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10 Best Hostel Views TEST

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 Footy Season with YHA

Get excited everyone – the long wait through summer is over and footy is finally back!
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Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas will come to life in a celebration of all things tropical this coming May.
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2017 State of Origin Series

State against state, mate against mate, and bucket loads of hate as Australia’s most spiteful sporting rivalry explodes again in Brisbane and Sydney this winter.
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Ski Thredbo - Bookings Open Now

Don't miss out on a fun and budget snow holiday this ski season!
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Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival

A festival of hand crafted beers and ciders, serious BBQ delights and live music awaits over three rockin' days in July!
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Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Get out your sequins and feathers for the very entertaining Adelaide Cabaret Festival
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Blue Mountains Yulefest Deal

Blue Mountains YHA is tempting you out of hibernation and offering some mid-year cheer with this cool Yulefest deal to celebrate Christmas in July.
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Cirque du Soleil Kooza Perth

For some heart racing, jaw-dropping, awe inspiring acrobatics and comedy, you wont want to miss Cirque du Soleil when they come to Perth this year.
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City Wine 2017

Enjoy a weekend of wine, wine and more wine when City Wine 2017 comes to Perth.
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Dark Mofo 2017

Dance, sing, watch, swim, eat, talk and laugh at this uniquely Tasmanian festival.
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Darwin Market Magic

The Top End is known for it's jaw dropping scenery, incredible wildlife and markets - yes, markets.
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Festival of Voices

Sing along as the east coast of Tasmania bursts into song at the Festival of Voices.
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Fremantle Heritage Festival at YHA

Be at Fremantle Prison YHA for a craft and clothing exhibition, join in a yarn bombing session and learn how to swing dance!
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Good Beer Week 2017- Melbourne

Be in Melbourne in May for one of the biggest beer festivals of the year.
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Good Food and Wine Show 2017

Listen up Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane - good food and good wine is coming your way.
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Head for the (Adelaide) Hills

If you love bush walks, wildlife, wine, food, markets, pubs, friendly locals and incredible views, you're going to be smitten with the Adelaide Hills.
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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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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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Marvel at GOMA in Brisbane

See all your favourite Marvel characters come to life at GOMA, including Thor, Iron Man and Captain America.
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Melbourne Writers Festival

For over 30 years, this festival has been feeding the literary appetite of Melbourne...
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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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Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival

Head to Exmouth for three days on fun and festivities all celebrating the gentle, yet majestic whaleshark.
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Noosa Food and Wine 2017

Discover new flavours and some of the nation’s best wines at Noosa Food & Wine 2017.
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Perth International Jazz Festival 2017

Get your groove on cool cats, the Perth International Jazz Festival is coming to town at the end of May.
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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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School holidays at the Melbourne Museum

The kids will love all the dinosaurs, fossils, insects, and wildlife that fill this wondrous museum.
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South Australia's History Festival

An entire month showcasing South Australia's fascinating history with collections, places and stories revealed through an amazing range of history related activities
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Southern Ocean Adventures

Get on, in or close to the Ocean whilst staying at these awesome YHA hostels, guaranteed to inspire you to hit the coast and make the most of our amazing beaches and experiences
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Sydney Comedy Festival 2017

Why did the chicken cross the road? How do you make time fly? What’s brown and sticky? The punchlines to these jokes – and hopefully a few funnier ones – will be revealed at Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event, returning for its 13th year this April.
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Sydney's cracking calendar

Laughs and light shows, cinema and coffee, writers and winter. Sydney is bringing some of the biggest, loudest, and funniest events to town this season.
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Top 5 Day Trips From Brisbane

Looking for a change of scenery? We’ve picked our top 5 destinations right on Brisbane’s doorstep.
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Top 5 Day Trips From Cairns

From the Great Barrier Reef to the Wet Tropics we’ve picked our top 5 hot spots just a short drive (or ferry) from one of our favourite tropical cities.
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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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Vivid Sydney 2017

A kaleidoscope of colour sweeps the Harbour City for 23 nights between 26 May and 17 June – and YHA’s great-value accommodation deals will help you make the most of your visit.
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Wide Open Spaces Festival - Central Australia

The Wide Open Spaces festival promises to "feed your mind, tickle your artistic fancy and get your booty shaking" in the heart of Central Australia.
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Winter Art, Music and Mayhem

Winter in Adelaide is bursting with events that will have you dancing in the streets, drinking whisky to the blues, learning more about the local wines and swimming in art.
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Winter in Tasmania Rocks!

If you think Winter is nothing but a cold, grey opportunity to hibernate, then winter in Tasmania is going to have you thinking again.
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