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July 2015
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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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Top 3 Oz City Breaks

Looking for a city getaway without breaking the bank? You're in luck with our City Break packages.
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Stay Everywhere From $23/Night

Stretch your travel budget with YHA ePacks - these accommodation packs allow you to stay at YHAs across Australia from just $23 a night!
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AFL Season at Adelaide Oval - April to September

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 beyond.
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Adelaide's Amazing Month of Art

If you like your art everywhere and free, then it's time to head to Adelaide and beyond for SALA, the annual celebration of South Australian living visual artists.
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Best Whale Watching Spots in NSW

Best Whale Watching Spots in NSW

Check out the best spots on the NSW coast to witness the majestic whales make their migration to warmer waters. It is a sight not to miss!
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Best YHA Hostels in Australia

Did your favourite hostel make the list of best YHAs in Australia?
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Bits of Australia Competition

Tell us what you love about Australia in 50 words or less to win a $100 gift voucher!
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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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Canberra Floriade 2015

Canberra Floriade 2015

Celebrate spring in Australia with Canberra's world-class flora extravaganza from 12 September - 11 October 2015.
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Whale Watching, Coffs Harbour

Half way between Sydney and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour is an awesome place for whale-watching. Jump on a cruise and see these creatures up close during their annual migration.
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DIY: Rent-a-YHA!

Have a group and want to do something but short on ideas? Why not Rent-a-YHA where you can have the entire YHA for the exclusive use of your group!
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Explore Australia with YHA

Looking to get off the beaten track? You can now book ‘Explore’ properties at These properties are in unique, harder to get to places such as Norfolk Island and the Flinders Ranges.
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Footy Fever in Brisbane

Australians love a good sporting event and Brisbane is a sports lover’s fantasy.
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Get Back to Nature

Get back to nature with YHA and explore diverse regional Victoria with easily accessible landscapes and experiences. Grab your coat, pack your camera and get ready to be wowed!
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Melbourne's Top 5 Sporting Events

Celebrate all things sport with Melbourne this winter! We've listed our top 5 favourite upcoming sporting events just for you.
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Melbourne's Top 5 Winter Festivals

As the weather cools down the fun heats up! Check out our top 5 picks for Melbourne's best and brightest winter festivals.
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Mid-Year mini breaks

Mid-Year Mini Getaways

These great mid-year deals are sure to inspire the travel juices!
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Phillip Island - Home of Motor Sports

Phillip Island is the home of Motor Sports racing! Check out all of the action at one of the worlds most picturesque racing tracks.
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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 Holiday Deals

School Holiday Deals

Keep their minds racing! With school holidays upon us, check out these great school holiday deals –they’re sure to keep the kids occupied.
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Spotlight on Ballarat

Step back in time at historic Ballarat. Only an hour and a half from Melbourne, Ballarat is home to gold rush history, art galleries and outdoor activities. Read about all Ballarat has to offer!
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Summer of Test Cricket

A six-test home summer will see history made in Adelaide while Test cricket returns to Hobart, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
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Top 10 Uni Break Ideas

Don't just stay at home to binge watch TV shows and waste your holiday away, get out and see more of Australia with our great deals!
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Top 3 Urban Art Hostels

In Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, urban murals have been popping up everywhere, including at YHA - boasting the top 3 urban art hostels in Australia.
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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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Working Holidays in Australia

Top Tips for Working Holiday Makers

There are many different things to consider when planning a working holiday in Australia. Here’s some details on the most common questions YHA is asked.
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