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February 2017
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10 Best Hostel Views

Champagne views on a beer budget? Here are the Top 10 YHAs with the best views of the Land Down Under.
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Stay Anywhere From $28/Night

Travelling for 10 days or more? Buy a YHA ePack and save!
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2017 Australian Open of Surfing, Manly

Three hundred of the world’s best surfers, skateboarders and BMX riders, chic pop-up bars and hot food trucks, a killer line-up of live music . . . and entry doesn’t cost a cent.
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2017 BOWL-A-RAMA, Bondi

Australia’s biggest and best skateboarding competition returns to Bondi’s beachfront bowl this 18-19 February.
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2017 Brisbane Comedy Festival

The eighth annual Brisbane Comedy Festival is back! With over 66 comedians across four big weeks you will be sure to cry with laughter.
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2017 Footy Season with YHA

Get excited everyone – the long wait through summer is over and footy is finally back!
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Celebrating love and diversity

YHA celebrates Sydney Mardi Gras with a LGBTQI-friendly and fun atmosphere. Sydney's world-famous Mardi Gras returns from 19 February to 6 March 2017. Stay close to the action in one of our hostels!
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Sydney Royal Easter Show

The city meets the bush for two weeks at Sydney Olympic Park this school holidays, 6-19 April 2017.
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Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival

Three days of surf, sunshine and tunes! That’s what you can expect at the Agnes Blues, Roots and Rock Festival in the chilled out coastal town of 1770/Agnes Water.
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Brisbane Global Tens Rugby 2017

Calling all rugby fans and footy lovers! A brand new sporting event is coming to Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium and you won’t want to miss it.
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Canberra Enlighten Festival

Love Vivid Sydney? Check out Enlighten in Canberra, returning 3-12 March 2017.
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Cellar Door Fest - Adelaide

If you've got a thing for wine (and beer, spirits and food), you'll want to head to Adelaide for the incredible Cellar Door Fest - 24-26 February
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Field of Light at Uluru

Don't miss the unique opportunity to experience the beautiful Field of Light with the stunning back drop of Uluru in the amazing Red Centre.
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How to make the most of your YHA membership this Adelaide festival season

It's nearly time to head to sunny Adelaide for the annual and very fabulous festival season, where your mind will be expanded and your senses will explode - and we've got some very special deals for YHA members
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How to turn 20 days of leave into 49 days of holidays

Fancy a getaway . . . or five? Make the most of your annual leave in 2017 by strategically planning your days off.
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New Hostel! Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell

Meet the newest member of the YHA family, Darwin YHA – Melaleuca on Mitchell. But this awesome hostel is certainly no baby . . .
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Port Beach Weekender Festival

WA's newest music festival hits North Fremantle in March, so make sure you're around for it.
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Rent-a-YHA All To Yourself

It’s perfect for family reunions, special events, or just an excuse to get a group of friends away together.
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Sculpture at Bathers

If you love art and love the beach, then make sure you're in Fremantle this February and March
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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017

Perth’s brilliant beachside exhibition returns for its 13th instalment in 2017, from 3-20 March.
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Spiegeltent Hobart

Laugh, cry, sing and dance when Spiegeltent comes to Hobart this March!
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Sydney Rugby Sevens 2017

Crazy costumes, wall-to-wall entertainment, carnival atmosphere . . . oh, and some rugby, too. You can’t miss the Sydney Sevens this February!
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The hottest hostels in Australia

The verdict is in – which hostels did you rate as the best properties in the YHA network in 2016?
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The Pride Events You Can't Miss in 2017

Put on your party pants and get yourself to these six spectacular celebrations of diversity adding a streak of rainbow right across Australia.
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The Wentworth Cabaret at Blue Mountains YHA

The Roaring 20s Festival is swinging into Katoomba, so get your toes tapping at our free event on Saturday 18 February then stay the night (with a discount!) at our beautifully restored art deco hostel.
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Top 5 Oz Experiences

You haven't really seen Australia unless you have ticked all of these unique experiences off the list. What are you waiting for?
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Top 6 Urban Art Hostels

Urban murals are popping up everywhere around Australia, and YHA is no exception to the contemporary art trend, with urban art adding a splash of colour to hostels in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.
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Versailles: Treasures from the Palace

A little slice of French luxury is being transported 17,000km to Canberra this December for the National Gallery of Australia’s blockbuster summer exhibition.
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White Night Melbourne

For 12 hours on one night in February, the city of Melbourne will turn into a magical wonderland of music, art and light.
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YHA’s Top Hostels for 2016 Revealed

The online ratings are in – check out who won the battle between YHA’s perennial top two!
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