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  • Student Stays

    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?

  • Family Friendly

    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.

  • Group Bookings

    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.

  • Work & Travel

    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!


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Fraser Island 4WD Getaway

    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!

Inspire Me

  • The Best Jobs for Working Holiday Makers in Australia

    Working while you’re travelling may sound a bit… counterintuitive, but aside from earning you money to prolong your travels, you only need to take a glance at the kinds of jobs available to working holiday makers in Australia to really start getting excited at the prospect!

  • Tips for Travellers to Australia

    You're not in Kansas anymore! Australia is a massive, diverse country with a wealth of adventure waiting to be discovered - these basic hints and tips should set you up for success...

  • 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!

  • Indigenous Food Experiences Around Australia

    Learning about bush tucker is one of the most enriching (and delicious) ways to deepen your understanding of our Indigenous culture. State by state, here are some of our favourite opportunities to taste, learn and respect these traditional foods.

  • Destination: Australia

    With links to super useful info & travel inspo, this page is your springboard for planning your trip to Australia! So, curious traveller - come and explore our gorgeous country. We can't wait to see you!

  • 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.

  • How To Book A Trip to Australia

    From tourist visas to COVID restrictions - this is your step-by-step guide to everything need to know to get here and get exploring!

  • Australia's Best Coastal Walks

    If you’re a lover of long walks over dunes, along windswept cliffs or with the tide lapping at your ankles, you may have come to the right place. In this article, we've dug up some of the best coastal and beach walks across Australia.

  • Australia FAQ

    Got a question about Australia? Hold that thought... We've compiled a list of some of most frequently asked questions about this Sunburnt Country, so you're covered for all the essential info!

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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.