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 and iPhone-only content, interactive photo galleries and video, easy navigation 


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

    Please note downloading the pdf is approximately 146 MB. Once downloaded you can then print the magazine or read it at your leisure offline.  

    Read the latest issue of Backpacker Essentials magazine now.


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    Read previous issues:   


    BE October 2016        BE Aug 16 cover 160x215           Backpacker Essentials June 2016       Backpacker Essentials April 2016        BE Feb 2016  

              October 2016                       August 2016                                June 2016                               April 2016                             February 2016      



    DECEMBER 2015 BACKPACKER ESSENTIALS          October BE cover - home page      BE August small       BE June small       BE April small       
            December 2015                           October 2015                       August 2015                              June 2015                                  April 2015 

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