News and Events


Blue Mountains Christmas in July

Be tempted out of hibernation and into festive decadence this Winter with some Christmas in July cheer! Small town charm, transformative fresh air, truly stunning surrounds and the Heritage listed, deliciously cozy Blue Mountains YHA where you’ll tuck into a Christmas in July dinner. Sounds about right.
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Noosa Food and Wine 2018

Discover new flavours and some of the nation’s best wines at Noosa Food & Wine 2017.
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Port Douglas Carnivale

Back for another year, the Port Douglas Carnivale will showcase the ‘Magic’ of Tropical North Queensland from delicious local food and wines, to talented musicians, artist and entertainers.
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10 reasons why we’re excited about Vivid Sydney’s 10th anniversary

YHA reveals all the top attractions at this year’s extravaganza of light, music and ideas.
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The Evatt Competition

In Term 2 and Term 3, the Evatt Model UN Competition will be hitting a state or territory near you - so get your students ready for it!
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Go back in time at the Fremantle Heritage Festival

If you’ve been looking for a way to make Fremantle’s colonial and maritime history seem exciting and engaging for your students, then look no further than the Fremantle Heritage Festival.
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Royal Adelaide Show Time!

September is Show Time in Adelaide! We're talking rollercoasters and showbags, animals and cakes, big kids and children over two full weekends and every day in between.
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It's footy season at Adelaide Oval

The beautiful Adelaide Oval is the most central AFL Football Stadium in Australia and it has fast become a favourite of football fans in Adelaide and around the country.
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5 Reasons You Should Attend the Argyle Diamond Ord Valley Muster

Make this the year you visit Kununurra and attend the Argyle Diamond Ord Valley Muster - we'll tell you why!
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Bleach* Festival Gold Coast

This signature multi-arts event hits the Gold Coast for another spectacular year of cutting edge music, circus, theatre and so much more!
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Grampians Grape Escape

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Grampians when the Grampians Grape Escape hits Halls Gap this May.
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Ring in 2019 in Sydney!

Bubbles in hand. Sky drenched in colour. The best seat in the harbour. And you could be there. Planning to be in Sydney for New Years Eve 2018/19?
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Groovin' The Moo 2018

Paul Kelly is playing GTM and we have beds and showers so close to the action that you can toddle on home after encore. ‘Nuff said.
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Adelaide Fringe 2018

This magical festival takes over the city from 16 February to 18 March.
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Northern Territory Travelling Film Festival

The ancient landscapes of the Top End and the Red Centre transform into spectacular outdoor movie theatres this dry season.
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Byron’s splendid calendar

Splendour in the Grass might be one of Australia’s biggest music festivals but Byron Bay’s long list of huge events doesn’t end there…
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Sydney 2018 gig list

Pencil these huge concerts and festivals into your diary – then make a weekend of it with YHA.
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Hunter Valley 2018 gig list

Check out the line-up of huge concerts that are rolling into Wine Country this year.
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Creative Generation, Brisbane

The vibrant display of state school talent returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre this July.
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Canberra gets Enlightened

Forget Vivid – our fair capital is Enlighten(ed) this March, transforming into a nocturnal playground feat. all the food, wine and twinkles. It’s gonna be lit (sorry).
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RoboCup Junior WA

In the future there will be robots – and your students will be the ones to build them!
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World Science Festival, Brisbane

The global learning juggernaut returns to Queensland from 21-25 March 2018.
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Hot Dub Wine Machine 2018

One of Australia’s hottest music festivals hits up some of the country’s top wine regions.
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Pittwater YHA offers free beds for green hearts

Pittwater YHA opens its doors to green-hearted and green-thumbed guests who'll save the gorgeous Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from imminent asparagus fern invasion.
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