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Have an Aussie Christmas with YHA

You don't need to spend Christmas alone with these great ideas - from Aussie BBQs to White Christmas lunches, string quartets and everything in between. Let us make your Australian Christmas one to remember.


It’s a White Christmas lunch for guests at Adelaide Central YHA with a big, beautifully decorated table and $10 lunch that includes chicken, salad, dessert and a glass of bubbles or wine – so get out your best (or only) white outfit and join in on the Christmas fun.  Book in early to avoid disappointment. 



Eat, drink and be merry in the sunshine!  That’s the plan at Coolangatta YHA with the ‘Orphans Lunch’.  For $10, you can enjoy a feast of dishes from around the world – drinks included. 

Start your day with a dip in the ocean and you’ll really know what it’s like to have an Australian Christmas.  



If you’re planning on getting “locked up” at Fremantle Prison YHA on Christmas Day, then you can join in on the BYO ( Pot Luck ) Lunch. Channel your inner Master Chef and bring a dish from your country for all to share. There will be goodies and giveaways and maybe a Christmas ghost or two. 

Hervey Bay

Mmmmmm – there’s nothing like a traditional Australian style Christmas buffet.  At Hervey Bay YHA For just $26.50 a head, you can have Roast Turkey, Ham, Prawns, Potatoes, Salads and a choice of desserts.  

And then join in on the other great Australian Christmas tradition of an afternoon nap on a full belly.



Celebrating Christmas Eve in style at Halse LodgeYHA will be easy, with the sublime sounds of a string quartet performing.  This promises to be a very special night. 


Join in on the big Aussie BBQ on Christmas Eve at Newcastle Beach YHA. Just $15 for food, beer, wine and punch. Starts at around 5pm and goes till late. Christmas Day is spent recovering on the beach with free use of surfboards and body boards and beach volleyball.  Bring it on! 



Wake up at stunning Pittwater YHA to the sounds of the amazing local birdlife and join in on the Xmas tradition of “jumping off the wharf” as a group and float around or swim in the beautiful waters and then enjoy a yummy Christmas brunch.  You’ll think you’re in paradise – and you might be right. 

Port Stephens

It all starts on Christmas Eve at Port Stephens YHA with meet and greet with cheese and crackers supplied (BYO drinks) from 8pm in the Bush Kitchen, and if you've been good, you might get something to unwrap.

Then, start the day with Christmas Breakfast on the beach!  Pack your swimmer and a towel and join the team at 8.30am for bacon and eggs with a glass or two of champagne.  Bliss!



Sydney Harbour YHA will be holding a full Christmas hot brunch.  Think eggs, bacon, spinach, tomatoes, hashbrowns, sausages, mushrooms and a big injection of Aussie Christmas cheer!  

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