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March 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 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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Anzac Day in Canberra

There’s no better place to honour all the Australians who have served and died for their country than in the nation’s capital on April 25.
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Canberra Enlighten Festival

Love Vivid Sydney? Check out Enlighten in Canberra, returning 3-12 March 2017.
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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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Comedy Festival Roadshow Hobart

Hobart, it's time to laugh and giggle - the Comedy Roadshow is here.
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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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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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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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Fremantle Street Arts Festival

Street performers from around the world will descend upon the historic maritime city of Fremantle for an Easter weekend full of colour and energy.
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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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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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Margaret River Pro 2017

Surf's up in stunning Margaret River when the best surfers in the world come to town.
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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017

Prepare to cry with laughter when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival comes to town in late March.
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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Win 10 FREE nights

Join the YHA group and share your favourite YHA memory in 25 words or less for your chance to win a FREE 10 day ePack!
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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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