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Holidays are meant to be relaxing, not taxing - so look to the skies for personalised travel inspo and let your star sign decide your next destination and leave yourself more time for researching breakkie/cocktail options!
Aries are said to be audacious, ambitious, bold and favour challenging situations – so you’ll be a pig in mud (or, water) when staying at Stradbroke Island YHA. The PADI 5-star resort dive centre caters for divers and snorkellers with daily charters and dive courses available, so you’ll be challenged and in absolute wonderment of the world that lays beneath the waves; plus all the goodies you’d expect at a hostel – pool and ping pong, BBQ dinners, long walks and longer snorkelling sessions.
It may shock your friends to know that you like chilled, yummy, bucolic settings, dear Taurus, as you’re commonly associated with fire and stubbornness, but you and I know better. Luscious scents, relaxed afternoons sprawled in the buttery sun, truly beautiful textures are your jam, and where better to find it than Bellingen YHA? Just seeing photos of the place makes your shoulders relax away from your ears and encourages a huge inhale and exhale. Enjoy the bliss.
You’re so busy you need a second celestial twin, interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself. The only place buzzing enough to satiate that appetite of yours is the one and only Melbourne – concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Coffee dreams. Cocktail dreams. Fashion dreams. Theatre dreams. Street art dreams. But for sweet dreams, Gemini, you’ll be snoozing at Melbourne Central YHA or Melbourne Metro YHA.
Hard exterior but soft and mushy centre, you are highly intuitive and have a knack for picking up the energies of the room. To protect yourself from taking on the wrong energies, you’d best surround yourself with pure magic – which, in its strongest expression, is in the form of sea lions in Port Lincoln. These puppies of the sea will twirl, dip, flip and swim alongside you for as long as you can muster – if you’re going to adopt external vibes, these are the ones you’re after! PS, Port Lincoln YHA has epic vibes, too. Protect yo'self and rest yo'self, little Crab.
Regal, royal, proud, vivacious and theatrical – where else for you, Lovely Leo, but the Festival City – Adelaide? Their calendar is dripping audacious events to tickle your fancy, but the city itself is just so damn well executed, creative and a little cooky that you’ll feel like the Queen from Alice In Wonderland with every step you take. Stay at the whimsical Adelaide Central YHA, the only place in town fit for royalty.
Your name and the phrase ‘attention to detail’ are so synonymous you’re considering adopting it as your middle name and, although they occasionally call you picky or critical, your pals are forever grateful for your stellar WhatsApp group wrangling, restaurant booking skills, and incredible foresight to pop the wine and beers in the fridge the morning of the dinner party. So, the only real choice for you is an interstate roadtrip which requires planning to the nth degree – playlist, route, snack stops, jerry cans, weather fluctuations and the can-not-miss ‘gram opportunities. Luckily for you we have some Virgos in the office who’ve drawn you an epic map of all the roadies you can make from South Australia that you start pouring over. Ya welcome.
Oh Libra. You’re so kind, gentle, harmonious, peaceful – you just love beauty, don’t you? Bless your cotton socks, its fantastic you want to make sure everyone’s happy, but it surely takes its toll on that well-balanced head of yours. Hightail it down under Down Under to Hobart, where you’re so far away from everyone and everything that your muscles will unclench, your mind will quieten and your eyes’ll dazzle with all the natural beauty around you. Enjoy your stay at Hobart Central YHA, Scales!
Staying loyal to their namesake, Scorpios are known to be strong-willed, passionate, possessive and secretive. It sounds to us, little stingers, that ya’ll need to chill out a wee bit – why not unleash that inner gremlin child at the Gold Coast theme parks? All that tension and plotting will fall out of your skull while you’re hanging upside down on some crazy rollercoaster, and you can test out that magnetic charm of yours on Cavill Avenue for some most adult play time. You may like to book Surfers Paradise YHA in advance, if you fancy your odds!
Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge, and are said to be on a spiritual adventure in search for the meaning of life (aren’t we all on a Sunday morning?). If you’re gonna find enlightenment anywhere, good Saggos, it’ll be in the very heart of our country. Head to Alice Springs YHA, take a stirring trip in to see Uluru and stare in wonder at the stars. Maybe they’re staring back at you.
Firstly, Capricorns are lovingly referred to as Goats and that’s just a really great fact to know. You should also know that these Goats tend to be ambitious, conservative, determined, helpful and practical. Now, if these traits were attributed to a city, it’d hands down be our fair capital, one Canberra City. From poignant historical memorials to high art galleries and a food and coffee scene best reserved for those with a clarified palate – this place is pure class. The only thing we’d suggest for you classy Caps! Oh, and staying at Canberra City YHA, obvi.
Here’s a fact to put under your hat until your next trivia sesh – Aquarius is the name of the cosmic water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land; and is known as the most humanitarian star sign. We figure if you like helping people you’ll like helping koalas more, so you should stay at Magnetic Island YHA where you can eat breakfast with the koala population of the onsite Bungalow Bay Koala Sanctuary. Okay, good plan.
Ready for another golden information nugget? Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces's attention between fantasy and reality. Nimbin Rox YHA is the physical embodiment of this condition – a veritable fairy playground kitted out with all of the fairy lights sprawled across the languid grounds, glittered with grown-up tents for sleeping and home to the most magical technicolour morning fog. Are you awake? Are you dreaming? Time’s not real and Nimbin Rox YHA is your new home.