Sydney Railway Square YHA

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Things to do in Sydney Railway Square YHA

Railway Square YHA hostel is within walking distance to most of Sydney's major attractions. Visit museums, get up close to stars, sharks or snakes at Darling Harbour's Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, and Wild Life attractions. Saunter down to the historic Rocks district, climb the Harbour Bridge, visit the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens, then enjoy a cruise by harbour ferry, catamaran, or jet boat. Shop and cafe/bar hop in the trendy inner city suburb of Surry Hills, just behind Central Station.

At the hostel

Bbq night

Mingle with your fellow hostellers and try some kangaroo meat.

When:
Thursdays
Where:
Sign up at reception
Cost:
$5

Burrito tuesday

Your weekly Mexican Fiesta

When:
Tuesday nights
Where:
Communal dining area
Cost:
$5

Free pancakes

Improve your mornings instantly with free pancakes on the house.

When:
Wednesday mornings
Where:
Communal dining area
Cost:
$0

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$315
per person

2 Day Learn to Surf Weekend

Sun, Surf and Party! Feel the adrenalin of catching your first wave and knowing that you've really arrived in Australia, travelling to a beautiful location south of Sydney with no crowds. Save $50.

The 2 day progressive surf course takes you on a 2 day escape including transport, accommodation, food, all surf equipment and lessons. You'll stay at beachside multi-share cabins, located 130kms south of Sydney or 2 hours travel time from Sydney. Experienced surf instructors will give you daily surf lessons. The surf course is designed for absolute beginners. Learn to paddle, stand up, drop into and ride across the waves. Learn all about how to read the waves as well as surfing etiquette. There's plenty of time to chill out and a great group atmosphere ensures you'll make some new friends around the camp-fire. Saturday night is a big BBQ and party night. This tour conveniently picks up from Sydney on Friday evenings at 6.15pm.

The Surf Weekend includes:

  • 2 days/2 nights in multi-share cabins
  • Meals, surfboards, wetsuits and daily surf tuition
  • Return transfers from Sydney (2 hours south)

The tour will return approximately by 6.30pm on Sunday night

$293
per person

BridgeClimb

Climb one of the world's most famous bridges - the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Experience the amazing 360 degree views of this Harbour City as you complete your BridgeClimb.

On the Sydney BridgeClimb, you will feel the excitement of making your way over the cat-walk to the pylon and then setting out across the arch on your way to the summit. You will experience amazing 360 degree views of Sydney. The BridgeClimb package includes:

3 ½ hour guided tour with max 14 to a group

complimentary photo at the summit with your climb group

climber certificate BridgeClimb does book out, so book your climb before arriving to avoid disappointment and come ready for the greatest experience of your life.

Please let us know approximately what time during the day you would like to take the climb in the comments when making a booking. The climb runs frequently and we will book the closest available time.

Climbs operate in all weather conditions (besides electrical storms) and are non-refundable. You will need to wear closed comfortable walking shoes. Lockers will be provided to store your personal items and you will be given overalls and a safety briefing

$959
per person

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.

$423
per person

Greyhound Pass Sydney-Cairns

Travel the East Coast with this popular Greyhound hop-on hop-off, 90 day bus pass from Sydney to Cairns or Cairns to Sydney. Save $22 with this exclusive YHA price. BUY NOW, TRAVEL LATER!

Australia's East Coast is a popular route to travel, and using this hop-on hop-off coach pass is one of the best ways to see it. With multiple departures daily you can travel when it suits you, even overnight on some journeys. 

Once your pass is issued, you have the flexibility to reserve seats up until 24 hours before each departure either online or by phone. Greyhound coaches are safe, comfortable and travel along the Pacific Highway via the popular destinations of Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Hervey Bay (for Fraser Island) and Airlie Beach (for the Whitsundays).

Why rush? Make sure you take the time to stopover at Australia's best kept secrets… Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Townsville or Mission Beach.

BUY NOW AND SAVE.

You have 12 months from date of purchase to start travelling. Once you start you have 3 months to use your pass. 

Check out our East Coast package where we have bundled Fraser Island Tours, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island.

Pass is valid:

  • For 3 months (90 days) from the date of first departure from Sydney or Cairns
  • For use on Greyhound Services on the East Coast between Sydney and Cairns
  • Hop-on hop-off unlimited times in one direction only
  • Please state which direction you would like in the comments when making the booking. eg. Sydney to Cairns or Cairns to Sydney as passes must be issued in the right direction 

    There are also Melbourne to Cairns or Brisbane to Cairns Greyhound passes available.
$40
per person

Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Hop On-Hop Off Sydney and Bondi Tour. 34 stops with commentary. 2 tours for the price of 1!

City Sightseeing Sydney operates a hop-on hop-off bus service with full commentary in open top, double deck buses. Ticket is valid for 24 hours from time of boarding on Sydney and Bondi tours. 48 hour tickets also available. There are a total of 34 stops on each tour in great locations and a frequency of every 15-20 minutes for the hop-on hop-off service or take the full 90 minute tour. First tour departs 8:30am. 

The tour takes in all the major sights in the city of Sydney and Bondi including Darling Harbour, the Rocks, Chinatown, Circular Quay, Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Hyde Park, Kings Cross and Bondi Beach.

$70
per person

Sydney Attractions Pass

SAVE with this value combo ticket. Giving you entry to ALL of the top 5 Sydney attractions for an amazingly low price of $70!
Sydney's favourite top 5 attractions are now on sale, - Visit all 5 attractions for only $70!

Included Sydney's top 5 attractions. Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney, Sydney Tower, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Manly.

Even if you only have a short time in Sydney, you can visit a couple in 1 day. But since the combo ticket is valid for 1 month, there's really no hurry and most people take their time to explore these fascinating attractions at their leisure.

All attractions are open 7 days, with the Sydney Tower being open late into the night giving you more flexibility if you're on a tight schedule.

Whatever you decide, we know you'll love Sydney as much as we do! 
Tickets will be open dated. You will have 1 month to visit the attractions once you validate the ticket at your first attraction
$45
per person

Taronga Zoo Special

Taronga Zoo is home to almost 4,000 animals including many Australian native animals. This special gives you entry to the zoo plus a return ferry ride from Circular Quay for the same cost as regular entry to the zoo.

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbourside views. The zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradleys Head National Park. 

Taronga Zoo is open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm (until 4.30pm ). The Sky Safari cable car operates daily from 9.30am (weather permitting). Use of the Sky Safari is included in the ticket price. 

The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk with attached Seal Show Theatre and the iconic must-see Free Flight Bird Show. Zoo entry includes daily keeper talks and presentations, daily shows and access to the Sky Safari cable car. Up close Animal Encounters with a souvenir photo can be purchased on arrival for a small extra fee. 

Save with this special that also includes return ferry transfers from Circular Quay that depart frequently. Usually entry only for an adult is $46. The ticket is open dated and can be used at anytime. 

$495
per person

Work in Australia with YHA

Our famous arrival package is perfect for anyone looking for Jobs in Australia! With full job support, fantastic accommodation and heaps of extras, this is everything you could ever need.

This Work in Australia package includes everything you would need for finding jobs in Australia. Stay in our fantastic Sydney Central YHA for 5 nights and take advantage of our incredible on-site job support team. They will help you with everything you need and take all the stress and worry out of finding work.

 

This Amazing Package Includes:

  • 5 nights dorm accommodation at the amazing Sydney Central YHA
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 6 months personalised, face to face job support
  • Exclusive access to the database of jobs in Australia
  • Access to support desks in Melbourne, Cairns and Brisbane
  • Detailed presentation covering the best ways to find work in Australia
  • Employment seminars focussed on specific industries
  • Advice on how to write the best resumes and cover letters
  • 12 Months YHA Membership, entitling you to discounts at all YHA hostels worldwide

 

For anyone new to Australia, we also include the following FREE options for you:

  • Welcome presentation with lots of information about living in Australia
  • Opening a bank account
  • Tax File Number registration
  • Australian mobile SIM Card
  • Mail holding and forwarding

 

Departures:

  • This package can start any day of the year, apart from 20th Dec – 3rd Jan.

FREE things to do in 8-10 Lee Street (crn Upper Carriage Lane & Lee St or entry via the Henry Deane Plaza) , Sydney, NSW & ACT

  1. Wander around the beautiful grounds at Sydney University and explore the artifacts in the Nicholson Museum
  2. Watch fireworks in Darling Harbour every weekend.
  3. Check out one of the many Galleries nearby such as the White Rabbit or Brett Whitley Galleries
  4. Window shop the quirky vintage stores on Crown Street
  5. Venture to Glebe markets for some special finds and tasty snacks every Saturday

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