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January 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 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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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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Australia Day at Sydney Harbour

There aren’t too many corners of this wide brown land that aren’t decked out in green and gold on January 26 – but Sydney Harbour is definitely the life of the party.
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Backpackers Guide to Australia Day

Backpackers finding themselves in Australia for our national day, listen up! Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help you make the most of your first ‘Straya Day.
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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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Budget Valentine's Day Getaways

Who says budget can't be romantic! Here are 6 YHA's perfectly positioned for couples to enjoy a romantic Valentine's weekend getaway.
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Electric Gardens Festival 2017

The house music festival expands to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth this Australia Day long weekend, headlined by iconic DJ Eric Prydz.
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Falls Festival in Fremantle

Fremantle is set to become the next awesome location for the ridiculously popular Falls Music Festival.
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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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MONA FOMA Festival

The avant-garde festival of music and art brings 200 artists to Hobart over five days this January.
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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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Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney’s summer nights come alive with a programme jam-packed with the world’s best performing and visual artists this January.
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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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Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017

Australia’s country music capital hosts one helluva hoedown this January.
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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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