Murwillumbah YHA - Mt Warning

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Things to do in Murwillumbah YHA - Mt Warning

Enjoy the rainforest and spectacular views from the top of Mt Warning, view one of the world's largest volcanic craters. Climb Mt Warning to see the first sunlight in Australia. Cycle through the peaceful Tweed River Valley and sugar cane country. Paddle a kayak in a nearby tranquil creek viewing wild ducks and native animals (free use with every 3-night stay). Swim at the hostel in the Tweed River without concern of stingers, rips or waves. Visit the Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah's refurbished museum and the World Heritage Rainforest Centre. Try unusual delights at Tropical Fruit World or go bushwalking in nearby National Parks. Join a river cruise, stand up paddle board or sightseeing tour. Excellent Thai, Mexican, Indian, pizza or good old fashioned pub grub can be found at over 33 cafes and restaurants close to your Murwillumbah accommodation. Enjoy live jazz, country, blues and rock bands in town.

At the hostel

Ice cream night

You scream, I scream, we all scream for free ice cream

9pm most nights
Dining hall

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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1 Day Nimbin Tour Byron Bay

Departing from Byron Bay, this is a seriously fun tour to the unique hippy village of Nimbin. You'll also explore the stunning sub tropical rainforest and waterfalls in the surrounding hinterland. An experience you won't forget!

This Nimbin day trip is a jam packed tour starting in Byron Bay and exploring the amazing hinterland. There is an environmental focus - it's much more than just Nimbin.


During the tour, you will experience the weird and wonderful world of Nimbin, visit the the Nightcap National Park and take in the breathtaking views over Minyon Falls. The tour guide will cook up an authentic Aussie BBQ and you may even get to see some of the local wildlife!


Tour departs daily on the colourful rainbow bus from Byron Bay at 10am and returns 6pm. Please let us know where your staying in Byron when booking so we can arrange the pick up


On Sundays you also visit the local markets as part of the tour.

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East Coast Highlights

Travel Australia's popular East Coast and visit the 3 must-do attractions - Fraser Island, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island. Save even more by adding a 10 night YHA accommodation pack to use anywhere en-route!

East Cost Highlights package includes the most popular tours along Australia's East Coast. This saves you over $70 and also gives you peace of mind that you're on the best quality East Coast tours. 

Package includes:

  • 3 Day Fraser Island tour
  • 2 Day Whitsunday Sailing tour
  • 2 nights at Magnetic Island YHA, including ferry transfers and entry to Koala Sanctuary.

The East Coast Highlights package offers the flexibility to add Greyhound’s Hop on/Hop off coach pass from Sydney to Cairns or vice versa (valid 3 months from date of travel). You can also choose to add a 10 or 15 night YHA accommodation pack. (valid 3 and 4 months from date of purchase)

To help plan your trip, we have included a suggested Southbound Itinerary (Cairns to Sydney) and Northbound Itinerary (Sydney to Cairns) for you to download. This is simply a suggestion, the package is designed to be flexible so you can hop on and off wherever you like along the route.

It is recommended you pre-book dates, especially for the Fraser Island and Whitsunday tours, as they can be booked out during the peak season. Please put your preferred date for each of the 3 trips in the comments when making a booking as well as your YHA/HI membership number.

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Surf Lesson Byron Bay

Learn to Surf in one of Australia's most popular surfing destinations, beautiful Byron Bay! All inclusive, guaranteed to stand, local and qualified coaches.

Learn to surf with the best local surf school in Byron Bay. Ideal for absolute beginners the 3.5 hour lesson is in small groups and the instructors will help you with every wave you catch. You will stand up and surf the first few waves during your first lesson! You will also learn surf safety and ocean awareness

Everything you need is included: surfboards, wetsuits, rash shirts and sunscreen. All you need to bring is your swimwear, towel and hat.

Surf lessons depart 3 times daily at 9am, 11am and 1pm. There is also free pick up from your hostel. Please let us know in the comments when making the booking where you are staying.

FREE things to do in Murwillumbah

  1. Visit the outstanding, purpose-built, Margaret Olley Art Centre, just 2.5 km from YHA.
  2. Hike to the summit of Mt Warning/Wollumbin 16 km from hostel. Free if you have a car.
  3. In your car explore the region's numerous National Parks. Natural Bridge, Springbrook, Mebbin, Cougals.
  4. Stay 2 nights, grab a free bike then cycle the scenic Tweed Valley
  5. Stay 3 nights and kayak the tranquil Tweed River and its tributaries
  6. Be gob-smacked at the amazing sunsets over the river and mountains from your hostel. Don't forget your camera.
  7. Take a cooling dip in the river. Bliss on a hot day.
  8. Complimentary ice cream most nights at 9 pm.
  • ...9pm ice-cream, teddy bears, very quiet hostel, river kayaking, stunning views, aquotic centre (50m swimming pool & diving pools, water slides) across the road ...quick drive to Mt Warning and some quieter bush walk tracks (see map in dinning room) & 25mts to the beach & great cafes around the corner
    Terry C
  • Mount warning is a must go.
    Caio S
  • Zoo , coast ,national parks Hosta well located in the village
    philippe m

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