YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms

YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms and Sustainability

The team at YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms deliver sustainable guest experiences, perched within the Cooloola National Park and the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

The area occupied by YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms was once part of a large 4,000-acre cattle station, where livestock would roam right down to the water’s edge. The immediate area surrounding was utilised for unsustainable old growth forestry and the impact previous generations have had on this fragile ecosystem was evident.  A lease was granted to the previous owner who erected basic facilities to make way for an outdoor Education Centre and Campground.

Rehabilitation of the area commenced in the 1980’s and continues today. YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms is living proof of the capacity to revitalise and promote the core values of sustainable eco-tourism and business management.

The team at YHA Noosa Everglades | Kangarooms strive to inspire and educate guests so they can understand the importance of protecting, preserving and improving the region for future generations.


Leading Eco Tourism through:

Practices such as managing wildlife habitats, reducing energy use, minimising waste and conserving water.

Re-vegetating the landscape and surrounds with local flora, planting native trees and shrubs in alliance with QPWS and Landcare.

Harvesting site water, generating 65% of energy requirements and processing of grey water waste onsite.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 3,000 hostels across 59 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.