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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.
  • 5 Day Tasmania Adventure 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 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

  • Explore Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

    Blessed with lush rainforest, coral-encrusted reefs and eternal summer, Tropical North Queensland is Australia's true tropical paradise. With so much to explore, planning a trip can seem overwhelming – but don’t stress! YHA has the scoop on the top places to visit around Cairns and beyond.
  • Best festivals & events in Byron Bay

    Whilst the iconic Splendour in the Grass might be one of Australia’s biggest music festivals, Byron Bay’s huge list of awesome events doesn't end there… and to be honest, it doesn’t end at all! Check out our round up of the epic year-long Byron Bay event calendar!
  • Best Diving and Snorkelling Spots in Australia

    With an astonishing 34,000 kilometres of magnificent coastline to explore, Australia’s wealth of beaches, bays, islands, and reefs makes it one of the top destinations in the world for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. From encountering sea turtles to exploring shipwrecks and sinkholes, here are some of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Australia.
  • 5 Swaps to Reduce your Plastic Waste

    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
  • 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.
  • Chase adventure in the Blue Mountains

    Just a 90-minute drive west of Sydney or two hours by train, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is the ultimate outdoor playground, with bushwalks galore along with plenty of other adventurous pursuits to enjoy in a blockbuster natural setting.
  • 10 great ways to be a more responsible traveller

    Guidebook gurus Lonely Planet know a thing or two about travel, and we've pulled out their top tips for greening up your next getaway from their excellent ‘The Solo Travel Handbook’.
  • 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.
  • Chase the Sun with the East Coast's best Sunrise Spots

    So when it comes to the ultimate top five spots to catch a sunrise? The choice is hard. But we've have managed to narrow it down – just for you.
  • Best places to learn to surf in Australia

    There are tons of great places in Oz where anyone can learn the fundamentals and get started on their surfing journey. However, that can also be a double-edged sword – with so many fantastic beaches and breaks for beginner surfers, it can be difficult to pick just one! Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you to find the very best places to learn to surf in Australia!
  • 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!
  • 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. Discover amazing waterfalls, cliffs, coastlines and everything inbetween. 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.
  • 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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