.

Make an Enquiry

Things You Should Know

Local Payment - $25 Uluru Park Fee to be paid when you check in at The Rock Tour Office, Alice Springs.

Sleeping Bags can be hired for $20 if needed for the 3 Day Rock Tour camping section. You can pay for this when you check in at The Rock Tour Office, Alice Springs

What to bring

  • 3 Litres of Water
  • $25 Uluru Park Fee to pay on the day to the tour guide (included in above cost)
  • Hat / Sunscreen / sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes or Trainers
  • Towel and Toiletries
  • Torch for camping
  • Snacks for the Greyhound Bus 

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 Travel & Tours will aim to respond to your booking within 24 hours by email

Please note that only some hostels are suitable for wheelchair access. If in doubt please contact the individual hostel.

  • The responsibility of YHA Travel & Tours in connection with 'Travel Deals' is limited to the sale of accommodation only. The sale of other services as described in the Travel Deals products is made by YHA Travel & Tours as an agent only for the persons providing such other services and upon the condition that YHA Travel & Tours shall not be liable for any accidents, loss, injury, delay or damage caused by or arising out of the provision of or failure to provide any other such service.
  • YHA Travel & Tours believes that the content of this website is correct at the time of publishing, but all prices and services described herein are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
  • YHA Travel & Tours will be under no obligation to any person as a result of any inaccuracy or misdescription to provide any services set out herein.

Cancellations and Amendments

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please notify us immediately by email. You can find the email contact details on your booking confirmation. Cancellation and change fees are outlined below:


  • 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.

 YHA Membership

This YHA Travel and Tours product is not restricted to YHA members and guests. You do not need to be a member or guest of YHA to purchase this product.

  • If there is accommodation included in this YHA Travel and Tours product and you are not already a member of YHA Australia, membership will be included as part as your first night’s stay
  • 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.

We strongly advise you purchase adequate travel insurance to safeguard against any losses

All prices and information stated on this booking request are subject to change. Please note that every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information on this website. However, YHA Travel & Tours does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.

Personal information is collected by YHA to provide products or services to you. If you wish to read our Privacy Statement please click here.

Last updated 9th January 2020

Nearby Hostels

Cairns Central YHA
From $20 per night
Cairns Central YHA
With the Great Barrier Reef on your door step, this centrally located hostel is the perfect base to explore Tropical North Queensland, offering a tranquil outdoor pool area, communal kitchen, large common areas and air conditioned rooms.
Alice Springs YHA
From $26.5 per night
Alice Springs YHA
Alice Springs YHA backpacker hostel is built within the grounds of an historic outdoor cinema. Make sure you book your accommodation with us, for nightly movies under the stars!
badge image