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Backpacker Essentials

  • Backpacker Essentials Magazine

    Now bigger and better with Australia + New Zealand news, deals, events and features. Check out the official magazine of YHA Australia and New Zealand - the best guide to backpacking. Published bi-monthly, each issue is packed with: 

    • the latest and greatest backpacker travel news from Australia, New Zealand and overseas
    • exclusive deals for YHA/Hostelling International members
    • competitions and prizes
    • features on great-value destinations and travel experiences
    • iPad-only content, interactive photo galleries and video, easy navigation 

    Available FREE as a magazine-style 'flip' version to read online or print wherever you are in the world, and as an interactive iPad edition via Newsstand, iTunes and the Apple Store. iPhone and Android tablet users can use the Read Online link below to view the magazine.  

    Read the latest issue of Backpacker Essentials magazine now.


    Button ipad issue            Button online magazine             Download and Print button   




    Please note downloading this file is 33 MB. Once downloaded you can then print the magazine or read it at your leisure offline.  


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