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Things to do in 1770 YHA

Visit Lady Musgrave Island to snorkel, dive or fish the Great Barrier Reef; Castaway Survivor Island Adventure; Cheapest Surf Lessons on the East Coast; Experience the LARC Amphibious Adventure, across four tidal creeks to view abundant wildlife and join the authentic indigenous hunter to gather and taste bush tucker, an experience of a lifetime; Ride the Paddle Boards in the beautiful Estuary of The Town of 1770; taste the local seafood at the local restaurants and cafes; If you have a car drivers licence you will be able to tour the hinterland of Agnes Water on “the original and best chopper ride in Australia” on a Scooteroo, dress up in your flamed leather jacket, flamed helmets and put on your ‘stick-on’ tattoo for a three hour biker experience, see kangaroos and wallabies and then ride along the ocean to the historic Town of 1770 where a spectacular sunset over the water awaits.

There are bushwalks through the National Parks and viewing platforms overlooking the headlands of Agnes Water and The Town of 1770, a beautiful surf beach to touch up your tan and swim in the magnificient crystal clear waters of the Agnes Water surf beach

Night Life: Agnes Water Tavern

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Australian Outback Farm Experience

Experience the real Australian outback lifestyle at Myella Farm Stay in outback Queensland. Hosted by the farmers themselves, this bucket list experience includes horse riding, animal feeding, wild kangaroos, campfires and so much more!

Experience real Australian outback lifestyle at Myella Farm Stay in outback Queensland, including horse riding, animal feeding, wild kangaroos, campfires and more! 

On this authentic Australian farm experience you'll learn about farming life, enjoy home cooked meals, learn how to milk a cow and get face to face with native animals, including kangaroos. During the day relax in the pool, take a 4 wheel drive tour around the farm or learn how to crack a whip. Sit by the campfire in the evening and talk with other travelers under the beautiful night sky filled with stars. 

What to bring: Sneakers or closed in shoes, swimming clothes and a hat. Farm clothes, horse riding boots and helmets are all provided. 

Departs Tuesday to Saturday

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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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Fraser Island 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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Fraser Island tour from Hervey Bay - 2 days 1 night

Experience the must- see sites of the world's largest sand island with this 2 day/1 night guided 4 wheel drive tour. Leaves daily from Hervey Bay.

Only got a few days? Experience the best of Fraser Island on this 2 day/1 night guided 4 wheel drive tour from Hervey Bay, Queensland. 

Day 1: After a night at Hervey Bay YHA, depart for day 1 of your island adventure. Be amazed at Lake McKenzie's sparkling blue waters and pure white sand. See the stunning technicoloured Pinnacles Coloured Sands as well as Central Station and go for a swim in Eli Creek. You'll also visit Maheno Shipwreck which washed ashore in 1935. 

Day 2: Today you'll take the sand highway and travel along Seventy-Five Mile Beach by 4 wheel drive with guided commentary. Next, relax in the natural jacauzzi of the Champagne Pools and climb to the top of Indian Head with amazing ocean views. You can also take a dip in the emerald green waters of Lake Wabby before returning back to the mainland to spend the night at Hervey Bay YHA. 

Enjoy buffet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) plus a picnic lunch on this Fraser Island overnight tour. 

Departs daily.

What to bring: Day pack with swimming and overnight clothes, towel, hat, walking shoes or sandals and a water bottle. Don’t forget your camera.

Please note: Double room option must be booked in multiples of 2. Price is per person. Upgrade is for accommodation at the hostel and on tour.

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Fraser Island tour from Hervey Bay - 3 days 2 nights

Spend 3 action packed days on spectacular Fraser Island! Your experienced and local guide will cover all the must see sites of the world's largest sand island, including Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek, Indian Head, Lake Wabby and so much more!

Escape to the iconic and breathtaking Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, with Cool Dingo's 3 day/ 2 night all inclusive 4 wheel drive adventure tour. 

Day 1 
Catch the ferry across to Fraser Island where you’ll visit Basin Lake, Central Station, Wanggoolba Creek and Pile Valley. Swim in the crystal blue waters of the famous Lake McKenzie before heading back to your timber lodge accommodation for the night. 

Day 2 
Start with a drive along the famous Seventy-Five Mile Beach highway, stopping at Eli Creek for a swim and exploring the iconic Maheno Shipwreck. Your next stop is the rainbow coloured sands of The Pinnacles before travelling to Indian Head with spectacular ocean views and a visit to the bubbling Champagne Pools. 

Day 3 
Travel through ancient rainforests to the emerald-green Lake Wabby and onto Hammerstone Sandblow. After a BBQ lunch go for a swim in the clear waters of Lake Birrabeen then return to Hervey Bay via ferry. 

Departs daily. 

What to bring: Day pack with swimming and overnight clothes, towel, hat, walking shoes or sandals and a water bottle. Don’t forget your camera! 

Please note: Double room option must be booked in multiples of 2. Price is per person. Upgrade is for accommodation at the hostel and on tour.

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Greyhound pass Melbourne - Cairns

Travel Australia's famous East Coast in comfort with this Hop on Hop off Greyhound pass. Exclusive discount, save $27 when you book with YHA!

Travelling Australia's East Coast is a popular route for backpackers and using this hop-on hop-off coach pass is a perfect way to do it!

Greyhound makes travelling easy with daily departures so you can travel when it suits you. 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 offer free WIFI and USB chargers at every seat.

Stop at all the must see destinations; Sydney, Byron Bay, Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach! 

Why rush? Take your time to discover some of Australia's best kept secrets along the way… Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Lennox Head, Townsville or Mission Beach.

BUY NOW AND SAVE. You have 6 months from date of purchase to start travelling. Once you start you have 3 months.

Pass is valid:

  • For 3 months (90 days) from the date of first departure from Melbourne or Cairns
  • For use on Greyhound Services on the East Coast between Melbourne and Cairns
  • Hop-on hop-off unlimited times in one direction only

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

FREE things to do in Agnes Water

  1. Take a walk through pristine rainforest and take in the spectacular views from a hilltop lookout.
  2. Sunset & Sunrise. 1770 is famous for wonderful sunsets and is only one of four places on the East Coast of Australia where you can watch the sun rise and set over the ocean.
  3. Agnes Water Main Beach, Queensland’s most northern surf break with direct beach access. Clear blue water perfect for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing, all-year round.

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