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Celebrate Yulefest at the cosy Blue Mountains YHA

Learn about Australia's Indigenous food culture

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At YHA Australia, we believe that travel can create a more open an accommodating world. Our mission is to support community in diverse spaces and create connections to people, places and experiences in a sustainable way. It's what we've been doing for more than 80 years. 

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  • Dreamtime Gorge Walk

    Don’t miss out on the Dreamtime Gorge Walk when you visit the Mossman Gorge! This must do activity takes visitors on a journey through the rainforest to gain access to sacred Indigenous land.
  • 1 Day Daintree Rainforest Tour

    Discover Tropical North Queensland's world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest on this full day tour to Cape Tribulation departing from Cairns.
  • Mt Wellington Downhill Bike Tour

    Take in the beauty of Mt Wellington before cycling a breathtaking 21km journey past alpine scenery and mountain rainforests. Standing tall at 1272 metres above sea level, this is Tasmania's ultimate downhill bike ride.
  • Byron Bay Dolphin Kayaking

    Take a guided kayaking tour in the stunning Byron Bay Marine Park. Come face to face with dolphins and other marine life as you paddle around the most easterly point of Australia.
  • Tully River Full Day White Water Rafting Adventure

    Experience World Heritage Rainforest whilst paddling the rapids with a highly trained guide who will teach you techniques & share the wonders of this magnificent untouched landscape.
  • 3 Day 2 Night K'gari Fraser Island 4WD Adventure Tour

    See the magical Lake McKenzie, marvel at the towering rainforest and cruise along endless golden beaches as you learn how to 4WD and share the best of this world heritage wonder!
  • Great Barrier Reef 5 day scuba diving course

    Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water diving course in Cairns. Save BIG on your Cairns accommodation with our exclusive package!
  • Plan your trip

  • Blue Mountains Yulefest

    There’s no better place to celebrate a wintery Christmas in July in Australia than at Blue Mountains YHA! Find out what the team at Blue Mountains YHA have planned for Yulefest this winter.
  • 2022 Ski Season at Thredbo

    Thredbo YHA is conveniently located in the heart of Australia’s Snowy Mountains, just a short stroll from the iconic Thredbo Ski Resort. Stay at the award-winning YHA, boasting picturesque mountain views, comfy lounge and dining area, full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a mix of accommodation options to choose from.
  • 9 of Australia's Most Incredible UNESCO Sites

    From otherworldly natural areas to storied historical buildings, Australia’s 20 World Heritage Sites have been deemed worthy of preservation by UNESCO due to their universal value to humanity. Ready to explore them? YHA has you covered with great places to stay near some of the nation’s most incredible UNESCO sites.
  • Eco-Friendly Travel Guide to Seeing Australia's Icons

    Ever wanted to see Uluru, Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, but balk at the environmental impacts your travel might have? YHA has the answer! In this article, we've researched detailed ways you can minimise your footprint while visiting the top destinations in the country.
  • The Best Places for Digital Nomads in Australia

    Digital nomads are people who do their job remotely from wherever they want, often while travelling. With more and more Australians moving away from traditional office environments to take their career on the road, we've put together our picks for the best places in the country to go for your next workcation!
  • 7 Music Festivals Worth Travelling Interstate For

    Just because the party isn’t coming to you doesn’t mean you can’t go to the party! ~’Cause you know I’d walk (but probably drive) a thousand miles if I could just see Muse tonight~
  • 6 Ways to be a Better Traveller

    We can’t all be Greta Thunberg, but all of us can take a stand and drive change … simply by making planet-friendly choices when we travel. Read on to learn what you can do to become a better traveller.
  • Great Australian Walks

    There's nothing like seeing some of the best scenery in Australia by foot. Better still, you can use some great YHA properties as a base for your next exploration. Click through for our guide.
  • Australia’s East Coast in 30 days: the ultimate guide

    If you've been wondering where on earth to start your dream trip, what to see along the way and where to rest after all your adventure-filled days, YHA's got you sorted.
  • Better Than a Hotel, For Less

    It's no secret that affordable accommodation like a YHA sets you back less than a hotel would, but we're here to let you know that for travel lovers, they actually offer a better overall experience!
  • Best Mountain Biking Trails in Australia

    Ever wondered where to find the best mountain biking in Australia? We've broken down the best mountain bike routes, trail networks and dedicated parks in EVERY STATE, plus some beginner tips!
  • YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

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