Cairns to Uluru 5 day outback tour

The Rock Tour

A journey from Reef to Rock, this 5 day adventure takes you from one iconic Aussie destination to another. Starting in Cairns, home to the Great Barrier Reef, travelling through rural Australia to Uluru.

This 5 day adventure will take you from one iconic Australian destination to another! Starting in Cairns, home to the Great Barrier Reef, you will then travel theough rural Queensland and in to the Northern Territory to Uluru.

Day 1:  Depart Cairns for Alice Springs on a Wednesday on the Greyhound Bus at 1am  

Day 2: Arriving into Alice Springs in the morning on day 2 you will have a free day to explore. There are some great free local activities that you can do such as Anzac Hill and the walk to the Telegraph Station. Tonight you will stay at Alice Springs YHA.  

Day 3: Start the day nice and early as you travel to 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. Your guide will prepare you a tasty meal in a bush oven as you relax around the fire. Tonight you will camp out Aussie style, in a swag under the stars!  

Day 4:  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. Enjoy dinner with a view at the spectacular sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour.

Day 5: Rise bright and early to take in a memorable sunrise over Uluru. You then have time to complete the Uluru base walk. You will see beautiful sites such as the Mala Walk, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. On the way back to Alice Springs you will stop for an optional camel ride. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:30pm. Back to civilization, get cleaned up and we meet later for dinner and a couple of beers in The Rock Bar.  

Check out our deals on Great Barrier Reef trips HERE.

What to bring: Water bottle (at least 1L), hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, towel, toiletries, torch, snacks for Greyhound bus trip, sleeping bag (can be hired for additional charge $20), sense of adventure!

Inclusions

  • 1 night mutlishare at Cairns Central YHA
  • Cairns to Alice Springs Greyhound pass
  • 1 night multishare at Alice Springs YHA
  • 2 nights camping in the Outback in swags
  • Visit Uluru for sunset & sunrise plus 2 hour base walk
  • Beautiful walks at Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
Departing Cairns Greyhound Bus Terminal on a Wednesday at 1am

Prices

From 31/05/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Adult 0 $750

Got questions?

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

Make an Enquiry

Things You Should Know

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.

  • YHA Travel & Tours will aim to respond to your booking within 48 hours by email. However, in some instances (for example during long weekends or public holidays) the response time may vary.
  • 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 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 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:

Cancellations:

  • 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. 

Amendments

  • 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.

 

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.

Nearby Hostels

    Cairns Central YHA thumbnail
    From $20 per night
    Cairns Central YHA
    Cairns Central YHA is located in the heart of town, only a block from the train station and surrounded by cafes, restaurants and pubs. Comfortable common areas, lush swimming pool and social BBQ area make it the perfect spot to relax.
    Alice Springs YHA thumbnail
    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

TRAVEL TO LEARN. LEARN TO TRAVEL