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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 Comedy Festival

A lot of VERY funny people are going to descend upon Perth for three weeks of chortles, snortles and giggle fests. Are you ready?
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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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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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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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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 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 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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Win 10 FREE nights

Share your favourite Australian place and why in 25 words or less OR your favourite YHA memory in 25 words or less for your chance to win a FREE 10 day ePack!
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Save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels around Australia.
Get member rates at over 4,000 YHA/HI hostels worldwide.
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