Brisbane City YHA

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Things to do in Brisbane City YHA

Brisbane is a vibrant city renowned for its outdoor lifestyle.

Cruise along the Brisbane River, enjoy city views from Mt Coot-tha, climb the Story Bridge or visit South Bank Parklands and swim in the beach lagoon.

Take a day trip to Moreton Island or Stradbroke Island, visit Australia Zoo or watch a football game at the stadiums nearby.

Brisbane is a great place to party. Visit some of its many dining and entertainment precincts – the Valley, Caxton Street, West End and South Bank are just a few. Brisbane City YHA hostel is located in the centre of all the action. Licensed restaurant/cafe on-site.

At the hostel

Pub crawl & BBQ

Enjoy a real Aussie BBQ before hitting the town! Our Pub Crawl includes: 4 bars, 4 drinks included, only $10 and an amazing time!

Friday Night
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Mexican monday & games night

Start the evening with 3 tacos for $10 and continue with the beer pong tournament to become the new champion!

Monday Night
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Lazy sunday

It’s chill day! Enjoy a movie in the big TV room.

Sunday Night
TV room Level 5

quiz night

It’s time to test your knowledge against other backpackers from all around the world! 
And don't miss out our Chicken Wings and Jalapeno Poppers for 50c each.

Tuesday Night
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Walking tour

Catch some local knowledge from experienced tour guides. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up!

Wednesday & Sunday 10:30am
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Wine & cheese night

What better way to start the night than with a glass of wine and some free cheese?

If you are still hungry, make sure you try the pasta and the glass of wine only for $10.

Wednesday Night
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Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Fraser Island and Whitsundays package

Experience the best of the East Coast with this great value Fraser Island and Whitsundays 6 day adventure package. Includes 1 FREE night at Airlie Beach YHA

Travel from Brisbane up the stunning East Coast to explore the magic of Fraser Island and the breathtaking crystal clear blue waters and white sand of the Whitsundays. Get ready, you are about to make some memories!

Day 1: Make your way to Hervey Bay, the Gateway to stunning Fraser Island. Hervey Bay YHA offers a free shuttle from the Greyhound and Premier bus stop to the hostel. Stay at Hervey Bay YHA

Day 2 and 3: Your 2 day/ 1 night all inclusive tour to the world's largest sand island, Fraser Island, begins! You will be picked up from your accommodation between 7.00 and 8.00am before boarding the ferry for the 50 minute cruise across the Great Sandy Strait. Look out for playful dolphins, turtles or the elusive dugong. Make sure you have everything you need for the day as your 4WD tour starts as soon as you arrive on the island. 

From here, you will spend two action packed days discovering shipwrecks, ancient rainforests, freshwater lakes and pristine white sandy beaches. This unforgettable trip takes in some of Fraser Island's most famous locations, including Lake McKenzie, The Pinnacles Coloured Sands, Maheno Shipwreck, Indian Head, and Seventy-Five Mile Beach. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped back to Hervey Bay YHA around 9.30pm.

Day 4:After spending the day exploring Hervey Bay, it's time to board the night bus and get on the road north as you make your way towards Airlie Beach to embark on a once in a lifetime 2 day/1 night sailing adventure.

Day 5: Use your FREE NIGHT at Airlie Beach YHA to explore the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays. With breathtakingly scenic walking trails, a huge lagoon with free BBQs, and world famous backpacker beer gardens, Airlie Beach allows your holiday to be as relaxed or adventure-seeking active as you feel like!

Day 6: Your 2 chilled out days of sensational sailing around the unparalleled Whitsunday Islands starts at 8.30am from Abel Point Marina. Spend the next two days snorkelling, swimming and relaxing. Of course, no trip to the Whitsundays is complete without a visit to the postcard-perfect Whitehaven Beach! On a budget? No worries! Bring your own alcoholic drinks on board the boat (no glass). After sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef and making memories to last a life time, you return to Airlie Beach by approximately 4.00pm.

What to Bring:

1 small overnight bag with clothes and toiletries. Don't forget swimwear, hat, towel, sunscreen, and of course, your camera.

Important Information:

This itinerary is based on using the Greyhound Bus service but does not include transport between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach. Ask us about our exclusive discounts on Greyhound's East Coast Hop-on Hop-off pass.

Please let us know if:

  • You have any dietary requirements
  • You need a different itinerary from the one listed above- just tell us what tour dates you need and we will do our best to make it happen;
  • You are travelling on and need any tips, or tours booked. We are here to help;

Are you travelling the opposite direction? No worries, contact us directly and we can personalise an itinerary that works for you.

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Discover Brisbane adventure package

Explore Brisbane with this 2 day unlimited adventure pass. Choose between kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, abseiling, rock climbing, cycling, segway or scooter hire. Whatever your adventure in Brisbane this package has you covered.

Explore beautiful Brisbane with a difference! This unlimited adventure pass gives you the freedom to join onto as many scheduled tours as you can fit in over 2 consecutive days. You could be abseiling or rock climbing the famous Kangaroo Point Cliffs, or winding through the city on a kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board on the Brisbane River. If that all sounds a little too physical, why not try the ever popular city segway tour.

You also have the option to hire rollerblades or bicycles to explore the city independently.

This pass boasts incredible value for money!

Closed in shoes are required for rock climbing, abseiling, and segway tours.

You may get wet while kayaking or stand up paddle boarding. We highly recommend wearing swimwear and taking a spare set of cloths with you.

Tours run daily and MUST be pre-booked. Hire is available from 10am until 4:45pm, 7 days per week.

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Greyhound Bus Pass: Cairns-Brisbane

Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save $17 when you book with YHA!

YHA Exclusive Offer: Book now and save $17.00

With unlimited stops and 3 months to complete your travel , this hop-on hop-off Greyhound bus pass is the perfect ticket to explore Australia's East Coast. 

Includes free onward travel to Surfers Paradise and Byron Bay. Travel must commence within 6 months from purchase date. Unlimited stops in one direction (south) only. 

There are also Melbourne to Cairns or Sydney to Cairns Greyhound passes available.

Save time and money by adding on a multi- night accommodation pack

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Moreton Island day tour from Brisbane

Departing Brisbane daily, this Moreton Island trip is the ultimate adventure day tour. From sandboarding and 4WD tours to snorkelling and transparent kayaks, this 1 day tour will give you memories to last a lifetime.

Moreton Island is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf and beautiful fresh water lakes located just over an hour from the Port of Brisbane. 

On this 1 day tour, you will enjoy a fully guided snorkel tour of the Tangalooma Ship Wrecks before jumping in a transparent kayak to explore stunning coral and a fish feeding frenzy. This is an unforgettable experience guaranteed to make your Instagram followers jealous.

After a delicious picnic lunch on the beach, you will be taken 4WDing in the 'Tough Bus' along the rugged sand tracks into 'The Desert' before having the opportunity to slide down giant sand dunes reaching speeds of up to 70Km per hour.

This award-winning tour is the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. It is suitable for all fitness levels. If you are short on time and looking to take in one of Australia's best adventure destinations, this is the tour for you.

What to bring: Hat, towel, sunscreen, swim wear. Displayed price includes $50.00 National Park and boat transfer fees to be paid on board direct to the operator on the day of your tour.

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Brisbane's Best Brewery Tour

Discover Australia's best craft beer as you visit four locally loved and award winning breweries. Indulge in unique and generous beer tasters, enjoy a delicious aussie pub lunch and get a behind the scenes with a tour of a brewery.

This value for money, small group tour owned and operated by two passionate local beer lovers is not to be missed. Perfect for the individual traveller or a group of friends, but book ahead as this is quickly becoming one of  Brisbane's most popular tours. 

Short on time? No worries! Ask us about our half day tours.

FREE things to do in Brisbane

  1. City Hopper – What better way to explore Brisbane? The free ferry departs every 30 minutes up until 11pm
  2. Southbank Parklands – Soak up some sun at Brisbane’s inner City Beach and wander the markets on weekends
  3. The Gallery of Modern Art – The largest modern art gallery in Mainland Australia. Always loads going on and just a short walk from the hostel.
  4. Queensland Museum – right by the Gallery of Modern Art. Entry is free.
  5. Queensland Art Gallery
  6. Roma Street Parklands – Take in some native flora and fauna and located just behind Roma Street Station.

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