Cliffnotes of Uluru and Alice Springs

Nights in the Outback were magical.

Alice Springs 

Where to stay: 

Alice Springs YHA

  • Was ok.. clean, but only stayed to sleep then left 

What to do: 

  • Anzac Hill (panoramic view of the city) 
  • Aboriginal Culture tour? 
  • Alice Springs telegraph station 
  • Historical Reserve- free 45 minute tour 
  • Be careful at night- especially near the dry bed of Todd River and Aboriginal “town camps" 
  • Kangaroo Dundee's refugee camp 


  • Overlander’s Steakhouse- "Drover’s Blowout”- large meal, split with people? 


  • Bring insect repellent! 
    • 98% deet 
  • I did the Way Outback tour 3 day, 2 night. 
    • It was ok… not fantastic, not bad. The sights were incredible, and we did do a lot, but the guide was eh... 
    • Be prepared for a lot of driving
      • I would NOT recommend doing this on your own. 
    • Slept under the stars in ‘swags.’ 
      • It was cool- literally and metaphorically 
    • Ayer’s Rock seems to change colors at sunset 
    • Visit the Uluru Cultural Center 
    • Kata Tjuta Park is fantastic, too 
    • Valley of the Seven Winds Star gazing out here is fantastic 
    • Kings Canyon / Watarrka national park 
      • The Garden of Eden 
    • Camel Farm

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