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  • Humpback Whale Swim

    Experience a once in a lifetime swimming encounter in the Ningaloo Reef with Humpback Whales from Exmouth. This unforgettable tour runs in August, September and October.

  • Hervey Bay Whale Watch Cruise

    Book this half day whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay for a memorable cruise you won't forget! Hervey Bay is one of the best places in Australia to spot Humpback Whales on their annual migration.

  • Brisbane Whale Watching

    Join this 4.5 hour Brisbane whale watching cruise to witness Southern Humpback Whales on their annual migration to and from Antarctica. Soak in the views whilst enjoying a delicious cold buffet lunch.

  • Sydney Harbour Whale Watching

    Join a Sydney whale watching cruise and see the whales as they breach, play and tail slap. Enjoy unrivalled views of Sydney Harbour before cruising out to sea for an unforgettable morning or afternoon spotting whales.

  • Famous 5 Day Tasmania Tour

    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.

  • Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise

    Experience a whale watching tour with a difference on this boat cruise in the waters of Cape Byron. Witness these gentle yet playful giants of the ocean as they migrate past the Byron Bay Headland!

  • 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.

  • 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. Includes 4 FREE NIGHTS at Cairns Central YHA.

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  • Seek the Sun this Winter

    Don't put away the summer clothes just yet! If you're not one for the cooler climate that's headed our way why not book yourself a winter exodus at one of our northern Australia YHAs today and dodge the chills this June-August!

  • Blue Mountains Yulefest

    There’s no better place to celebrate Christmas in the Mountains than at Blue Mountains YHA! Find out what the team at Blue Mountains YHA have planned this winter.

  • The Top Whale Watching Spots In Australia

    As the majestic mammals set off on their epic mid-year migration, let YHA help you to discover the best places to spot them.

  • State Travel Vouchers

    '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.

  • Indigenous Festivals Around Australia

    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...

  • Meet Your Hosts at Blue Mountains Katoomba YHA

    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...

  • Meet Your Hosts at Hobart Central YHA

    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…

  • Meet Your Hosts at Pittwater Eco YHA

    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 Your Host at Murwillumbah YHA

    Meet the amazing Tassie and learn about the history he and his hostel hold with YHA!

  • Meet Your Hosts at Port Elliot YHA!

    Learn more about the people behind the Port Elliot YHA, local power-couple, Jill and Graham

  • 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.

  • Student Stays by YHA at Sydney Central

    Purpose designed, all inclusive student accommodation located right in the heart of Sydney with no deposit, no bond, and no lock-in contracts, Student Stays by YHA is the perfect home base for those studying in Sydney.

  • 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!

  • 5 Best Hostel Rooftops in Australia

    Home of free BBQs and accidental-on-purpose naps in the sunshine, hostel rooftops are the place to be! Here are 5 of the very best - tick 'em all off!

  • YHA and Sustainability

    At YHA, the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic - are at the core of absolutely everything we do.

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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.