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Sleep in and walk to uni! Our flexible terms mean you can pay rent only when campus is open. Get social on your hoilday breaks - why not share and save with us?
Pools, kitchens, laundries and common areas – our family rooms are an affordable way to take the whole family on holiday up the coast or into the city.
Our professional group booking co-ordinators will help ensure your event runs smoothly. From as few as 10 to as many as 180 guests, we work with you every step of the way.
Whether you're taking your freelance skills on the road, rolling up your sleeves to do some farm work or just need a change of scene while you work, YHA has you covered!
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.
Discover Tropical North Queensland's world heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest on this full day tour to Cape Tribulation departing from Cairns.
The original Tasmania backpacker tour and the perfect way to see the best of this amazing island over 5 epic days. Includes 2 nights at Hobart Central YHA.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Learn to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with this 5 Day PADI Open Water diving course in Cairns. Includes 4 FREE NIGHTS at Cairns Central YHA.
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.
When you've already done the Harbour, the Zoo and Bondi and you're hungry for more, there's only one thing for it - do as the locals do.
Queensland is Australia's very own tropical paradise. Home to stunning beaches, dense rainforests, and a staggering quotient of biodiversity, QLD is an impressive testament to our country's natural beauty. Here's our picks for the stunning pieces of nature across the Sunshine State.
Known for its rugged highlands, towering forests and dramatic coastlines, the Tasman Sea-straddling state of Victoria can be simply breathtaking at times. Here's our list of the most beautiful landscapes from across Victoria!
You don't need skis to discover the magic of Thredbo. Needing more excuses? Here's our top things to do in the Snowies!
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.
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 has made it our mission to make travel as sustainable as possible, and we've gone to great lengths to kit out our properties to reduce their ecological impact. For environmentally-conscious travellers, these 5 sustainable YHA getaways might just hit the spot – so if that sounds like you, read on...
When you've already done the Queen Victoria Markets and had your fill of rooftop bars, there's only one thing for it - do as the locals do.
There’s just something about a small bar that warms the soul, and it’s not just the booze talkin’.
With a sub-tropical climate, friendly atmosphere and vibrant outdoor spaces it’s no wonder the locals stay out late.
Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle? Let YHA help you escape your capital city with one of these great weekends away.
Wondering how to be plastic free while travelling? Here's five simple swaps to help make your travels a little more sustainable, keeping plastic out of landfill, and some extra cash in your pocket
'Holiday Here' is our new motto when it comes to travel, and governments are providing great incentives for us to get out and about - helping to boost our tourism & hospitality industries. Find out what is available for you.
Experiencing some of the ancient traditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples provides a rare and uniquely meaningful glimpse into some of the oldest practised cultures on Earth and is an absolute must for anyone exploring Australia. Read on...
Kylie is manager of Blue Mountains Katoomba YHA and area manager of regional NSW and ACT. We spoke to Kylie about her background in the Blueys, what makes her tick and what she enjoys about being part of the YHA family...
BJ and Tara have uprooted their lives to follow their passion and take over Grampians Eco YHA. Though new to the business, they bring with them a deep appreciation for the area and a love for what YHA is all about. We spoke to them to hear more about their history, their travel chops and what makes them so excited to be at the helm of this special property...
Sarah is a veteran traveller, originally from Germany, who has worked on the front desk at Hobart YHA on-and-off for three and a half years. We sat down with Sarah to hear about her travel exploits and what makes YHA special to her…
Late last year, Bergia and Katie took over management of Pittwater Eco YHA, and they're bringing a whole new energy to the place. We asked them for a little interview to find out more about what motivates them, and their hopes for the future of the YHA!
Meet the amazing Tassie and learn about the history he and his hostel hold with YHA!
Learn more about the people behind the Port Elliot YHA, local power-couple, Jill and Graham
At YHA, the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic - are at the core of absolutely everything we do.